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by Kai
Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are some "must have" books?
Replies: 90
Views: 10705

Re: What are some "must have" books?

A bit off topic but for those who wish to know more in details about the discussions starting from page 3 to page 5, please read this book:

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I know its not Mahayana but still..........
by Kai
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: WOMPT & Sex
Replies: 140
Views: 15994

Re: WOMPT & Sex

Virgo wrote:It was statements like that that made me realize how important health is in Buddhism.

Kevin
Health is always important. Thats why Buddha advised people to start practice when they are young, not when they are old and retiring.
by Kai
Fri Sep 30, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: External Things and Consciousness Only
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Re: External Things and Consciousness Only

Maybe you don't know about what are called Maitreya rebellions in Chinese history? Their existence proves that there was some serious disagreement between Maitreya movement and the other, legally established, buddhist schools in China, who maybe were not that impartial toward the the Maitreya movem...
by Kai
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 23240

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

:applause: Namdrol.......chill............. No. Why? The creation stage can only bring one to the sixth bodhisattva bhumi. To progress further, the completion stage, therefore, is indispensible. Well the sixth bhumi would be a good place to hang out .... There might be something unique and special w...
by Kai
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?
Replies: 317
Views: 23240

Re: Difference between recognizing rigpa & realizing emptiness?

Namdrol wrote: No. Why? The creation stage can only bring one to the sixth bodhisattva bhumi. To progress further, the completion stage, therefore, is indispensible.

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A unique Sakya school doctrine?
by Kai
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: External Things and Consciousness Only
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Re: External Things and Consciousness Only

It further describes how the worship of Maitreya has periodically been opposed and even banned in China. It is thus quite natural that the opponents of the Maitreya movement put forward views like the ones you mention, and that they go so far as to leave out the most important of his works, wishing...
by Kai
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: WOMPT & Sex
Replies: 140
Views: 15994

Re: WOMPT & Sex

Nemo wrote:I found that many Asian women were surprised that I did not smell bad. Caucasians are renowned for having a horrible body odour. Breaking stereotypes is fun.
What are you talking about? Asian women love Caucasians. In many cases, more than their own countrymen. So much for stereotype.......
by Kai
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 182
Views: 14664

Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

They are not totally unrelated, if you say in a buddhist discussion that only the material universe discernible by science, which doesn't admit the existence of higher worlds like devarealms, is true, then it is justified to call that view nihilistic. I think this is fairly logical. Nah, its not lo...
by Kai
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: External Things and Consciousness Only
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Re: External Things and Consciousness Only

What is the source of your list ? It is simply false, totally false! Yeah, yeah, denial as usual. Why am I not surprised. FYI, the five works of Maitreya I list above is the standard list in the Chinese Buddhism, just go ask any Chinese Buddhist scholar . Do your own research, I'm tired of spoon fe...
by Kai
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: WOMPT & Sex
Replies: 140
Views: 15994

Re: WOMPT & Sex

So this is why most tantric Buddhists are old, unmarried virgins with a grumbling face. :rolling: Right. Just like French people are horrible, all Americans are fat and overweight, all their daughters have rifles, all wiccan women have fuzzy armpits and apartments with cat urine in them, and hmmm.....
by Kai
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: WOMPT & Sex
Replies: 140
Views: 15994

Re: WOMPT & Sex

It is a branch downfall to regard a consort who has not been ripened by empowerment as deity. Yup, I know that, but I find that difficult to combine with other instructions. How could I possibly have sex in a state of awareness and not regard my girlfriend to be a deity? What distinction am I missi...
by Kai
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and the dogma of non-duality
Replies: 141
Views: 16448

Re: Zen and the dogma of non-duality

Omniscience is not as scary as it sounds. A Buddhas omniscience is predicated on the fact that all objects of knowledge, including buddhahood itself, are completely illusory. This is also the view of Dzogchen i.e. everything, including buddhahood, etc., is completely equivalent to an illusion; not ...
by Kai
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen and the dogma of non-duality
Replies: 141
Views: 16448

Re: Zen and the dogma of non-duality

Omniscience is not as scary as it sounds. A Buddhas omniscience is predicated on the fact that all objects of knowledge, including buddhahood itself, are completely illusory. This is also the view of Dzogchen i.e. everything, including buddhahood, etc., is completely equivalent to an illusion; not ...
by Kai
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 182
Views: 14664

Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

What I am basically saying is that buddhist cosmology is true, and it doesn't need to be abondened. This still holds true. No, it doesn't. Repeating something over and over again doesn't make you right...... Another interesting point is the plurality of worlds that we find in Theravada and Mahayana...
by Kai
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: External Things and Consciousness Only
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Re: External Things and Consciousness Only

If you state their origin by the locality the Five Works are Indian in origin, it is misleading to divert the discussion to all the chinese buddhists that there are! The chinese buddhists generally accept the existence of Maitreya and Tushita devaloka, I don't think they would have much difficulty ...
by Kai
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Pointing Out / Systematic Instruction
Replies: 32
Views: 8104

Re: Pointing Out / Systematic Instruction

What I really admire in his approach - and Kagyu Mahamudra generally - is the detailed methodology they apply in this training. If you read the latest book "Mahamudra and Related Instructions", there are detailed meditation instructions and some systematical teachings on how to apply simple practic...
by Kai
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Completion of the path of Tögal
Replies: 204
Views: 32572

Re: Completion of the path of Tögal

Namdrol wrote:
username wrote:Is the 9th bhumi beyond falling?
Eighth bhumi on up are irreversible
I second that........... :thumbsup:
by Kai
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: External Things and Consciousness Only
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Re: External Things and Consciousness Only

Interesting enough, both Abhisamaya-alaṅkāra and Uttara Tantra Shastra carried views that are vastly different from Asanga's original works like Yogācārabhūmi Śāstra, etc. So the most feasible explanation is that neither of the two works were authored by Him, at least directly......... Ofcourse the...
by Kai
Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 182
Views: 14664

Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

I should have been more specific, what I mean is that the Mount Meru map includes the deva realms, it thus supports the view that beings incarnate through the five or six realms. Modern cosmology does not include or describe the deva realms etc and so it supports the nihilistic view. No deva realms...
by Kai
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: External Things and Consciousness Only
Replies: 34
Views: 3541

Re: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?

Well, for most of the Yogacara tradition, such as that through Maitreyanatha, Asanga and Vasubandhu to begin with, the Lankavatara is not a main text. In fact, many would clearly point out that the Lankavatara is a kind of Tathagatagarbha synthesis with Alayavijnana thought. So, usually not conside...

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