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by WeiHan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness
Replies: 31
Views: 2177

Re: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness

Be very careful when a group of people approach you in Dharma centres and kept pestering you to give up self-cherishing and to have bodhicitta etc... Almost definitely, they are trying to get you to donate money and alot later ... Generosity is the first Paramita. Of course it has to be combined wi...
by WeiHan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Denial of Memory and Imagination
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Denial of Memory and Imagination

What is the point of us having these faculties if we are continually reminded in Buddhism that they are of negligible importance. These faculties are very useful in the mundane world. They only dwarfed in their relative importance and usefulness when compared to the full blown Omniscience that enli...
by WeiHan
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness
Replies: 31
Views: 2177

Re: Advantage and disadvantage of ego and egolessness

What do you think? Ego or egoless? I still personally choose ego Be very careful when a group of people approach you in Dharma centres and kept pestering you to give up self-cherishing and to have bodhicitta etc... Almost definitely, they are trying to get you to donate money and alot later ... Som...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 10582

Re: What is reborn after death?

The moment before can never give birth to the later moment because they can never "meet" (i.e meet meaning they appear together at the same time). At a moment ago, this moment has not existed yet, thus we can't talk about birth. Then, as explained above, the two moments can never have a chance to ap...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 10582

Re: What is reborn after death?

Madhyamika in essence held that all phenomena are mere appearance. Indeed, the word 'phenomena' actually means 'what appears'. I think you're heading in the right direction, but the difficulty is there are very many subtleties involved in the way the word 'exist' is used in this context. As you kno...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 58
Views: 4307

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

A feature article on Chinese 're-education camps', in today's Sydney Morning Herald. (Apologies if it's geo-blocked but I don't think SMH articles usually are.) China is currently in the process of deleveraging and reforming its economy in preparation for the next phase of higher quality growth. Th...
by WeiHan
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 10582

Re: What is reborn after death?

Buddhism teaches us about Anatta. But what reborns then, if there is no Atta? Conciousness (vijñāna-skandha)? 1)There being something that is reborn is the mistaken perception held by all unenlightened beings. 2)There being no birth for any phenomena, objects including self is the view that can be ...
by WeiHan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seeing in the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 3452

Re: Seeing in the Dark

Thankyou.
by WeiHan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 58
Views: 4307

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:34 pm
WeiHan wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:49 am
Why Uighurs are not launching terrorism to China but only towards the west?
Uighyurs have launched terrorist attacks in the West??? :shrug:
I meant the Islamic extremists from the ME.
by WeiHan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 58
Views: 4307

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

For example, the AI technology developed by the world largest AI startup SenseTime is being deployed by the Chinese gov for mass surveillance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SenseTime Why Uighurs are not launching terrorism to China but only towards the west? I am not too sure. For once, the islamic ...
by WeiHan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Crackdown on religion in China
Replies: 58
Views: 4307

Re: Crackdown on religion in China

While I do not sympathize organised religions in general, it is really a concern that China is becoming a big brother state with the help of advance technology. The last information I got is that AI is being used to identify everybody moving in public, while the good side of this technology is that ...
by WeiHan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Prayers before reading dharma texts
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Prayers before reading dharma texts

The masters at Sethar larung Gar said that their standard routine for any Dharma activities is reciting the King Aspiration Prayers of Bodhisattva Samantabhadra. The standard way to end is also reciting the dedication verses in this prayer.
by WeiHan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.
Replies: 143
Views: 54856

Re: Everybody speaks about samaya, but nobody knows what it is.

Everybody speaks about pure perception, but nobody knows what it is.
by WeiHan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?
Replies: 22
Views: 2521

Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

Hello, I'm new in vajrayana buddhism and as very rational and skeptical person, I'm looking for a proof for chakras and work with some energies. Because if it can't be proven, then I don't see any differences between this and the belief in a God. So if you believe in this, then why? Is it something...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?
Replies: 22
Views: 2521

Re: Do you believe in chakras (energetic centers in our body)?

Hello, I'm new in vajrayana buddhism and as very rational and skeptical person, I'm looking for a proof for chakras and work with some energies. Because if it can't be proven, then I don't see any differences between this and the belief in a God. So if you believe in this, then why? Is it something...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body

I am wondering whether the part that the two lamas held to was a cushion that Khandro's kudung was placed on or it was her legs crossed in vajra posture?
by WeiHan
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body

Rainbowbody.jpg I am not sure if someone else has already posted the topic. But this was a photo of the late Khandro Tsering Chodron rainbow body I found in chinese websites. I am aware of some comments when previous rainbow bodies were posted. I am only keen in opinions/reasoning on whether the si...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 2011

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

What if something is scientifically proven? It still doesn't matter and it doesn't matter if a master believes the earth is flat with only four continents and a tall mountain at the center? My view is that past masters are often using observable facts or common beliefs at their time to make Dharma ...
by WeiHan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?
Replies: 25
Views: 2011

Re: Can a Stream Enterer believe in silly things?

Malcolm wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:58 pm


No, he is saying they do not gave any eyes at all.
I understand. I meant when he "knew" that ants don't appear to have good sight,by judging from their behavior, he just concluded that ants have no eyes. So, it appears to me that he is someone who does pay attention, and observe with care.
by WeiHan
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 3400

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

I’m not sure of that ; if the key to propagating a religion was emphasizing its peacefulness, Jainism would probably be the dominant global faith. I’d personally say Buddhism’s popular appeal largely comes from its understanding of mind, and its promise of freedom through meditative practice. I do ...

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