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by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis
Replies: 31
Views: 752

Re: An Account of the Tiāntāi Synthesis

If I may say, I will invoke Zhiyi and point out you're privileging a particular understanding of mind based on the mind we believe sentient beings possess. Remember that Zhiyi can make any dharma the center... so, Mind is Rock. But, Rock is also Mind. Mind appears as Rock, and Rock appears as Mind....
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?
Replies: 15
Views: 278

Re: How do I go deeper into Zen practice?

I tried Tibetan, but it seems to be mostly chanting and not a lot of meditation. If you will forgive me to be contrarian for a moment, with only the best of intentions, some Tibetans might say that Zazen seems like a lot of just sitting, not a lot of just meditation. It is a matter of perspective.
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Murder Most Foul.
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Murder Most Foul.

practitioner wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:50 pm
How about posts only meant to :stirthepot:
But that's my favourite, because it is the most honest. More people should use that emoticon, then their participation would be more honest IMO.

:stirthepot: :spy: :sage: :meditate:
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: “Never seek this Gohonzon outside yourself,”
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: “Never seek this Gohonzon outside yourself,”

Discourses of inanimate Buddha-nature, whether from Ven Dōgen or Ven Zhànrán, sees "the mind" as adhyātmaṃ citte bahirdhā citte ’dhyātmabahirdhā citte . If I may digress further and explore what I perceive as the possible relevance of the śrāvaka Buddhavacana above ascribed Mahāyāna venerables, as ...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: -ise vs -ize
Replies: 19
Views: 184

Re: -ise vs -ize

Aie misse the daes afour Ye Gutenberg Press, when we would enscribe as we wished.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle
Replies: 27
Views: 754

Re: "Forgiveness Is Not Buddhist" Article by McLeod in Tricycle

As I understand it, the (typically Christian?) concept of forgiveness does "not advise asking others to absolve us from our misdeeds" either. Surely Christian teachings ask us to forgive others , not ask them to forgive us - don't they? I think part of the issue is where does "the Christian view" s...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: “Never seek this Gohonzon outside yourself,”
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: “Never seek this Gohonzon outside yourself,”

So I posted something here a while ago, but it was too scary for the Buddhists, so I'll give what was referred to as the "properly Buddhist" version I alluded to in the now-gone post, and wont mention Jesus, save for the two words cited in that now-gone post: Σ̣μ̣́πετν́ϩ̣ϣν, Ṣeṃ́peteńhšn, "of your i...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Confucianism and feminism in Buddhist organizations
Replies: 32
Views: 514

Re: Confucianism and feminism in Buddhist organizations

I got nothing. :shrug: I’m a gay man, so I’m sure the Confucianists wouldn’t be thrilled with me, and that the MRA people wouldn’t be either, so I’m not exactly sympathetic to their cause, as it were. I don't think Confucious himself had anything against gay people. The only place gay people and Co...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 835

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

No thanks. If the Clintons have any decency, they will not impose themselves on the country again and just retire to Chapaqua so I can limit my exposure to running into them at the Stone Barns farmer's market. Ummmm but she can beat Trump and the Rock in a cage match. Therefore she deserves to be p...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 835

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

It can't be all bad. Look, if we take this idiocracy to its extreme, we might be able to avert wars in the future by holding head of state pay per view cage matches. In which case, again, the Rock 2020! Hillary would kick his ass. She is a very resourceful woman. #CageMatchHillaryVSTrump the redo o...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 835

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

Well if its just a matter of celebrity, my vote is for the Rock. Jesse Ventura had a similar background in professional wrestling and he did OK in Minnesota. Idiocracy: it seems fiction has become reality. It can't be all bad. Look, if we take this idiocracy to its extreme, we might be able to aver...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Do Admins/Mods have access to read our PMs?
Replies: 22
Views: 509

Re: Do Admins/Mods have access to read our PMs?

Probably just means you need to delete some messages. You are only allowed 100 in your box at a time. That indeed was the issue. However, I still would like to know if PM's are private or not. It's a pretty big deal to me (and I imagine others.) So, I await an official response to that. (Thank you!...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Confucianism and feminism in Buddhist organizations
Replies: 32
Views: 514

Re: Confucianism and feminism in Buddhist organizations

Almost all shinto rituals are completely Confucian in style and outer form. Even the inner form of most shinto ritual is highly Confucianized. This is "Confucian" music: [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGBUcNyu22w[/media] But we would never call Shintoism Confucianism. And this music is disti...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Will Oprah Run for President?
Replies: 45
Views: 835

Re: Will Oprah Run for President?

I don't think the current head of the Catholic Church is eligible to be president, given that they are already a head of state.

Poprah will have to wait until she finishes her functions there.
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?
Replies: 20
Views: 743

Re: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?

You can basically also look at it like this, but I think the there is still a translation failure on the part of who originally rendered the passage into English. Extended above are the mysterious [blueprints], and arrayed below lie the courts of darkness. The primordial [spirit] is contained within...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Sum-pa Language?
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: Sum-pa Language?

can anyone tell me what the "sum-pa" laguage is (as in sum-pa'i ked-du)? e.g., Zhang-zhung-gi ked-du: Ta-la-pa-ta-ya-na-ha Sum-pai ked-du: A-ra-na-ba-li-ya Gya-gar ked-du: Naga Raja Dhaya Bod ked-du: Lui Pang-kong This is probably a moron answer, and please forgive me, but it looks like several var...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Soka Gakkai/SGI
Topic: What is the goal of SGI: Why so many "Divisions," etc.?
Replies: 31
Views: 624

Re: What is the goal of SGI: Why so many "Divisions," etc.?

It was always women who really powered it. "The women" are the unacknowledged backbone of all organized religious endeavour, generally, IMO. There are some very hard working "church ladies", who demand no authority for themselves, yet inexplicably have it all the same, that I remember from the very...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?
Replies: 20
Views: 743

Re: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?

Pneuma is a theological term for the spirit/wind/breath that God blows into/breathes into people to make them alive.

I wonder what the original Chinese term was.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Shingon fire ritual
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Shingon fire ritual

BuddhistPeasant wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:19 pm
I suppose its not something secret
The rituals themselves are performed in public, but I imagine the meanings of the gestures etc. are esoteric/secret.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Sarvāstivāda vinaya section
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Sarvāstivāda vinaya section

Astus wrote:
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:01 pm
Coëmgenu wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:02 pm
the section of the Sarvāstivāda vinaya
vol 37, p269c

cf. Cullavagga 5.3
Thank you!