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by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

BTW, the third option ("A and B") always semmed to me as an impossible position to be held, since it appears to be a contradiction. Imagine two intersecting constituents that substantially overlap but also have parts that are separate. Imagine a red line segment and a blue line segment. The two are...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Insulting a religion
Replies: 22
Views: 880

Re: Insulting a religion

I guess no one tells Queen Elizabeth that she's bad at cutting ribbons. No one tells/told King Bhumibol he should work on his intonation.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Insulting a religion
Replies: 22
Views: 880

Re: Insulting a religion

Grigoris wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:16 am
This one:

I really thought he would be a better saxophonist.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Emanations in East Asian Buddhism
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Emanations in East Asian Buddhism

About emanations... I've never heard of this in Chinese tradition. Budai being an emanation of Maitreya Bodhisattva is quite possibly the most famous emanation known the world over. I think it's also worth mentioning that the popular feminized version of Guanyin is at least partially based on the l...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Wayfarer wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:33 am
I could respond by saying ‘if it’s something, then it’s “eternalism”, if it’s nothing, then it’s “nihilism”.
But, but, what if the "something" just isn't eternal.

After all, we can just "decide" it's not. Can't we?
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Wayfarer wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:31 am
Coëmgenu wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 am
Hence my "is no thesis it's own thesis?"
Only if you make something of it. :smile:
Is Buddhahood "something"? :smile: :spy:
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Insulting a religion
Replies: 22
Views: 880

Re: Insulting a religion

What kind of penalty does that attract? Do people go to jail for it? Yes, all the time. The Thai King traditionally spends a portion of his summer exonerating tourists for climbing on Buddha statues for pictures or in some way or some manner of committing lèse majesté. Apparently he thinks the laws...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1730

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

When Donald Trump was elected, the corpse of Ronald Reagan emerged out of the earth in a giant jewelled stūpa and waved the arms of his "body-frame" to acclaim him. In a way... these are truer words than mere fact. Richard Nixon resigned before he got impeached. You gotta dream big. Parinirvāṇa.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Incidentally, the "Noble Silence" itself is position 4, the eel-wriggler's. The difference is that the amaravikṣepa has no thesis, and the Buddha, allegedly, has a thesis, which is dependent origination. That is really the only thing separating the Buddhas and the eel-wrigglers. Of course, above, w...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Incidentally, the "Noble Silence" itself is position 4, the eel-wriggler's. The difference is that the amaravikṣepa has no thesis, and the Buddha, allegedly, has a thesis, which is dependent origination. That is really the only thing separating the Buddhas and the eel-wrigglers. Of course, above, w...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Insulting a religion
Replies: 22
Views: 880

Re: Insulting a religion

What kind of penalty does that attract? Do people go to jail for it? Yes, all the time. The Thai King traditionally spends a portion of his summer exonerating tourists for climbing on Buddha statues for pictures or in some way or some manner of committing lèse majesté. Apparently he thinks the laws...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1730

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Here, Trump is being equated with modern wealth and power and the ability to bestow prosperity, so, a god or deity representing material prosperity, wealth and power. He speaks tariffs into existence and unites war-torn nations. He lives in a great white palace and can fly throughout the world. He ...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Incidentally, the "Noble Silence" itself is position 4, the eel-wriggler's. The difference is that the amaravikṣepa has no thesis, and the Buddha, allegedly, has a thesis, which is dependent origination. That is really the only thing separating the Buddhas and the eel-wrigglers. Of course, above, wh...
by Coëmgenu
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Brahmaja sutta 2.27 'What is the fourth way? Here, an ascetic or Brahmin is dull and stupid. Because of his dullness and stupidity, when he is questioned he resorts to evasive statements and wriggles like an eel: "If you ask me whether there is another world. But I don't say so. And I don't say oth...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1730

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:43 pm
The Cicada wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:32 pm
mantra
I got ya.

OM MAHA VAJRA TROLL HO HUM
You forgot the seed syllables, PHI, PHAI, PHO, & PHUṀ.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1730

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Superman, Santa Claus and Indra were waiting for the bus. Who was waiting for the bus? Nobody. There is no Superman. No Santa Claus. No Indra. :shrug: No, Queequeg, no Coëmgenu, no Cicada, no Donald Trump. Thinking that Trump is an issue is only due to ontological misapprehensions. What one calls "...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Coëmgenu wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:54 pm
amaraviksheppa
amaravikṣepa, no geminated P, apologies.
by Coëmgenu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself
Replies: 49
Views: 1442

Re: Catuṣkoṭi analysis used by the Buddha himself

Brahmaja sutta 2.27 'What is the fourth way? Here, an ascetic or Brahmin is dull and stupid. Because of his dullness and stupidity, when he is questioned he resorts to evasive statements and wriggles like an eel: "If you ask me whether there is another world. But I don't say so. And I don't say oth...
by Coëmgenu
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Worship of Donald Trump
Replies: 91
Views: 1730

Re: The Worship of Donald Trump

Check out what the Thai Theravādins are up to. Superman, Captain America, and David Beckham holding up their temples. It's a wild world.
by Coëmgenu
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?
Replies: 29
Views: 864

Re: Do Nichiren Buddhists believe in God?

God is just "the best biz around".

If NMRK is the "best biz around" than its God.

NMRK is not an ancient desert spirit who entered into a covenant with Abraham and later was enfleshed as Jesus, though, no matter how one tries to spin it.

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