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by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: J. Stone's book on Original Enlightenment

Jacqueline Stone's book Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism is referenced quite often in this forum. Because it's called upon to support some wildly divergent claims, it would be worthwhile to examine just what that book puts forward. Here's the publisher's b...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

There are various teaching methods employed by the Buddha in the Lotus Sutra... Teaching methods are methods used by someone to explain something. Methods of attaining awakening in common Mahāyāna are restricted to the six perfections. The six perfections take a long time to complete, birth after b...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God
Replies: 25
Views: 391

Re: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God

Oh yes, I just remembered that some Chinese Christians like to claim that the Jade Emperor is really YHWH. The Chinese translation for YHWH in Chinese Protestant bibles is "Shangdi", taken from the name of the supreme deity of the Shang Dynasty. I see no reason to give in to their Semitic myths per...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Please support your assertions with scholarship. I also recommend Buddhism in China: A Historical Survey , an essay available in Antonio Cua's compilation Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy . Around 400, the brothers Asanga and Vasubandhu built on other, later Mahayana sutras, and founded Yogacara,...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How influential is the "Awakening of Faith" in Japan?
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: How influential is the "Awakening of Faith" in Japan?

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:45 am
In proofreading the above, a nistake was found:
Oh the hubris....
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: logic behind NMRK?
Replies: 16
Views: 407

Re: logic behind NMRK?

2) What does it mean to have faith in the lotus sutra? I myself am very interested in seeing responses to this question of yours, specifically as it relates to faith vs śrāddha, etc. Did you know that Tiāntāi had a huge problem with the Great Vehicle Awakening of Śrāddha Treatise (大乗起信論/ Mahāyānaśr...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God
Replies: 25
Views: 391

Re: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:28 pm
Just using 'Jehovah' as a respectful shorthand for YHVH -HaShem, the God of Moses.
It was that same God of whom I was speaking who was once a Heavenly Bull, once the husband of Asherah, etc. At different times at different strands.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God
Replies: 25
Views: 391

Re: Shakra-Indra as Xtian God

Nicholas Weeks wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:04 pm

3) Does the "Christian God" mean Jehovah of the O.T.?
"Jehovah" doesn't even mean Jehovah of the O.T.

Which Jehovah? The one who rules the council of other gods? The one whose wife is Ashera? The one who had a son named Jesus not with that wife (scandelous!)?
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Please support your assertions with scholarship. I also recommend Buddhism in China: A Historical Survey , an essay available in Antonio Cua's compilation Encyclopedia of Chinese Philosophy . Around 400, the brothers Asanga and Vasubandhu built on other, later Mahayana sutras, and founded Yogacara,...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:37 pm

Most Yogācāra texts weren't translated yet.
[Formatting post.]
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Here is the aforementioned private correspondence, from the archived personal letter 四念處: "In Vasubandhu's theory of consciousness-only, there is only the one consciousness, but it is divided into the discriminating and the undiscriminating forms of consciousness; the discriminating consciousness is...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

Afaik not really radical,it is from Tathāgatagarbha, one of the three mainstays of Mahayana teaching(along with Yogacara and Madhyamaka. Ven Zhiyi is pre-Yogacara, in the sense that he was writing in a time before Yogacara became highly prominent as a mainstream discourse. It was still in the stage...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

For instance, I willl find the quote in a bit, but, there is a preserved private correspondence of Ven Zhiyi's, commenting on "Vasubandhu's mind-only system", and IMO it can be inferred from it that at this embryonic stage of East Asian Yogacara is was still ambiguous as to if cittamatra constituted...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

The Lotus Sutra is regarded as a supreme text all over East Asia; promoting the radical equality of all beings and their future Buddhahood. The buddhanature of Devadatta is no different than my buddhanature or that of my cat or that of the Buddha. This is the great Dharma that I and so many follow....
by Coëmgenu
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Contradicting sutras
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Contradicting sutras

Depends on the school, but some commentators say that the statement in the Larger Sutra is provisional. And this statement alone dispels something of some preconceived myths that may surround Buddhisms that base themselves around either a given particular sūtra or a given thematically related or un...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 86
Views: 1655

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

Two points of clarification regarding this tangent. Rest assured, the Luke Sutcliffe is not the individual's real name. He spent less than 24 hours in holding, though that does not lessen the wrongness of the situation. It was long, long ago. Alas, though, IMO this demonstrates the point made in the...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: simultaneity of cause and effect
Replies: 160
Views: 2589

Re: simultaneity of cause and effect

When the Lotus Sutra says "this sutra", or to be more precise when it speaks of the expounding of "this (Lotus) sutra" by the Buddha called 'eternal' in this context by many, I think it actually refers to contact at the sense bases itself. That is, of course, my own silly pet theory, which has littl...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?
Replies: 22
Views: 487

Re: Is the Mystic Law the same as God? If not, how so?

Forgive I don't know who the venerables are My own eccentricity is to blame. I decided a while ago to refer to both living and dead monastics as "Venerables". Be they contemporary or passed. Ven Nichiren is the founder of the sect(s) of Buddhism that this subforum is dedicated to. Ven Zhiyi founded...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Western Gyo, Eastern Gyo in Tendai
Replies: 34
Views: 6910

Re: Western Gyo, Eastern Gyo in Tendai

but I am not particularly interested or likely to be interested in receiving the 2 realms mandala transmission, I assume that that is the "esoteric" portion of the education. I should add, this is due to a general unease of "commitment", which I would only imagine would be problematized by "samaya"...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Source of Indra's Net?
Replies: 86
Views: 1655

Re: Source of Indra's Net?

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:06 am
Well it was also a bow of deep respect for posting.
Then I thank you without the caveats.