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by WeiHan
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Ucchedavāda, strictly speaking, means asserting that something once existent is destroyed. Since we never once asserted the existence of something, we cannot be accused of asserting that something becomes nonexistent, and therefore, we are free from the charge of being a "chad pa smra ba ", aka an ...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. That's a strawman. I never said that tables are designated on tables, you assumed this. Table is imputed on basis of imputation for table and the basis of imputation and t...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. Malcolm, Is dependent origination the right explanation? Table is empty of car doesn't mean that the table will appear as a car and exhibits the dependently originated app...
by WeiHan
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

His mistake is the same as TKfan's assuming that tables are designated on tables, rather than tables being designated on parts. Malcolm, Is dependent origination the right explanation? Table is empty of car doesn't mean that the table will appear as a car and exhibits the dependently originated app...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

And from there emerge another question. If table is not empty of table, then a glass of water is not empty of a glass of water. Then, why do the pretas see the glass of water as some blood and pus, hell beings see it as molten hot copper, human beings see it as a glass of water, heavenly beings see ...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

Do not destroy conventionalities known to the world by saying that table is empty of table! A mental understanding, a conceptual understanding of "emptiness of table" by no means "destroys" the appearance of table. Table still appears for the worldly, and for those on the path as well. After the ta...
by WeiHan
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I say although a table is empty of inherent existence, or is empty of being an inherently existent table, it is not empty of being a table. A table is empty of being a horse, a car, a cup, but is not empty of being a table because a table is found by conventional valid cognition. But it is empty of...
by WeiHan
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Removing negative karma in Vajrayana
Replies: 5
Views: 2140

Re: Removing negative karma in Vajrayana

It can be purified or even removed. This is justified by many quotes in the Mahayana Sutras. Even within the Theravada tradition, there are suttas which say that Karma cannot be purified and there are sutta suggesting that karma can somewhat be purified (i.e. reduced).
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition Of Mahamudra
Replies: 13
Views: 4634

Re: The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition Of Mahamudra

I have got reasonable experience in dzogchen meditation, following the books of Alan Wallace and Namkhai Norbu. Recently I was reading The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition Of Mahamudra by The Dalai Lama. My question is basically about the book, from the perceptive of my experience in meditation. Again and aga...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 9126

Re: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini

There are a couple of minor deities included in the Yogini cycle for common siddhis. You mean like for example those in the 13 Golden Dharmas, like Kurukulle from Hevajra etc...? Similar. Do you know if one has to be vegetarian if one practices Tara-Kurukulle (one of the 13 Golden Dharmas) since it...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 9126

Re: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini

There are a couple of minor deities included in the Yogini cycle for common siddhis. You mean like for example those in the 13 Golden Dharmas, like Kurukulle from Hevajra etc...? Do you know if one has to be vegetarian if one practices Tara-Kurukulle (one of the 13 Golden Dharmas) since it is not a...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 9126

Re: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini

However, my doubt is that if even mundane siddhis can be easily attained thru this practice, then why does the Sakya need the other Golden Dharmas which bundled together with this practice in the well known "13 Golden Dharmas"? For example, since VY is effective gaining wealth, then do you still ne...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

I'm not sure - if I was, I must have experienced the Buddha's perception at least once - but: how should a Buddha not perceive anything? My teacher told, a buddha perceives differently than we ordinary people do. He said, a buddha perceives it all at once. So I suppose, if we agree that we don't kn...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini
Replies: 25
Views: 9126

Re: Difference between Sakya & Gelug Vajrayogini

I have the blessings and teachings of VY from both lineages and I must say they are almost identical except that the Gelug sadhana is more elaborated in certain section such as the inner offering etc... The teaching in the Gelug tradition is also more elaborated and seems to be more inspiring becaus...
by WeiHan
Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

LTKP's proponents did ask Gorampa : "How can the Buddha be void of concepts since he is omniscient?" or something in that line...so how does the LTKP system answer that question since they also agree that Buddha is suppose to be free from all concepts? This reminds me of a question, somebody asked ...
by WeiHan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

In Ati yoga, one gives up conceptual meditation right from the beginning or almost. In Gorampa system, one gives up conceptual meditation after applying analysis of the tetralemma. In LTKP system, one only gives up conceptual meditation right before attaining full Buddhahood. Actually, according to...
by WeiHan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Awareness of awareness
Replies: 120
Views: 17526

Re: Awareness of awareness

From what I've read and heard, the core activity of Dogzen is becoming directly aware of awareness. But this doesn't make sense to me. Pure awareness, as I understand it, sees (hears, observes, etc.) objects (gross and subtle) as they arise, without any interpretation. For example: Pure awareness s...
by WeiHan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

In Je Tsongkhapas context the "correct concept" of a Buddha is to attain "freedom of conceptualisation", since LTKP does not object or disagree to Nagarjuna. He just explaines it the other way round. This correct concept is not attained by a conceptual mind but by the means of shamata & vipassana. ...
by WeiHan
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

If you still don't get the differences, then how about this Lama Tsong Khapa position: Buddha still retains some correct concept (such as LTKP final "correct" version of Prasangika Madhyamika) Gorampa position: Buddha is free of all conceptualisation. He only appeared to have concepts and omniscient...
by WeiHan
Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa
Replies: 357
Views: 43308

Re: Gorampa & Tsongkhapa

To answer the original question, I think Tsongkhapa rejected the Gorampa's type of madhyamaka (freedom from four extremes) as it wasn't rational and meditation on something not rational was like Hva Shang's meditation. PS. I would like anyone well versed in Tsongkhapa's position to reject any misun...

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