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by Coëmgenu
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Consider the shravaka Buddhism from the OtherWheel, Thomaslaw: are dharmāḥ citta-created?

How does a mental event come to be? Does it involve contact?
by Coëmgenu
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Many thanks for your explanation. It seems that 一念三千 in TianTai and 一 真/一心法界 in HuaYan are connected with the idea of: the mind is all phenomena and all phenomena are the mind, but at the same time the mind is in a leading function, 一切唯心造. This would depend on what you mean by a 'leading function'....
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 59
Views: 1471

Re: Buddhism on actors

sorry dude read this... your whole demonic music thing thanking gods you got over it sounds ....well...not right view... There is confusion over "reborn in the company of the laughing devas" and "reborn in the hell of laughter". These aren't the same places. In the dispensation to the śrāvaka the B...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 59
Views: 1471

Re: Buddhism on actors

You need to read the OP, you got the sutta wrong, the Buddha was saying he is having wrong view for doing acting, the Buddha is against acting "Thus the actor — himself intoxicated & heedless, having made others intoxicated & heedless — with the breakup of the body, after death, is reborn in what i...
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

How?! But yay! I suppose. :shrug: :smile: I will admit I still suspect you are here more for fun and scandal than anything else, to find out all of the funny things these Mahayanists believe, but maybe I'm wrong. There's nothing wrong with being here for fun, though, as long as everything is civil.
by Coëmgenu
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Phenomena are only manifestations of the mind, which is the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind, the Buddha-nature. It is a metaphysical or ontological thinking of the mind, according to the Chinese TianTai and HuaYan Buddhism. This doesn't make sense Thomaslaw. Re-read it. You are arguing that "C...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

You're all too nice, Reverend. :bow: :namaste: For the sake of a back-and-forth, though, to the above quotations from the Tendai Venerable. All of this obv is IMO. They are indistinct from 2 perspectives, and distinct from 1 perspective, all out of 3 perspectives in total (or perhaps it is better t...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Equally, in Tendai, all phenomena are manifestations of (rather ARE) the primordial Tathāgata, which is why we say that all phenomena (even "blades of grass") have Buddha-nature. You're all too nice, Reverend. :bow: You should go looking into Tendai esoterica, Thomaslaw, if you want what you are lo...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Look at it this way, Take your quote here: the mind, which is the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind, the Buddha-nature You mind is one. Your mind encompasses the all. Your mind is absolute, whatever you take that to mean. Your mind has Buddha-nature. My mind is one. My mind encompasses the all. I...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

When you prove the existence of your second mind, then you can argue that, for you, myriad phenomena arise in two minds. Phenomena are only manifestations of the mind, which is the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind, the Buddha-nature. It is a metaphysical or ontological thinking of the mind, acc...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

It's all because of that cursèd Jacqueline Stone and her terrible, horrible, no good, very bad book called Original Enlightenment in which she mangles the Mahāyānaśraddhotpādaśāstra. Rory said something based on a passage in it. Then DGA called her out on it and said this is a terrible book (my phra...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

When you prove the existence of your second mind, then you can argue that, for you, myriad phenomena arise in two minds. Phenomena are only manifestations of the mind, which is the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind, the Buddha-nature. It is a metaphysical or ontological thinking of the mind, acc...
by Coëmgenu
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

When you prove the existence of your second mind, then you can argue that, for you, myriad phenomena arise in two minds. Phenomena are only manifestations of the mind, which is the one, all-encompassing, absolute mind, the Buddha-nature. It is a metaphysical or ontological thinking of the mind, acc...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

When you prove the existence of your second mind, then you can argue that, for you, myriad phenomena arise in two minds.
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

If any thought in a mind or any one mind has the same Buddha-nature, then it is a metaphysical 'only mind' for thinking and knowing all phenomena in Tiantai and Huayan Chinese Buddhism. :thinking: You and I have the same Buddha-nature. You and I both have one mind. It's not the same mind. But both ...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Any one mind will have Buddha-nature. Any thought in any mind would be a thought in a mind that has Buddha-nature. Just because two minds have identical Buddha-nature doesn't mean they are the same mind. Just like the mutual emptiness of a chair and a vase do not make them the same thing. If any th...
by Coëmgenu
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Any one mind will have Buddha-nature. Any thought in any mind would be a thought in a mind that has Buddha-nature.

Just because two minds have identical Buddha-nature doesn't mean they are the same mind. Just like the mutual emptiness of a chair and a vase do not make them the same thing.
by Coëmgenu
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools
Replies: 80
Views: 1891

Re: The doctrinal establishment of a Chinese Buddhism: TianTai and HuaYan schoools

Thanks for your response. Can we consider the following teachings of TianTai and HuaYan are the first truly Chinese Buddhist thought, Buddhism in the Chinese context: 一心三觀 Yixin Sanguan 一真法界 Yizhen Fajie, 一心法界 Yinxin Fajie Phenomena are only manifestations of the one, all-encompassing, absolute min...
by Coëmgenu
Wed May 30, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: Why do some people find it hard to let go of the religion they grew up with?

I'll never understand the bitterness towards Christianity. Is it the ideals or the fanatics that claim the religion to be what it is for so many. As a buddhist I hope to see the place where we step away from the harm done by fanatical zealots who miss the point anyway... There is nothing more anti ...
by Coëmgenu
Mon May 28, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Shakyamuni stabilizing his wisdom?
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Shakyamuni stabilizing his wisdom?

To my knowledge, sutras do not generally present a system where you alternate between equipoise and post-equipoise, and where equipoise becomes more stable with some work to stabilize it, and where you accord with the unborn more fully and operate more freely the more you cultivate the expression o...

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