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by jhanapeacock
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?
Replies: 45
Views: 2152

Re: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?

would omniscient be approiate? Omniscience is a given. Omnipotence is controversial. I am not making any absolute affirmation, just want to point out that this is not settled discussion, and there are arguments for both sides. Their Ominscience is their own. We can't engage it verbatim simply by ac...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?
Replies: 45
Views: 2152

Re: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?

tkp67 wrote: Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:37 pm would omniscient be approiate?
Omniscience is a given. Omnipotence is controversial. I am not making any absolute affirmation, just want to point out that this is not settled discussion, and there are arguments for both sides.
by jhanapeacock
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?
Replies: 45
Views: 2152

Re: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?

And there are some sutras that actually use the literal word "omnipotent", and describe the Buddha capabilities as such. Sakyamuni rejected that word, so there is a cognitive dissonance. If you have the time could you, or anyone, paste or link me to one of these Sutras? I am interested in this subj...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?
Replies: 45
Views: 2152

Re: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?

we extend the cup of our mind out for them with full faith, to pour the water of Enlightenment into it, asking to make our consciousness exactly like the Buddha's in an act of faith and Spiritual transmission? Isn't that the essence of Buddhahood? I have no idea what this has to do with omnipotence...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 22303

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Which rules out The Buddha then. And the Dalai Lama. And Nagajuna. :smile: Two of those are Nirmanakaya and the other was a first bhumi bodhisattva. So no contradiction. So you are assuming a variety of Buddhist doceticism? A solution that poses more problems than it solves. Yes. Because that is wh...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 22303

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Karmic predisposition. Anyway, how does somebody on the Vajrayana path know if they have (or have not) already spent 2.999999999999 incalculable eons worth of lives practicing Mahayana and this is their last life before Buddhahood? :shrug: I think i read that if you were very far on the path you wo...
by jhanapeacock
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 22303

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Karmic predisposition. Anyway, how does somebody on the Vajrayana path know if they have (or have not) already spent 2.999999999999 incalculable eons worth of lives practicing Mahayana and this is their last life before Buddhahood? :shrug: I think i read that if you were very far on the path you wo...
by jhanapeacock
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?
Replies: 370
Views: 22303

Re: Why choose Mahayana over Vajrayana?

Well, in my case is because i don´t believe the Vajrayana assertions of "Buddhahood in a single lifetime" etc... I don´t believe the self assertions of superiority Vajrayana makes against the other schools. I also found myself more confortable with the idea of reaching "perfection" over an infinite ...
by jhanapeacock
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 37
Views: 3832

Re: Which heavens correspond

Christians talk about a heaven. If we were to map that onto buddhist cosmology, which heaven would that be? How about the christian hell? thank you It would be a pure land, heaven is presided by god itself, is outside space and time, it can`t be any realm within samsara, God itself is omnipotent an...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Which heavens correspond
Replies: 37
Views: 3832

Re: Which heavens correspond

Christians talk about a heaven. If we were to map that onto buddhist cosmology, which heaven would that be? How about the christian hell? thank you It would be a pure land, heaven is presided by god itself, is outside space and time, it can`t be any realm within samsara, God itself is omnipotent an...
by jhanapeacock
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there time for bodhisattvas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Is there time for bodhisattvas?

So, how it works?, "[how] it works" ... that's the dependent arising of time. Thank you. I was a little naive when i made this question. I already stop wondering about this stuff and another difficult questions as to why the Dharmakaya becomes poluted. The real answer is inconceivable for us, as th...
by jhanapeacock
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there time for bodhisattvas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Is there time for bodhisattvas?

If time doesn’t exist for such great Bodhisattvas... what about kalachakra? I don´t know, you tell me. Im not a practitioner of Vajrayana or knowledgeable on the matter. In Mahayana (bodhisattvas of equal enlightenment) and mahasamghika those very advanced bodhisattvas already posess the dharmakaya...
by jhanapeacock
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 4929

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

Bodhisattvas are also described as following the precepts, meditating on the four noble truths including the 8-fold path and developing śamatha and vipaśyanā. Actually, in the Abhisamayalamkara, it is Bodhisattvas who are presented as being the greater practitioners of meditation rather than the Ar...
by jhanapeacock
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 4929

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

it is made clear that someone who is an arhat who enters the Mahayana path takes longer to become fully enlightened than one who enters the Mahayana path directly. Why? Because even an arhat who enters the Mahayana path before they die in that same life has the habit to enter meditative equipoise f...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 4929

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

I respect the Theravada as I respect the Mahayana. I do not equate 'sravaka path' with 'Theravada path'. From my perspective there are sravakas and bodhisattvas in both, Theravada and Mahayana. An Arhat is by definition "totally unbound": For him — thus knowing, thus seeing — the mind is released f...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 4929

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

it is made clear that someone who is an arhat who enters the Mahayana path takes longer to become fully enlightened than one who enters the Mahayana path directly. Why? Because even an arhat who enters the Mahayana path before they die in that same life has the habit to enter meditative equipoise f...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 4929

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

One point of ambiguity here: for the sake of this discussion, we are saying there is no Vajrayāna and secret mantra, but are we saying there are no Vajrayāna teachers even when they teach Mahāyāna? For instance, if Venerable Tsongkhapa (one of the sources I intend to bring up) addressed the point i...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 4929

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

Again that seems to be a private idea of yours. It is? it is said that the path of accumulation includes main shamatha and insight practice, the merit the practicioner has prior to starting the path (being human) is also relevant. However there is said that there are Arhats of weak faculties, so sp...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 4929

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

But these "seven lifetimes" refer to the path from stream entry to Arhatship, i.e. beginning with path of seeing which is attained after completion of sravaka path of preparation and after sravaka path of accumulation. Of course one has to consider the difference of merit accumulated by a bodhisatt...
by jhanapeacock
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Arhat turning to Mahayana
Replies: 61
Views: 4929

Re: Arhat turning to Mahayana

Fine. But since you are referring to Patrul Rinpoche now - from your perspective - is that "standard Mahayana" or "Vajrayana POV"? It is from a wiki, and he is speaking from "standard Mahayana" POV No. Where do you get these "one to seven lifetimes" from? What about the sravaka path of accumulation...

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