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by Onasander
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Ahetukavinasavada Non-Causal Destruction
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Ahetukavinasavada Non-Causal Destruction

What is Non-Casual Destruction? I’m very good at initiating Casual Destruction but didn’t know there was a way (or is it non-way?) to commit (or not-commit) say, Arson in a non-linear way. I don’t know what to do with this idea. I came across the idea in “The Heart of Buddhist Philosophy: Dinnaga an...
by Onasander
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Greek philosophy and Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Greek philosophy and Buddhism

[Mod note: This topic was not started by Onasander, it was created by splitting from here:] https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?p=555463#p555463 No. I’m not a Buddhist but have done extensive research on Zoroastrian ideas that spread from Xinjiang in the 11th century to the Persian Empire, an...
by Onasander
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Memories that link dreams but not when awake.
Replies: 5
Views: 444

Memories that link dreams but not when awake.

Is there any mention in the history of Buddhism of a awareness of a kind of memory recall in dreams, that recalls a previous dream you had prior, even decades before- you can recall it within the dream for context in a situation in the dream and it will make sense- but upon waking up you quickly los...
by Onasander
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Seeing Diagonal Moving Lines While Failing To Meditate
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Seeing Diagonal Moving Lines While Failing To Meditate

I don’t quite know what I want from meditation persay- has to say what you expect from something unknowable. All I know is, many people who study the things I study in Asia happen to be enthusiasts about it and it is central to their practices, but I seem to gain nothing from it, and even elementary...
by Onasander
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Dharmottara
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Dharmottara

Greeks (alexander’s colonists in India) were a fundamental early community of Buddhism early on, the Pali traditions wouldn’t of existed without them, nor ideas like Non-Duality (already existed as a school in Plato’s day). But I’m not suggesting the Wheel is descended from the square, though it may...
by Onasander
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Seeing Diagonal Moving Lines While Failing To Meditate
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Seeing Diagonal Moving Lines While Failing To Meditate

This doesn't seem like traditional Nichiren. The main practice is chanting a mantra and part of the Lotus Sutra. Oh yeah, the robot chanting. I completely forgot about that. Yeah they did that, but this was just a satellite room they rented out of their main center. I was exposed to three schools i...
by Onasander
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Seeing Diagonal Moving Lines While Failing To Meditate
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: Seeing Diagonal Moving Lines While Failing To Meditate

There is a clear and absolute synchronicity between not verbally thinking and the appearance of those lines- but the lines do things on their own, and it isn’t a ocular migraine. I do a lot of work in philosophy and the history of philosophy and came some years back on a 19th century book called “De...
by Onasander
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Dharmottara
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Dharmottara

I’m uncertain of where to put this, short PDF: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mai_Miyo2/publication/319462174_Controversy_between_Dharmottara_and_Prajnakaragupta_Regarding_Pravartaka/links/5eecf9a2458515814a6c7678/Controversy-between-Dharmottara-and-Prajnakaragupta-Regarding-Pravartaka.pdf?ori...
by Onasander
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Seeing Diagonal Moving Lines While Failing To Meditate
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Seeing Diagonal Moving Lines While Failing To Meditate

Christian but tried meditating under two Zen schools a decade ago in San Francisco- one was at the large Japanese school that follows Dogen- I learned nothing and think that is what the wanted but not the results I required- and also at a smaller Nicheran Zen dojo that rented a small room near where...

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