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by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: What is an existential threat to Dharma?

Historically means throughout all of history. But even now, Islam is not a threat to Buddhism. In these articles, you are presenting only the Buddhist side of conflicts with Muslims in SE Asia. So, still fake news. Historically Islam has been the biggest threat to buddhism This is historically false...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Four Dharma Seals
Replies: 14
Views: 286

Re: Four Dharma Seals

Thank you for the explanation of where the word seals came from in this context. I had no idea came through such a long journey through several languages. Constraint does seem to be a much better word. I have to think about this for a bit myself. Neither did I until I looked it up in the bKa' 'gyur...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is an existential threat to Dharma?
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: What is an existential threat to Dharma?

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:24 pm
Historically Islam has been the biggest threat to buddhism
This is historically false, fake news in other words.
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The Buddha is not here asserting the Dharme is permanent or eternal. He is asserting that in the course of practice during the night he awakened fully that in reviewing his past lifetimes he recalled the teaching he had received from past buddhas. Say what??? Here is the original for context: http:...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Four Dharma Seals
Replies: 14
Views: 286

Re: Four Dharma Seals

Taken from the Aro Authenticity Debate https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=27652&p=431249&hilit=four+seals#p431249 Karma Dorje said it already and so did I: If it conforms to the Four Dharma Seals then it is Dharma. Whether well-spoken or not. Fun or not. Brocaded or not. What are the Four...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

The Buddha is not here asserting the Dharme is permanent or eternal. He is asserting that in the course of practice during the night he awakened fully that in reviewing his past lifetimes he recalled the teaching he had received from past buddhas. For example, Greg, who believes the Dharma is some t...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Some of Jax's stuff I see on FB from time to time seems pretty well spoken to me. I've been reading this thread wondering when he would come up. I'm curious if he now gets the same benefit of the doubt as the Aro folks? Just because I cast complete and total doubt on this fantasy that there is some...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

...For example, Greg, who believes the Dharma is some timeless principle, like Plato's forms.... Is this in anyway related to what I understand to be a Hinayana view on matter and substance, that it reduces ultimately to "partless particles"? In any case, there are in addition to the Sutras already...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

dzogchungpa wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 am
Some of Jax's stuff I see on FB from time to time seems pretty well spoken to me.
There is no accounting for taste.
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

:spy: Not saying anything. :spy: Well spoken, Ramana. ☺️ Doesn't 'well spoken' have a precise meaning? Sounds like it should have 'Ananda' appended and be Sutric. Not that Sutras are any more verifiable, but stylistically ...... The phrase has been used to justify accepting statements in non-Buddhi...
by Malcolm
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Karma Dorje said it already and so did I: If it conforms to the Four Dharma Seals then it is Dharma. So then you accept Advaita Vedanta as a valid path of realization leading to Buddhahood. :spy: Not saying anything. :spy: Yeah, so this really proves that people just believe whatever they want, wit...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

We've just covered this. The Dharma is impermanent, and subject to decay and destruction. It is seems funny to call something subject to decay and destruction "ultimate truth." No it is not. The conceptualised notion of Dharma is impermanent and subject to decay. If the Dharma was subject to change...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

There is no ultimate truth, ultimately. But go ahead and try to find it. Be my guest. The Dharma is the ultimate truth. That is why we take Refuge in it. We've just covered this. The Dharma is impermanent, and subject to decay and destruction. It is seems funny to call something subject to decay an...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

You have certainly offered nothing as an objective standard for how to know what to accept and what to reject. I don't think you are up to the challenge either. Karma Dorje said it already and so did I: If it conforms to the Four Dharma Seals then it is Dharma. So then you accept Advaita Vedanta as...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

Yeah, but that's just your opinion, and since there is no authority (and no ultimate truth) then your opinion is as valid as that of a dribbling moron. That depends on whether in someone's opinion a dribbling moron's opinion is as valid as mine. I have seen all kinds of evidence that people take th...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

You really have to work on this new half-baked theory of yours. It is sadly lacking. You have certainly offered nothing as an objective standard for how to know what to accept and what to reject. I don't think you are up to the challenge either. There are plenty of Buddhists who think Krishnamurti ...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: The Aro Authenticity Debate.
Replies: 302
Views: 5961

Re: The Aro Authenticity Debate.

To think that followers of any teaching can some how figure out if their teacher is bona fide is a joke. If one cannot figure out if teachers are bonafide, how can one figure out if the teaching is bonafide? You have neatly demonstrated how impossible it is to establish anything with appeals to aut...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 41
Views: 1051

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

Could you please clarify as to whether, from your point of view, there are any differences between yeshe and rigpa, and if so what they are? Ye shes is a quality of rig pa. Thank you. Further, can one manifest yeshe without manifesting rigpa? What is it a about rigpa that is not captured by the ter...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 41
Views: 1051

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

I am not doubting that many miraculous things are possible, and that folks that can do some miraculous things might choose not to call attention to them, but (just as an amusing aside) this is also a common excuse for not demonstrating powers by people who want to get credit for having them. And in...
by Malcolm
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The regenerative potential of primordial state
Replies: 41
Views: 1051

Re: The regenerative potential of primordial state

There are two levels of ye shes, pristine consciousness. The first level is the three pristine consciousnesses of the basis, essence, nature, and energy they are ultimate, unconditioned, etc. Then there are five relative pristine consciousnesses which are something like the rtsal of the basis, whic...