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by jake
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: New Illustrated Lotus Sutra
Replies: 6
Views: 1077

Re: New Illustrated Lotus Sutra

Thank you for your reply! This helps a lot. I saw other illustrations by the artist and they looked a bit comicy (which is not necessarily a bad thing). Did you notice anything special about the translation? I believe the text is the same as Dr. Reeve's earlier translation on the Lotus Sutra. Perso...
by jake
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Good beginner's overview
Replies: 21
Views: 353

Re: Good beginner's overview

Welcome Paul2020. Are you looking for a general introduction to the history and general development of Buddhism? Or are you interesting in something more specific, a tradition or teaching?
by jake
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 39
Views: 747

Re: Feeling Emotions

It doesn't matter what Buddhism thinks about free will, it has been demonstrated to be an illusion philosophically and with evidence from neuroscience. What is your source for these claims? Please consider that the 1980s Free Will studies have been found to be a bit problematic. https://news.ncsu.e...
by jake
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 296
Views: 6926

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

This will probably raise some hackles around here but the whole idea of "cultural appropriation" is simply one of the most ridiculous things Ive heard in a very long time...And that now some go so far as calling it "racist" is beyond mind boggling... Well, there is such a thing as cultural appropri...
by jake
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Can't read new messages...
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Can't read new messages...

I believe there is a bug that Admin is trying to repair. In the meantime, open each message individually and then delete by clicking the X (in the top right)
by jake
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 152
Views: 45129

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

I had been entertaining the idea of getting the single volume edition for many months now. Found the book with an appreciable discount at BookDepository and, after much consideration, decided to purchase it. I'm preparing to study it now, perhaps I'll dive into it in the upcoming months. Hello, wou...
by jake
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Avatamsaka Sutra
Replies: 152
Views: 45129

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

I had been entertaining the idea of getting the single volume edition for many months now. Found the book with an appreciable discount at BookDepository and, after much consideration, decided to purchase it. I'm preparing to study it now, perhaps I'll dive into it in the upcoming months. Hello, wou...
by jake
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Light relief (from a world in chaos)
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Light relief (from a world in chaos)

I'm betting his parents will be much more specific in the future when they ask their son to clean out the garage.
rose wrote: Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:54 am Cannot imagine how long it took to set up!

by jake
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, Ver. 3: Exposition of the Elements (Dhatunirdesa); Three types of Abhidharma
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, Ver. 3: Exposition of the Elements (Dhatunirdesa); Three types of Abhidharma

That's what it seems to say. Discerning the factors, relieves the defilements. Relieving the defilements releases people from samsara. The echo of the 4NT is there. Is it saying that all practices lead to this; or is it saying that any practices aside from the discernment of the factors, though the...
by jake
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 117
Views: 3742

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

Okay kiddies. That is it for me. Rupa is "finished". I reckon we let discussion run for another week and then... Next is Samskara. Who is up to it? Just to be sure we're talking the same things, can you suggest using page numbers? I've got a crunch at work for the next few weeks but can sign up to ...
by jake
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, Ver. 4-6: Exposition of the Elements (Dhatunirdesa); Discernment of the Factors (Dharma)
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, Ver. 4-6: Exposition of the Elements (Dhatunirdesa); Discernment of the Factors (Dharma)

Does that mean that one has to eradicate each defilement seperately (which, according to different classification systems number from 3 to 108), that it is not enough to just strike at the ignorance underlying all of them? I don’t read that to mean exclusively so. It’s like apples on a tree: you ca...
by jake
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 3472

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Please return to the topic. Thanks!
by jake
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dating
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Dating

The OP has not returned to DW since January so this thread is locked. Discussion of dating is welcome to continue but please start a new thread.
by jake
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 117
Views: 3742

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

Queequeg wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:57 am Yep. We have no schedule so let's take it as slow as we need.
Ditto
Queequeg wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:57 am Awesome job so far, Greg.
Yes, seconded. Thank you for taking the lead.
by jake
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 230
Views: 6634

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

Moderation note: Please note that discussions regarding Jundo Cohen are not permitted. Please see viewtopic.php?t=22450#p333455 for an explanation.
by jake
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Sharing video links
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Sharing video links

Fortyeightvows wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:08 pm When a person shares video links how can it be decided if the lost will just show the link or will show that whole window and all that
When posting, instead of using the hyperlink, use the tv button (last icon on the right) or simply type
'[ media ] [ / media ]' (without the spaces).
by jake
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, Ver. 2: Exposition of the Elements (Dhatunirdesa); Three types of Abhidharma
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, Ver. 2: Exposition of the Elements (Dhatunirdesa); Three types of Abhidharma

The Abhidharma is called abhi-dharma because it is directed... 1. toward the supreme factor [paramarthadharma], namely, Nirvana 2. toward the characteristics of the factors [dharmalaksana], namely, (i) the particular inherent characteristics or specific characteristics [svalaksana] and (ii) the com...
by jake
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, Ver. 1: Exposition of the Elements (Dhatunirdesa); Homage; Qualities for the benefit of the Buddha Himself
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Ch. 1, Ver. 1: Exposition of the Elements (Dhatunirdesa); Homage; Qualities for the benefit of the Buddha Himself

...the darkness in regard to everything, in regard to all knowable objects, is destroyed by him or for him... ..."Darkness", i.e., ignorance or not-knowing, for ignorance hinders the seeing of things as they are. So basically here it seems the text is not referencing the omniscience of the Buddha b...
by jake
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Replies: 117
Views: 3742

Re: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club

For those of you with the Sangpo edition perhaps someone could help me? I'll admit that I'm far from skilled in this more serious study and have been really struggling to understand the notations in Sangpo. On page 333, in Note 49. He writes: For the doctrinal perspective sasrava-anasrava in regard...

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