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by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 54
Views: 671

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Just me, but I would probably stick with something simple like "the realm of experience" (or what Malcolm suggested) rather than fabricating the concept of The Absolute. I mean Buddhism has ultimate truth in the 2 truths doctrine (which is sometimes referred to as "absolute truth"), but "The Absolu...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?
Replies: 13
Views: 264

Re: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?

Aren't beings on stages 7-10 or 8-10 all different classes of Buddhas, albeit not "supreme" ones?
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?

season 10 and 11 of x-files. IMO season 11 was better than any of the first 10 seasons. ...I don’t think you’re allowed to say that. Just kidding (...kind of ...lol) but let me ask you, did you watch x-files when it was coming out and, if so, has your opinion changed? I watched the first 4 seasons ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 54
Views: 671

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I can see the shortcomings in "absolute". What would be a simple way to translate dharmadhatu for non-Buddhist specialist? Just me, but I would probably stick with something simple like "the realm of experience" (or what Malcolm suggested) rather than fabricating the concept of The Absolute. I mean...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 54
Views: 671

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

https://jaygarfield.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/garfield_reply_to_ziporyn.pdf Yeah, those guys don't get it. What I get from that is, Ziporyn should probably try and work with another word besides "identify". He goes and coins a few odd terms - local coherence, global incoherence, for instance. For...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: Another day in America

Bro, and-I-quote the infantile gambino, "this is America" we're talking about. That goddamn constitution might as well be the Vedas. Born of the mouth of Brahma, constituting the body of Brahma, Brahma-become. They aren't going to just scrap it. If we had a constitutional convention they could. Its...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: Another day in America

To pass an amendment to the constitution you’d need a constitutional convention, which is extremely difficult. That's one way, but at a constitutional convention the entire piece of paper would be up for rewriting. They could scrap the whole thing and write something completely different. Then it w...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: Another day in America

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/us/security-officer-police-shooting-suburban-chicago/index.html Man who stopped active shooter, is killed by police... This is America... I read about this earlier, it is similar to the death of Philando Castile, who was legally obligated to inform the police that he ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: Another day in America

There are also many people who feel that they need guns to be able to figure against a rogue government, as if an AR15 can compete against an M1 Abrams tank. DS My own father is one of such men, who believes he must arm himself against a coming genocide. He has better luck against his own native Ca...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 54
Views: 671

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Here is a scholarly article on Tiantai for the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Brook Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion at University of Chicago Divinity School, Traditional Buddhism gives a rather commonsensical account of sentient experience: every moment of sentient experience ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 54
Views: 671

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I thought abhidharma was practically demolished by nagarjuna? I agree with Astus and Malcolm that this isn't the case. But assume it is: why not read Nagarjuna? I believe I can learn allot more allot quicker reading commentaries, synopses and overviews than just reading the original text. I'm sure ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?

climb-up wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:33 pm
season 10 and 11 of x-files.
IMO season 11 was better than any of the first 10 seasons.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?

I absolutely loved it, but, I like, as in profoundly enjoy, objectively bad TV. I have had to accept this fact.
by Coëmgenu
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Boycotting as an ethical method
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Boycotting as an ethical method

odysseus wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:14 pm
Do any of you boycott and for what reasons?
I boycott the Salvation Army, because they are a terrible sect who should not be doing the work they are doing.
by Coëmgenu
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 61
Views: 1236

Re: Another day in America

I find it hard to believe that the leaders of these countries rank a human life somewhere below a chicken and a dog's life. Believe it, sadly. The US Constitution has been interpreted to protect an individual's right to bear arms. There is big money involved in making sure that doesn't change, rega...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 1558

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

No, I don't think you can make such a reductionist statement. I think I can. The MMK 24:17-19 could not be more clear: Whatever arises in dependence, that is explained as emptiness; that [emptiness] is dependently designated, that is the middle way. Why? There exist no phenomena that are not depend...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 1558

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

Malcolm wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:02 pm

The 'third' truth is simply the first two truths.
No, I don't think you can make such a reductionist statement.
I think I can.
by Coëmgenu
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 1558

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

The third truth stands out. Perhaps there is a tendency to confuse the two truths of Madhyamaka and the threefold contemplation of the dharmadhātu in Tiāntāi. The threefold contemplation seems to be intended to realize this, in practice: 涅槃與世間            無有少分別 [between] nirvāna and this world   [th...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?
Replies: 31
Views: 1558

Re: How is enlightenment achieved in madhamaka and tiantai?

Separate topic, perhaps: what is in TienTai that is not in Nagarjuna? The third truth stands out. Perhaps there is a tendency to confuse the two truths of Madhyamaka and the threefold contemplation of the dharmadhātu in Tiāntāi. The threefold contemplation seems to be intended to realize this, in p...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?
Replies: 181
Views: 2680

Re: Is Anatta incompatible with rebirth?

Dharmakīrti offers the best arguments in support of rebirth, but he does so in a series of questions, a decision tree, to ascertain if it is even worth discussing the issue with an opponent of the Buddhist view in general. For example, if someone believes that the mind is a product of material proc...

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