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by LastLegend
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 1335

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

Od over argument!
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 1335

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

Venerable Kelsang Wangmo reports "that Bodhisattvas who have attained the wisdom directly realizing emptiness are not necessarily Arya Bodhisattvas, for there are Bodhisattvas on the Mahayana path of accumulation or preparation who have attained the wisdom that directly realizes emptiness because t...
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 167
Views: 3954

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

smcj wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:35 am
My issue with all this is that complacency can be easily mistaken for realization if the subject is handled in a certain way.
:mrgreen:
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation
Replies: 167
Views: 3954

Re: There is no Vajrayana without renuciation

:popcorn: Stop it dude, you'll get fat. :tongue: :lol: Anyway, I kinda agree that this thread could be split as Dzogchen can be a vehicle by itself. I mean we could quite nicely talk about how renunciation is understood and realized in all three paths (sutra, tantra, dzogchen). Not to mention that ...
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Linjii Rinzai radical?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Linjii Rinzai radical?

DNS wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:33 pm
LastLegend wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 am
DNS,
I know you.
Cool. Have we met (IRL)? Or is that a koan? :tongue:
I don’t do Koan sir nor practice anything anymore. It could be one though.
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 1335

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

jhanapeacock wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:18 pm
I made the distinction between standard Mahayana and Vajrayana because in the latter you can bypass the incalculable aeons, in the former is not the case. So my argument of the Arhat starting from the path of accoumulation would apply from the perspective of standard uMahayana.
:lol:
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Linjii Rinzai radical?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Linjii Rinzai radical?

DNS,

I know you.
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 1335

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

:lol:
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Linjii Rinzai radical?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Linjii Rinzai radical?

Will there be a point when practice is considered no practice? But it’s not correct to say there is no practice. Yes, when it becomes just "normal" -- it becomes just second nature. You don't need to formally sit if you're always mindful, always in satori. You don't need rules to tell you not to li...
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Linjii Rinzai radical?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Linjii Rinzai radical?

i.e., Rinzai is known for heavily emphasizing koans. So some of the teachings may not sound logical or appear to be oxymorons, but are meant to gain instant insight in the practitioner, to get beyond dualism, correct and wrong. How is your view on this instant insight and practice? Rinzai is very m...
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Linjii Rinzai radical?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Linjii Rinzai radical?

Why is Linjii radical?
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Linjii Rinzai radical?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Linjii Rinzai radical?

DNS wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:37 am
i.e., Rinzai is known for heavily emphasizing koans. So some of the teachings may not sound logical or appear to be oxymorons, but are meant to gain instant insight in the practitioner, to get beyond dualism, correct and wrong.
How is your view on this instant insight and practice?
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Linjii Rinzai radical?
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Linjii Rinzai radical?

Linjii: According to this mountain monk‘s view, there is no buddha, no sentient being, no past, no present. One who attains it, attains it instantly. No time is required, no practice, no realization, no gain, no loss. Throughout the day, there is no other Dharma. Even if there were a Dharma to surpa...
by LastLegend
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Contemplation
Replies: 15
Views: 699

Re: Contemplation

First moon
Second moon!
by LastLegend
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 44
Views: 1268

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Radical lunatics!
Wielding the sword.
Head straight!
Don’t look back.
by LastLegend
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2276

Re: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

White Lotus wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Ummh...buji should be active brisk and dynamic, no? Or unborn wisdom is naturally buji?
Naturally buji! naturally. but who? or who not.

:anjali:
I don’t know dude. I try not to get caught up with all of those questions. If people hold the big sword, just head straight if they could.
by LastLegend
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do enlightened lay masters see the body?
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: How do enlightened lay masters see the body?

Just so you know monastic Cambodian monks smoke but they observe Theravada. Google and you will see.
by LastLegend
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How do enlightened lay masters see the body?
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: How do enlightened lay masters see the body?

Also, are you trying to say that by seeing the body "as it is", the Buddha of the Pali Canon didn't mean seeing the body in a completely objective way, but in a way conductive to renunciation of the body? Because then I could understand why the body is seen differently in Vajrayana. I don’t think t...
by LastLegend
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?
Replies: 72
Views: 1418

Re: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana Buddhism that do not ascribe to the view that all is one mind?

So I don't agree that the tathagatagarbha teachings are 'ātman in disguise'. The Advaita heresy has two major components, Atman and Brahman. My current understanding is that there are interpretations of Buddha Nature that mimic Brahman, but without the idea of Atman. The objection to Atman is that ...

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