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by Malcolm
Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 'Non-duality' and 'neutrality'
Replies: 86
Views: 10340

Re: 'Non-duality' and 'neutrality'

muni wrote:
Integration.
Also easy to say, hard to do, as long as one is under the influence of afflictions.
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: 'Non-duality' and 'neutrality'
Replies: 86
Views: 10340

Re: 'Non-duality' and 'neutrality'

muni wrote:There is nothing to undo, nothing to transform in the nonseparation of samsara or nirvana; all arises, subsides in itself. There is no samsara to undo or nirvana to reach.

Easy to say...
by Malcolm
Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Saichō's Monastic Reforms
Replies: 61
Views: 10784

Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

Where does the vinaya fall in the TienTai classification of the teachings? One could argue that the Brahma Net Sutra precepts are embedded in or are more amenable to an Ekayana view than the vinaya. Alternately, Saicho may have been reacting against the newly imported Indian Mantrayāna sense of lis...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Saichō's Monastic Reforms
Replies: 61
Views: 10784

Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

Yes, but there is a clear distinction between lay and ordained lamas since lama means "guru". Not all lamas are bhikṣus (dge long) and not all bhikṣus are lamas. N I was told that Tibetan "monks" are not necessarily all bhikṣus, and that, at least around Kathmandu, most of them are not fully ordain...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Saichō's Monastic Reforms
Replies: 61
Views: 10784

Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

Huseng wrote:
Namdrol wrote: Right, and this is source of confusion for many people.

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In Tibetan a Lama is not necessarily a celibate monk, right?
Yes, but there is a clear distinction between lay and ordained lamas since lama means "guru". Not all lamas are bhikṣus (dge long) and not all bhikṣus are lamas.

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by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Saichō's Monastic Reforms
Replies: 61
Views: 10784

Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

This is indeed because bhikṣu is equated to monk in English, but the language parameters are different in Chinese and Japanese. For example a Japanese priest, a Theravada bhikkhu and a Chinese bhikṣu are all called obou-san in Japanese and senglv in Chinese. Right, and this is source of confusion f...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Saichō's Monastic Reforms
Replies: 61
Views: 10784

Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

Well, no. I think that he did not understand the importance of pratimoksha and did not understand that the consequences of his understanding was to relegate so called monastics to the level of lay people inadvertantly. Because of Saicho, we now have Japanese priests claiming equal status with bhikṣ...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Love vs. Attachment
Replies: 26
Views: 3136

Re: Love vs. Attachment

Epistemes wrote:...you're required to walk, talk and think like a monk at all times.
No, you are just required to understand all that is born becomes ill, ages and dies. What you do with that fact makes the difference betwee samsara and nivana.

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by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Saichō's Monastic Reforms
Replies: 61
Views: 10784

Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

This is entirely shameless self-promotion, but I penned a brief essay on Saichō's unique monastic reforms. If you're interested please have a look: https://sites.google.com/site/dharmadepository/writings/saichos-reforms" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :anjali: Nice article. Namdrol, ...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Saichō's Monastic Reforms
Replies: 61
Views: 10784

Re: Saichō's Monastic Reforms

Huseng wrote:This is entirely shameless self-promotion, but I penned a brief essay on Saichō's unique monastic reforms. If you're interested please have a look:

https://sites.google.com/site/dharmadep ... os-reforms" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


:anjali:

Nice article.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Introducing the practice of Daimoku to friends and relatives
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Re: Introducing the practice of Daimoku to friends and relatives

Chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo during the physical union of man and woman is indeed what is called “earthly desires are enlightenment,” and “the sufferings of birth and death are nirvana.” I don't know if that is the answer to my question, but this quote is obviously not taken from the Lotus Sutra, a...
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:54 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahāmudrā & bhūmis
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Re: Mahāmudrā & bhūmis

Very helpful, thank you. Incidentally, could Dzogchen be mapped in a similar fashion? I would have thought that recognizing rigpa would be the start of the darśanamārga? Yes it can be mapped in a similar fashion. You will find such a scheme in "The Practice of Dzogchen" by Tulku Thundup in the end....
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: the methodology of Sakya
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: the methodology of Sakya

mzaur wrote:Are you referring to generation stage and completion stage?

Yup.
by Malcolm
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Sakya
Topic: the methodology of Sakya
Replies: 7
Views: 2128

Re: the methodology of Sakya

Sakya is all about the two stages. Hello, I'm trying to learn more about the Sakya tradition as I just found that there's a center near me run by Lama Pema Wangdak, who I might be interested in meeting. I've been studying Vajrayana for several years and took refuge 2 years ago. Since then I've tried...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Economics..yes,,they are this dim
Replies: 61
Views: 6411

Re: Economics..yes,,they are this dim

Huseng wrote:he whole promise before was get educated and get a good job, but it doesn't work like that anymore.
This is because conservatives do not seem to understand that higher wages result in broader prosperity for all, not more investment.

I like Robert Reich's idea of a negative income tax.

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by Malcolm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: 若提碎摩 = ????
Replies: 7
Views: 1291

Re: 若提碎摩 = ????

The story tells of a brahmana discovering a Buddhist sutra on dependent origination, realizing the superior logic to it, and then arguing with his friends. In the process he refutes the logical arguments found in the Samkhya and Vaisesika philosophies. But only those two are treated, not this third...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa a view ...
Replies: 28
Views: 3234

Re: Rigpa a view ...

While discussing with "knowledged" vajra practitionners, but not Dzogchenpa, they pretend, with many references, that rigpa is the view of Dzogchen ... maybe they are right, and I could (nor I wanted) to argue. But it seems evident, from my ignorance, that rigpa is "no more" a view as such, as othe...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Rinchen Terzod & Dudjom Tersar indexes
Replies: 69
Views: 10650

Re: Rinchen Terzod & Dudjom Tersar indexes

It also occurred to me that Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche would have the transmissions for some of the Dudjom tersar, perhaps not all. . He received the whole kit and kaboodle i.e. he is a DT lineage holder. He himself emphasizes the practice of Putri Repung as being important based on a personal commun...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Mahāmudrā & bhūmis
Replies: 5
Views: 1486

Re: Mahāmudrā & bhūmis

Does Mahāmudrā realization line up with the traditional Mahāyāna model of mārgas & bhūmis? It seems to me that from the perspective of the Mahāyāna model, even a brief glimpse/recognition of thamal gyi shepa would make one a first-bhūmi ārya. But I get a sense that this assertion is generally not m...
by Malcolm
Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa a view ...
Replies: 28
Views: 3234

Re: Rigpa a view ...

While discussing with "knowledged" vajra practitionners, but not Dzogchenpa, they pretend, with many references, that rigpa is the view of Dzogchen ... maybe they are right, and I could (nor I wanted) to argue. But it seems evident, from my ignorance, that rigpa is "no more" a view as such, as othe...

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