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by 5heaps
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: rangtong vs. zhentong
Replies: 75
Views: 12208

Re: rangtong vs. zhentong

i dont disagree that enlightenment is different than the 5 heaps of a suffering person. this doesnt mean that enlightenment is independent of its basis (its parts), it just means that the 5 heaps of a suffering person are not its basis Hmmmmmmm... :thinking: Because the one manifestation (ie the dh...
by 5heaps
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: rangtong vs. zhentong
Replies: 75
Views: 12208

Re: rangtong vs. zhentong

"5heaps" since some things called 'buddha' are just emanations of a buddha or even qualities of buddha(s), just finding a place which says that one buddha is another is not evidence, nor does saying that all buddhas are one from the pov of their dharmakaya count as evidence that they are not multip...
by 5heaps
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:53 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: rangtong vs. zhentong
Replies: 75
Views: 12208

Re: rangtong vs. zhentong

for example its understood that the enlightenment of shakyamuni and amitabha are different because they are different instances of enlightenment, regardless of the fact that these instances do not differ in capacity. nondifference in capacity does not necessarily entail that they are singular" So b...
by 5heaps
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: rangtong vs. zhentong
Replies: 75
Views: 12208

Re: rangtong vs. zhentong

Basically, it would be monism without Sautrantika notions of labeling..is that right? Basically it would only be monism if solely compared with Prasangika refusal (IIRC) to make assertions about labeling, or when presented as exclusive? monism necessarily asserts that to be an existing thing is to ...
by 5heaps
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Process Philosophy and Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: Process Philosophy and Buddhism

The point of the teaching on impermanence is to corrects the mistaken idea that dependent things (more specifically caused things) are permanent things. yes but thats just gross impermanence and its largely useless since it only gets rid of false learned views. you need subtle impermanence, which i...
by 5heaps
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: rangtong vs. zhentong
Replies: 75
Views: 12208

Re: rangtong vs. zhentong

you can read Lankavatara sutra Chapter 3 LX on this matter. none of it supports your position at all. its best not to form positions based on your own understanding of sutras, since the logic you use to come up with such positions are countered elsewhere for example its understood that the enlighte...
by 5heaps
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: rangtong vs. zhentong
Replies: 75
Views: 12208

Re: rangtong vs. zhentong

As far as I know, the opposite is asserted by the Prasangika. The object is "un-findable" upon investigation, as it is neither the same as (nor other than) its parts. It is mere designation. hi, like futerko said i gave that in the context of talking about what it means to exist essentially. sorry ...
by 5heaps
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Process Philosophy and Buddhism
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

Re: Process Philosophy and Buddhism

the point of impermanence is not that dependent arisings are momentary. anyone can understand that. its point is that things do not have the power to endure of their own accord: therefore the disintegration of things is uncaused and is obtained during their production ie. your death is guaranteed an...
by 5heaps
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: rangtong vs. zhentong
Replies: 75
Views: 12208

Re: rangtong vs. zhentong

I suppose if Enlightenment is one then all Buddhas are perfectly one with one Full Enlightenment,unless Enlightenment is different for all Buddhas. thats like saying a brown cow and a white cow arent both cows, because theyre different cows. (the enlightened Shakyamuni and the enlightened Maitreya ...
by 5heaps
Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: rangtong vs. zhentong
Replies: 75
Views: 12208

Re: rangtong vs. zhentong

I suppose if Enlightenment is one then all Buddhas are perfectly one with one Full Enlightenment,unless Enlightenment is different for all Buddhas. thats like saying a brown cow and a white cow arent both cows, because theyre different cows. (the enlightened Shakyamuni and the enlightened Maitreya ...
by 5heaps
Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rejecting an Offering
Replies: 27
Views: 4243

Re: Rejecting an Offering

futerko wrote:Who is to say whether that incompleteness may not lead to something far more auspicious than if the action was completed?
do you have a gambling addiction? a practitioner requires as much leisure and fortune as they can get. complete karmas.
by 5heaps
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation is hard...
Replies: 40
Views: 8316

Re: Meditation is hard...

there are the 9 stages of meditation, 10 if you include stage 0 at stage 0 the person suffers from "lethargy" which is a heavy feeling in the mind that prevents you from decisively distinguishing the object. stage 1 starts when lethargy is overcome and there is a clear and decisive intention to fin...
by 5heaps
Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rejecting an Offering
Replies: 27
Views: 4243

Re: Rejecting an Offering

her karma of giving would only become complete had you accepted the gift

losing 1 coupon this life and gaining 100 in a future life vs gaining 1 now and none later. hmmm. well at least there is still a large effect from positive motiviation
by 5heaps
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation is hard...
Replies: 40
Views: 8316

Re: Meditation is hard...

there are the 9 stages of meditation, 10 if you include stage 0 at stage 0 the person suffers from "lethargy" which is a heavy feeling in the mind that prevents you from decisively distinguishing the object. stage 1 starts when lethargy is overcome and there is a clear and decisive intention to find...
by 5heaps
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 364
Views: 45567

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

To cut to the chase, here's my predicament. I'm studying Advaita Vedanta, and much of it resonates with me, feels true. BUT (and it's a huge but!) the final conclusion of Advaita -- that brahman = changeless eternal ultimate substrate = oneness = everything (self of course included) -- has just nev...
by 5heaps
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation is hard...
Replies: 40
Views: 8316

Re: Meditation is hard...

1. Whenever I try to become aware of my breath, I always end up struggeling to let it continue naturally. if youre paying attention to your control of the breath then you have lost your meditation object--the tactile sensation of the breath (or whatever it is..normally its the tacticle sensation so...
by 5heaps
Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika
Replies: 43
Views: 8872

Re: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika

Dependent arising and its implication, emptiness, are the very reason why it's not suitable to label anything as anything. as Berzin said, the appearance is accurate. even the appearing object of a hallucination that is a nonconceptual sense consciousness is accurate. this means that 'cat' onto a b...
by 5heaps
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika
Replies: 43
Views: 8872

Re: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika

Actually if you re-read the posts I was the one to explain that for prasangika all minds are valid with regard to their appearing objects if you say that then we're in agreement. but where did you say it? "it is the mind that is described as being valid with respect to the appearing object (even wh...
by 5heaps
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:36 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: stopping thought completely
Replies: 101
Views: 15048

Re: stopping thought completely

that is categorically false. progressing through the stages of the form realm necessarily requires vipashyana, which is an analytical realization of what to give up at the current level and what specifically to take up. upon entering vipashyana and attaining the path of no more learning of for exam...
by 5heaps
Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Gelug
Topic: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika
Replies: 43
Views: 8872

Re: Labeling and inherent nature - Svatantrika vs. Prasangika

actually as berzin said the appearance is valid. No he didn't. "the cognition of a hallucinated unicorn as a hallucinated unicorn is accurate" No, I said that "car" is not a correct designation for three reasons and then I said that you were incorrect when you said the "car" is valid. no, you didnt...

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