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by Javierfv1212
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka school practices
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Madhyamaka school practices

Am I missing any other classical sources? The Mahaprajnaparamitopadesa , you shouldn't miss that. Ven. Dharmamitra also translated from that the discussion of the six paramitas as " Nagarjuna on the Six Perfections ", and there is the Marvelous Stories from the Perfection of Wisdom as an educationa...
by Javierfv1212
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka school practices
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Madhyamaka school practices

Also, I just learned that besides that, there is also Candrakirti's commentary on Aryadeva's 400 which talks about the Bodhisattva path. :woohoo: All in all, it seems like the best resources for classical Indian Madhyamaka praxis (paramitas, bodhisattva path) are: *Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara with...
by Javierfv1212
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka school practices
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Re: Madhyamaka school practices

practice just like classical Indian Madhyamikas practiced? For the early ones look into the Mahaprajnaparamitopadesa (tr Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön ), other treatises from the era (see http://kalavinka.org/ ), scriptures like the Pratyutpanna Samādhi Sutra, Śūraṅgama Samādhi Sutra, Sutra on the C...
by Javierfv1212
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Madhyamaka school practices
Replies: 10
Views: 522

Madhyamaka school practices

I've always been particularly drawn to the Indian Madhyamaka school, but most of the scholarly studies and literature out there seem to focus on philosophical issues. Are there any studies out there that focuses on how they practiced the path? I know the primary sources (Shantideva, Aryadeva, etc) b...
by Javierfv1212
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese
Replies: 77
Views: 5525

Re: Jayarava's New Thesis on Heart Sutra: Sanskrit Version Deliberate Forgery by Tang Chinese

His more recent "Elaborations on Emptiness: Uses of the Heart Sutra" is what you want. According to David Loy in his review, Elaborations on Emptiness provides a complete translation of these commentaries (plus one more), all of them written in India between the eighth and twelfth centuries (except ...
by Javierfv1212
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Shi Huifeng's An Annotated English Translation of Kumārajīva’s Xiaŏpĭn Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra [8000 lines]
Replies: 2
Views: 423

Shi Huifeng's An Annotated English Translation of Kumārajīva’s Xiaŏpĭn Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra [8000 lines]

https://www.academia.edu/37274516/An_Annotated_English_Translation_of_Kum%C4%81raj%C4%ABva_s_Xia%C5%8Fp%C4%ADn_Praj%C3%B1%C4%81p%C4%81ramit%C4%81_S%C5%ABtra There hasn't been a translation of the Asta- since Conze as far as I know, and Conze translated the Sanskrit, which is known to be much later r...
by Javierfv1212
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 16297

Re: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:

What is there to say. There needs to be stronger focus on the five precepts and sila in general. The Buddha taught them for a reason. These gurus are like children playing with handguns. They can't even keep the precepts and think themselves as advanced practitioners when in reality, they can't keep...
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Gelug Mahamudra sources
Replies: 0
Views: 670

Gelug Mahamudra sources

Seeing as how there's already a thread that lists Kagyu Mahamudra texts (stickied) but not one which collects Gelug materials, I thought there should be a thread for Gelug Mahamudra links and texts, so here is what I have found so far: Root texts The Fourth Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen, Gelug Kagyu ...
by Javierfv1212
Sat May 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Mahamudra of Sakya Pandita, paper by Julia Stenzel
Replies: 4
Views: 1284

Re: The Mahamudra of Sakya Pandita, paper by Julia Stenzel

Thank you, the Kagyu views of Mahamudra is all I know of so its interesting to read another take on it.
by Javierfv1212
Sat May 12, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

Abhidharmakośabhaṣya, chapter 4, where the question of a soldier's karma is discussed. When many persons are united with the intention to kill, either in war, or in the hunt, or in banditry, who is guilty of murder, if only one of them kills? 72c-d As soldiers, etc., concur in the realization of th...
by Javierfv1212
Sat May 12, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

Karma is volition, and what proceeds from volition. That's it. Exactly, and if your volition is to heal others in a battlefield, for example, it doesn't matter that you're technically part of an armed forces. Unless you support the side you are on, that's the point of not taking sides. That is why ...
by Javierfv1212
Sat May 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

Abhidharmakośabhaṣya, chapter 4, where the question of a soldier's karma is discussed. When many persons are united with the intention to kill, either in war, or in the hunt, or in banditry, who is guilty of murder, if only one of them kills? 72c-d As soldiers, etc., concur in the realization of th...
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 11, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

Malcolm wrote: Karma is volition, and what proceeds from volition. That's it.
Exactly, and if your volition is to heal others in a battlefield, for example, it doesn't matter that you're technically part of an armed forces.
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 11, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

If you support one side in a war, you accrue all the negative karma of all people who support the killing in that war. It does not matter if you personally never fire a shot. If you are there merely to treat the wounded of either side, that’s different. That's seems awfully excessive, source? Also,...
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 11, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

nevertheless your actions are supporting the war. So is paying your taxes Only if you are a Republican. Kevin... If you pay taxes in any state currently conducting military actions, you are indirectly supporting war with those taxes. Does that mean that bodhisattvas are required to stop paying taxe...
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

Ultimately you are correct of course, but this does not invalidate what I said, these options are open for Buddhists in wartime to help beings on a relative level. You still did not understand. Picking sides is what causes one to go to lower realms. nevertheless your actions are supporting the war....
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

Ultimately you are correct of course, but this does not invalidate what I said, these options are open for Buddhists in wartime to help beings on a relative level. You still did not understand. Picking sides is what causes one to go to lower realms. What are you basing this on, if I may ask? Also, ...
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 11, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

Ultimately you are correct of course, but this does not invalidate what I said, these options are open for Buddhists in wartime to help beings on a relative level.
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana and War
Replies: 87
Views: 4518

Re: Mahayana and War

It depends on your understanding the real situation of samsara. If you don't understand— you join in, pick sides, and go to three lower realms. This is called having a one-lifetime view. I'd like to add that its not as black and white as this makes it sound. That is, there are many things a bodhisa...
by Javierfv1212
Fri May 11, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is Tibetan Buddhism against panpsychism, or is Wikipedia wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Is Tibetan Buddhism against panpsychism, or is Wikipedia wrong?

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy says: Panpsychism is the view that mentality is fundamental and ubiquitous in the natural world. The view has a long and venerable history in philosophical traditions of both East and West, and has recently enjoyed a revival in analytic philosophy. For its pro...

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