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by discussionbuddhist
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Sentient Beings will attain Buddhahood?
Replies: 23
Views: 2581

Re: All Sentient Beings will attain Buddhahood?

So even though all beings have buddha potential or nature, if no causes arise, then no buddhahood manifests. Dzogchen rejects this point of view. All sentient beings will eventually obtain buddhahood. What about bodhisattva icchantikas? As quoted in the Lankavatara Sutra: "Again, Mahamati said; Who...
by discussionbuddhist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 46
Views: 4670

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:01 pm
discussionbuddhist wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:49 pm
It was actually Vachagotta that asked the Buddha if there is/isn't Atta. The Buddha actually told Ananda his reasons for being silent.
I was just being silly (don't know if you noticed).
No I did, and saw the dog pic. But thought you meant Vacchagotta instead of Ananda.
by discussionbuddhist
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 46
Views: 4670

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

I thought the Buddha was silent when asked if there is "No Self" Probably because he got tired of answering the same question over-and-over and expected better from Ananda. The Sutta does not describe Buddha's expression when he remained silent, I imagine it was a bit like this: dawg.jpg It was act...
by discussionbuddhist
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 46
Views: 4670

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

Move to a realization of no-self? Isn't that ucchedavada? So according to you the teaching of anatman nihilistic? You better go inform the Buddha then. I guess we are down to Three Dharma Seals then? I thought the Buddha was silent when asked if there is "No Self" Ananda Sutta I'm not saying at all...
by discussionbuddhist
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 46
Views: 4670

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

It is exactly because there is no permanent, unchanging, immutable, essential self nature that what we do is so important. If there was a permanent... then it wouldn't matter, because you could not effect it. But exactly because we are this constantly mutable yet continuous process, then what we do...
by discussionbuddhist
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani
Replies: 17
Views: 1329

Re: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani

ratna wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:40 am
discussionbuddhist wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:39 am
Where did you find the full title of this dharani? I looked on Google but couldn't find it. thanks
Here.
Thanks for the link but it's all in Tibetan. Is this the correct link? Or did you transliterate the title from Tibetan to Sanskrit?
by discussionbuddhist
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani
Replies: 17
Views: 1329

Re: Value (translation) Vipulagarbhe Maniprabhe Dharani

ratna wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:01 pm
In the Tibetan tradition, it comes from a text, included in the Tantra and Dhāraṇī sections of Kangyur, titled Ārya mahāmaṇivipulavimānaviśvasupratiṣṭhitaguhyaparama rahasyakalparāja nāma dhāraṇī.
Where did you find the full title of this dharani? I looked on Google but couldn't find it. thanks
by discussionbuddhist
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "All Buddha-Nature is One"
Replies: 76
Views: 6333

Re: "All Buddha-Nature is One"

The famous "one-ness" also implies some type of dualism. By asking back "One what?" we get rid of the dualism again. The one-ness thing comes from Hinduism and new age. It is really not spoken much about in Buddhism. In Buddhism, we have anatta = no-self, exactly the opposite of dualism. How is no ...
by discussionbuddhist
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can one fall down from the Bodhisattava bhumi?
Replies: 32
Views: 3072

Re: Can one fall down from the Bodhisattava bhumi?

According to Kosa of Vasubandhu some types of arhats may fall, but only to the level of stream-enterer. In fact, there is a very big discussion with Sautrantikas about who and with what degree of faculties and from what is retrogressing. I can not describe all this briefly ))) This is not very rele...
by discussionbuddhist
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Lord Buddha Nagarjuna Reality or myth.
Replies: 28
Views: 2633

Re: Lord Buddha Nagarjuna Reality or myth.

Hi ..It does my heart good to hear from you in this way. I was taught by a Tibetan Rinpoche about Lord Buddha Nagarjuna, had a mystical lady give me her interpretation of what took place for the recovery of the Lotus Sutra which is said to have been in safe keeping with the Nagas at the bottom of t...
by discussionbuddhist
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Lord Buddha Nagarjuna Reality or myth.
Replies: 28
Views: 2633

Re: Lord Buddha Nagarjuna Reality or myth.

There is a bit of a bother going on in my head about Lord Buddha Nagarjuna . some say he is not a Buddha and that it is merely a label imputed upon Him. Some say He never lived nine hundred years. Some come to terms with the age factor by saying there are two Nagarjunas. How can they be comfortable...
by discussionbuddhist
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: All Sentient Beings will attain Buddhahood?
Replies: 23
Views: 2581

All Sentient Beings will attain Buddhahood?

Practically speaking then, there are those who will 'never' make use of their buddha nature. Yes, this may be taught in sūtras, good thing this is an idea rejected completely in Atiyoga where it is held that all sentient beings will attain buddhahood. Which Atiyoga scripture or teacher taught all s...
by discussionbuddhist
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can one fall down from the Bodhisattava bhumi?
Replies: 32
Views: 3072

Re: Can one fall down from the Bodhisattava bhumi?

Tolya M wrote:In sarvastivada-vaibhashika even some arhats may fall, but they do not die in this condition.
Do the arhats that fall lose their status of arhatship? And if an arhat could fall, then it's possible for the lower level sravakas (anagami, sakrdagami and srotapanna) to fall too?
by discussionbuddhist
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can one fall down from the Bodhisattava bhumi?
Replies: 32
Views: 3072

Re: Can one fall down from the Bodhisattava bhumi?

cky wrote:Thus I have heard: Bhumi 1 more or less equals stream entry.
From which scripture mentions this?
by discussionbuddhist
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattvas reborn in lower realms
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Bodhisattvas reborn in lower realms

Are there Bodhisattvas that are reborn in the lower realms (hell, hungry ghost, animal, asura)? yes but only voluntarily because of Bodhicitta. Best example on this is Ksitigharba Bodhisattva and his activity in the many hells in sutra and tantra there are more examples now, the lower the realm, th...
by discussionbuddhist
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Kundalini Awakening vs Buddhist Awakening
Replies: 87
Views: 25434

Re: Kundalini Awakening vs Buddhist Awakening

... bcause in Rudi's work the ascent to the crown chakra was not the end.. it then descended back down through the chakras and again up the back, continually refining the system and more deeply digesting the energy.. very similar to the microcosmic orbit of taoist yogas. Hi, Are there other teacher...
by discussionbuddhist
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Bodhisattvas reborn in lower realms
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Bodhisattvas reborn in lower realms

Are there Bodhisattvas that are reborn in the lower realms (hell, hungry ghost, animal, asura)?
by discussionbuddhist
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which version of Sukhavativyuha is better?
Replies: 19
Views: 1537

Re: Which version of Sukhavativyuha is better?

According to Luis O Gomez: The Zhi Qian translation had 24 Vows The Zhi Loujiachen translation had 24 Vows The Faxian translation had 36 Vows The available Sanskrit version has 47 Vows The Tibetan version has 47 Vows The Bodhiruchi translation has 48 Vows The Sanghavarman translation has 48 Vows Ku...
by discussionbuddhist
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Deathbed stories of Amida and the Pure Land
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Deathbed stories of Amida and the Pure Land

Having NDE's and coming back to life doesn't mean they were reborn into Pureland because if they're reborn why would they be back in this body?

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