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by Aemilius
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2335

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: 1337

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: 2335

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: 2335

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: 2335

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: 2335

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...
by Aemilius
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1337

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

I would file that under "Mythologising that happens around spiritual events and is not to be taken too literally". I cant express my thoughts within the guidelines of this forum. A non-order member certainly may, if they wish, live the holy life. End of story. Oh I imagine some Mahāyānika venerable...
by Aemilius
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2335

Re: time traveling?

Why does one believe some people and not believe some other people? Is it the titles and costumes and strange hats that make you believe the stories of buddhist or hindu gurus and masters? Because some people tell the truth and it can be verified, whereas others talk complete and utter unverifiable...
by Aemilius
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Laymen who attain arhantship must enter the Order or attain parinirvana
Replies: 30
Views: 1337

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

I am reading the Milinda Panha , or, “The Debate of King Milinda”. Why do the below passages say that when a layman attains arhantship he must either enter the Order or pass away? How do liberated arhats living in this conventional world get by and survive (if not a trust fund)? #20 “The Compassion...
by Aemilius
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2335

Re: time traveling?

For my part I can say that my "feeling" is that they are genuine, 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...
by Aemilius
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Name of the father?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Name of the father?

His children are:
Moon Unit Zappa,
Ian Donald Calvin Euclid Zappa,
Ahmet Emuukha Rodan Zappa,
Diva Muffin Zappa.
The question is, who is the father? And mother, if you like.
by Aemilius
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 1973

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Teachings are empty. They do not exist. They are not the letters, words or sentences. And yet they appear to exist. Buddha is not the letter B, nor the letters u, d , dh, or a. (quoted from Lankavatara sutra) The hot plate is empty. It does not exist. Your hand is empty and does not exist either. Y...
by Aemilius
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 2335

Re: time traveling?

Here is a greek time travel experiment, secret naturally, but time travel is reality, believe it or not.

by Aemilius
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 1973

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Teachings are empty. They do not exist. They are not the letters, words or sentences. And yet they appear to exist.
Buddha is not the letter B, nor the letters u, d , dh, or a. (quoted from Lankavatara sutra)
by Aemilius
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 1973

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Mahayana schools view it differently, they see some kind of progression in the three, or sometimes four, turnings of the Wheel of Dharma. There is no progression. It is just that the 3rd turning provided an antidote for the exaggeration of the 2nd turning in the same way the 2nd turning provided an...
by Aemilius
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1064

Re: What is magic?

That is true. The New guy seems to be doing it in live surroundings. Some of his tricks have been done before, at least something that is in principle similar, like the things appearing from a laptop has been done before by a chinese magician (forget his name now, but he has been in the Fool Us! by ...
by Aemilius
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is magic?
Replies: 28
Views: 1064

What is magic?

Here is a new guy making dozens of impossible tricks



Criss Angel has previously explained how some of his levitation tricks are done, but that explanation doesn't cover everything he has done, like this one

by Aemilius
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment
Replies: 51
Views: 1973

Re: Infinite Eons and Enlightenment

Mahayana schools view it differently, they see some kind of progression in the three, or sometimes four, turnings of the Wheel of Dharma. Different Mahayana schools put different turnings of the Wheel of Dharma, or groups of sutras, on the highest pedestal. For example, Nichiren and Tendai/Tientai p...
by Aemilius
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 48
Views: 2846

Re: proof of nirvana?

The question is in the terminology of science. At present science doesn't know anything, or knows very little, about reincarnation, about the consciousness that precedes birth, about the states following death, etc... The state of nirvana would belong to this category.

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