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by stevie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness and awareness terminology
Replies: 24
Views: 3775

Re: Consciousness and awareness terminology

I can't see a difference between 'being conscious of something' and 'being aware of something'. So from that perspective 'consciousness' and 'awareness' are synonyms. I don't know what James Low is talking about. He seems to be talking about different modes of consciousness because he seems to make ...
by stevie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 3595

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

Such considerations may be conventional deception, but ohms law works regardless- much like gravity and leaky roofs. Perfect conventional deceptions. No doubt concepts fundamentally incorporate delusion, but that does not negate them or preclude predictive utility, nor make their application futile...
by stevie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 3595

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

That may be the case, but it doesn't mean theories about those deceptions can't work and be extremely useful. Well, see: Do not touch the hot plate. It can be extremely useful to follow this advice. Nevertheless it is based on deception. Well why not just say, the hotplate is a deception, my hand i...
by stevie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 10996

Re: Hallucinations

Gelugpas have some idea of correct relative and incorrect relative. Like a person with jaundice who sees a white conch as being yellow - this is incorrect relative. It sounds like he's talking about that. *lol* That's hilarious. where do you see me talking about a 'correct relative''? You mentioned...
by stevie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 15407

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

I have to apologize for posting in a tradition's section of this forum. Not following a tradition myself it is sometimes alluring to post here and there depending on topics and ignoring that it's actually a tradition's view that is under consideration.
Please accept my apologies.
by stevie
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 3595

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

Such considerations may be conventional deception, but ohms law works regardless- much like gravity and leaky roofs. Perfect conventional deceptions. That may be the case, but it doesn't mean theories about those deceptions can't work and be extremely useful. Well, see: Do not touch the hot plate. ...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 10996

Re: Hallucinations

What you call 'conventional/relative truth' I've called 'conventional truths of the world' and what you call 'having the hallucination it is real for them' is what I subsumed under 'the conventional' because of being the product of conventional conscsiounesses of the one who has what is real for he...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 3595

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

narhwal90 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Such considerations may be conventional deception, but ohms law works regardless- much like gravity and leaky roofs.
Perfect conventional deceptions.
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 15407

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

smcj wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:10 pm
...there is no ultimate to be realized but all fabrications can dissolve.
In Shentong view there is an Ultimate.
The world knows many views.
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 15407

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

First of all, Dharmata is not "his concept", secondly this is Thrangu Rinpoche, an quite well known teacher in the Kagyu lineage. If you want to refute him at least come up with a more coherent refutation. I do not want to refute anybody. I am just talking from within my sphere of experience. If I ...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 15407

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

Hindu/Vedanta can't let go of their fabrications even when it comes to 'the ultimate'. There are also buddhist traditions that fabricate an alleged 'ultimate' as this or that. So there is quite some familiarity between Hindu/Vedanta and buddhism. Taking the idea of 'the ultimate' as the mere non-imp...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 15407

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

'Question: When one directly realizes the ultimate, does that mean that conventional phenomena just become non-existent or go away? Rinpoche: As for appearances of conventionalities or conventional appearances, for beginners indeed when in this state of meditative equipoise in which the mind is set...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 15407

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

Rick wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:40 pm
How about after the death of a Buddhist enlightened being? Is it similar to a Vedantic paramukta?
What death? What enlightened being?

you see that in as much as you take your concepts to be true you're subject to deceptive thought proliferation.
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance
Replies: 66
Views: 3595

Re: The paradox of lack of cognitive dissonance

... If you want you can regard scientific knowledge as knowledge of patterns in mental experiences, but the patterns are there and they still are predictive. and independently so. And that's what makes the difference between the Mormon Tabernacle and the MIT labs. That's nicely expressed although '...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 10996

Re: Hallucinations

You see things who are not there and that is of course an illness The things that we see but are not there some call 'conventional truths'. Now if one adds further things or substitutes the former things with new things by means of - as you said - 'drugs' or 'trance states' the way this is differen...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 301
Views: 15407

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

... So, the Buddhist view is that the ultimate is essentially empty and functionally active, while the Hindu one is that the ultimate is essentially substantial and functionally inactive. Using the term 'ultimate' and then fabricating theories about an alleged 'ultimate' doesn't appear to be beyond...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dzogchen and psychedelics?
Replies: 161
Views: 10996

Re: Hallucinations

You see things who are not there and that is of course an illness The things that we see but are not there some call 'conventional truths'. Now if one adds further things or substitutes the former things with new things by means of - as you said - 'drugs' or 'trance states' the way this is differen...
by stevie
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Object of Meditation
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: Object of Meditation

Equally important are the circumstances of meditation: having taken refuge to the three jewels from the depth of one's heart, not being engaged with activities and intentions that are obstacles, having faith that since the Buddha taught concentrations to attain concentrations is the right thing to d...
by stevie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Samaddhi for softening people's mind
Replies: 25
Views: 1612

Re: Samaddhi for softening people's mind

I'm sorry i didn't answered correctly, i didn't had much time. I consider such samadhi should be a kind of absorption because for softening other people's mind one must start oneself, know oneself better, see how and why one can get confused, etc., because Bodhisattvas must have some technique for ...
by stevie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: experience of piti and sukha
Replies: 38
Views: 2232

Re: experience of piti and sukha

Here, the intended meaning for suppression is that practicing of the jhana (absorption) only leads to suppress of such fetters (samyojana) (i.e. restlessness). They are only eradicated by Vipassana; even Stream-enterer cannot eradicate it. Only arhats and higher bhumi bodhisattvas can eradicate thi...

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