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by Caoimhghín
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

Like the Buddhadharma, one wonders? Who knows. As religions go it does seem to be pretty miserable. From the least happy sutta in the dispensation to the śrāvaka: Thus I heard: At one time the Gracious One was dwelling near Anupiyā, in the Mango Wood. Then at that time venerable Bhaddiya, Kāḷigodhā...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Was Dogen really a realist?
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Was Dogen really a realist?

I'm asking about a specific book's claim, not a generalization on defining terms. The author surely has their definitions already chosen so defining it here may not be relevant. It says "mystical" realism, so Venerable Dōgen's realism can be whatever the author wants it to be IMO. That's just my gu...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:44 pm
postmodernism, which rejects objective truth as a fantasy dreamed up by naive and/or arrogantly bigoted [...] thinkers
Like the Buddhadharma, one wonders?
by Caoimhghín
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vipassanā
Replies: 38
Views: 3798

Re: Vipassanā

IIRC either in Venerable Buddhaghoṣa's Visuddhimagga or in the commentarial tradition built upon it, there is a story of a certain monk meditating with the tejokasiṇa (a visualization of a mental object of the fire element) and almost accidentally burning his wat down with an inadvertent psychicall...
by Caoimhghín
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Buddha teaches Shentong view in a Sravakayana sutra
Replies: 45
Views: 4387

Re: Buddha teaches Shentong view in a Sravakayana sutra

Do you think Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso would be using one of these other schemata when he talks about three vehicles in that quote above?
by Caoimhghín
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 17751

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

What does she like, the "Terrance of Heaven?" "Heaven's Support?"

Platform of the Sky/Platform of the Heavens/Platform of Heaven, these are all synonyms.

天台

This isn't a mysterious word.
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 17751

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

No, I wasn't. I cited what I remembered. Before I found the citation, I gave you a preamble of where I thought I remembered first reading it.
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 17751

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

It looks like it was Ven Nichiren after all: The passage indicates that they requested to hear a doctrine such as they had not heard in the previous more than forty years, one that differed from the four flavors and the three teachings. With regard to the part “[they] wish to hear the teaching of pe...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 17751

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

I believe that was from Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight, but it actually might have been one of Ven Nichiren's goshos and I'm incorrectly attributing it back to Ven Zhiyi. EDIT: why did I ever think it was in Clear Serenity, Quiet Insight? I have no clue. Either way, the idea that myō has the six perf...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 17751

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

Malcolm wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:07 pm
Universes are not absolute spaces.
But is space absolute? :spy: :jawdrop: :sage:

Forgive the frivolity, I couldn't resist.
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vipassanā
Replies: 38
Views: 3798

Re: Vipassanā

Śrāvaka cultivation is not a prerequisite for bodhisatvayāna any more than the vehicle of the pratyekabuddhas is a prerequisite to śrāvakayāna. And I'll say I'm fully aware that these are "words" and am rather unrepentant about the fact of that, and I'll further say that which I have now said before...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Vipassanā
Replies: 38
Views: 3798

Re: Vipassanā

Theravadans don't do visualization meditations (not that I am aware of). They might not often anymore (barring esoteric Theravāda traditions of varying pedigrees) but IIRC either in Venerable Buddhaghoṣa's Visuddhimagga or in the commentarial tradition built upon it, there is a story of a certain m...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 17751

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

One should make a distinction between practice traditions, like Sakya, Nyingma, Gelug, Kagyu, Nichiren Buddhism, Chan, Soto Zen, Tendai, Shingon, Pure Land, and Hua Yen on the one hand; and the two main philosophical traditions in Mahāyāna, yogacāra and madhyamaka. Are you intimate enough with Nich...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is the 'Law'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1674

Re: What is the 'Law'?

The word for 'Law' in sanskrit is 'Dharma' (i.e. the first word in the forum name). In Theravada there are the 'Three Dharma Seals'. So I'm wondering what relation these three seals have to the Law of the Lotus, if any at all? By the three seals, do you mean suffering, no-self and the middle way? W...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3014
Views: 321403

Re: Music time

by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The role of truth in Buddhism?
Replies: 278
Views: 17751

Re: The role of truth in Buddhism?

One should make a distinction between practice traditions , like Sakya, Nyingma, Gelug, Kagyu, Nichiren Buddhism, Chan, Soto Zen, Tendai, Shingon, Pure Land, and Hua Yen on the one hand; and the two main philosophical traditions in Mahāyāna, yogacāra and madhyamaka. Emphases added. What about when ...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Buddha teaches Shentong view in a Sravakayana sutra
Replies: 45
Views: 4387

Re: Buddha teaches Shentong view in a Sravakayana sutra

Comparatively older Mahāyāna sūtras had a three-vehicle scheme that had a *pratyekayāna, a śrāvakayāna, and a bodhisattvayāna. The three turnings spoken of in the quote above are likely the later threefold schema of śrāvakayāna, bodhisattvayāna, vajrayāna. So that third turning would refer to vajra...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Buddha teaches Shentong view in a Sravakayana sutra
Replies: 45
Views: 4387

Re: Buddha teaches Shentong view in a Sravakayana sutra

I don't think it belongs Vajrayana at all, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso refers mainly in the treatment of this topic to Buddha Shakyamuni, to Yogacara in general and to the writings of Vasubandhu and Asanga. He explains this topic as belonging to the Buddha's teachings of emptiness (Shunyata), and especi...
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1133
Views: 49161

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

That's a global number. A little earlier in the conversation, that was discussed. Not every country has even comparable healthcare.
by Caoimhghín
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 1133
Views: 49161

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

World Health Org. Says case fatality rate is 3.4%. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/03/03/who-says-coronavirus-death-rate-is-3point4percent-globally-higher-than-previously-thought.html Influenza case fatality rate is 0.1% Big difference. From the article linked, this 3% average se...

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