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by Caoimhghín
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's Parinirvana
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Buddha's Parinirvana

I'm going to check the ones in the Taishō Canon in a few.
by Caoimhghín
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's Parinirvana
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Buddha's Parinirvana

Here's the end of the document I was working with: [...] "Noble son, all dharmas are not veridical. Wherever they are extinguished is termed the True / the Real, the true ideation, the Dharmadhatu [all-encompassing realm of Ultimate Reality], the Culmination of Knowing [nistha-jnana], Ultimate Truth...
by Caoimhghín
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's Parinirvana
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Buddha's Parinirvana

The BDK translation concludes with; "Good men, cultivate your minds, be conscientious, and avoid indolence. Now my back hurts, my whole body aches, and I want to lie down like a small infant or someone who is chronically ill. You, Mañjuśrī, shall expound the great teaching to the four groups of fol...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's Parinirvana
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Buddha's Parinirvana

In the Mahayana Parinirvana Sutra, does the Buddha actually ever get around to entering into Parinirvana? Is it after getting food poisoning from off meat like in the Pāli recension?

http://lirs.ru/do/Mahaparinirvana_Sutra ... e,2007.pdf

Which chapter, if it's anywhere in there?
by Caoimhghín
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Victims of Communism
Replies: 42
Views: 2535

Re: Victims of Communism

Clearly any actual debate is pointless. kettle meet pot So, you trawled through the thread right back to February 10 in order to post that wee bon mot. :rolling: And you just couldn't resist responding, it looks like. It's getting to be quite the longterm pattern. And please don't message me with w...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The order the various versions of the Heart Sutra were written with and their authors
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: The order the various versions of the Heart Sutra were written with and their authors

Well, authors, translators, or receivers. I think the Heart Sūtra with the "gate gate" was learned by the translator from a passing mendicant on his travels. Don't quote me. I need to find the source of that first.
by Caoimhghín
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

Venerable Śramaṇakuṭṭāka was getting excited to expound his dharma for the betterment of sentient beings on DharmaWheel :toilet: . Oh well.

I think you aren't the only one who has been sarcastic in this thread. 82, 75, 3, 2, 1. All numbers anyways. I'll accept your apology and offer one of my own.
by Caoimhghín
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

Oh, haha, you don't know how well I play along with games like the one you are playing now. now our Venerable Caoimhghín has 75 And based on your logic, that means I'm greater than venerables Zhiyi, Nichiren, Nāgārjuna, and the Buddha. Is it you who sings my laudations and acclaimations, not me. It ...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

Threefold Truth has nothing to do with Indian model of two truths. It has its own meaning and intention; it shows Zhiyi's deeper understanding of the Dharma. What if I told you there was 75 truths? That would logically make me greater than either venerables Zhiyi or Nichiren. If you did and it enab...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

haha wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:21 pm
Threefold Truth has nothing to do with Indian model of two truths. It has its own meaning and intention; it shows Zhiyi's deeper understanding of the Dharma.
What if I told you there was 75 truths? That would logically make me greater than either venerables Zhiyi or Nichiren.
by Caoimhghín
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

you mentioned the word eternal. I can only assume why you attached it to my interpretation. Ah, I see. I just meant "eternal" by "eternal." I find it interesting this phenomenon of literal exactness, the typical demographic that experiences it and the perceived benefit. I believe I can produce many...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=33013&start=180#p523156 :shrug: :shrug: Words speak better than emoticons. Also, vis-a-vis the material quoted (lazily), the blossom falls once the fruit is revealed. The blossom opened to reveal the fruit. Now that the fruit is open, the blossom is gone...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

The simplest resolve is to contemplate the answer against the sutra they where born from (the lotus sutra) Believe it or not, but the three truths aren't in the Lotus Sūtra. Isn't that surprising? I don't think it mentions a "middle" in addition to a conventional and an ultimate anywhere in its tex...
by Caoimhghín
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

The simplest resolve is to contemplate the answer against the sutra they where born from (the lotus sutra) Believe it or not, but the three truths aren't in the Lotus Sūtra. Isn't that surprising? I don't think it mentions a "middle" in addition to a conventional and an ultimate anywhere in its text.
by Caoimhghín
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

how does the concept of Three Truths account for the concept of Pervasion, meaning that something cannot be singular and plural at the same time. The DL uses this principle to discuss the nature of the self; if the self is singular, then how can the aggregates be plural? either the self is all of t...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bhumi 10 or 11?
Replies: 28
Views: 2286

Re: Bhumi 10 or 11?

Study & ponder this section on the 10th Ground of the Ten Grounds Sutra . Skip down to the Summarizing Stanzas, if you wish. There is a stage or ground beyond the 10th called the Tathagata Ground. I guess this answers the question. In countless kalpas, I can describe only a small part of the wisdom...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bhumi 10 or 11?
Replies: 28
Views: 2286

Bhumi 10 or 11?

Some people place complete awakening at bhumi 10, and some place that awakening beyond it, on a rhetorical bhumi 11.

Anyone know more about this?
by Caoimhghín
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

Chinese characters don't follow the same sort of etymological conventions you find in other languages. I noticed it was a bizarre simplification. It's odd, because 台 is used all over the Taishō reactions of the texts, predating this simplification. I wonder if the Taishō editors were already using ...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

If the two truths could be stripped from the ten realms Nichiren would have done so for the same of making liberation more efficient. What did you mean here? If the two truth teaching was the most appropriate according to nichiren he would have simply employed it. he did not. But he did, one can sa...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 15637

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

"Realms" is perfectly fine if it's understood with a wider range of meaning. As for "worlds," I don't know if I would call them that in English, but I'm the opposite of omniscient. Preferences, preferences...

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