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by Coëmgenu
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 72
Views: 1008

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

No, it is not derived from any Indian basis at all. Also this doctrine was rejected by many Chinese Buddhists as well. It appears to be a special feature of the Tienta'i school, but was rejected by Hua Yen scholars (justifiably, in my opinion). Arguing that the container world appears as buddhafiel...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 72
Views: 1008

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

Thank you Queequeg for the in depth explanation, very useful. I would emphatically say "cannot be traced to Indian roots" does not equal false. It's derived from an Indian basis via some further philosophical speculation, which is very subtle. No, it is not derived from any Indian basis at all. Als...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 72
Views: 1008

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

When Venerable Dōgen says that rocks, trees, various things, have Buddha-nature, he says it is because they are synonymous with mind. He further points out that mind is synonymous with the sentient being. Whose mind? Surely not the rock's. IMO Further: https://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=27...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Astika Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Astika Buddhism?

If the non-Buddhist crowd is trying to differentiate between "good" Buddhisms that they don't mind and that bad Buddhism they don't like, then it might be better to make one kind of Buddhism more attractive, rather than run the risk of both being branded unattractive by public consensus. IMO I'm tr...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Astika Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Astika Buddhism?

From the Wiki article Kim linked: "To Asanga, nastika are those who say "nothing whatsoever exists", and the worst kind of nastika are those who deny all designation and reality. Astika are those who accept merit in and practice a religious life." It sounds like it didn't have anything to do with T...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Astika Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Astika Buddhism?

From the Wiki article Kim linked: "To Asanga, nastika are those who say "nothing whatsoever exists", and the worst kind of nastika are those who deny all designation and reality. Astika are those who accept merit in and practice a religious life." It sounds like it didn't have anything to do with T...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kenshō the first Bhumi?
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Re: Kenshō the first Bhumi?

First, is Kenshō considered the first Bhumi, realization of emptiness? I've heard it, rather, described as like a glimmer of nirvāṇa, like one of the mind-moments of the path. Some people equate kenshō with complete and perfect awakening. I've heard it argued. I wouldn't know if that was reasonable...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Astika Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Astika Buddhism?

I mean that he must have said this for a reason.

At the time when he was writing, a lot of people were defining "astika" and "nastika" based on criteria that references the Vedas and the existence/nonexistence of ishvara.

I can't help but think he is making a strategic delineation in his society.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Astika Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Astika Buddhism?

I am wondering what this would have meant for his proto-Hindu co-religionists. What was the strategy in labelling Yogācāra as orthodox and Madhyamaka as heterodox, I wonder?
by Coëmgenu
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm also samsarictravelling at Dhamma Wheel.
Replies: 17
Views: 1150

Re: I'm also samsarictravelling at Dhamma Wheel.

samsarictravelling wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 8:06 am
Ayu wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 7:26 am

Thank you for this patient explanation.
Harr Harr Harr :lol: - never heard of it.
You're welcome, Ayu. :)
Apologies, I would have explained myself, but I didn't see the reply.

Luckily we have samsarictravelling!
by Coëmgenu
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey I'm Lucas
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Hey I'm Lucas

Stutters wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:52 pm
I'm a warehouse worker, nothing special.
I just got a job at a warehouse too!
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Astika Buddhism?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Astika Buddhism?

According to wikipedia, Venerable Asanga considered Yogācāra Buddhism to be 'astika', and Madhyamaka to be 'nastika', what is the context for this?
by Coëmgenu
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani

Are the first two words in the title in the locative? Neutral dual like compound and vocative i suppose... There is a chaos in gender and cases in an otherway. Yeah. I've hard another theory that these -e stems come from Maghadi Prakrit, depending on the age of this dharani. I was wondering if you ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani
Replies: 17
Views: 607

Re: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani

Are the first two words in the title in the locative?
by Coëmgenu
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra
Replies: 68
Views: 2097

Re: Importance of Secrecy in Secret Mantra

When I say the internet is not a proper forum for disseminating this material, I mean it is not a proper place for students with samaya to share information with those who lack samaya. When I first joined this forum there were all sorts of weird characters, I noticed they don't generally post publi...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Nagarjuna in China
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: Nagarjuna in China

Is this a related translation? I thought you were talking about this document, but this is from the 80s I just noticed.

http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/928/
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan language question
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Tibetan language question

It depends on your goals, as I’m sure you know that colloquial Tibetan is very different from classical Tibetan. If your goal is to read Dharma texts, classical is what you should learn. If your goal is to converse with a Tibetan (ie work as a translator) then start with colloquial. I have heard di...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How to Purify Roots and Eggs?
Replies: 14
Views: 674

Re: How to Purify Roots and Eggs?

Tenma wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 4:44 am
Okay, so I got done mantras for meat, but what about eggs, roots, garlic, onions, and so on? How does one purify those of their defilements before eating them?
Just say grace.

Oh, nvm, sorry, this is a Buddhist forum, I forgot.

Just say ġrāce.
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 57
Views: 3024

Re: Circumcision

To your point, I'm not convinced there's any consensus at all regarding the question of whether God has a body or a gender among Abrahamic traditions. Anecdotal evidence of this point: https://danielomcclellan.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/is-god-circumcised/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_in_Mormoni...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quote of my day
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: Quote of my day

I just found this in a Pāli sutta. It made my day.
“Kā cānanda, [...] upāsikā bālā abyattā ammakā ammakapaññā?"
And who is this [...] stupid bumpkin laywoman mango-picker with a mango-picker's intellect, Ānanda?

-Aṅguttaranikāye Dhammikavagge Migasālāsuttaṃ AN6.44
Why, Buddha, why?!

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