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by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate
Replies: 35
Views: 4487

Re: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate

There is actually a sutta in Pali Canon, that tell when Maitreya born in human realm, he will get married, and he will have a son. This pattern is exactly similar with Siddharta Gautama. And in that sutta, it mentions that, before Siddharta, the previous buddha was also like that. This pattern is un...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate
Replies: 35
Views: 4487

Re: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate

He is supposed to decide, at the opportune moment and when the circumstances are favorable, to descend into his human birth. So it is voluntary, unlike most gods who simply live on their sustaining karma until they die. ..... So, now you get your own answer for this topic "Enlightened Beings Choosi...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate
Replies: 35
Views: 4487

Re: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate

OK, whether he has fully realized emptiness of phenomena or not, that is secondary. But, without any dispute, he is no longer subjected to reborn, because he has fully realize the emptiness of self. In the future, when he will come to earth, that is not done like how the god fall into lower realm. F...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate
Replies: 35
Views: 4487

Re: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate

Regarding, a baby. Not all baby suffer in the worm. One example is SIddarta Gautama in the womb. Her mother can be at peace. Once siddharta was born, he can walk a few steps and with his up pointing upwards he can talk. Yes. And he had not achieved nibbana either. THis is a circling topic, I think ...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate
Replies: 35
Views: 4487

Re: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate

You have this idea, because you try to understand nibbana by reading the book. The taste of orange cannot be understood by reading. In the same way, nibbana cannot be understood by reading as well. You need to ever experience the nondual state in extreme condition, then you will have a glimpse there...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate
Replies: 35
Views: 4487

Re: Enlightened Beings Choosing to Reincarnate

Samsara and nibbana are just a name for someone who still see intrinsic value in appearances and someone who no longer see intrinsic in appearances. If you still see intrinsic value in appearance, your life will be divided into good, bad, neutral. Because you have have these 3 things, your life will...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Is Dzogchen Compatible with the Madhyamika Prasangika POV ?
Replies: 41
Views: 5650

Re: Is Dzogchen Compatible with the Madhyamika Prasangika POV ?

Dzoghchen view is just Madyamika Prasingka view. The difference is only the style of language they are using. If both are understood properly, no difference at all in experience. In my opinion, these 2 actually needs to be studied. They are people who think they know Dzoghchen, but when they study M...
by DarwidHalim
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Suicide and Murder
Replies: 26
Views: 4416

Re: Suicide and Murder

Thanks Q.

Your reference is helpful for me.

Btw, I just know there is such thing called ritual suicide in pure lands. Are you sure about this? I don't know about it. And I think if there is, it will be very strange. Is it a distorted teaching or some sort of cults?
by DarwidHalim
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Suicide and Murder
Replies: 26
Views: 4416

Re: Suicide and Murder

Queequeg wrote: There is a story in the Pali Suttas recounting how a bunch of arhats killed themselves. Rather than reproach, the Buddha said it was OK because they did nothing but advance their Parinibanna.
Do you know what sutta is that?
by DarwidHalim
Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Suicide and Murder
Replies: 26
Views: 4416

Re: Suicide and Murder

In Mahayana practice, murder and suicide do not automatically refer to selfish act and do not automatically negative act. This is because the nature of this reality is beyond positive and negative. For the person, who realized the no-self, those 2 action do not create karma. But for the person, who ...
by DarwidHalim
Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Karma
Replies: 21
Views: 2477

Re: Enlightenment and Karma

By the way, Buddha, arhat, and high bodhisattva no longer create karma and result of karma, whether good, or neutral.
by DarwidHalim
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dreaming of Ekajati
Replies: 16
Views: 2538

Re: Dreaming of Ekajati

underthetree wrote: Does that make sense?
Yup. :guns:
by DarwidHalim
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Dreaming of Ekajati
Replies: 16
Views: 2538

Re: Dreaming of Ekajati

Some people say life is like a dream, but not a dream. They reject the notion that life is not dream. Dream is dream. Life is life. They separate dream as unreal, life is real, as if these two are separate world. Life is a dream, or life is like a dream? From your dream experience, which one do you ...
by DarwidHalim
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Whats the difference
Replies: 27
Views: 7845

Re: Whats the difference

In my opinion there is a big difference. I am talking about sutra Mahamudra, not tantric Mahamudra. The difference is in the direct introduction of the nature of mind, which is originally pure, unstainable, and unfindable. Theravada doesnt share this teaching. They do not have the teaching of Buddha...
by DarwidHalim
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment and Karma
Replies: 21
Views: 2477

Re: Enlightenment and Karma

Someone is said realize their enlightenment, when he or she sees the true nature of reality, which is like illusions - empty appearances. It doesn't cancel out the appearances. The appearances that appear in you is due to your Karma. Because, you can see the nature of this illusory karma, you no lon...
by DarwidHalim
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV?
Replies: 26
Views: 2756

Re: What does it mean TO EXIST from buddhist POV?

To exist from Buddhist POV means to exist inherently. If you say car exist, you mean car exist inherently. It means you can find the soul or atman or inherent thing from that car. However, if you see some sutras, you can see this exist, that exist. You need to see the context in the sense that when ...
by DarwidHalim
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Removing negative karma
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

Re: Removing negative karma

The best way to remove negative karma is actually stay at your primordial state.

In that state, actually has no positive and negative karma anyway.
by DarwidHalim
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:47 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Change Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 6060

Re: Change Tibetan Buddhism

It is just a suggestion anyway. It also doesn't affect me at the end.

Because the structure in this web is
Exploring Buddhism
Mahayana Buddhism
Tibetan Buddhism


I think it will be nice if it should be Vajrayana Buddhism.
by DarwidHalim
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Change Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 6060

Re: Change Tibetan Buddhism

Exactly. For the people who know Vajrayana, it has no problem. But, for people who do not know, it cause unnecessary issue. For example, for people who do not know buddhism, Thailand Buddhism, Burmese Buddhism, Sri Lanka Buddhism can sound like the teaching is to some degree is distorted. It is a ma...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Aug 12, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Change Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 26
Views: 6060

Change Tibetan Buddhism

I would like to suggest to change the Tibetan Buddhism to other names, possibly: Vajrayana Buddhism Because the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is mainly coming from Nalanda tradition. On the other hand, Nepal, and Bhutan, Himalayan region also share similar identity. Tibetan Buddhism suggest a name t...

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