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by Grigoris
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

Dear mañjughoṣamaṇi, I'm no expert on the historical development of Buddhist texts and theories (my reliance on wikipedia attests to that) but it strikes me as kind of naive to believe that the writers of the texts, given shared time/space (historical periods), would have developed the texts complet...
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

Some of the earliest and most important Tathāgatagarbha sūtras have been associated by scholars with certain early Buddhist schools in India. Brian Edward Brown, a specialist in Tathāgatagarbha doctrines, writes that it has been determined that the composition of the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra occ...
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

Knowing Nagarjuna's arguments about emptiness does not instantly grant access to all of the world's philosophies and the arguments therein. This is very true, but the "Middle Way" philosophy is what I tend to "judge" philosophies against since I consider it one of the pinnacles of Buddhist philosop...
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The Adi Buddha
Replies: 13
Views: 1500

Re: The Adi Buddha

Within the context of KL's pleading I would also like to ask if there is a sadhana for Samantabhadra-dri Buddha that you are aware of?
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

Elsewhere he correctly calls it "the All as a phenomenon". Where exactly? The text has been quoted at least two or three times in this topic. I believe the first time was by Namdrol. He may have provided the exact reference. If you want to use it you have to know where it is (the exact reference). ...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

KevinSolway wrote:Elsewhere he correctly calls it "the All as a phenomenon".
Where exactly?
Even then they don't use the term God interchangeably with Nature, because it just creates confusion.
Like using the term God interchangably with the term Dharmakaya for example?
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Wine and Meat Offerings?
Replies: 73
Views: 11148

Re: Wine and Meat Offerings?

You want a beer with your burger?
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

I've never been a Christian, and I've never believed in any sort of conscious creator God. I've been a hardcore atheist for as long as I can remember. Pull tha other one, it plays Christmas tunes. I am a founding member and ex-president of the Atheist Society of Australia. Is that atheist enough fo...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

KevinSolway wrote:I've never been a Christian, and I've never believed in any sort of conscious creator God. I've been a hardcore atheist for as long as I can remember.
Pull the other one, it plays Christmas tunes.
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

So the whole reason we have been having this 32 page conversation and that Kev (as a pseudo Buddhist) has been arguing against Buddhist logic is because he is a crypto-Christian? It's all because Kev can't get over his childhood conditioning? Sheeeesh! potato god.jpg Well nail me to a cross and call...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

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by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

Relatively speaking, there are appearances which do not inherently exist. So, do they exist? No, but they appear to. Relatively speaking. You say "there are appearances", so, if what you say is true, the appearances must necessarily exist. A mirage of water is a particular type of appearance. In th...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

I'll leave it up to the jury to decide.
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Arrivederci!
:namaste:
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

Actually, Nagarjunas argument goes something like this: To claim 1. A 2. Not A 3. Either A or not A 4. Neither A nor not A Are the four extremes of view, and that truth lies somewhere BETWEEN these, but the truth does not lie IN all of these. This statement: ...things lack inherent existence Falls c...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

Guilty as charged! :tongue:
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

To repeat once more, God, "the All", is all phenomena, all concepts, and all that is beyond concepts. You ready for some more spam? This is the thiord time that I quote from Nagarjunas text to you. Obviously you have made no attempt to read and understand it. Chapter 15. Investigation of Essences 1...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

God is all that exists. (i.e., all the things that don't inherently exist) So now God is sense objects? Phenomena, ie appearances? But didn't you just agree that appearances lack a real existence, ie "don't inherently exist"? You are contradicting yourself again. This is not surprising given you ar...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

kevsolway wrote:...really do exist.
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by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

:good: These words in front of you really do exist . No they don't. First there was a mental movement in your mindstream, this wa dependent on your reaction to my post, my post was dependent on my mental movement regarding tobes post... How far back you wanna take it? Just this lifetime? Previous li...
by Grigoris
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 120260

Re: Buddhism on God

I've probably been studying Buddhism for decades longer than you have, so don't get too big headed. I'm not interested in your book learning. The most important thing is that I actually understand what I have studied from direct personal experience of the truths. You have no way to validate this to...

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