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by Coëmgenu
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: bodhisattva vs bodhisatva
Replies: 21
Views: 3031

Re: bodhisattva vs bodhisatva

The Tibetans transliterate Sanskrit, much as we do using the Latin alphabet, using their alphabet and some special characters and diacritic type markings. Obviously. Which means that there's no debate whether there should be one or two Ts, the debate is over the usage of Tibetan orthography. I thin...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 488
Views: 37185

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Outwardly Mooji's view is that all phenomena arise from consciousness and are of the same nature of consciousness. That is not Dzogchen view at all. Not even slightly. If I may inquire, although that isn't the Dzogchen view according to you, it does look like the general Yogācāra view. Perhaps a fo...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

One dictionary says origin is Urdu, from Persian hindū, from Hind, India... :shrug: Wiktionary to the rescue: Hindū: From Persian هندو‎ (Hindū, “Indian, Hindu”), from Middle Persian hndwk' (Hindūg, “Indian”), from hnd (Hind, “India”), from Old Persian hindu-, “India”, from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

One dictionary says origin is Urdu, from Persian hindū, from Hind, India... :shrug: Wiktionary to the rescue: Hindū: From Persian هندو‎ (Hindū, “Indian, Hindu”), from Middle Persian hndwk' (Hindūg, “Indian”), from hnd (Hind, “India”), from Old Persian hindu-, “India”, from Sanskrit सिन्धु (síndhu, ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

While reading an old 1930s book I noticed Hindû used with a diacritical. Same with Hindûsthân. Nowadays I do not see that, is or was that legitimate then? Maybe like nirvana, hindu is been Englished so often, the diacriticals are ignored?? The word Hindū is actually Persian. The Sanskrit is síndhu,...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Language
Topic: Hindu with circumflex?
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Hindu with circumflex?

While reading an old 1930s book I noticed Hindû used with a diacritical. Same with Hindûsthân. Nowadays I do not see that, is or was that legitimate then? Maybe like nirvana, hindu is been Englished so often, the diacriticals are ignored?? The word Hindū is actually Persian. The Sanskrit is síndhu,...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Wrong livelihood for contemplatives
Replies: 18
Views: 514

Re: Wrong livelihood for contemplatives

The passage you shared comes from pali canon. The buddhism that the historical buddha taught in the pali canon is very different from the theravada and mahayana buddhism that we know. Ummmmm... the Pali Canon is the scriptural basis for Theravada Buddhism. :? Perhaps Fortyeightvows meant to refer t...
by Coëmgenu
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: ‘Dharmas do not arise’
Replies: 49
Views: 1774

Re: ‘Dharmas do not arise’

They don't arise ultimately, they do arise conventionally, sometimes people (not just anyone) say they don't arise conventionally either. When nothing arises, even conventionally, what is the point of even positing a conventional? Precisely! There are some very good answers and sources here, which ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the General Mahayana Teachings?
Replies: 53
Views: 2137

Re: What are the General Mahayana Teachings?

This the selflessness of the person, not of phenomena. The selflessness of person is that there is no person, only the aggregates, while the selflessness of phenomena is that the aggregates themselves are without essence. The sutra talks about how phenomena themselves are dependent and without any ...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: ‘Dharmas do not arise’
Replies: 49
Views: 1774

Re: ‘Dharmas do not arise’

From here I do encounter this declaration on DharmaWheel regularly, but I don’t understand it. What I always want to say is ‘but I still have to mow the lawn’. So - what does it mean? They don't arise ultimately, they do arise conventionally, sometimes people (not just anyone) say they don't arise ...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: nagarjuna two truths to tientai threefold truth. How?
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: nagarjuna two truths to tientai threefold truth. How?

So I get the two truths theory formulated by Nagarjuna. There is ultimate truth (i.e. insight into emptiness) and then there is conventional truth, which, which useful, is ultimately false. So there is a sort of hierarchy: ultimate truth > conventional truth But then in in tientai there are three t...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: A history question
Replies: 11
Views: 483

Re: A history question

What was the early Chinese name for Buddhism when it first entered China? Its possible that there might have been various local Chinese-language adaptions of the term dharmavinaya (which seems attested as 法律 in the Pāli Canon E-dictionary ) . I don't know if there is any record of this being used, ...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 8262

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Matt J wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:59 am
I thought the four extremes were supposed to be exhaustive of conceptual positions.
Conceptual positions IMO = logic. Afaik they are negations of logical propositions. I suppose that can be explained as "exhaustions of concepts" as well.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 8262

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Madhyamaka arguments are not formal proofs in logic. They are rebuttals of other's positions. That does not mean that you get a free pass to be fast and loose with the rules of logic and valid reasoning. The four extremes, though, in a way, are logic to a certain extent, inasmuch as anything that o...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.
Replies: 100
Views: 4165

Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Sentient Light wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:57 pm
We reject their Vinaya, even though much of it aligns.
What do you mean by this?
by Coëmgenu
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 8262

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

The example of how a chariot is examined actually show what a conventional truth is, namely a designation made on the appearance of an object without examining what underlies the appearance. If I might offer my own interpretation, I would agree with the above-quoted material, but I would also say, ...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 4
Views: 284

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

Can we consider the following teachings of TianTai and HuaYan are the first truly Chinese Buddhist thought, Buddhism in the Chinese context: 一心三觀 Yixin Sanguan 一真法界 Yizhen Fajie, 一心法界 Yinxin Fajie Phenomena are only manifestations of the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind. :meditate: Not in Tiānt...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 4
Views: 284

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

Hi Dharma friends, Both schools TianTai and HuaYan are considered the doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism. How and why Buddhism in the Chinese traditions has grown from a purely Indian import to a distinctly 'Chinese'? Thanks Thomas How and why did Buddhism in the Thai tradition grow from...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nāgārjuna's Fourfold Negation & Śrāvakayāna
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Nāgārjuna's Fourfold Negation & Śrāvakayāna

How does venerable Nāgārjuna's fourfold (or eightfold) negation build, via logic, inference, sūtra-citation, etc, upon the various negations presented in śrāvakayāna (i.e. Sarvāstivāda, Mahāsāṃghika, Theravāda/Pāli, etc) literature? For context, if I may be forgiven, I would like to quote a very lon...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 8262

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

How does the framing of the question on terms of " where is X" (regardless of if 'X' is a chariot, the self, or the 'scent of a flower') instead of "what is X" change the question & the answer? "Chariot" is a conventional truth, meaning when we hitch it up to horses, etc., we can go places. We know...