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by Coëmgenu
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 84
Views: 1374

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

There might be a difference between pratītyasamutpādaḥ 因緣法 & pratītyasamutpannāṃ 緣生法 as it relates to which "one" of them "is" emptiness.

But maybe I am talking nonsense.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen

Beautifully chosen passage, thank you @Coëmgenu. And makes the point again about the 'heart-mind' ambiguity. :namaste: Turns out my Sanskrit is better than I thought: parinirvṛtaṃ (final nirvana) dṛṣṭva (seeing) mamātmabhāvaṃ (my being) dhātūṣu (my relics) pūjāṃ (worshiping) vividhāṃ karonti| That ...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Post-awakening cultivation in Zen

They are indeed. This true mind is natural and does not come from outside. It is not confined to cultivation in past, present, or future. The dearest and most intimate thing there could be is to preserve the mind yourself. If you know the mind, you will reach transcendence by preserving it. I am in...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 84
Views: 1374

Re: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?

If by suchness, you meant dependent arising, then your statement above implies that both inanimate things and sentient beings are dependently arisen. No problem here. By suchness, I mean emptiness, śūnyatā. The rest of your questions are irrelevant. My questions are irrelevant because sunyata is no...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Buddhahood of Insentient Beings Exclusively East-Asian?
Replies: 84
Views: 1374

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: 84
Views: 1374

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: 84
Views: 1374

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: 329

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: 329

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: 329

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: 828

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: 329

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: 329

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: 1154

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: 254

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: 329

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: 611

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: 611

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: 2111

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: 704

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/

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