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by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 41
Views: 970

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:08 pm

What kind? Do you realize how many different therapies make up the modern field, and how different they are?
Yes, and yes.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 41
Views: 970

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Johnny Dangerous wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:36 pm


The old theories have their (huge) flaws, but their focus on depth is not one of them, IMO. CBT etc. is great but most modern stuff has become so solution focused and goal oriented, I wonder if that is a problem of and within itself.
Basically, talk therapy is bullshit.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

In this, these traditions have accomplished precisely what they set out to do - preserve Dharma in this Degenerate Age. So has Shingon, Chan, Zen, Theravada, Tibetan Buddhism in general, and so on. The polemics between this school and that are largely rubbish meant for the choir. You're a funny guy...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 41
Views: 970

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Therapy is useless for Buddhists. It is based on a one lifetime view. Depends on the therapist. There are some who are either Buddhist or believe in rebirth/reincarnation. I worked with one a while back. And it depends on the Buddhist. Not all Buddhists believe in literal rebirth. (And no I'm not t...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1613

Re: Rabbit's Horns

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:46 pm
What do you think of Mabja Jangchub Tsondru's commentary of the Dharmachakra committee's translation?
It's pretty good. But it does not negate my point.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 41
Views: 970

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

Do you feel like American Buddhists have more anger issues than the population as a whole? Nope, quite a bit less, actually. I would think that Buddhists, on average, take the dangers of anger to heart more than the general population. It's pretty obvious how potent a poison anger can be ... and Bu...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1613

Re: Rabbit's Horns

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:23 pm

Of course it's not always easy to decide when Nagarjuna is making an opponent's argument or his own
It's is very easy. Just follow Buddhapalita.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

If anything, Nichiren and Pure Land Buddhism have been the vehicles that have preserved Buddhism in Japan long beyond the collapse of institutional Buddhism. In this, these traditions have accomplished precisely what they set out to do - preserve Dharma in this Degenerate Age. So has Shingon, Chan,...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 41
Views: 970

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

climb-up wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 pm

Do you feel like American Buddhists have more anger issues than the population as a whole?

Nope, quite a bit less, actually.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1613

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Cessations simply don't exist. In which case, following the same statement you cite: ... nonexistents are conditioned ... a cessation, since it "simply doesn't exist", is conditioned. No, this does not follow since existents are productions, whereas cessations are not. You are confusing bhava and a...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1613

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Nagarjuna says in MMK 25:7-8: If Nirvana is not a [positive] existent, how will nirvana be an "absence"? Where there is no existent, there is no "absence". And if nirvana is an "absence" how can nirvana be non-dependent? There is no absence that exists without dependence. So it's not possible to ma...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1613

Re: Rabbit's Horns

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:36 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:21 pm
Doesn't apply.
it's the exact portion of chapter 25 that discusses nonexistence of Nirvana which is exactly what we're talking about.
It does not apply as a rebuttal to my point. You cited it without giving a context for why you were citing it.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions
Replies: 41
Views: 970

Re: Question about transmission and pointing-out instructions

I know Buddhists who are adept at expressing anger, and not repressing it. It passes, like everything else. I suppose repression is an issue for many Western practitioners, and maybe for others as well, I can't say. I wonder what sorts of emotional suppression psychotherapists feel they are suscept...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

The bit about the Nation... Goes all the way back to Prince Shotoku. Possibly further, but Shotoku is definitely credited with establishing a state in the Sinic sense. Prince Shotoku is credited with bringing Buddhism to Japan, and setting up Buddhist practice for the benefit of the nation. We can ...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dakini Script?
Replies: 61
Views: 1620

Re: Dakini Script?

mutsuk wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:05 pm
Using that method and a proper set of equivalences, I have seen JLA transcribed some of Düdjom Lingpa's dakini scripts pretty easily.
The same applies to the Dakini script in Rinchen Phuntsog's Yangzab. There is a key, and one finds mostly names of predicted people.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 276

Re: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts

DGA wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:43 am
The bit about the Nation...
Goes all the way back to Prince Shotoku.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1613

Re: Rabbit's Horns

The characteristic of cessation is absence of arising. Absence of arising of what? Apologies Malcolm, I wasn't trying to be cute here, it was a sincere question. When you often say things like "cessation is absence of arising" do you mean ALL arising? As in, cessation is the non arising of appearan...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1613

Re: Rabbit's Horns

They have the same existence as anything which cannot be/is not produced. They simply don't. ? 7. If Nirvana is not a [positive] existent, how will nirvana be an "absence"? Where there is no existent, there is no "absence". 8. And if nirvana is an "absence" how can nirvana be non-dependent? There i...
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 47
Views: 1297

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

liuzg150181 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:28 am
Malcolm wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:29 pm

I never discuss my practice. Long standing policy.
Personal policy or due to nature of secret Mantrayana? :thinking:
Both.
by Malcolm
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Morality of stockholding
Replies: 40
Views: 1296

Re: Morality of stockholding

Well, the term is so watered down now, it has become meaningless, just a way for people to feel trendy and "in" about what they're doing. Kind of like "Buddhism" too. I don't see may "fake Guru Rinpoche quotes" on the internet. Well, Dzogchen will never be trendy since it cannot be practiced withou...