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by futerko
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Distinguishing between consciousness and mental events
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Distinguishing between consciousness and mental events

So... thinking on it further, in regard to the concept itself... The 'standard' view of linguistics is that name is simply attached to form - I see a tree and then say the word 'tree' I assume that in fact thought is primary here, and therefore prior to the word 'tree' there is no differentiation o...
by futerko
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Distinguishing between consciousness and mental events
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Distinguishing between consciousness and mental events

So... thinking on it further, in regard to the concept itself... The 'standard' view of linguistics is that name is simply attached to form - I see a tree and then say the word 'tree' I assume that in fact thought is primary here, and therefore prior to the word 'tree' there is no differentiation of...
by futerko
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Distinguishing between consciousness and mental events
Replies: 18
Views: 778

Re: Distinguishing between consciousness and mental events

How do you accomplish this distinction, in the context of vipashyana or meditation on emptiness? In the Satipatthana Sutta, mental events and consciousness are the latter two of the four foundations of mindfulness. In the Heart Sutra, the samskaraskandha and vijnanaskanda are the 4th and 5th aggreg...
by futerko
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The two hard problems of consciousness
Replies: 29
Views: 776

Re: The two hard problems of consciousness

This paper looked interesting from Dan Arnold, considering the 'hard problem' of consciousness in relation to the philosophies of Vasubandhu, Dharmakirti, and Dignaga.
by futerko
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

Does he provide us with a map though? I would say he is doing exactly the opposite: a map is a conceptual representation of reality, and Nagarjuna is in the business of pointing out that relying upon such a thing for navigation will lead you only to entanglement and contradiction. Isn't he really s...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

I think the main issue here is that you seem to assert that you speak from some perspective of genuine insight and my judgment is that that is not the case. And so aspire as you might, what you are engaged in is just more samsara, but with some air that what you are doing is not. The proof that you...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

The distinction was between taking up a subjective position of judgement or not, nothing to do with the predicates used. PeterC's judgement was flawless, it met all the conditions for a judgement and was perfectly informative of his view of the president. We all now know exactly how PeterC feels ab...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

The question for me here is how to proceed while avoiding falling into the temptation of that third-person neutral 'view from nowhere' - this is precisely why any view needs to take both individual and systems into account, of course. ...I think that the very act of seeing through ideology is preci...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

They are a long list of contradictions which themselves produce the movement out of the text. i.e. the moment of negation is a moment of cessation. Although there have been Hegelian'ish readings of the MMK - Murti the most famous, and more recently Peter Fenner. Too many variables there! - Hardly a...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

Yes, very much so. ...I'm not sure I agree with your reading of Nagarjuna though. What is the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā other than a long list of contradictions which themselves produce the movement of the text? They are a long list of contradictions which themselves produce the movement out of the text...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

Yes, very much so. ...I'm not sure I agree with your reading of Nagarjuna though. What is the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā other than a long list of contradictions which themselves produce the movement of the text? They are a long list of contradictions which themselves produce the movement out of the text...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

Providing fodder for does not amount to causing . In the video he is criticising the neoliberals - not the democratic liberal consensus. Precisely because neoliberalism has profoundly undermined all three things: democracy, liberalism (and liberal institutions) and consensus (without which, the for...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

Futerko's appeal to Buddhsit spontaneity as a response to PeterC is more or less the Emptiness Trump Card, or Emptiness Mic Drop you see in Dharma discussions all too frequently. So, in other words - my appeal to spontaneity is precisely my view of correctly apprehending the absence of ideology - a...
by futerko
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

If you are familiar with Zizek, he does consider the whole idea of how to establish any kind of consensus and what such a thing might look like - the part I take seriously, as with any understanding of Nagarjuna, is exactly what is meant by a dialectic here - it takes account of how things appear f...
by futerko
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

Providing fodder for does not amount to causing . In the video he is criticising the neoliberals - not the democratic liberal consensus. Precisely because neoliberalism has profoundly undermined all three things: democracy, liberalism (and liberal institutions) and consensus (without which, the for...
by futerko
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Good Old Days
Replies: 85
Views: 2095

Re: Good Old Days

I might be overly simplifying things but I think futerko is simply placing an emphasis on the system (and its attendant belief-system) rather than the individual. We do tend to focus too much on the individual - "Trump is the problem" rather than the symptom of the problem, kinda thing. Whereas if ...
by futerko
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How to Solve Arbitrariness?
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: How to Solve Arbitrariness?

Christianity (based on my own interpretations), sometimes going as far as leaving to worship whatever. Then, at other times, I then come back and confess and all that stuff and become convinced that the dharma is the supreme path. Then it goes back and forth, with these questionings of faith and wh...
by futerko
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Specs for shrine structure (not contents)
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Specs for shrine structure (not contents)

Mantrik wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:21 pm

Something I have noticed is that I used to use more and more of it, and now I use less and less and visualise more.
that's a very good insight into how meditation/practice supports are effective and just how we can work with them
by futerko
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 29
Views: 1021

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

so on this basis - the fire that is symbolised at the throat level of a wrathful deity can either be seen as the burning off of negative karma, or the symbol of joyous self expression as it is bound to appear in its illusory form from the head perspective - the facial expression of those images are ...
by futerko
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to get angry qualitatively?
Replies: 29
Views: 1021

Re: How to get angry qualitatively?

So in Tantra you learn to transform your anger (for example) into a means of transcending it. hmm, you see when Prof. Namkhai Norbu says "transform the base", it's a slightly different idea Yes. The base meaning here alaya, the part of consciousness storing karmic seeds, that has to be transformed....

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