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by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 182
Views: 3230

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: 182
Views: 3230

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: 182
Views: 3230

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: 43
Views: 168

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: 43
Views: 168

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: 182
Views: 3230

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: 43
Views: 168

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: 153
Views: 9471

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: 271

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: 43
Views: 168

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: 153
Views: 9471

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...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 43
Views: 168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

So you would classify Vlad Pushkatin a far-right fascist or a communist that manipulates the far-right fascist movements for his benefit? Who is Vlad Pushkatin? Putin. Putin is a ultra-rightwing nationalist who controls the press in his country with an iron fist, suppresses minorities, manipulates ...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 182
Views: 3230

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

She was demonstrating to the misogynistic crowd, exemplified by Sariputra, that a female beast could instantaneously attain Buddhahood, as quickly as she could give a jewel to the Buddha. Actually, nāgās are a complex issue. Some are animals (lowcast nāgās), but nāgārājas are more like a class of d...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 43
Views: 168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

Wayfarer wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:54 am
Malcolm wrote:Bannon is a fascist who actively promotes those who molest underage women.
And looses! :twothumbsup: :rolling:
Yes, thank Buddha. And it was telling yesterday's election happened on Dakini day.
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 43
Views: 168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

hmmm...I dunno Greg...you do bear a striking resemblance to Castro...could be his little brother or cousin or something...and just for the sake of clarity, if you look closely I also have a beard and have been called a fascist on here many times....there just might be a correlation...enquiring mind...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Western Myth of Zen
Replies: 153
Views: 9471

Re: Western Myth of Zen

There are of course differences in the presentations, but it is incorrect to state that the four foundations of mindfulness are absent in Mahāyāna, which was your contention above. My points above were: 1. the four foundations of mindfulness is considered a hearer method, 2. the method taught withi...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 182
Views: 3230

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

The difference between the Tibetan and Sanskrit and the Kumarajiva, is that the Chinese translation stages that she transforms before the assembly: Then the assembly there all saw the daughter of the nāga king instantly transform into a man, The former state that she transformed her gender in "śāri...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Right Wing and Left Wing Totalitairianism and Fascism
Replies: 43
Views: 168

Re: Buddhist Billionaire plans to change China

never trust a guy with a beard :rolling: Bzzzzzzt... Irrelevant comparison. Try again. Not all bearded guys support Holocausts and ethnic cleansing, racism, sexism, etc... Nor are all bearded guys responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people... Fascists, on the other hand... hmmm...I du...
by Malcolm
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen and Mahamudra main differences
Replies: 16
Views: 629

Re: Dzogchen and Mahamudra main differences

It is a symbol of kadag and lhundrup, Everything is included, even mahāmudra. Symbols are just symbols, but one can attain awakening using a symbol, as is clearly stated by Manjuśrīmitra. Is there really a difference between using it to proceed through the four “yogas” as opposed to just trying to ...
by Malcolm
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 60
Views: 1927

Re: Morality of stockholding

There is nothing immoral about owning stocks as long as they have nothing to do with guns or alcohol. Owning shares of energy companies is wildly unethical and immoral in my opinion. According to buddhist morality: "A lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business in...