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by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 157
Views: 3192

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I'm not much fussed about the ordination, just curious. The one due for the UK would not have had it either, apparently - hundreds attending in a sports centre, which I would not enjoy. I guess so. I got the impression -- on the basis of his (translated, of course) comments -- that he does not cons...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa

Could the wind that is seen refer to smoke, fog, or mist? Fog, smoke and mist would have been covered within the twenty-fold classification of visible matter in 10a - ie as visible forms. So I guess yes? No, they are forms, which means they are essentially colored matter. as you may recall, Sarvast...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa

Vows, that’s the only reason for the introduction of this type of matter. As I said, this is discussed more fully at the beginning of chapter 4. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t bother contributing to this discussion, even though I am the only person here who has actually received teachings on this te...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa

This section is a little more complex. It starts off with a discussion of the avijnapti, which is a special form of rupa that contains (if I understand it correctly) non-manifest action. Then it goes into a discussion of the mahabhutas - the primary elements of earth, water, fire and wind. Avijnapt...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1276

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:23 pm
Astus is uninitiated so we cannot quote tantra.
Astus received the fivefold mahamudra empowerment.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Abhidharmakosabhasyam Book Club
Topic: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa
Replies: 10
Views: 120

Re: AKB, Ch. 1, V. 11-13d: Avijnapti-rupa

This section is a little more complex. It starts off with a discussion of the avijnapti, which is a special form of rupa that contains (if I understand it correctly) non-manifest action. Then it goes into a discussion of the mahabhutas - the primary elements of earth, water, fire and wind. Avijnapt...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 89
Views: 1700

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

you just contradicted yourself. The Dalai Lama has mentioned several times it is not karma that causes a buddha to take birth in human form but aspiration prayers. Motivation honestly is not a cause. Having the right solution is a cause. Aspirations are not driven by motivation? If not, then what? ...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 157
Views: 3192

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:50 am

Hell, the PratyekaBuddhas show us that you don't even need to be a Buddhist to achieve enlightenment.
You do need to have formed pratyekabuddha bodhicitta in a previous life while training under a Buddha. Hence pratyekabuddhas are Buddhists.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 157
Views: 3192

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

The above makes my point. It has become something negative in some people’s minds already. What might rub people off wrong is people who pretend to be a part of another culture. The negativity towards zen is symptomatic of such a thing. Doesn't really matter if you dress up in a zen, or in a kente....
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 157
Views: 3192

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Losal Samten wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:12 am
Malcolm wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:51 am
The funny thing is, the striped zen is strictly a Tibetan innovation. Ancient ngakpas during the Imperial period wore white, head to toe.
Why not blue?
Well, India there was a custom of mantrins wearing blue shirts. Thus also spread to Tibet.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 157
Views: 3192

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

I'm a bit curious why this subject generates such strong emotions. I remember wearing my zen and getting called out. Who gave you the zen? In what context? Why are you wearing that? Do you know what that means? Then on a different occasion, not wearing my zen and getting called out. Why aren't you ...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 157
Views: 3192

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

Toenail wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:16 am
If you can only wear ngakpa dresses when you are Dudjom Rinpoche, you can only wear monk robes if you are Atisha.
People are free,they can wear what they want. I was talking about what I comfortable wearing. It was not a recommendation for others.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 89
Views: 1700

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

Losal Samten wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:29 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:34 pm
Even a tenth stage bodhisattva does not have the omniscience of a samyaksambuddha.
They're still called omniscient though iirc? What's the difference between the omniscience of one and the other?
A sliver of knowledge obscuration.
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 89
Views: 1700

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

This is not correct. You are correct in identifying that superior is relative. Expiditiousness is also relative. Omniscience is also my criteria. But the question is the threshold. Assuming there is more merit in hurrying than being patient is not logical. Just because one wants something quickly d...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 89
Views: 1700

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

yes I showed a sectarian stance by the opposing sectarian stance. We are discussing the relative view which is superior and nonbiased. Countering the relative with the ultimate is nonsequitur. Shakyamuni was born in Nepal to Mayadevi. The ultimate view is always a slight of hand argument to counter...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 89
Views: 1700

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

It is not a point of divergence, it is one's starting point. How so? All Bodhisattva aim to perfect the Paramita. Whether I choose to perfect them as a King, Captain or Shepherd... :shrug: It matter in terms of how quickly one manifests the result, from a causal and result vehicle perspective. Gene...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 89
Views: 1700

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

If motivation does not count, then bodhicitta does not count. If bodhicitta does not count, then what are we doing here? Personally I think it is highly unrealistic of me to be racking my brain about what sort of Bodhisattva path I am on. I think the point of divergence is a long way off for me to ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Ngakpas everywhere!
Replies: 157
Views: 3192

Re: Ngakpas everywhere!

That's the least of the problems they encounter in their dealings with monks/nuns. Ngakpas are often very poorly behaved. There is quite good reason for the poor view the Monastic Sangha have of ngakpas. Drinking to excess, womanizing, and excusing it all as "dharma practice." Not every ngakpa was ...
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 89
Views: 1700

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:24 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:06 pm
It matters.
:popcorn:
If motivation does not count, then bodhicitta does not count. If bodhicitta does not count, then what are we doing here?
by Malcolm
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?
Replies: 89
Views: 1700

Re: I don't want parinirvana,should I follow a different path?

yes I showed a sectarian stance by the opposing sectarian stance. We are discussing the relative view which is superior and nonbiased. Countering the relative with the ultimate is nonsequitur. Shakyamuni was born in Nepal to Mayadevi. The ultimate view is always a slight of hand argument to counter...

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