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by Malcolm
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 73
Views: 1329

Re: Nothing further to seek...

I guesss, in the way i understand things, it is. Yes, because you have a tendency towards sems sde extremism. Whats this extremism you are referring to? Explain At the time of the basis there is no one or two. However, when buddhas and sentient beings appear, then there is a one and a two, and a th...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 73
Views: 1329

Re: Nothing further to seek...

florin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:24 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 pm
florin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:12 pm



Isnt the recognition a cause, a condition?
Yes, is that a problem?
I guesss, in the way i understand things, it is.
Yes, because you have a tendency towards sems sde extremism.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 73
Views: 1329

Re: Nothing further to seek...

What troubles me about this is that only detachment, only letting go, is an end in itself. But what about that gives rise to bodhicitta? Where is the 'energy of compassion'? Bodhicitta arises naturally through the recognition that the source of all suffering is clinging and addiction. Isnt the reco...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 73
Views: 1329

Re: Nothing further to seek...

Wayfarer wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:57 pm
What troubles me about this is that only detachment, only letting go, is an end in itself. But what about that gives rise to bodhicitta? Where is the 'energy of compassion'?
Bodhicitta arises naturally through the recognition that the source of all suffering is clinging and addiction.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

If I remember correctly I saw a quote where Malcolm spoke about there most definitely being a "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism. I have a feeling I know how he meant this but I would like maybe Malcolm and or others to explain how Tibetan Buddhism and Dzoghen/Mahamudra understand Self. :) No form of Tibet...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: The "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism

If I remember correctly I saw a quote where Malcolm spoke about there most definitely being a "Self" in Tibetan Buddhism. I have a feeling I know how he meant this but I would like maybe Malcolm and or others to explain how Tibetan Buddhism and Dzoghen/Mahamudra understand Self. :) No form of Tibet...
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Bön
Topic: Bon as a form of Buddhism
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Bon as a form of Buddhism

kalden yungdrung wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:08 pm

In Bön is Buddha Shakyamuni accepted, as one of the students of Buddha Tönpa Shenrab Miwoche.
According Bön, Buddha Shakyamuni got instructions from the Buddha Tönpa Shenrab to teach Dharma into this world.
Liker I said, alternate universe with alternate history.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 388238

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Spelare wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:43 am
If I want to dedicate time to reading a Dzogchen text, say a tantra or a terma, does it make sense to integrate that into a thun?
Practice Ati Guruyoga in the beginning. Read with mindfulness and awareness. Authenticate with a dedication in end.
by Malcolm
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 4540
Views: 388238

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Aryjna wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:09 am
In the Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja ChNNR says that gana refers to the accumulation of merits.

This is also true, the term gaṇa (tshogs) definitely means a group/grouping of both/either things and beings.
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 57
Views: 1629

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

CedarTree wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:43 pm
Sometimes your a bit of an ass haha but still a treasure source of knowledge :)
Was that absolutely necessary?
by Malcolm
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 356

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 7:47 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1712

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 7:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1712

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: 25
Views: 356

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 7:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 102
Views: 1712

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: 1712

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: 1712

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 5:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Shakubuku and shoju a few thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 356

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: 1676

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: 25
Views: 356

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.