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by Javierfv1212
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mipham Rinpoche channels Weinstein:
Replies: 423
Views: 11487

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: 360

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: 930

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 3395

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: 829

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...
by Javierfv1212
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the most important/widely studied sutras in Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

Re: What are the most important/widely studied sutras in Tibetan Buddhism?

As the title states, I'd like know which are the most widely cited, studied and important sutra texts in Tibetan Buddhism. My understanding is that TB study generally focuses on the study of Sastras for the understanding of exoteric Buddhism. And yet there does seem to be at least some sutra study ...
by Javierfv1212
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What are the most important/widely studied sutras in Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 3
Views: 360

What are the most important/widely studied sutras in Tibetan Buddhism?

As the title states, I'd like know which are the most widely cited, studied and important sutra texts in Tibetan Buddhism. My understanding is that TB study generally focuses on the study of Sastras for the understanding of exoteric Buddhism. And yet there does seem to be at least some sutra study a...
by Javierfv1212
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Zhōnglùn/中論/Madhyamakaśāstra in English
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Re: Zhōnglùn/中論/Madhyamakaśāstra in English

Woah, nice! I did not know this was available. Thanks
by Javierfv1212
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?
Replies: 39
Views: 2677

Re: Has the Heart Sutra Been Finally Proven as Chinese Apocrypha?

I think this Jayarava guy is following a syncretist/orientalist/vaguely colonialist line that really has its origins in the beliefs/writing of Sanghrakshita (FWBO/Triratna founder). Not sure why you say this. I read his blog from time to time and have not seen evidence of any orientialism/coloniali...
by Javierfv1212
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Lotus Sutra in Tibetan Buddhist History and Culture, Part 1 - Apple
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: The Lotus Sutra in Tibetan Buddhist History and Culture, Part 1 - Apple

Pretty interesting, some highlights: *Lotus sutra was translated during the early diffusion Imperial era *Lotus sutra was cited by Kamalashila in his Madhyamakåloka where he defends the theory of ekayana *Lotus sutra is also cited by Atisha in his Mahāsūtrasamuccaya (chapter 18) *Lotus sutra was int...
by Javierfv1212
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: New to the idea, currently in a state of flux

Pls be aware that Buddhism should not be mistaken as a religion. It is an approach to see things differently. Nonsense, Buddhism is clearly a religion. It's a unique and very different religion than others, especially monotheistic religions, but it is a religion. stiener36, Welcome to dharmawheel, ...

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