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by devilyoudont
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the universe made of the same substance?
Replies: 89
Views: 6840

Re: Is the universe made of the same substance?

According to scientist, this universe is made of energy and space. there is one HUGE difference. unlike anything that has come before, modern scientific elements were not themselves naively arrived at prior to analysis . (part of this section of this series ) to equate them with classical notions o...
by devilyoudont
Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Hayagriva mantra
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Hayagriva mantra

Thanks, all. :bow:
by devilyoudont
Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Hayagriva mantra
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: Hayagriva mantra

Oh well, it was a silly idea anyway. (praying for an animal :pig: )

Thanks.
by devilyoudont
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Hayagriva mantra
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Hayagriva mantra

Is there a Hayagriva mantra that does not require empowerment? I know he's an esoteric deity, but I'm asking on the off chance there is such a thing. There's one mantra listed here: http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/kannon.shtml#batou" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; on the right, ...
by devilyoudont
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Conceptuality in Buddhism
Replies: 211
Views: 20291

Re: Conceptuality in Buddhism

tobes wrote:Critical to what?

Practice.
If you think it is Critical For Practice, you've fallen into Eternalism. If you think it is Not Critical For Practice, you've fallen into Annihilationism.
by devilyoudont
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Conceptuality in Buddhism
Replies: 211
Views: 20291

Re: Conceptuality in Buddhism

Even with a causal world, with karmic chains, how can a person know for certain what will happen next? Can you explain that? Simplifying: According to Buddhist phenomenology, not only are there no hairs on your head, there is no real head. YOU SEE hairs on your head. How many hairs you see on your ...
by devilyoudont
Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Conceptuality in Buddhism
Replies: 211
Views: 20291

Re: Conceptuality in Buddhism

Look, quoting random bits of scripture like a Protestant missionary is not likely to be productive. There are plenty of sutras and shastras that put the above sound bite in a much broader context, and the fact remains that traditionally, Mahayana taught that enlightenment leads to omniscience, as yo...
by devilyoudont
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Conceptuality in Buddhism
Replies: 211
Views: 20291

Re: Conceptuality in Buddhism

My understanding comes straight from the Diamond Sutra: It is because the mind is unreal that all past, present and future minds are known to the Tathagata. Because his consciousness is perfectly empathetic and unimpeded by false ego boundaries, anything you have felt, ("feeling", as I use it here, ...
by devilyoudont
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is this a traditional tune?
Replies: 0
Views: 302

is this a traditional tune?

or a modern one? (in origin or application) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ax8v-yc2r4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by devilyoudont
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Samsara in a page
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Samsara in a page

Buddhahood: http://www.thenerdsofparadise.com/hamster.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; xD
by devilyoudont
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Samsara in a page
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Samsara in a page

http://www.alessonislearned.com/index.php?comic=39" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by devilyoudont
Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Re: Delusion

PadmaVonSamba wrote:nonsense.
It sure can be, if you let it. Eg. I only accepted Namdrol's thesis that awakening is instantaneous once its philosophical context had been stated unambiguously.

Thanks for the answers.

:anjali:
by devilyoudont
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Re: Delusion

Namdrol wrote:It states it to be the case in the Abhisamayaalaṃkara, and other Mahāyāna texts, as opposed to a sixteen moment path of seeing proposed in Abhidharma kosha.

N
:anjali:

Thanks, I accept that as a legitimate source.
by devilyoudont
Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Re: Delusion

A gradual series of events precludes everything . Anything can preclude everything else if you let it. Ultimately, it can even preclude itself. Even you have direct perception of this. Do you have direct perception of my direct perception, and do you perceive that yours is in fact perception as opp...
by devilyoudont
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Re: Delusion

Even though awakening is sudden, it only happens if a gradual series of events preclude it. Suppose that's true, but this is not my question. My question is, how do you know this? Direct perception? What makes this generalized condition on the nature of reality more than just another passing cloud ...
by devilyoudont
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Re: Delusion

Cessation occurs when, through awakened insight, one removes a cause of further arising. Without awakening, first, there is no analytical cessation. Thanks, but why and how are you so certain that awakening is instantaneous? Did you wake up once or twice and did each awakening take no more than a s...
by devilyoudont
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Re: Delusion

Serious, serious question about which I have no preconceived ideas, I swear: What is the relationship between cessation and awakening? If cessation cannot be instantaneous or gradual, temporal or atemporal, how can awakening be caused and instantaneous?
by devilyoudont
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Re: Delusion

I was once invited to a non-event and when I didn't show up there, it wasn't even happening. What else was happening at the time? Awakening however is a permanent state, from which one cannot regress. I can't imagine who you think would regress from awakening. I also don't answer pointless question...
by devilyoudont
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Annoyance :P

Namdrol wrote:Awakening is not spontaneous since it does not arise without a cause. It is not gradual since it occurs in one instant.
Is enlightenment conditioned? Is it instantaneous and not non-instantaneous?
by devilyoudont
Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Delusion
Replies: 29
Views: 2790

Silliness

If enlightenment is spontaneous, what practice can bring you cessation?

If enlightenment is gradual, what practice can't bring you cessation?
Namdrol wrote:A non event has no temporal properties of which one can speak.
Is "non-event" a property of a non-event? :tongue: