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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Nagarjuna
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: Lotus Nagarjuna

According to the Mahayana Lotus sutra was taught by the Buddha himself, it is not contemporary with the MMK. Vasubandhu has written a commentary to the Lotus Sutra, and he doesn't regard it a "later composition", it is a teaching of the Buddha for him. (There is translation of Vasubandhu's commenta...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Nagarjuna
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Re: Lotus Nagarjuna

Tyvm everybody
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Muddy waters: obscurations, mind, and more...
Replies: 65
Views: 1680

Re: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise

You do know that dependent relationship and emptiness are two sides of the same coin? Which is precisely why thoughts are like writing on water, they conceal nothing, and nothing needs to be unveiled. To repeat: the foregoing sentence is a method. Good luck with attaining Buddhahood, it looks like ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise
Replies: 134
Views: 7936

Re: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise

It is not possible to understand that via internet post. If someone tells me: "We are enlightened, because our teacher pointed it out to us", this doesn't mean anything to me unless I experienced it's truth. Primordial Buddha is unconditioned, but "understanding", "meaning" and "experience" are jus...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Muddy waters: obscurations, mind, and more...
Replies: 65
Views: 1680

Re: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise

Tsongkhapafan wrote:Just understanding that you have natural purity is no method. There has to be a basis, a path and a result.
That still has the defect of causality, which is delusion, and mud can't produce water.

That sentence itself is a method.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 488
Views: 37191

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

It's not the same, because monism is different from emptiness. Emptiness is nonexistence, period. A non-affirming negation. Not mystical nonexistence, not "pregnant" nonexistence, not being-nonexistence, nonexistence, period. If, as your name seems to indicate, you are a Karma Kagyupa, you might wa...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 169
Views: 22384

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

I have folders of things I've quietly copied, pasted and enjoyed over and over, or e-mailed to myself, or my wife who's a practitioner. We have spent hours reading these things and discussing together. I won't paste my treasure trove here b/c they are personal to me, and would be necessarily remove...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 488
Views: 37191

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Truth is not Advaitic Truth and Zen Truth and Dzogchen Truth - it is one Truth. Good day. It's not the same, because monism is different from emptiness. Emptiness is nonexistence, period. A non-affirming negation. Not mystical nonexistence, not "pregnant" nonexistence, not being-nonexistence, nonex...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Muddy waters: obscurations, mind, and more...
Replies: 65
Views: 1680

Re: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise

Are we tripping on the ol' relative absolute log that's been there for ages and everyone even already knows it's there? One does not drunk muddy water, nor does one go "this is fine I'm already enlightened" while engaging in all sorts of harm with a deluded mind. Hence methods :shrug: Malcolm and c...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 1997

Re: Recognizing rigpa

cepheidvariable wrote:
Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
cepheidvariable wrote:... ngondro ...
Oh dear.
Uh oh, hope I didn't hit a nerve. Can you elaborate on the "oh dear?"
Apologies it's just the necessity of outer/inner preliminaries has been argued a lot. People seem to feel very strongly about it.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 1997

Re: Recognizing rigpa

cepheidvariable wrote:... ngondro ...
Oh dear.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?
Replies: 417
Views: 21066

Re: what is whiteness? what is it to be "white" in the USA?

Nemo wrote:... Had my first online death threat ...
Your description says you are located in Canada. If the threat originated in the US, PM me, that is very likely a criminal offense.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Recognizing rigpa
Replies: 25
Views: 1997

Re: Recognizing rigpa

... shamatha ... rigpa ... It's not a ridiculous question. Shamatha/vipashyana practice in the context of the hinayana seeks to produce a state or experience. As such, it seeks a "result". It does this by resting attention on more or less subtle objects, such as breathing, or emptiness, and then ob...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Nagarjuna
Replies: 9
Views: 871

Lotus Nagarjuna

Hi all This may be a stupid question. The other primordial Buddha thread made me think of this. I'm interested to learn what the Tiantai, Tendai, Nichiren etc. perspectives are on the original Indian authors like Nagarjuna and Chandrakirti. But in particular, it hadn't really clicked with me before ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 139
Views: 6348

Re: Question about processes

rachmiel wrote:Or is another level mentioned outside the two truths paradigm?
What's the difference between appearance and experience?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 139
Views: 6348

Re: Question about processes

rachmiel wrote:So looking at the finger and looking at the moon are not essentially different.
There's no moon. The finger itself is a reflection of the moon.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Righteous hatred
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Righteous hatred

Pretty much what JD and boomerang said.

You can pray for the nazi even as you're stabbing him with your bayonet.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: how to be a buddhist?
Replies: 43
Views: 3118

Re: how to be a buddhist?

I get all that except the 'all emotions are pain' part. Happiness for instance, is an emotion and is not painful. If the reasoning is that emotions are painful because they are impermanent then it is redundant, and perhaps misleading because you would be assigning an inherent quality to emotions. O...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention
Replies: 108
Views: 6340

Re: Surangama Sutra as an anti-Dzogchen intervention

Tsongkhapafan wrote:... when people claim they can attain enlightenment by meditating on the clarity of the mind which is only a conventional truth ...
Maybe clarity of the mind is true, just not inherently true. :mrgreen:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics
Replies: 966
Views: 38004

Re: How Madhyamika Philosophy Solves the Mystery of Quantum Physics

Malcolm wrote:... vipaka.
That's one side of it. The real question is where is the optimal point where "prasangika bodhisattva" becomes contradictory.