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by Aemilius
Wed May 01, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 2628
Views: 232419

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by Aemilius
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: proof of nirvana?

On the contrary, self exists in the ordinary everyday meaning even for Nagarjuna and Shakyamuni, see Dhammapada chapter on Self, and MMK. Famous monks too have passports, they have the nominal, biological, genetic and legislative identity.
by Aemilius
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

Vasubandhu puts it concisely: Mahayana is not brahmanism or hinduism, it is clearly Buddhism, it has not been taught by another Buddha, it was taught by the same Buddha, Shakyamuni Gautama.
in his commentary on Asanga's Mahayana Sutra Alamkara
by Aemilius
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Funeral Empowerment?
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Funeral Empowerment?

all beings are heirs to their deeds
their happiness and unhappiness depend on their deeds (of body, speech and mind)
their happiness and unhappiness do not depend on my wishes

(from Meditation on Equanimity or Upeksha)
by Aemilius
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

Yes, I have read the article, the whole of it. If you read the short text called Mahayana Pratimoksha Sutra however, it is clear that is stylistically and by its ethos much closer to Shantideva than to a sravakayana work. Dr Dutt certainly does not say that the short text is unconnected to the Mahay...
by Aemilius
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

A sanskrit commentary on Bodhicaryavatara, called Bodhicaryavatara-panjika written by Prajnakaramati, is extant. It could be the origin for the information about quotations in Bcav.
by Aemilius
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

I don't know which lines or verses contain quotations in Shantideva's text. There is an english translation of the manuscript of Bodhisattva Pratimoksha Sutra, that Dr Dutt mentions. Translation is by E. J. Thomas, originally published in 1952. It is only five pages long, but very interesting. Basin...
by Aemilius
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 48
Views: 2810

Re: proof of nirvana?

How are synonyms for emptiness to be recognized ?" Suchness, the reality-limit, the signless, the ultimate, the Ground of all events, are, in brief, synonyms for emptiness." I. 14. How are the meanings of these synonyms to be known ?" From being non-otherness, non-reversal, cessation, the scope of t...
by Aemilius
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

" It is only through the citations made by Santideva in his Siksasamuccaya and Bodhicaryavatara that we are aware of the existence of a Bodhisattva-Pratimoksa-sutra. Very likely it is this Sutra that corresponds to the Chinese Sutra no. 1500 Pu-sa-chih-pen) of the Taisho edition of the Chinese Tripi...
by Aemilius
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

Whether time travel is a genuine phenomenon is not the point in the context of a forum dedicated to 'the discussion of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism'. The only question is does time travel aid enlightenment? And a swift perusal of those claiming to experience that phenomena suggests that it does ...
by Aemilius
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

The twelve links of dependent origination cease when avidya/ignorance ceases. The opposite of ignorance is knowledge. Thus it ceases through knowledge/vidya. That's right. But it ceases through VALID knowledge. That knowledge is the realisation of the empty nature of all phenomena and the fact that...
by Aemilius
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

Do you think there are no secrets in our society, in science and in Buddhism? Because there most certainly are secrets, these secrets have to be covered.This means that to those outside of the inner circle are told lies, untruth, and camouflage stories. You may well call them "conspiracy theories" ...
by Aemilius
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

And this, in a round about way, takes us back to my questions here (which you did not answer): "So you believe that the teachings of Buddhism are on par with conspiracy theories about time travel (and other related topics)? What exactly do you believe the aim of Buddhist practice is? How do these t...
by Aemilius
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

Whether time travel is a genuine phenomenon is not the point in the context of a forum dedicated to 'the discussion of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism'. The only question is does time travel aid enlightenment? And a swift perusal of those claiming to experience that phenomena suggests that it does ...
by Aemilius
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1315

Re: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana

[quote=jmlee369 post_id=488731 time=1554239811 user_id=1281 The tradition continues in the bodhisattva precept transmissions of East Asia. The bodhisattva precept ceremonies are very much based on the model of Pratimoksha ordination, and the upholders of the precepts gather twice a month to recite ...
by Aemilius
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

Whether time travel is a genuine phenomenon is not the point in the context of a forum dedicated to 'the discussion of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism'. The only question is does time travel aid enlightenment? And a swift perusal of those claiming to experience that phenomena suggests that it does ...
by Aemilius
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

Whether time travel is a genuine phenomenon is not the point in the context of a forum dedicated to 'the discussion of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism'. The only question is does time travel aid enlightenment? And a swift perusal of those claiming to experience that phenomena suggests that it does ...
by Aemilius
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

Enlightenment is all-knowledge, sarvajña; it is trividya, three knowledges; it is five or four wisdoms, jñana; it is six superknowlewdges, abhijña. It is endless, beginningless, all-pervading, unfathomable. While this is true, it does not mean that the Buddhas study all types of false knowledge. It...
by Aemilius
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2308

Re: time traveling?

I think you mean your "wish" is that these are genuine. From what I see here no evidence of any kind is advanced for this stuff. They are just shaggy dog stories, like those from folks whom claim near death experiences where they met Jesus or visited the hell realms. Conspiracy theories for those w...

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