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by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism

SN 46.54 PTS: S v 115 CDB ii 1607
Mettam Sutta: The Brahma-viharas

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .wlsh.html
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism

MN 49 PTS: M i 326
Brahma-nimantanika Sutta: The Brahma Invitation

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html
by Grigoris
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 420

Re: Brahma and Tibetan Buddhism

§ 106. With Brahma {Iti 4.7; Iti 109} [Alternate translation: Thanissaro] This was said by the Lord... "Living with Brahma are those families where, within the home, mother and father are respected by their children. Living with the early devas are those families where, within the home, mother and f...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Tibetan Pure Land
Replies: 18
Views: 2722

Re: Tibetan Pure Land

Generally, in Tibetan Buddhism Amitabha is the Dharmakaya aspect, Chenrezig the Sambhogakaya and Guru Rinpoche the Nirmanakaya.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:06 pm
Exactly. Emptiness is not a thing and avyakta prakriti is not a thing.
Ulitmately speaking there are no things, just congruences of causes and conditions.
I have my serious doubts about "emptiness of emptiness".
Why does that not surprise me.

But now we ARE veering off topic.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3322

Re: What is Mount Meru?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:45 pm
Can you show where I ever stated it does not exist? I just stated normal Humans are not capable of seeing it, because it is in Devaloka.
Sorry. I misunderstood your statement.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

I posted a lot on Where Buddhist doctrines talk about Ego and it is completely ignored to argue with another poster and ignoring my statement. If you search through various Buddhist literature you will find mention of "soul", does that mean there is a soul in Buddhism? Unfortunately not, as I am qu...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:42 pm
It is simply emptiness.
Emptiness is not a thing. That is why one of the "types" of emptiness is the emptiness of emptiness, to avoid grasping at emptiness as a phenomenon.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

Here you arbitrarily translate prakṛti as "form". This is not a translation but an interpretation. There are two basic possibilities to translate this term: either "emptiness of prakṛti" or "prakṛti-like emptiness". In both cases it means that prakṛti in reality is emptiness. This is exactly what a...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

Prakriti refers to "the material world, nature, matter, physical and psychological character, constitution, temper, disposition".

That is one interpretation as it is given in the Monier-Williams Sanskrit English Dictionary http://www.ibiblio.org/sripedia/ebooks/ ... _0687.html
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3322

Re: What is Mount Meru?

What is the point you are trying to make? That the world is exactly like this? You were the one talking about karmic vision a second ago... Yes. Meaning that we as humans are not able to percieve Devaloka. Some can. Regardless, just because we cannot see something does not mean it does not exist. A...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:04 pm
Avyakta Prakṛti is by no means form. It is void of any qualities and forms. It is potentiality, without neither tattvas nor tathatā.
So it is something that comes from nothing. I think Nagarjuna just blew a valve.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

You are way off-topic and not addressing the OP ar all, Admin. The discussion is both on topic and addressing the OP. We are finished with trying to equate ego with form. Now we have to overcome the obsession of equating ego with mind. You are obviously not following the ball game. Hopefully some i...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:00 pm
Prakṛtiśūnyatā corresponds to Avyakta Prakṛti

https://www.wisdomlib.org/definition/prakritishunyata
No it does not.

Prakṛtiśūnyatā refers to the emptiness (dependently arisen nature) of form.

Avyakta Prakṛti refers to form that has yet to be manifested.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3322

Re: What is Mount Meru?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:53 pm
What is the point you are trying to make?

That the world is exactly like this?
You were the one talking about karmic vision a second ago...
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:26 pm
Agree, not directly. But a lot of terms originating from Samkhya have been used, even if often reinterpreted.
Not at all. I would say. If you have some evidence of it's use I would like to see it.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Observation = Ego?
Replies: 47
Views: 931

Re: Observation = Ego?

tatpurusa wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:52 am
No. Atman has nothing to do with ego.
Ego is part of human prakṛti, called ahamkāra. As it is part of prakṛti it is considered material, though
pertaining to a very subtle layer of it.
But neither Atman nor ahamkāra are part of Buddhism.
Prakṛti also has nothing to do with Buddhism.
by Grigoris
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Brazil.
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Hi from Brazil.

Bem-vindo ryan!

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