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by Queequeg
Tue May 12, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey Guys! Im newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Hey Guys! Im newbie

Hi!
by Queequeg
Tue May 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Source of labeling meditation
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Source of labeling meditation

Hey, recently I have been thinking about methods used to develop mindful awareness in daily life a bit more and I remembered labeling of movements and perceptions etc. as one of the available methods. What is the source of this method? I remember Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche using it when teaching. Is it...
by Queequeg
Mon May 11, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Enlightenment of Tendai masters
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Enlightenment of Tendai masters

Zhiyi - According to Hurvitz, Zhiyi went to Mt. Ta Xian to study with Nanyue Huisi. There, Zhiyi studied the Lotus and meditation as taught by Huisi. When Zhiyi reached the Bhaisajyaraja chapter describing the self-immolation practice of Bodhisattva Sarvsattvapriyadarchana, his "body and mind were e...
by Queequeg
Mon May 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: whats it all about anyway

The suggestion that something like racism, which is culturally, socially, economically, institutionally embedded, as well as psychologically conditioned, can be solved merely by looking inside, is either motivated out of a deep ignorance of the real nature of racism, or outright gaslighting. "This ...
by Queequeg
Mon May 11, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: whats it all about anyway

You work on “fixing yourself” so that you can also work on “fixing the world” without getting sucked into the problem, without adding to the problem, and without becoming an additional problem. . . . That might be so for renunciates, but for those engaged in the world as lay people, it is wholly ap...
by Queequeg
Mon May 11, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: whats it all about anyway
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: whats it all about anyway

The suggestion that something like racism, which is culturally, socially, economically, institutionally embedded, as well as psychologically conditioned, can be solved merely by looking inside, is either motivated out of a deep ignorance of the real nature of racism, or outright gaslighting. "This s...
by Queequeg
Mon May 11, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Locked the topic for now. Maybe for good. We need a breather.
by Queequeg
Sun May 10, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Countdown to a race war?
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Countdown to a race war?

Apparently you are not familiar with US history. It was the republicans that freed the slaves, and the democrats that started the civil war, the KKK and also attempted to ban blacks from having 2nd amendment rights. This was going on up until the 60's when they tried to shut down various civil righ...
by Queequeg
Sat May 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Article on Kaihogyo
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Article on Kaihogyo

Reading about his practice is humbling.
Thank you.
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

Thanks. And will do.
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

inferential reasoning... He basically claims that differences in understanding in Indian Buddhism and Sino-Japanese Buddhism boil down to acceptance or rejection of ontological reductionism, with the Indians employing ontological reductionism as their principal approach, and Chinese Buddhists large...
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

I could have written that more clearly. Yes, this. While there are problems with Sino-Japanese concepts of self, as eloquently illustrated by the late Jungnok Park in his How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on the Way to China , the idea of all phenomena possessing buddhanature that we see frequently ment...
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

My point is, what we think of as consciousness that we think makes us so different from plants, is, on closer analysis, not all that different from a plant turning toward light in many respects. What we think distinguishes us is a very narrow category of actions. Consciousness distinguishes us from...
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

It’s my rodeo. But another question is: what does certain plants have purpose of survival? Plant eating insects? Huh? "What"? You mean "why"? Why do you think a plant has any purpose? Purpose is something we ascribe to phenomena. What makes you think a plant ascribes purpose to what they are/do? Ve...
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

Just to put it out there certain plants create chemicals to avoid being eaten. Not sure how Buddhists interpret this, science and what not ? Plants "turn" toward light because light stimulates cell growth where it shines on the plant. Its been a long time, but at some point I knew the chemical reac...
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

tkp67 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Zhanran (Chanjan) did not assert that plants have sentience.
I don't see the article mentioning plants are sentient or an allusion the article mentions as much.

It makes me curious to what drew out that commentary?
This thread.
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Meaning of Kannongyo
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Meaning of Kannongyo

One might suggest that St. Jude is an avatar of Kanzeonbosatsu, the bodhisattva of lost causes.

I've always taken the promises to be literal. The power of faith is difficult to achieve, but I believe it is real.
by Queequeg
Fri May 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Plants Acquiring Sentience
Replies: 40
Views: 1217

Re: Plants Acquiring Sentience

Zhanran (Chanjan) did not assert that plants have sentience. He argued that they have Buddhanature. And that argument is nuanced. It doesn't mean plants awaken in some way and become buddhas. Rather, this has to do with the continuity of mind and body, self and environment, Buddha and ordinary being...

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