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by Seeker12
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Padmasambhava
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Padmasambhava

AFAIK, the Gelug school does not generally recognize the authenticity of the termas, and in general, I don't think Padmasambhava plays a primary role really at all. They've got other focuses.

Others may add/correct me, as I'm not positive.
by Seeker12
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 1036

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I am reading the Milinda Panha , or, “The Debate of King Milinda”. Why do the below passages say that when a layman attains arhantship he must either enter the Order or pass away? How do liberated arhats living in this conventional world get by and survive (if not a trust fund)? If you're inclined,...
by Seeker12
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 29
Views: 1036

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I am reading the Milinda Panha , or, “The Debate of King Milinda”. Why do the below passages say that when a layman attains arhantship he must either enter the Order or pass away... I might suggest that ordination was not necessarily always what it is thought of today in general. If you're interest...
by Seeker12
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 300
Views: 8294

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

...The diamond way which is westernized form of Kagyu... FWIW, I have a fairly extensive history with DW and in all honesty, I have found that many of the public talks done at various centers are fairly low quality and from people who don't really know what they are saying. I have attended a talk, ...
by Seeker12
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 300
Views: 8294

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

...The diamond way which is westernized form of Kagyu... FWIW, I have a fairly extensive history with DW and in all honesty, I have found that many of the public talks done at various centers are fairly low quality and from people who don't really know what they are saying. I have attended a talk, ...
by Seeker12
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Do the nine yanas have to be progressed in order?

Are they like levels where you progress one by one and only go to the next when your guru says you're ready? If so, how long do people typically spend on each yana? Generally I think a way to think about it is sort of like math - in order to properly understand quantum physics, you need to be able ...
by Seeker12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 1702

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Good point on time - I have armchair studied quantum physics and cosmology and am familiar with the concept of time actually being entropy in action and the like. That said, when it comes to the mindstream, it really is one preceding moment of awareness to the next, correct? Thus, I think the senti...
by Seeker12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 1702

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Hi all, I have a logical sticking point that I wrestle with occasionally in regards to Buddhism, reincarnation, and enlightenment. Basically, if awareness exists with infinite beginning and infinite end, then theoretically we should have experienced an infinite number of moments of awareness. This ...
by Seeker12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7732

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

In a hedonistic societies like ours, an ethical ascetic is the one displaying "crazy wisdom". Good point. In general, it seems like sometimes cultures can get very heavily moralistic without insight, where individuals follow codes of conduct in a rigid way, develop pride, condescension towards othe...
by Seeker12
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala
Replies: 167
Views: 7732

Re: Diana Mukpo’s potent letter re: Shambhala

Why they don’t at least leave if they know whats going on I cant say. I’m not them. Stockholm syndrom, brainwashing, guilt, fear, shame etc... its out of my paygrade. Such a long answer is really needed to understand this. So I never actually took Samaya with the Sakyong. If I'd continued on my Sha...
by Seeker12
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: Tibetan Yogis & Their Multiple Yoginis Wives

Greetings All. May I ask for any one in here to share information with me regarding Tibetan Yogis who have multiple Yoginis Wives in the past? I read somewhere on Dharma Wheel that some Tibetan Yogis have multiple Yoginins Wives in the past but I can't find the threads again. I need to study the th...
by Seeker12
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does Zen Buddhism need Four Noble Truths? If so, why?
Replies: 20
Views: 901

Re: Does Zen Buddhism need Four Noble Truths? If so, why?

Astus wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:26 pm
If you mean whether Zen can be taught without mentioning the term "four noble truths", then yes, it can be. If you mean whether Zen teaches something independent from the meaning of the four noble truths, then no.
:good:
by Seeker12
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Is enlightenment in this body possible for lay followers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Is enlightenment in this body possible for lay followers?

To be clear, I am not particularly knowledgeable about Shingon, and this is a more general response. FWIW. But generally speaking, I think every single type of Buddhism acknowledges that 'enlightenment' is possible for a lay follower, although there are sort of differing 'degrees' of enlightenment. ...
by Seeker12
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Lama Wangdor Rinpoche & Rainbow Body
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: Finding a qualified Teacher

Rainbow Body of Great Transference... Well, his body is still here... Just to clarify one thing, I believe that in this specific type of rainbow body, the body indeed will appear to 'still be here'. In actuality it is not flesh and blood in the limited way we might think of it, but to the perceptio...
by Seeker12
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 4963

Re: Signing Off

That is a big loss, and you will be greatly missed.
by Seeker12
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderators
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: New Moderators

Thanks! Hopefully I'll be of use. If I'm not, just kick me to the curb.
by Seeker12
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Garab Dorje
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Garab Dorje

Anyone who accepts Dzogchen teachings does. Those who do not, don't. Both the 3rd Karmapa and 5th Dalai Lama are known as being Dzogchen adepts. Does that mean that these schools accept Garab Dorje or is that more particular to individual Karmapas/Dalai Lamas/etc? The third Karmapa and the Great Fi...
by Seeker12
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Garab Dorje
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Garab Dorje

Do all schools of Tibetan Vajrayana view Garab Dorje as a Nirmanakaya? If not, who doesn't and why? Thanks! Anyone who accepts Dzogchen teachings does. Those who do not, don't. Both the 3rd Karmapa and 5th Dalai Lama are known as being Dzogchen adepts. Does that mean that these schools accept Garab...
by Seeker12
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Open call for Moderator suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

Re: Open call for Moderator suggestions

I have not been terribly active here, though it may be growing. I do not expect that it's likely that I'd be considered a good candidate for moderation as such, but I suppose I would offer my services with hesitation. For what it's worth, I moderate the Reddit Buddhism subreddit under the handle 'En...
by Seeker12
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What is Dzogchen?
Replies: 77
Views: 4692

Re: What is Dzogchen?

According to gzhan stong, the ultimate (parinispanna) is empty of all relative phenomena (paratantra and parikalpita), and is utterly distinct from it. Is there a basis for this view in any scripture? No, in fact. That's what I thought, and seems to be really a pretty basic mistake if I'm understan...

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