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by Dexing
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

I mean, on the conventional level mind-streams are separate and as Yogacara claims, on an ordinary level there is no such thing as perceiving another's mind, which would result in a contradiction of the premise of consciousness only. How so? But then we are at an almost identical view as the Madhya...
by Dexing
Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Dexing, "This is a matter of different consciousnesses (or minds) influencing the direction of one another" And my question is how exactly such an interaction can happen between one mind-stream and another, and I mean direct interaction as there are only mind-streams that do not merge. It is possib...
by Dexing
Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Astus, The only thing "external" in Yogācāra is the mind-stream of another sentient being. However, it is only directly perceived at the level of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. What ordinary beings see including the body of others, their physical expressions, speech, etc. is only a manifestation of their...
by Dexing
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

You have also established that we cannot directly cognize external material objects. But to infer from this that that the there is nothing outside the objects of our consciousness is quite another step. You deploy an argument about causality to underpin that: but how can your account of causality b...
by Dexing
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

You've still not accomplished the task of demonstrating how Yogācāra is an extreme view. Just because you think so is not good enough.

:namaste:
by Dexing
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Therefore nothing excels the Buddha's words: "Monks, I will teach you the All. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak." "As you say, lord," the monks responded. The Blessed One said, "What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensatio...
by Dexing
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

If the alternative to holding your view is "belief of an objective external realm" then it is clear that your view rejects "external" and confirms "internal" exclusively. Kind regards Yogācāra doctrines neither confirm internal nor external realms. What it does is first point out that what is norma...
by Dexing
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

This just amounts to trolling, which is a violation of the Terms of Service. And this is a typical reaction of people attached to their views when being confronted with outright rejection of their view by others. Kind regards No, my friend... At this point it has nothing to do with the topic at han...
by Dexing
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

If you disagree with the Yogācāra doctrine of consciousness, then you must hold some belief of an objective external realm. This actually proves that you are trapped by an extreme view Kind regards And to which "extreme" does this ascribe? You've been asked repeatedly to stop dropping the one-liner...
by Dexing
Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Okay, interesting... more vague ill-defined accusations without the slightest interest in actually discussing the topic. This just amounts to trolling, which is a violation of the Terms of Service. http://dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 2. Do not...
by Dexing
Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Dexing, you are just holding the view of a speculative philosophy. All these philosophies are conceptually going beyond the Buddha's words and hold the view that this does validate what actually is just an instance of papanca (clinging aggregates). Kind regards Throughout this thread all you've don...
by Dexing
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

"Monks, I will teach you the All. Listen & pay close attention. I will speak." "As you say, lord," the monks responded. The Blessed One said, "What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called...
by Dexing
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Re: Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Granted, there's a variety of "consciousness only," or, rather, a group of folks who subscribe to this "view," who assert the Absolute Existence of Consciousness. That, I grant you, is an "extreme." That it is, but it is not what is taught in the Yogācāra doctrines. Since this is Maitreya Bodhisatt...
by Dexing
Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sooner or Later: Yogacara
Replies: 90
Views: 8044

Sooner or Later: Yogacara

Some people debate the Yogācāra position of consciousness-only, saying it is either inferior or just plain wrong (having appeared centuries after the Buddha). But this is basically the Dharma-door received by Maitreya Bodhisattva eons ago, and as Śākyamuni Buddha's successor, he will instruct the wo...
by Dexing
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: A growing concern
Replies: 5
Views: 1525

Re: A growing concern

During several of the meetings I was publicly informed by the Samgha that I was now authorized to represent all westerner's in the world, regardless of their geographical location, in regards to Buddhism and was directed to do so. Claiming to represent someone without their knowledge or permission ...
by Dexing
Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pre-Buddhist Chan
Replies: 35
Views: 4650

Pre-Buddhist Chan

it also discards the academic understanding of the history of the pre-Buddhist Ch'an tradition in ancient China, where Buddhist tenents were later merged with it. This is what I was asking you to explain. Pre-Buddhist Chan? Buddhist tenets were added to it by or after Huineng, you say? This is the ...
by Dexing
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Krishnamurti and Buddhism
Replies: 107
Views: 11302

Re: Krishnamurti and Buddhism

...your disingenuous statement ["Of course, later one, people could take the content of his teachings and put another name on it, effectively including such people"] as being Buddhist, nothing more than a put down, and yet you fail to take into account that this was the same thing Cao-xi Hui-neng d...
by Dexing
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 146222

Re: interfaith christenity and buddhism

Is the Christian god subject to birth, old age, and death? Such are all beings in Samsara, including the heavens. -M The Christian god is not a sentient being, but merely an idea they hold. Such mental events as we know go through similar states of arising, persisting, and eventual passing away. Th...
by Dexing
Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shaolin: Can Buddhist monks also be warriors?
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: Shaolin: Can Buddhist monks also be warriors?

The first thing to understand about Shaolin is that there are different levels of ordination in the tradition. The warrior monks are unique to Shaolin. They only take five precepts, and therefore cannot be considered as fully ordained monks. This may clear up a bit of a mystery...after I visited Sh...
by Dexing
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shaolin: Can Buddhist monks also be warriors?
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: Shaolin: Can Buddhist monks also be warriors?

Thanks Dexing, I never really knew that about Shaolin monks either and often wondered if they kept the full 250 precepts or just parts of it. Thanks for your clarification. To be clear, that is only warrior monks. There are many more fully ordained monks than warrior monks who do in fact keep the f...

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