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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are Buddhas formless or form?
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Are Buddhas formless or form?

Those who hold the second view that buddhas do not possess the pristine awareness of things as manifold quote as their authority the Infinite Means of Purification Sutra: Having reached true and perfect buddhahood, the Tathāgata neither knows nor has in mind any phenomenon whatever. Why is this? Be...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Paths and Bhumis
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Paths and Bhumis

wonderful tyvm
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Paths and Bhumis
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Paths and Bhumis

Is anyone aware of any audio or video teachings which discuss the relationship of the paths and the Bodhisattva bhumis?

I am trying to understand how they all hang together.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 49
Views: 2436

Re: Tonglen question

this is sutra view, no? [T]he method for the actual meditation session [practice], is to follow the Mahāmudrā system of instruction, letting the mind settle free from any effort to posit, negate, affirm, or reject. Tilopa says: Not dwelling on, not intending, not analyzing, not meditating, not rati...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 42
Views: 1524

Re: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?

deserved Since when have these illusions been happening? Since time without beginning. What is wrong with them? One experiences nothing but suffering. It says in Nanda’s Abiding in the Womb: Birth is a suffering, aging is a suffering, sickness is a suffering, death is a suffering, to be separated f...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tonglen question
Replies: 49
Views: 2436

Re: Tonglen question

In the Compendium of Higher Knowledge it says: What does it mean, “Actions determine your personal lot”? Because individuals experience the full maturation of actions they themselves have done, and because that [maturation] shares nothing in common with others, it is called “personal.” Were this no...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3650

Re: No end to samsara?

Those who think that illusion may dissolve on its own should be aware that samsara is renowned for being endless.

Sgam-po-pa, Holmes, K. & Jinpa, T., 2017. Ornament of precious liberation, Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, p. 11.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is permanent in mahayana?
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: What is permanent in mahayana?

Dividing it into its various aspects, dharmakāya has eight characteristic qualities — namely, being identical, profound, permanent, unitary, right, pure, lumionous, and linked to the enjoyment body. [...] It is permanent because it is not composite; it is without coming into being or cessation; and ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Just Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: Just Buddhism

What is the scope of buddhism? Is it just humans? Humans and animals? [T]he Uttaratantra [...] says: Because the Buddha’s body pervades all, because suchness is without differentiation, and because they possess the potential, every living being at all times has buddha nature. Sgam-po-pa, Holmes, K....
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the best way to gain control over our desires and addictions?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: What is the best way to gain control over our desires and addictions?

[removed - apologies did not see I was in Nichiren forum]
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 2217

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

I don't recall the Buddha actually using the Catuṣkoṭi form of analysis himself. I can only recall the Buddha using it only in relation to its use by his opponents. Would appreciate if someone could provide examples in the Suttas or Sutras where the Buddha himself resorted to Catuṣkoṭi analysis in ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?
Replies: 70
Views: 3766

Re: What Shamatha tradition best prepares one for Dzogchen?

In other words, Is the Vissudhimagga standard for attaining Jhana and Shamatha necessary for the attention to one-pointedly focus on the Rigpa? Or Kamalashila's or other Sutta style Jhanas? Where on the sliding bar standard of light to deep Jhanic abosrption is sufficient to begin being exposed to ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?
Replies: 49
Views: 1896

Re: How to become enlightened via Tibetan Buddhism?

philji wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:43 pm
https://dharmasun.org/tte/
^^^
fckw wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:44 pm
https://dharmasun.org/tte/
^^^
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 71
Views: 5194

Re: Emptiness nutshells

Rick wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:24 pm
Shadows on the cave walls?
As long as you realize that the fire at the back of the cave and the sun outside are also merely shadows on the walls of a cave.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness nutshells
Replies: 71
Views: 5194

Re: Emptiness nutshells

Rick wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:08 pm
What, for you, is emptiness … in a nutshell?
Every thing is an echo.

Every thing is a mirror.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Thread with no words
Replies: 69
Views: 10219

Re: Thread with no words

"No words".
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Ignorance of Ignorance
Replies: 22
Views: 956

Re: Ignorance of Ignorance

boda wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:44 pm
We’re all ignorant of ignorance until we realize emptiness.
There's no such thing to realize.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Football World Cup.
Replies: 129
Views: 4855

Re: Football World Cup.

Norwegian wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:21 am
You're on the wrong forum for that kind of prayer...
I know. But still, if Croatia wins I will sacrifice a goat to Ahura Mazda I don't care.

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