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by ItsRaining
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: "Introduction to the Middle Way" 8 week online course begins today, June 7 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3068

Re: "Introduction to the Middle Way" 8 week online course begins today, June 7 2017

It's an introductory course so it's not surprising refuting the Cittamatran school is going to be covered. I can't answer your question directly but you might find one of the recommended course texts interesting: Is the Cittamatran view considered so much lower in Tibet that is has be refuted strai...
by ItsRaining
Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: "Introduction to the Middle Way" 8 week online course begins today, June 7 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3068

Re: "Introduction to the Middle Way" 8 week online course begins today, June 7 2017

Has the registration already closed? Apparently you have to register for each week separately, see: http://madhyamaka.com/8-week-program/week-2/ Also, the transcript for week 1's talk is available here: http://madhyamaka.com/8-week-program/week-1/ and the recording will be there soon. Ah thanks, I ...
by ItsRaining
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Dharma Events
Topic: "Introduction to the Middle Way" 8 week online course begins today, June 7 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 3068

Re: "Introduction to the Middle Way" 8 week online course begins today, June 7 2017

The course seems to involve a a week of "refuting the Cittamatra School", do any Tibetans view the Cittamatra as a higher view than the Madhamaka or does the Madhyamaka have a "monolpoly" over Tibetan Buddhism? Are there any texts or sources available in English where a Yogacarin refutes the Madhyam...
by ItsRaining
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Buddhahood in one lifetime
Replies: 76
Views: 7400

Re: Buddhahood in one lifetime

Oh. It's definitely Upaya. There's no escaping upaya. Where does that leave us? Right square back at the moment of reality. Whatever you believe is okay with me. Do you accept that other Buddhist traditions, outside of Tendai and Nichiren Buddhism, might have a very different interpretation of the ...
by ItsRaining
Wed May 24, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What are the oldest Mahayana sutras?
Replies: 51
Views: 5780

Re: What are the oldest Mahayana sutras?

The Avatamsaka sutra is considered an apocryphal teaching and not one of the earlier ones. This did go on to become one of the main sutras in East Asian Buddhism. Chapters 26 and 39 are two of "the earlier ones", and thus there is nothing 'apocryphal' about the Avatamsaka Sutra collection. Yes, apo...
by ItsRaining
Fri May 19, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: James Ford on kensho, from Pathos
Replies: 149
Views: 14176

Re: James Ford on kensho, from Pathos

What I was referring to was not a literal Huatou practice of using a koan, but the confrontation with the instruction of refraining from conceptual thinking. Anyone that sits will sooner or later have to deal with this aspect of mind. How would you know what it is like to be in the presence of a Bu...
by ItsRaining
Fri May 19, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: James Ford on kensho, from Pathos
Replies: 149
Views: 14176

Re: James Ford on kensho, from Pathos

What I was referring to was not a literal Huatou practice of using a koan, but the confrontation with the instruction of refraining from conceptual thinking. Anyone that sits will sooner or later have to deal with this aspect of mind. How would you know what it is like to be in the presence of a Bu...
by ItsRaining
Mon May 15, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is this not Advaita?
Replies: 52
Views: 5162

Re: How is this not Advaita?

Because of these speculations of impermanence and permanence, he will fall into externalism and become confused about the Bodhi nature. This is the third external teaching, which postulates partial permanence. Commentary Because of these four wrong theories based on his speculations of impermanence...
by ItsRaining
Sat May 13, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 208
Views: 39662

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

From: "Stream-entry in a Mahayana context" Nirvana in Mahāyāna is nonabiding nirvana, meaning that buddhas are active in the world and have infinite emanations. Since Buddhas (Or Rather Dharmakayas) have infinite emanations as stated here and in the Brahma Net Sutra "Now, I, Vairocana Buddha, am si...
by ItsRaining
Sat May 13, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Has anyone read "Living Yogacara" or "Inside Vasubhandu's Yogacara"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: Has anyone read "Living Yogacara" or "Inside Vasubhandu's Yogacara"?

Yes, Awakening of faith for sure. I read living yogacara and thought it was excellent. It is THE english textbook for yogacara. If I remember right, it is a translation of THE textbook from japan. Also geshe tashi's relative truth ultimate truth is the book for a comparison of the four tenants, of ...
by ItsRaining
Fri May 12, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Has anyone read "Living Yogacara" or "Inside Vasubhandu's Yogacara"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Re: Has anyone read "Living Yogacara" or "Inside Vasubhandu's Yogacara"?

Living Yogacara is good as a general introduction for East Asian Yogacara , i.e. the Dharma Characteristics School (Faxiangzong/Hossoushuu). Does the East Asian Yogacara (Faxiang) School differ from Indian or Tibetan ones? Did they receive influence from the Tathgatagharbha thought from texts like ...
by ItsRaining
Fri May 12, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Has anyone read "Living Yogacara" or "Inside Vasubhandu's Yogacara"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1336

Has anyone read "Living Yogacara" or "Inside Vasubhandu's Yogacara"?

Are these books a good introduction to Yogacara Buddhism? Do they correctly represent the Mind Only Teachings?

Thanks! :bow:

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