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by LastLegend
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Why is there no section about Mahayana Monastic life?
Replies: 41
Views: 1918

Re: Why is there no section about Mahayana Monastic life?

Grigoris wrote: Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:54 pm You know how many monastics have come through this site over the years?

You know why they leave?

Because they do not receive the respect they deserve.
Not just this website. They can’t stand the real samsara.
by LastLegend
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Although teachers are needed but it’s not the case of regular contact and even if regular contact between the student and teacher, what needed to be encouraged is to deepen their nature at whatever that state that we are in?
by LastLegend
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Notice I totally disagree that bliss is to be enjoyed. It’s only a resting place and only one state of manifestations according to my teacher. Also I encourage people not to believe in eons of life time for enlightenment because if that’s the attitude it will regress and people will never believe th...
by LastLegend
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

The difference is not view nor the goal, Buddhahood, the difference is in method, the intelligence of the trainee, and so on. And that difference in method is the question. You have kindly provided a summary of Vajrayana methods, where it was made clear that the difference proposed was how it's not...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

It is the difference between reaching the first bhumi and complete budhahood (Samyaksambhodi). Seeing emptiness directly is the first bhumi, not complete budhahood. Okay! Care to explain the difference? Well, a Buddha is omniscient and has completely purified the two kinds of obscurations. A bodhis...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Samyaksambodhi. You will have to explain it to me I’ve used that word because I assumed I understood and thought it’s referring to the same thing as samadhi of emptiness, as my understanding both wisdom or the clear feature and emptiness become fully functional without being confused by consciousne...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Samyaksambodhi. You will have to explain it to me I’ve used that word because I assumed I understood and thought it’s referring to the same thing as samadhi of emptiness, as my understanding both wisdom or the clear feature and emptiness become fully functional without being confused by consciousne...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Simple is not necessarily rapid. It all depends on how much you desire omniscience in order to benefit other sentient beings. I agree. Simple here can mean a straight jump or at least what I am taught. Without entering Vajrayāna, one cannot possibly attain full awakening in less than 20 eons, shoul...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

The issue here is views are often grasped by consciousness. Once wisdom is directly discerned, I don’t think people should go back to the old grasping way of views. It’s about using this wisdom to go further. How? That depends on traditions. But if see this wisdom as the way, then it should be the f...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

What relevant here is most people are not monastic, so not sure why people make it very bizarre about human daily life that’s not different than any other human life.
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Direct introduction is very precious in itself and very precious for Chan if it occurs in the old school format of student-teacher in a residential setting given that the teacher is realized to the level of Patriarch. Sadly that’s rarely seen, in my opinion.
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

But in Vajrayāna, we do not give up the basis, that is, the five objects of desire. They are objects of desire because one desires them, not because sights, sounds, etc. are desirable in and of themselves. This is understood even in the agamas/nikayas. 'The eye is not the fetter of forms, nor are f...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

What Astus talked about makes no sense for Mahayana because enlightenment has nothing to do with any of that! Enlightenment is via going into deep deep mind to discern its nature completely not to focus on the external shit such as desire or whatever. Of course just like most human beings we follow ...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

It’s a matter of focus on doing the practice not so much on other things but even if we don’t want to we still have to engage in daily life activities of living. Habits associated with those. I am not sure why the issue of desire and all of that is brought up to confuse people further. After eating ...
by LastLegend
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

The problem is not so much with Mahaprajnayana is that even a thing? Anyway, it’s the lack of Truly realized teachers and teaching because it’s this very place of introduction a lot of methods can be used whether it’s slow or the quickest.
by LastLegend
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Followers of Sravakayana are funny. They say aggregates is no self, empty, but when you ask them who is experiencing Nirvana? A koan question by the way. They can’t answer and if they can it’s probably no self? Or they resort to ‘that can’t be answered.’
by LastLegend
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Two vehicle have trouble with Mahayana for a long time or it’s followers. They don’t believe in Buddhas’ vows and Pure Lands. They don’t believe what past Buddhas have been doing for sentient beings. They don’t believe in mythical, yet they believe Nirvana is not on earth and elsewhere when they die.
by LastLegend
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Great aspirations and a strong conviction will result in karma seeking and great suffering, but the quickest once it passes. Forewarned by my teacher. Strong conviction to become Buddha in this life time and help sentient beings. I am taking it slow and find way to enter emptiness. Sorry how can I m...
by LastLegend
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

The distinction generally drawn is between renunciation (three lower vehicles) and transformation (kriya tantra to anuyoga). In Vajrayāna, through skillful means: "That by which fools are bound, by that same thing the wise are liberated." --Saraha. Even if such distinctions were accepted, the end r...
by LastLegend
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 5798

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

There is already a basic set of teachings accepted by both sides. Furthermore, all Buddhists aim for the same in taming and overcoming habituated emotional reactions and cultivating skilful qualities like mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom. That’s vague but okay agreed only in cultivating slow pro...

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