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by Coëmgenu
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path
Replies: 47
Views: 548

Re: Chan Texts: Translations & Studies

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:26 pm
[talking about someone else's position] the Zen doctrine is no doctrine, which is still a doctrine.
Is no doctrine a doctrine?

"What are your doctrines."
"None. We don't have any."
"Is that doctrine?"
"No."
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Bhadrakalpika Sutra
Replies: 19
Views: 1894

Re: Bhadrakalpika Sutra

Here's a dumb question, why kalpika in this context? Why not just kalpa?

It reminds me of Daśabhūmikasūtra, why bhūmika? Why not just bhūmi/bhūmyaḥ?
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Here is another silly question, if I will be forgiven, is the 'subtle body', and entrance into it or the state of it, or death, what have you, it's own form of 'embodiment' or otherwise rebirth in a subtle body? So this is actually answered in the kośa section, in-between beings aren't born (yet). ...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

We've gandharvas in the bardo. Are we gandharvas now? Silly questions, I know.
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

#beingtagged I want to apologize. I said something stupid and perhaps inadverdently hurtful. I said it here: It's all because of that cursèd Jacqueline Stone and her terrible, horrible, no good, very bad book called Original Enlightenment in which she mangles the Mahāyānaśraddhotpādaśāstra. Rory sa...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Here is another silly question, if I will be forgiven, is the 'subtle body', and entrance into it or the state of it, or death, what have you, it's own form of 'embodiment' or otherwise rebirth in a subtle body?
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Pardon my ignorance if i havn't read the former posts clearly enough. But do we have a subtle body in the bardo that resembles the human body with had in the life we just departed? I think: "Being projected by the same action that projects the pūrvakālabhava, an intermediate being has the form of t...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

What I find striking is that there is no mention of any of the later schools as being, amongst them, various specifically Mahāyāna schools. No mention, as far as I have noticed as of yet. That's not a bad thing, per se. That's not ill-speech or anything of the like, but there isn't a widespread kno...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

And what is the relation of the "it eats smells" etymology?
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Yes. Then the depictions of gandharvāni or gandharvāḥ as somewhat angelic wingèd people playing instruments is Indic fancy? No, there are two kinds of gandharvas, one, a type of demigod, the other, a name for a bardo being. If you will humour me the endless questions of a youngster, why these two k...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

This is because we are a gandharva (although my previous question in the previous post still stands, I am much more ignorant than I might try to appear, much much more) . I read about these in the Pāli Canon. In EBT studies, there is a somewhat wave-making article by the Venerable Śrāvaka Anālayo e...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

"Being projected by the same action that projects the pūrvakālabhava, an intermediate being has the form of this being." <-- does this mean that, for the sake of example, a being to be embodied as a cat has something of a form of a cat in the bardo? Or an asura, to use a more conventional example? ...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

We're dead, so I am assuming that the sense-media, in their traditional understanding, either do not apply or apply very differently. Which consciousnesses are operative before embodiment? all, since we have complete aggregates, sense bases, and sense elements in the bardo. This is because we are a...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

all, since we have complete aggregates, sense bases, and sense elements in the bardo. Is there form in the bardo? There is a subtle body. See the Kosha. Chapter three, near the beginning. mṛtyupapattibhavayorantarā bhavatīha yaḥ| gamyadeśānupetatvānnopapanno'ntarābhavaḥ|| Intermediate existence, wh...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

We're dead, so I am assuming that the sense-media, in their traditional understanding, either do not apply or apply very differently. Which consciousnesses are operative before embodiment? all, since we have complete aggregates, sense bases, and sense elements in the bardo. Is there form in the bar...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

We're dead, so I am assuming that the sense-media, in their traditional understanding, either do not apply or apply very differently.

Which consciousnesses are operative before embodiment?
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra
Replies: 0
Views: 78

The Antiquity and Novelty of the Lotus Sūtra

This is a thread for gathering information on both antique and innovative elements that can be found in the Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra. There are scholars that have .... { i am no expert in this and this is like foggy layman interpretation from stuff i read } ....written that it is impossible for Sakya...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Namo Gurubhya Pronounciation?
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Namo Gurubhya Pronounciation?

How do you pronounce Namo Gurubhya? Na-mo Goo-roo-byah? Na-mo Goo-roo-bay? Na-mo Goo-roo-bay-ah? How? Do you know IPA? nəmo gurubʰjə Three syllables. The ə is a mid-central vowel, or a schwa. Click the ə here . The "J" is pronounced like the y in "gra b y our umbrella". The B is aspirated. Chances ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Seishin wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:53 am
Tiantai was influenced by Vijñānavāda, but was far more influenced by Madhyamaka to the point where many will say that Tiantai IS Madhyamaka
:good:
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

"A fox is basically a dog." :buddha1: Indeed. At this point I see the exchange as: "Ven Zhiyi doesn't hold cittamātra views. Here's some substantiating evidence ". "Remember that the founders of Tiantai and Huayan schools are Chinese monks who have made a Chinese Buddhism. Chinese Buddhism is citta...

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