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by Caoimhghín
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Insect apocalypse
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Insect apocalypse

I think this so called "Insect apocalypse" is an exaggeration. I personally have seen plenty of them out during the warmer months (flies, ants, wasps, bees, moths, butteflies, etc), and they breed very fast as well. But I still think the best general policy against insects would be to: let them be ...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences between Tendai and Shingon
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Differences between Tendai and Shingon

No, it's just the etymology of the names. Or if you mean the image of Vairocana I was talking about, I think it's from the Mahāyāna Brahmājālasūtra or the Vairocanābhisaṁbodhisūtra. I can look it up when I get back home at the end of the day. Dear Caoimhghín, I am indeed curious about the Rochana-V...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences between Tendai and Shingon
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Differences between Tendai and Shingon

No, it's just the etymology of the names. Ah, that explains why I've not come across this before. I am not given to searching the etymology of the terms. I struggle enough to understand the meaning of the terms as used in the sutra. :) If anything, the twin etymologies of Rocana and Vairocana tell ...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lotus Sutra: the Dragon Girl
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Lotus Sutra: the Dragon Girl

From the linked article: in the most influential of all commentaries to the Lotus Sutra, Zhiyi (538–597), the sixth-century Chinese monk and founding patriarch of the Tiantai tradition of East Asian Mahayana Buddhism, says without hesitation that “Mara, Brahma, Indra, and women, all of them do not h...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

Verse 5 refers to the 7th, verse 16 refers to the 6th, I think. Verse 5 has manonāma vijñāna as 識名末那 (consiousness named mano). So the infix nāma has had to move for Chinese grammar, as well as the ordering of the words "consciousness" and "mano." Verse 16 has manovijñāna as 意識. But the 6th isn't n...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

F[rom] looking at the text this briefly, it looks like we ought to be talking about the three consciousnesses, not eight https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_Consciousnesses I couldn't figure out why you linked me to this, then I reread how I phrased my comment and figured what it might be. I'm not ...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

Verse 5 refers to the 7th, verse 16 refers to the 6th, I think. Verse 5 has manonāma vijñāna as 識名末那 (consiousness named mano). So the infix nāma has had to move for Chinese grammar, as well as the ordering of the words "consciousness" and "mano." Verse 16 has manovijñāna as 意識. But the 6th isn't na...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

Respectfully, you may be missing something. I'm looking at the Chinese next, but I wouldn't be surprised if this distinction wasn't there either, unless the Chinese have phonetic renderings of a mano and a manas. This isn't the first time I've encountered bizarre Sanskrit in well-established Englis...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

I think the mano/manas terminological distinction is a distinction that is the invention of English-language renderers of this material. I don't think so. https://www.bdkamerica.org/system/files/pdf/dBET_Alpha_ThreeTextsonConsciousnessOnly_1999.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=456 See page 113. Yes, this is...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences between Tendai and Shingon
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Differences between Tendai and Shingon

No, it's just the etymology of the names. Or if you mean the image of Vairocana I was talking about, I think it's from the Mahāyāna Brahmājālasūtra or the Vairocanābhisaṁbodhisūtra. I can look it up when I get back home at the end of the day.
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Differences between Tendai and Shingon
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: Differences between Tendai and Shingon

(IIRC, the Sambhogakaya is related as Rochana Buddha) Which is fascinating. Why? Rocana is the sun, Vairocana is that which emanates from the sun (i.e. sunbeams, illumination, etc.) . Vairocana is named for what he "does," so to speak. He emanates Buddhas. IIRC descriptions of Mahāvairocana typical...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

Not an expert by any means... 6th is referred to as the manO, 7th is manAS. I just realized I can cross-reference, this, with this. Note verse 5 which futerko had earlier commented upon: Next is the second which is able to transform, And this consciousness is called Manas . It is supported by the p...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

Not an expert by any means... 6th is referred to as the manO, 7th is manAS. I note that that is how a lot of resources break these down, so I'm not disagreeing. But also notice on RigpaWiki, though, they have them enumerated: cakṣur-vijñana, śrotra-vijñana, ghrāṇa-vijñana, jihva-vijñana, kāya-vijña...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

My question is, in the linear model, how is the interaction between the mano and mana described? What happens in that? and then how does that relate to the alaya? I'm not here to answer your question, just to point out a potential issue of terminology, but I don't want to comment too much, because ...
by Caoimhghín
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3327

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

LastLegend wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:20 am
Apologize for my words leading to more proliferation. Oh well there is always room in hell for all of us. :lol:
When is discussion of Madhyamaka in a subconversation in a thread about tathāgatagarbha anything but neverending prapañca? Now I can join you in hell.

:rolleye: :spy: :sage:
by Caoimhghín
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1388

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

My question is, in the linear model, how is the interaction between the mano and mana described? What happens in that? and then how does that relate to the alaya? I'm not here to answer your question, just to point out a potential issue of terminology, but I don't want to comment too much, because ...
by Caoimhghín
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3327

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

You mean language is upaya? Or suggesting something else. Yes, but in doing so, I have exited the realm of well-established and directly spoken teachings and entered into the muddy realm of personal interpretation. I'm sure some other Buddhist has said this before me, but I don't know. Did you? IIR...
by Caoimhghín
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3327

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

I was told that we can clearly differentiate between gold and rocks without being ‘stuck’ or ‘grasped’ or ‘confused’ by that differentiating, that would be differentiating wisdom and using unborn Prajna. I think that this intersects with the conundrum of the unobstructed worldling upon first readin...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3327

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

So you are not going talk about it? I wasn't planning on it, tbh. It's an opinion, not a fact, and doesn't need to be believed or acknowledged by anyone. But if all of the Buddha's teachings (in the sense of words spoken, thoughts thought) is upāya, than so is tathāgatagarbha. Uhmm there must be a ...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 3327

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

I'm currently on transit and my cell phone is cumbersome to type on. Once I am home, I will write why I think we have no disagreement, that I can see at least, and how I agree with the quote from Mipham you offered, and I'll kill two birds with one stone and cite the unsubstantiated quote from Vene...

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