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by Bristollad
Tue May 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: John Iadarola Goes "True North"
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: John Iadarola Goes "True North"

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
by Bristollad
Mon May 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: How does karma work in Mahayana Buddhism?

karma is intentional action. Its often loosely used to describe the results and fruits of intentional action too.
by Bristollad
Mon May 14, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

(1) That statement (that two truths = two ways of viewing) amounts to the idea that only awakened beings have the capacity for accessing the ultimate truth whereas according to Geluk, even ordinary beings have a way of accessing it, even if only conceptually? So the two ways can't be sharply deline...
by Bristollad
Sun May 13, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

What are you quoting that says there are truly existent and apparently existent phenomena? It was this passage: “All Buddhist tenet holders assert that whatever exists must be either a conventional or an ultimate truth, and that there is nothing which is both. Thus, conventional and ultimate truths...
by Bristollad
Fri May 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

The difference between Gelug and non-Gelug seems to be that the former proposes that beings may hold two "cognitions" about a dharma (Conventional and Absolute) at the same time, while the other schools propose that these two "cognitions" cannot be held at the same time; that the two "cognitions" a...
by Bristollad
Fri May 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

Thus, conventional and ultimate truths do not refer to ideas or perspectives, nor to two levels of reality or truths; they refer to the phenomena themselves. That strikes me as wrong. It says there are two classes of phenomena, the 'truly existent' and the 'apparently existent'. But all phenomena a...
by Bristollad
Fri May 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

This section from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy seems to touch on why this perspective (two ways of looking at one object) is regarded as incorrect in Gelug but is held to be correct by other Tibetan schools: While Gelug thus distances itself from the subjective division of the two truths,...
by Bristollad
Fri May 11, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

Doing a quick web search, your quote seems to come from here:

http://tushita.info/doc/The%20Four%20Te ... ited).docx

From the introduction to the Sautrantika tenets. Oops, no from the intro to the two lower tenet systems.
by Bristollad
Wed May 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

The table and the emptiness of the table are explained as two phenomena, not one phenomenon seen in two ways. But these two phenomena though not the same (one) are necessarily one entity. Oh yeah, that was another question. So the table and the emptiness of the table -- these are two different obje...
by Bristollad
Tue May 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: According to the Prasangika, what is wrong with statement that the two truths are two ways of looking at one object?

Take a look at p405 of Meditation on Emptiness on the two truths and on p406 where it starts to lay out 6 positions that Jamyang Shaypa refutes in regard to them. The Gelugpa position is rooted in their understanding of a quote from the Meeting of Father and Son Sutra : "Objects of knowledge are exh...
by Bristollad
Thu May 03, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Of Concentration Camps and Prisons - Split from "Korean War Over?"
Replies: 42
Views: 929

Re: Of Concentration Camps and Prisons - Split from "Korean War Over?"

And now a group of republicans have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize...you've got to hand it to script writers for this presidential soap opera, they know how to maintain the audience's attention. Wonder what they are really distracting us from? Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize and he started...
by Bristollad
Thu May 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Of Concentration Camps and Prisons - Split from "Korean War Over?"
Replies: 42
Views: 929

Re: Of Concentration Camps and Prisons - Split from "Korean War Over?"

And now a group of republicans have nominated Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize...you've got to hand it to script writers for this presidential soap opera, they know how to maintain the audience's attention. Wonder what they are really distracting us from?
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do we loose our identity when we die?
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Do we loose our identity when we die?

What about the alaya-vijnana? All schools of T.B accept that. No they don't. [...] A subtle mental consciousness, and not a mind-basis-of-all, abides throughtout the 'mindless' states. The mere-I, not a mind-basis-of-all, transmigrates. The six consciousnesses are temporary bases of seeds; the mere...
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 2464

Re: Fantasy

"I see a lot of so called practitioners living in a fantasy. People play dress up and act like ngakpa"s or yogini"s. Some say they are dakini"s and wear chubpas and ornaments." What is the cause of this? Why do some practitioners think and act this way? Aren't we all of us ordinary beings living in...
by Bristollad
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do we loose our identity when we die?
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Do we loose our identity when we die?

What about the alaya-vijnana? All schools of T.B accept that. No they don't. "Even though not even an atom of establishment by way of its own character exists, agents and actions do exist and function as such. In dependence on this unique assertion of the Prasangikas, there are many uncommon tenets...
by Bristollad
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fantasy
Replies: 89
Views: 2464

Re: Fantasy

There was interesting research done at Lancaster University concerning what influences people to help strangers. They showed that whether the stranger was considered part of their group or not has a significant effect. see here for a quick summary https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/francis-flynn-...
by Bristollad
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can we write our next lives now?
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Can we write our next lives now?

DiamondMeru wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:25 pm
I’m always wondering if I could write my next life now in this life.
I don't even know what this is meant to mean - this phrase write my next life, it means something to you?

:rolleye:
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: John Iadarola Goes "True North"
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: John Iadarola Goes "True North"

Thanks! I quite enjoy John's musings on the Young Turks.
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye
Replies: 331
Views: 8312

Re: Nechung Kuten Recognizes Yeye Omileye

Her first book "A Journey Through Breath" and the workshops by the same name for women won her a Prince's Trust Award. Autobiographies tend to put things in the most positive light. For example, her award from the Prince's Trust (charity aimed at young people): was it a Celebrate Success Award or a...
by Bristollad
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The origin of the most commonly distributed images
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: The origin of the most commonly distributed images

Never seen those particular images before :shrug: