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by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 187
Views: 3298

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

i take it from what i've read you have written that Mahayana Sutra are just myths and legends....your words you wrote once. I once speculated that Mahāyāna Sūtras were visionary revelations, but not records of actual historical events. However, clinging to the events described in the Lotus Sūtra, o...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God
Replies: 32
Views: 510

Re: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God

Stefos wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:20 pm


Also, In Vedanta, Chaitanya or Pure Awareness is our actual state and THIS accords perfectly with Mahamudra & Dzogchen and
what the Pali texts teach.

No. Vedanta is specifically refuted by Dzogchen tantras, and so is their concept of nonduality.
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 187
Views: 3298

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

The Cicada wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:08 pm
but that just leaves us claiming that the other side believes in a bunch of mythological hooey.
Yes, you finally figured it out...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 187
Views: 3298

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

The Cicada wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:08 pm
before being cisformed back into her normal form in that instant.
No, there is no support at all for this point of view in the text.
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: HHST Yamantaka initiation 2018

kirtu wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:56 am
Is this at a private house? It looks like one takes the Fichtburg line to Littleton. Can one then get a cab from there to the venue?

Thanks!

Kirt
It is not a private house, it is a motel. It is very difficult to get their by public transportation, but yes, one could get an cab or an uber.
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: young khachab rinpoche a terton?
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: young khachab rinpoche a terton?

tingdzin wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:42 am
Caveat emptor.
Indeed. Think #metoo
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...
Replies: 59
Views: 1799

Re: DJKR, Sogyal Rinpoche, and Dharma in the West...

I know we have different views on this, that said...the US is a country of 250 MILLION or more people. I don't like broad generalizations of any group of people, especially such a large group as hundreds of millions. Americans do not "love" murder. And I know many Christians who are not like what y...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 48
Views: 241

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Nationalism is fundamentally a right wing phenomena since it is based on exclusion. While fundamentally I agree with you, there are left-wing national liberation movements too: EZLN, FMLN, PLO, etc... National liberation movements are not identical with Nationalist movements. Why? The former are st...
by Malcolm
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 48
Views: 241

Re: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism

I think the word you are searching for is "totalitarian." People who deny that there is a problem with left-wing efforts at thought control, e.g. shouting down or violently assaulting those you disagree with, crashing their websites, etc. must read the news pretty selectively. Call it "fascist" or ...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 187
Views: 3298

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

dzogchungpa wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:37 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:27 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:18 pm
This resolves the question definitively. Yay.
Rory keeps claiming, erroneously, that I do not accept the idea that buddhahood can be attained in female form.

You just don't get how horizontal and democratic East Asian Buddhism is. :smile:

Apparently not.
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 187
Views: 3298

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:18 pm


This resolves the question definitively. Yay.
Rory keeps claiming, erroneously, that I do not accept the idea that buddhahood can be attained in female form.
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 187
Views: 3298

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

In Sariputra's perception. Yes, in the undistorted, i.e., veridical direct perception of an āryaśrāvaka. Shall we crack open the vimalakirti sutra for some giggles on classical Mahayana takes on the perception of arhats' perception? Specifically sariputra's perception of gender... His direct percep...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 48
Views: 241

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Fascism is neither left nor right wing, it's a way of life. The classical Fascism from Italy during WWII brought both the left and right together. No, Fascism in Italy was nationalist from the beginning. It had some leftist adherents in 1919, but they were swiftly pushed out when the landowners bec...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 48
Views: 241

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Fascism is neither left nor right wing, it's a way of life. The classical Fascism from Italy during WWII brought both the left and right together. No, Fascism in Italy was nationalist from the beginning. It had some leftist adherents in 1919, but they were swiftly pushed out when the landowners bec...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 187
Views: 3298

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Nāgārāja Sāgara's daughter first transforms her gender from female and male in Shariputra's presence, then he (formerly she) goes off the the world system Vimala and attains Buddhahood. It is really quite clear in the text. In Sariputra's perception. Yes, in the undistorted, i.e., veridical direct ...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 48
Views: 241

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

That explains putins actions. Thanks. How things change. At least Buddhism is still alive in Russia for the time being. Yes, Russian morphed from leftwing totalitarianism to rightwing totalitarianism with a veneer of democracy in single generation. We must liberate them from this tyranny. No, they ...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 154
Views: 9483

Re: Western Myth of Zen

The name is there, the content varies. Motivation is only one half. "If a bodhisattva abides in the signs of self, person, sentient being, or life-span, she or he is not a bodhisattva." ( Diamond Sutra , ch 3) This refers strictly to āryabodhisattvas. It does not refer to bodhisattvas on the paths ...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: I like this forum
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: I like this forum

We convert people with logic and kindness. Buddhist should preach and convert people more in my opinion. Maybe on that point, we could do with a new kind of evangelical branch of buddhism. No idea way buddhist teachers take such a relax approach specially considering we are all on the verge of goin...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 48
Views: 241

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Putin. Putin is a ultra-rightwing nationalist who controls the press in his country with an iron fist, suppresses minorities, manipulates the Russian Orthodox Church for his own ends, etc. Thus, I would say that it is fair to describe Putin as a fascist. Basically, when the Communist Party in Russi...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 154
Views: 9483

Re: Western Myth of Zen

Obviously your first contention is wrong since the four foundations of mindfulness are found by that name in countless Mahāyāna sūtras. The name is there, the content varies. Any practice done with Mahāyāna motivation becomes a Mahāyāna practice. Motivation is only one half. "If a bodhisattva abide...