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by Coëmgenu
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 39
Views: 752

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

We have these "fake monks" in SF. I have interacted with them. The clue is that they try to give you some trinket and then immediately ask for money. I have wondered if they are organized, or if this sort of thing is individually driven, but I can't say. I got into a discussion with one of them abo...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: I want a Nittatsu gohonzon!
Replies: 26
Views: 556

Re: I want a Nittatsu gohonzon!

That looks way cool. Are these written in Chinese or Japanese? I may well not be informed properly. Apologies if as such is the case. From a certain perspective, "technically" they are written in Sanskrit, aside from one unambiguously Japanese word/character, the name of the Venerable Nichiren. AFA...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

There is another ekayāna narrative concerning the liberation of the Arhantaḥ, from the Venerable Nāgārjuna's Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra It is quite unlikely that the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra is a composition of Nāgārjuna. See Bronkhorst, Language and Reality: On an Episode in Indian Thought , from pa...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: Tiantai Meditation

四念處。一觀身。色蘊。二觀受是苦。 受蘊。 Four mindfulness bases. First, contemplation of body as not pure [aviśuddhi?]. The form aggregate. Second, contemplation of sensations as duḥkha. The sensation aggregate. 三觀心無常。 識蘊。四觀法無我。 想行蘊。 Third, contemplation of mind as inconstant. The consciousness aggregate. Fourth, con...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

I don't think that the ekayana is found in all three provisional paths so much as all three provisional paths are means to the end of leading beings to Mahayana and hence Buddhahood. Maybe that is a distinction without a difference. [...] The narrative that you outline is something that I know resp...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3362

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

'Samsara and life are not the same thing' ... Wrong in so many ways on so many levels its actually funny. Oh boy. :lol: But they are different. They are also completely the same. And they say Buddhism is "scientific". :sage: Well, Buddhadharma, as 'science' doesn't bear too much examination, does i...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1642
Views: 134015

Re: Music time

I'm only allowed to listen to this when my boyfriend is out of the house.

by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3362

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Simon E. wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 am
'Samsara and life are not the same thing' ...

Wrong in so many ways on so many levels its actually funny. Oh boy. :lol:
But they are different. They are also completely the same. And they say Buddhism is "scientific". :sage:
by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 74
Views: 1455

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Hua-yen thinkers developed new theories of dependent origination [...] to clarify how the one mind manifests as the phenomenal world. These are the theories Stone cites as examples: "dharma-realm origination (fa chieh yuan ch'i)" "tathagathagarbha origination (ju lai tsang yuan-ch'i)" and "nature o...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Translatorhood
Replies: 28
Views: 881

Re: Translatorhood

Motova wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:44 pm
I bet in 15-20 years computer translators will be better anyways.... :stirthepot:
They need to learn how to think first!
by Coëmgenu
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

One last substantiation comes to mind of ekayāna as identical to bodhisattvayāna/Mahāyāna: the term 二乘之人 which is used in occasional contradistinction to 大乘之人 ('Mahāyānist' or 'Mahāyāni') . 二乘之人 would be loosely equivalent to *dvayānika or "two-vehicle-er ("two vehiclist" is an equally awkward adapt...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Short answer, since I lost a detailed post of sūtra citations. 1) Buddhayāna, Ekayāna, Mahayāna and Bodhisattvayāna are absolute synonyms. 2) The teaching of three vehicles is a skillful means. The trio Śrāvakayāna, Prayetyekabuddhayāna and Mahāyāna are more more common in sutras than the trio Śrāv...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Mahayana (which is the same as Ekayana) And therein lies the controverted point: is the Mahāyāna the ekayāna? When I read the LS, I see three provisional paths outlined and one definitive path. The three provisional paths being pratyayasaṃbodhiyāna, śrāvakayāna,& bodhisattvayāna. I see one definiti...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?
Replies: 102
Views: 2657

Re: Is NMRK the definitive Buddhist path?

The piece shows when a government and it's people follow false teachings the people and the land suffers. Which false teaching would that be? Art of the Deal. A classic from the 80s AD . 川普子交易法, Master Chuānpǔ's Deal Art. Based on a wicked chain of eleven postulated dharmāḥ: 1. THINK BIG 2. GET WOR...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Buddhas have to die? 1 or 3 or 4 Vehicles?
Replies: 228
Views: 796

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

Meaning son, the meaning. The location of the placement of the macron is rather important. It determines the semantic value of the compound, or the meaning. For instance: ekayana with a macron on the second a is "one vehicle". Ekayana with the macron on the first a is not. Somehow my reply did not ...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Yes, I understand the Mahayana to be the ekayana. In the last analysis, the two terms are fungible into each other. I don't think that the ekayana is found in all three provisional paths so much as all three provisional paths are means to the end of leading beings to Mahayana and hence Buddhahood. ...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Mahayana (which is the same as Ekayana) And therein lies the controverted point: is the Mahāyāna the ekayāna? When I read the LS, I see three provisional paths outlined and one definitive path. The three provisional paths being pratyayasaṃbodhiyāna, śrāvakayāna,& bodhisattvayāna. I see one definiti...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

The LS, like the Buddha, teaches a one vehicle path. Not two. Not three. Not four. This is highly debatable, which is why there is debate about it. Well, what that "one" path is, is the debate, isn't it? It seems clear that there's "one" though. Whatever it is. The LS seems to go far out of its way...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 93
Views: 3029

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Would this be something you extrapolated on your own, or does the LS discuss four yanas? No. This four yanāni business is wrong speech born of misunderstanding. The LS, like the Buddha, teaches a one vehicle path. Not two. Not three. Not four. If the three are provisional, and one definitive in whi...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Buddhas have to die? 1 or 3 or 4 Vehicles?
Replies: 228
Views: 796

Re: Monastic Tibetan Buddhists Fear Death More

Ahem: Concentration means keeping the mind firmly centered in a single object — the direct path (ekayana-magga) — not letting it tip, lean, or waver under the influence of its preoccupations, whether good or bad, past or future; keeping the mind honest and upright. https://www.accesstoinsight.org/l...