Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:13 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby conebeckham » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:15 am

Man, this is funny.
Pransaga means "consequence." The basis of Prasangikas is that they show that any sort of "positive statement" with regard to existence--even a statement like "Emptiness is the Absolute"--lead to untenable consequences. Prasangikas, including the original Madhyamikas--Nagarjuna, Chandrakirti, etc.--make no statements, therefore they avoid consequences. Thus, No view.


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

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"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:43 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:47 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:52 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Virgo » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:53 am

Nvm.

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:01 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:38 am

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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