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by Grigoris
Sat May 23, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 124
Views: 2609

Re: Nihilistic view

Dependent on an ontological mindset, rooted in existence and non-existence such questions arises. I did not use ontological language, but asked whether the process of verification "necessitates" an unchanging essence. Why do you think an unchanging essence can only be known through an ontological a...
by Grigoris
Sat May 23, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1133
Views: 48991

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Never underestimate the power of stupid. Put in context, the American people voted for Trump as their let lose Frankenstein monster to smash up the village. Maybe its not that stupid. IDK? :shrug: regards I recommend you go read Frankenstein (Prometheus Unbound). Dr. Frankenstein's monster was a vi...
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1133
Views: 48991

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

The only hope that Trump has is an electoral college win. This is why he is promoting quarantine rebellions in swing states that went to the Dems in 2018. He is hoping he can get enough disgruntled lumpen proletariats to get him another win, since he knows quite well he can never win through the po...
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 124
Views: 2609

Re: Nihilistic view

Don't you think the process of verification necessitates an unchanging essence? You obviously do. So what is this "unchanging essence? Where is it to be found? What is it's shape, colour, smell, texture, sound and taste? Is it separate to impermanent phenomena? If so how does it interact with them?...
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Three Dharmapala of Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: Three Dharmapala of Dudjom Tersar

Malcolm wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Rahula is not a worldly protector. He is a "wisdom" protector.
Ah, okay. Up until now every description that I have read...
The standard one is the seven protector empowerment by Longchenpa found in the Rinchen Terzod.
Perfect. Thank you.
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1133
Views: 48991

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

There are even people out there that believe that Trump's actions are going to cause him to fail to be re-elected...
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Three Dharmapala of Dudjom Tersar
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Three Dharmapala of Dudjom Tersar

Is there a specific empowerment that includes the three Dharmapala of the Dudjo Tersar: Ekadzati (Ralchigma), Rahula and Dorje Lekpa? Or is it that each one is received sperately? Is there even a specific empowerment for the worldly protector Rahula, or is he given as part of a particular Yidam/Dhar...
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 124
Views: 2609

Re: Nihilistic view

Well, thoughts are listed as dharmas according to Abhidharma, so I guess that means they are considered as "real" phenomena.
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 124
Views: 2609

Re: Nihilistic view

As a thought, yes. But when one talks of a self, it is generally not understood to be merely a thought, but that it has a real referent. So you believe that in the immaterial realms there is no sense of self? I think you are being a tad anthropocentric. ;) I am not so sure about this. If you ask a ...
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 124
Views: 2609

Re: Nihilistic view

Something that is verifiable experientially or inferentially. We might also go with whether something has causal efficacy. Or both. Well that is just about everything really. ;) If an idea does not refer to anything, then that idea is just an idea. A mental action is still an action and thus has a ...
by Grigoris
Fri May 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 124
Views: 2609

Re: Nihilistic view

Astus wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 9:29 pm
The assumption of any form of self is a mistake. If there were some sort of reality to it, it wouldn't be wrong to believe in it.
Hold on to your horses partner:

1. Reality. What does this term even mean?

2. If there is an idea of a self, wouldn't that make it a type of reality?
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: will the 5 lights always be there?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: will the 5 lights always be there?

Okay, well I don’t feel the need to push the issue at the moment; but my first sentence is correct at least though right? All sentient beings who make a connection with Dzogchen teachings will attain irreversible buddhahood, eventually. Over an infinite quantity of time it essentially means that an...
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 124
Views: 2609

Re: Nihilistic view

It’s a doubled edged sword generally it’s followed by karma. It becomes differentiating wisdom when enlightened. That is another view, yes. Yet another view is that differentiating wisdom was there all along (as vijnana) but it was "filtered" through the afflictions and one just needs to remove the...
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: will the 5 lights always be there?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: will the 5 lights always be there?

infinite just means they are uncountable.there is a set number of beings,and Dzogchen I have heard says all beings will attain full buddhahood,so what happens after that?do we go into a state like a coma?like the pali nibbana? Infinite does not mean uncountable, it means "limitless or endless in sp...
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: will the 5 lights always be there?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: will the 5 lights always be there?

I'm basically asking what happens after all beings achieve irreversible buddhahood thru atiyoga as the texts say will happen?do the 5 lights still go on?do we go on to live in akinishta? When you achieve Buddhahood you will have your very own Pure Land: Atiakanishta. Now if you want to go hang with...
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nihilistic view
Replies: 124
Views: 2609

Re: Nihilistic view

In many of those verses, we find the phrase ‘...with the cessation of volitional formations, cessation of consciousness...’ as If this in itself is the fulfilment of the teaching. The question could be asked in respect of the question posed by the original post, how is the ‘cessation of consciousne...
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: will the 5 lights always be there?
Replies: 24
Views: 887

Re: will the 5 lights always be there?

I'm basically asking what happens after all beings achieve irreversible buddhahood thru atiyoga as the texts say will happen?do the 5 lights still go on?do we go on to live in akinishta? When you achieve Buddhahood you will have your very own Pure Land: Atiakanishta. Now if you want to go hang with...
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Mahayana Sutras Already 8th Bhumi?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Mahayana Sutras Already 8th Bhumi?

friendly wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:40 am
I do not know well other tradition, Tibetan views. etc. So I ask.
I asked for your opinion on the statement, not what other people/traditions are saying. You are writing/studying this, so you must have some opinion.
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Mahayana Sutras Already 8th Bhumi?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: Mahayana Sutras Already 8th Bhumi?

friendly wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 3:35 am
So, anyone believing faith in Mahayana sutra already at 8th stage? Just faith in Sutra is shortcut method?
What do you think?
by Grigoris
Thu May 21, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karmic cause become gay
Replies: 72
Views: 1768

Re: Karmic cause become gay

Maybe we should stop judging people for their sexual behaviour and just mind our own business?

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