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by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika
Replies: 72
Views: 2383

Re: A request to explain Vajrayana to a common Mahayanika

So from this thread I gather that tantrikāḥ believe that they have received abhiṣeka from the 10-directional Buddhas. This is the same abhiṣeka that "common-path" (or whatever the appropriate term here is) bodhisattvāḥ receive at the close of the 10th bodhisattvabhūmi. This abhiṣeka takes place in ā...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 247

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

The transition from environmental sentiment to the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, by way of an adaptation of B Ziporyn's local/global coherence/incoherence dialectic, is noteworthy. :good: I have to read more Ziporyn. And more "real" Tiāntāi. The two just sort of flow seamlessly into one another for me, whi...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 247

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

What do you notice in it? Environmentalism? :shrug: What were you thinking would be noticed? I'll second the thank you for putting it up all the same though, it is a nice blurb. The transition from environmental sentiment to the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, by way of an adaptation of B Ziporyn's local/glo...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 247

Re: Lecture by Ryoei Tyler, 2013

DGA wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:38 pm
What do you notice in it?
Environmentalism? :shrug: What were you thinking would be noticed?

I'll second the thank you for putting it up all the same though, it is a nice blurb.
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1823

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

The particular Dharma is, upon analysis, the Dharmadhatu. This is a thesis in the form of an identity proposition, y = x. Let's see the analysis which proves your thesis: a given particular dharma is the dharmadhātu because...? Because, in the highly paraphrased words of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśv...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1823

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I understood the point you were trying to make. But it is not a deep point. Realizing the emptiness of one thing is the realization of the emptiness of all things. As for your second point, what Buddhanature? Is it something that truly exists? Or is it a conventional truth, a way of talking about s...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice
Replies: 26
Views: 807

Re: why i stopped a daily Nichirenesque practice

1. I'm not sure that Nichiren Buddhism lacks anything fundamentally, though the comparative lack of instruction compared to something like Zen could be an impediment. Or in other circumstances that might be an advantage. This is perhaps the biggest impediment I find to maintaining a Nichiren practi...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?

Aren't beings on stages 7-10 or 8-10 all different classes of Buddhas, albeit not "supreme" ones? I would say no. As i understand, Buddhas doesn't uphold a particular point of view, Bodhisattvas does uphold a particular point of view. Buddhas has gone beyhond, and Bodhisattvas are still in the real...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1823

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Just me, but I would probably stick with something simple like "the realm of experience" (or what Malcolm suggested) rather than fabricating the concept of The Absolute. I mean Buddhism has ultimate truth in the 2 truths doctrine (which is sometimes referred to as "absolute truth"), but "The Absolu...
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?
Replies: 16
Views: 501

Re: Chenrezig/Avalokita - Buddha or Bodhisattva?

Aren't beings on stages 7-10 or 8-10 all different classes of Buddhas, albeit not "supreme" ones?
by Coëmgenu
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?

season 10 and 11 of x-files. IMO season 11 was better than any of the first 10 seasons. ...I don’t think you’re allowed to say that. Just kidding (...kind of ...lol) but let me ask you, did you watch x-files when it was coming out and, if so, has your opinion changed? I watched the first 4 seasons ...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1823

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I can see the shortcomings in "absolute". What would be a simple way to translate dharmadhatu for non-Buddhist specialist? Just me, but I would probably stick with something simple like "the realm of experience" (or what Malcolm suggested) rather than fabricating the concept of The Absolute. I mean...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1823

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

https://jaygarfield.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/garfield_reply_to_ziporyn.pdf Yeah, those guys don't get it. What I get from that is, Ziporyn should probably try and work with another word besides "identify". He goes and coins a few odd terms - local coherence, global incoherence, for instance. For...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Another day in America

Bro, and-I-quote the infantile gambino, "this is America" we're talking about. That goddamn constitution might as well be the Vedas. Born of the mouth of Brahma, constituting the body of Brahma, Brahma-become. They aren't going to just scrap it. If we had a constitutional convention they could. Its...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Another day in America

To pass an amendment to the constitution you’d need a constitutional convention, which is extremely difficult. That's one way, but at a constitutional convention the entire piece of paper would be up for rewriting. They could scrap the whole thing and write something completely different. Then it w...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Another day in America

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/13/us/security-officer-police-shooting-suburban-chicago/index.html Man who stopped active shooter, is killed by police... This is America... I read about this earlier, it is similar to the death of Philando Castile, who was legally obligated to inform the police that he ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Another day in America
Replies: 65
Views: 1508

Re: Another day in America

There are also many people who feel that they need guns to be able to figure against a rogue government, as if an AR15 can compete against an M1 Abrams tank. DS My own father is one of such men, who believes he must arm himself against a coming genocide. He has better luck against his own native Ca...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1823

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

Here is a scholarly article on Tiantai for the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy by Brook Ziporyn, Professor of Chinese Religion at University of Chicago Divinity School, Traditional Buddhism gives a rather commonsensical account of sentient experience: every moment of sentient experience ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?
Replies: 94
Views: 1823

Re: Lotus Vs wisdom Vs flower garland sutra worldview?

I thought abhidharma was practically demolished by nagarjuna? I agree with Astus and Malcolm that this isn't the case. But assume it is: why not read Nagarjuna? I believe I can learn allot more allot quicker reading commentaries, synopses and overviews than just reading the original text. I'm sure ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?
Replies: 10
Views: 871

Re: Chilling adventures of Sabrina. Did you watch?

climb-up wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:33 pm
season 10 and 11 of x-files.
IMO season 11 was better than any of the first 10 seasons.

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