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by Caoimhghín
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Personal Note to the Nichiren Forum

Queequeg wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:24 pm
I'm not inclined to share more about my path, and I don't think it really matters.
It's Jediism, isn't it???

:spy: :meditate: :jedi:

jedi jedi parajedi parasaṁjedi bodhi svāhā!

Wishing you the best.
by Caoimhghín
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

From what I got of the above, it seems that that literature also technically announces nirvāṇa at the 7th as well. In the seventh stage they enter and emerge from extinction in each mental instant , but they may not be said to actually experience extinction . Because of that they are said to have in...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

I believe that Abhisamayālaṁkāra is the same with regards to the 7th bhūmi. AFAIK stages 7-10 are the abodes of mahāsattvas, but I can't remember where I read this. The article mentions taht the Abhisamayalamkara agrees with this (IIRC anyway). I notice my notes don't mention what the Dasabhumika m...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Gandavyūha Sūtra verses
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Gandavyūha Sūtra verses

Grigoris wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:54 pm
The spiritual superknowledges he manifests
are such that no one would be able fathom them.
So why would he manifest them?
I think the idea was that no one can grasp the breadth of their plurality and variety, but that was just my reading.
by Caoimhghín
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

The Dasabhumika Sutra/Chapter became the standard model, but another character has arhatship/extinction of the outflows at bhumi 7, in line with the PPJ texts I believe that Abhisamayālaṁkāra is the same with regards to the 7th bhūmi. AFAIK stages 7-10 are the abodes of mahāsattvas, but I can't rem...
by Caoimhghín
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Irreversible bodhisattvas
Replies: 12
Views: 590

Re: Irreversible bodhisattvas

The Dasabhumika Sutra/Chapter became the standard model, but another character has arhatship/extinction of the outflows at bhumi 7, in line with the PPJ texts I believe that Abhisamayālaṁkāra is the same with regards to the 7th bhūmi. AFAIK stages 7-10 are the abodes of mahāsattvas, but I can't rem...
by Caoimhghín
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?
Replies: 46
Views: 3187

Re: What a buddhist tradition did you choose and why?

Hello, I'm looking for the right buddhist tradition for me and I can't decide, so pleas help me by answering to my question. Thank you for everything! This probably won't help but I'll answer anyway. I chose Dzogchen cause the guru's teach the unsurpassed upadesha, some of the yogis have long hair ...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...
Replies: 29
Views: 1031

Re: Dalai Lama Says A Female Successor Must Be Attractive...

I think it was perhaps a joke, or that's what it seems like to me, a misunderstood one that was, perhaps if anything, somewhat too cynical about the willingness or lack thereof of the admittedly sexist masses to listen or not to a teacher, to a master, to a friend even, a mere peer even, just becaus...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Three Haikus
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Three Haikus

Something came to me today and I figured I might share it: Thus come, thus gone, he, who has neither came nor went, enthroned in man’s breath, he, like the turtle, withdraws six appendages and is clothed in light illuminating the unilluminated with three shining cures. -Caoimhghín 2019 I'm not a poe...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra
Replies: 12
Views: 479

Re: Draught animals in the White Lotus Sutra

In Chapter three of the Lotus Sutra there is the parable of the burning house. In this parable Buddha promises three kinds of carts with different draught animals, that are waiting for the children outside the burning house (of samsara). These animals are goat , deer , and white bullock . Goat is a...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2735

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

The above is sadly accurate. But tbh it's usually the deponents who are complete idiots. I have this one lady this week who "could not remember" if she had taken any vacations in the last 5 years. Sorry to be off topic... Check this out: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~spikep/Humor/Legally%20Laughing.htm...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)
Replies: 133
Views: 2735

Re: Abortion (as an example of problems caused by the common mindset in our society)

The above is sadly accurate. But tbh it's usually the deponents who are complete idiots. I have this one lady this week who "could not remember" if she had taken any vacations in the last 5 years.
by Caoimhghín
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 166
Views: 5262

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

Mahāyāna wants to embrace the world ... Not embrace it, but liberate it. Take the Lotus Sūtra, for instance ... This sutra isn't revered by every Mahayana school. And even if a few parts of it seem out there, oftentimes these are composite works stitched together out of smaller pieces of pre-existi...
by Caoimhghín
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 166
Views: 5262

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

Explain what you mean here by renunciation that needs counterbalancing, please. Thanks There are many discourses in the Pali Canon, like the Potaliya Sutta ( MN 54 ), that emphasize the necessity to renounce worldly affairs. According to these texts, renunciation is a requisite for arahantship, the...
by Caoimhghín
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: Which translation of the Diamond Sutra would you recommend?

This interlinear translation by Venerable Yifa, M. C. Owens, and P. M. Romaskiewicz with associated commentary (I'm not sure the author of the commentary, though) might be of interest to you if you are a fellow language nerd.

http://ntireader.org/taisho/t0235.html
by Caoimhghín
Fri May 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

If vinaya prohibitions like this are found in the Theravāda tradition, they are not observed in my experience. Much for the better. At the Scarborough Vihara in Canada for instance vinaya study is woven into sutta study and Pāli lessons, which anyone can attend.
by Caoimhghín
Thu May 23, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?
Replies: 34
Views: 1141

Re: Why there is no Mahavairocana Tantra in General Mahayana?

It is like the Vinaya, in the Mahayana traditions, they say lay people should not read the Vinaya. Just out of curiosity - do you have a quote for this? Who and which tradition says that laypeople shouldn’t read the vinaya? I’ve never heard about this before. I was also somewhat bewildered but I fi...
by Caoimhghín
Sat May 18, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Kalachakra deity, Tantric Buddhism

thomaslaw wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:10 am
Why such a practice is able to become an essential part of Buddhist tradition?
It's not an essential part of Buddhist tradition. If it was an essential part of Buddhist tradition, all Buddhist tradition would incorporate it. That's what 'essential' means to me, at least.
by Caoimhghín
Wed May 15, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 200
Views: 4833

Re: For the science and religion crowd

Queequeg wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:41 am
I don't know if all Buddhists would respond so incredulously.

For instance, I'd just think they were Catholic. :shrug:
Oh, certainly. I suppose I told my story with the unspoken assumption that the two parties knew nothing of each other's traditions.

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