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by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Reciting sutras in shindoku is comparable to Latin Mass in a Catholic Church. I took Latin in grade school. I have a feeling my teacher was not pronouncing Latin in any form that an ancient Roman would. He was pronouncing it like a New Yorker. I can't imagine that some of those Latin portions of ma...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

So, is it Sanskritized Chinese grammar with Sinitic pronunciations as pronounced in older Japanese accents? Or do the Japanese insert various grammatical particles (I imagine a lot would be necessary) into the text to make it more intelligible to them? I don't think Kumarajiva translated like that,...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Shindoku is more or less a way to read Chinese utilizing the onyomi. Its basically kambun. So, is it Sanskritized Chinese grammar with Sinitic pronunciations as pronounced in older Japanese accents? Or do the Japanese insert various grammatical particles (I imagine a lot would be necessary) into th...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

Shindoku is more or less a way to read Chinese utilizing the onyomi. Its basically kambun. So, is it Sanskritized Chinese grammar with Sinitic pronunciations as pronounced in older Japanese accents? Or do the Japanese insert various grammatical particles (I imagine a lot would be necessary) into th...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

You knew what I meant though. Consider modern vernacular English vs formal English. I just got hired at a court transcriptionist office, and the difference is striking. Right down to simple differences like "yup" vs "yes", which we have to "correct". Also "going to" vs "gonna", etc. But shindoku wa...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

The Japanese language never fails to confuse me…. I remember being a little boy in Japan and being confused by the fact that apparently there were three written forms of the Japanese alphabet. May I ask … how can it be modern Japanese if it isn’t also spoken Japanese? These are of course one-and-th...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?
Replies: 35
Views: 526

Re: Gongyo in Japanese (not shindoku/onyomi)?

So is this — “Kaikyoge” from the Nichiren Shu service book — actually modern-day spoken Japanese? No. Not spoken Japanese. But it is modern Japanese. The Japanese language never fails to confuse me…. I remember being a little boy in Japan and being confused by the fact that apparently there were th...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vitarkavicāra
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Vitarkavicāra

Yes, that thread opens with a fake Malcolm quote, but it was corrected.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vitarkavicāra
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Vitarkavicāra

Some more quick context, the SuttaCentral debate is between "hard dhyanists" and "soft dhyānists," as usual.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Vitarkavicāra
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Vitarkavicāra

On SuttaCentral, as of late, there has been massive and lively debate as to what the dhyānic factors of vitarka and vicāra actually are. Sources being cited range from the Abhidharmakośa to the Yogācārabhūmiśāstra (śrāvakabhūmi section, obv) . The dialogue is quite interesting IMO but the debate is ...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Atīśa and śrāvaka texts
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Atīśa and śrāvaka texts

It looks like he just had teams work on revised translations for readability. Did he actually "ban" any particular scriptures? Or is this advanced broken telephone Context: https://dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=31909&p=471769&hilit=Tibetan#p471769 Ralpacan decided it was a waste of time to t...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6129

Re: What is reborn after death?

I am highly skeptical that the gandharva has much of anyhting to do with the antarabhava, other than being co-present. What do you mean by this? There is no good evidence that the gandharva is either the intermediate existence or an intermediate being. It is simply described as a thing that is nece...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6129

Re: What is reborn after death?

Sentient Light wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:12 am
I am highly skeptical that the gandharva has much of anyhting to do with the antarabhava, other than being co-present.
What do you mean by this?
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddha nature?
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: What is Buddha nature?

The dharmakāya is like this axe. This axe is my grandfather’s axe, I tell you, handed down to me through my father’s line. I got this axe when my father died when I was 21. I used it all my life to make a living. Over time, the head had to be replaced, of course. And at one point, the handle got a c...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6129

Re: What is reborn after death?

Just look at the Kośabhāṣyam. Don't worry, I don't believe this dvayānika dharma. But I am interesting in learning what they believe nonetheless. I've read a few sections of Kośabhāṣyam, but TBH, the parts to-do with gandharvāḥ seem sparse on detail for my ever hungry proliferating mind. My ever hu...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6129

Re: What is reborn after death?

Did you read the thread on the Gandhabba in the Classical Theravāda section of DhammaWheel? I questioned Ven Dhammanando about Theravāda's lack of belief in an antarābhāva, yet belief in an gandhabba. He said Assuming ‘gandhabba’ to be a term whose referent would have been understood by the Buddha’...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6129

Re: What is reborn after death?

Did you read the thread on the Gandhabba in the Classical Theravāda section of DhammaWheel? I questioned Ven Dhammanando about Theravāda's lack of belief in an antarābhāva, yet belief in an gandhabba. He said Assuming ‘gandhabba’ to be a term whose referent would have been understood by the Buddha’s...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6129

Re: What is reborn after death?

No, I’m making a very specific point. To conceive of an ‘airy or intangible’ spirit is to make of. It ‘a thing’, which is the precise meaning of ‘reification’. It is to conceive of it in terms of it being an entity. I am saying that this understanding of the matter is based on a misunderstood metap...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6129

Re: What is reborn after death?

Wayfarer wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:36 am
I don’t think you’re seeing the point about reification.
It's likely that we are both seeing each other's posts as non-sequiturs IMO.

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