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by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Continuity

It's clear how 'baking a cake' is a process* with a beginning (intention to bake), middle (following recipe), and end (cake done, ready to eat). In what way is baking a cake *not* a process? * a set of actions taken to achieve an end What kind of cake? If you are referring to cognition , continuity...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?
Replies: 33
Views: 451

Re: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?

By 'permanent reality' I mean the cessation of suffering, the enlightened state, the ideal towards which the efforts of Buddhists are tending to. So I'm asking myself: why isn't this state already the only reality to be experienced, why is it conceivable that suffering should interfere and obscure ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Orgyen Menla
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Orgyen Menla

I just happened to see this image on the web today.
by PadmaVonSamba
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Hotheads
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Hotheads

There’s nothing you can do to change that person .
But if you yourself set a peaceful example, it can tib off on them. They may secretly learn from you.
by PadmaVonSamba
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Continuity

Rick wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:56 pm Is continuity mind-made, a connecting of the dots by the brain and imagination?

Are time-dependents like processes, evolution, becoming merely appearances?

Is flow an illusion?
Yes.
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?
Replies: 33
Views: 451

Re: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?

Hence, if one isn’t trying to satisfy a “permanent self” one doesn’t experience the problems that result from trying to do that. But since we are talking about the problem of amusing the permanent self, isn't that already solved? Identification with impermanence is the already well-known & well-exe...
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?
Replies: 33
Views: 451

Re: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?

Even Buddhism teaches the body is not what we merely are ( we should not so identify with it, being a permanent thing) So we have an innate desire for permanence but we are attached to things that are impermanent. This seems like trying to find a way to amuse our permanent self! You’re right. It is...
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?
Replies: 33
Views: 451

Re: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?

What is it that causes the emergence and biological aging of beings in the first place? Ultimately, the experience we conceptualizing as “being” is a continuous momentary arising of awareness with everything that is an object if that awareness: feelings, sensations, and so on. If one thinks that th...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure view without being Panglossian.
Replies: 29
Views: 697

Re: Pure view without being Panglossian.

In the televised series, The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell , he makes a very interesting statement about the symbolism in Christianity of the Lion lying down with the lamb, and how you always see pictures of the two animals lounging together, which he says misses the point: ”The lion eats the l...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure view without being Panglossian.
Replies: 29
Views: 697

Re: Pure view without being Panglossian.

javier.espinoza.t wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:43 pm Panglossian just outsmarted me, i had to google it :rolling:
Yes. I too learned a new word today.
I thought it had to do with turning into a pangolin.
I guess I’ve been watching too many werewolf movies this week!
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?
Replies: 33
Views: 451

Re: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?

Hello, In my limited acquaintance with Buddhism, I have seen the theory of dependent origination: pratityasamutpada with the twelve nidanas. This is a quite moving explanation of the cycle of suffering, but in this context, I also wondered and would like to ask: What is it that causes the emergence...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18845

Re: abortion sutra/real or...?

this is so wrong on so many levels. this is not some netflix tale. At that time, the woman Confusion was full of happiness after listening to the Buddha Dharma. Her heart opened up, and became clear and pure. She understood deeply, and had an awakening to the Dharma. With the endowment of the spiri...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18845

Re: abortion sutra/real or...?

Well, it all works out for her in the end. this is so wrong on so many levels. this is not some netflix tale. At that time, the woman Confusion was full of happiness after listening to the Buddha Dharma. Her heart opened up, and became clear and pure. She understood deeply, and had an awakening to ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Academic critiques and slandering the dharma
Replies: 85
Views: 1761

Re: Academic critiques and slandering the dharma

Sure, let me find my Official Vajrayana Lineage chart (tm), authorized and signed by Vajradhara. There are actually such official lineage certificates in Zen. Here's one place you can order the template for it: https://www.tera-mura.co.jp/ketimyaku.htm You can also watch a grand Dharma transmission...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: The Great Abortion Debate
Replies: 277
Views: 18845

Re: abortion sutra/real or...?

Well, it all works out for her in the end.
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Tathagatagarbha
Replies: 87
Views: 1216

Re: Tathagatagarbha

Minobu wrote: Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:47 pm Is this for real. A sutra on abortion?
I think you posted this in the wrong discussion thread.
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Japanese Pure Land vs the rest of East Asia
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Japanese Pure Land vs the rest of East Asia

Jodi Shinshu teachings insist that any practices (meditation, meritorious good deeds, etc) outside of reciting the name is completely pointless, as they are all self-power rather than other power attempts at liberation. This view is held to the point of really discouraging or even condemning all oth...
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Three year retreat across all traditions
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Three year retreat across all traditions

A retreat is any period of time devoted entirely to practice. Practice in this case refers to meditation and ritual practices, study, and disciplines. A person could do a three day retreat just on their own, as long as it was structured. For anything longer than that there would/could/should be a te...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What is final nirvana in the Tibetan tradition?
Replies: 31
Views: 739

Re: What is final nirvana in the Tibetan tradition?

Artziebetter1 wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:02 pm Are you saying that a Buddha has awareness of eyesight ?and I know what skandhas are how does that fit into this?
The skandhas are the composites for the experience of the sentient being.
A Buddha doesn’t rely on those.
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Academic critiques and slandering the dharma
Replies: 85
Views: 1761

Re: Academic critiques and slandering the dharma

Buddhism as we now know it didn’t exist until today.

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