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by haha
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 168
Views: 2041

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

Tri-Svabhava is also a complex theory. Different yogacara texts have presented its depth slightly different way. There are various kinds of middle ways. Mulamadhayamakakarika has its middle way. Madhyantavibhanga has its own. And so on. The two theories do differ but there are also striking parallel...
by haha
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: "Method of Tendai Sitting Meditation"
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: "Method of Tendai Sitting Meditation"

Just an opinion: A point is already made and at the same time there are some points that could be dismissive. This energy stuff is definitely related with some kind of tension, presser, or force (i.e. whatever one regard proper) to maintain the posture. It is all about maintaining the posture with k...
by haha
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths
Replies: 168
Views: 2041

Re: Nagarjuna's tetralemma in contrast to Nichiren's interpretation of Tendai 3 Truths

As the title has included many topics, there are some points which could be useful here that is based on limited resources which were enough to satisfy my curiosity. So, Nagarjuna’s catuskoti is not existence, existence, both existence and non-existence, and neither existence nor non-existence. Ther...
by haha
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Three kayas
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Re: Three kayas

Mahayanasamgraha chapter ten (i.e. the wisdom that is the result of the training) has detail exposition about Kayas. It also gives some lights how the tantra has integrated these concepts in empowerment. Characteristic, realization and attainment, mastery, support, constitution, distinction, good qu...
by haha
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Teach me Madhyamaka
Replies: 16
Views: 682

Re: Teach me Madhyamaka

HHDL (somewhere in his lecture/teaching) said reading chapter 26, 18, 23, 24, 22, and 1 (in that order) is quite helpful.

One can check in archive.org "The Root Wisdom of the Middle Way by Geshe Tashi Tsering". It might help a lot if one wants to start this text.
by haha
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mucalinda Buddha / Naga Buddha / Naga-Muni
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Mucalinda Buddha / Naga Buddha / Naga-Muni

That could be the depiction of sixth week after Sakyamuni’s enlightenment.(just guessing) From another perspective, If one is familiar with 35 Confessional Buddhas’ name in Sanskrit, one will find fourth is Nageshvararaja. And then, another one is Atisha’s meditation deity. Nageshvara Raja Buddha is...
by haha
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How exactly is there a momentariness of consciousness ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2457

Re: How exactly is there a momentariness of consciousness ?

Because not everyone will extinguish themselves and attain nirvana and not everyone even wants to do that.for them the alaya is a permanent entity. One enters into the cinema hall and watches the same movie again and again every time. For those who are, somehow, aware that they have been watching t...
by haha
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How exactly is there a momentariness of consciousness ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2457

Re: How exactly is there a momentariness of consciousness ?

If alaya is permanent until nirvana,couldn’t it be termed a self? How could something that has "until" still be permanent? Beginninglessness is not permanent entity. As the samsara does not have beginning point and ending point, so does the alaya. Ignorance is beginingless, one is not going to term...
by haha
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How exactly is there a momentariness of consciousness ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2457

Re: How exactly is there a momentariness of consciousness ?

the chitta is alaya How could the citta be alaya? It cannot bear the weight of meaning of that word. Citta is understood by its knowing/recognizing function; this function is understood by three ways. alaya ceases and perishes basically and arises. This statement is not understandable in the contex...
by haha
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?
Replies: 108
Views: 2892

Re: Is there a place for me in Tibetan buddhism?

This may be useful here. The essence of emptiness in the Shentong is clarity (and not a thing or voidness). That is the teaching of emptiness taught by the Shentong. From Two Views of Emptiness: Shentong and Rangtong by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Translated by Peter Roberts, p54 Some groups of peopl...
by haha
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan and Mahayana and kshangabhanga of cittas and a self
Replies: 23
Views: 851

Re: Tibetan and Mahayana and kshangabhanga of cittas and a self

If there is no arising out of nothing and no cessation then there must be a permanent atman ?there is no causal chain of cittas in that case? Somebody tell me what the third alternative is? Here is another prospective. If there is neither arising nor ceasing, then it means all are empty. So, it als...
by haha
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: alaya vs. alaya vijnana
Replies: 20
Views: 783

Re: alaya vs. alaya vijnana

One reference that I am familiar with is here. As for MS’s relying on earlier Yogācāra treatises, its presentations of the ālaya-consciousness and the afflicted mind have a number of parallels in the Yogācārabhūmi. In particular, MS’s proofs for the existence of the ālaya-consciousness are closely r...
by haha
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 10330

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

Well, there is the fact that no sutra mentions this word, “mahamudra.” The position Astus produced is based on cherry picked citations that do not take into consideration the whole text being cited. 17. 86 “ ‘It is the seal of the nature of all phenomena. It is the transmission of a quintillion sūt...
by haha
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 10330

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

It may give light on some assertions. First, it is the basis of the primary approach to training in samadhi used at the major spiritual establishments of the Karma Kagyu lineage . There the main meditation is on the nature of Mahamudra. The pith instructions on Mahamudra are found in the Tantra of t...
by haha
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 3258

Re: emptiness is pure

It is said that twin miracle (Yamaka Pratiharya) can be demonstrated only by Tathagata; he can use two elements simultaneously in meditative absorption. But other can use only one element. This was what I heard in my earlier phase while starting the Buddhism. Inner emptiness indeed does not contradi...
by haha
Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 3258

Re: emptiness is pure

On terms of these specific versions, T255 is translated by a Ven Fǎchéng during the early Tang and is apparently translated from a Tibetan version. If it is translated from Tibetan, that latter was based on a Sanskrit text, unless the translation is specifically identified as being based on a Chine...
by haha
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 10330

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

Here are some supports for above argument: It seems that Gampopa distinguished Sutra from Tantra Mahamudra, the latter requiring empowerment (abhiseka), the former not. He had accordingly a special method of teaching Sutra Mahamudra. The Blue Annals [BA 459] states (Roerich’s translation): Now the v...
by haha
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 3258

Re: emptiness is pure

In your provided quote, it says, “all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness” I hope you don't mind me stepping in , but this is a translation from Chinese likely. "Bear the marks of emptiness" is the Venerable's translation for 空相. "Bears" is an English word the Venerable has added to aid in the rea...
by haha
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 3258

Re: emptiness is pure

Ok, but why is what is empty called pure? Surely it is beyond ideas of purity and impurity. The Heart Sutra : Listen Sariputra, all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness; their true nature is the nature of no Birth no Death, no Being no Non-being, no Defilement no Purity, no Increasing no Decreasing...
by haha
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 71
Views: 3258

Re: emptiness is pure

Ok, but why is what is empty called pure? Surely it is beyond ideas of purity and impurity. The Heart Sutra : Listen Sariputra, all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness; their true nature is the nature of no Birth no Death, no Being no Non-being, no Defilement no Purity, no Increasing no Decreasing...

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