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by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

You two guys deserve your own forum.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

As you say, I also find this quote conceptually inconsistent with general buddhist teachings (that ignorant westerners such as myself have been exposed to), but now I put this down to my concepts and lack of experience. Yes, it is conceptually inconsistent with general buddhist teachings, if by "ge...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

As you say, I also find this quote conceptually inconsistent with general buddhist teachings (that ignorant westerners such as myself have been exposed to), but now I put this down to my concepts and lack of experience. Yes, it is conceptually inconsistent with general buddhist teachings, if by "ge...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

On the buddhanature.tsadra.org website Brunnhölzl has an interview that is broken up into 13 separate videos.
The first one in this thread was #2.
This video is #7.

by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

The way I see it, the fundamental question becomes: Is Buddha Nature inherently real? Hindus say atman is inherently real. I think even most shentongpas would say it's not real, it's emptiness. Nope. Khenpo Tsultrim "Progressive Stages on Meditation on Emptiness" Kindle edition, so no page number T...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.


In other words, it's beyond discursive thought for mere fools like ourselves.
Correct. But then again something might just be the exactly right thing for someone to hear at a given time, discursive though it may be.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

sentient beings do not partake of Buddha Nature. If this is the case, and I doubt it, this would mean that this idea stands in direct contradiction with the main systematized source of the tathāgatgarbha theory, the Uttaratantra. Yes. Exactly. Brunnhölzl mentions it in the video. It’s completely ou...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

Mahayana accepts that there is an 8th consciousness, called the storehouse consciousness, that goes from lifetime to lifetime. Really? Where is it going to go? More accurate to say that what it stores in this lifetime produces what arises in the next lifetime. No atma is needed there. Hey, I don't ...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

Also I am interested in how it was said that Buddha Nature is separate from who we are, it goes beyond the illusion of self. What aspect of us interacts with it and how? Since I've read a bit of Brunnhölzl's book on Shentong I think I've got a handle on this. I believe he is referring to an outlier...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

Can anyone go into detail here how Buddha-Nature is not an Atman? That is the $64,000 dollar question. Personally I think it comes down to semantics. Atman is not changeable. Buddha Nature is limitless. If there were something unchangeable about Buddha Nature that would limit how it can be expresse...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

Can anyone go into detail here how Buddha-Nature is not an Atman? That is the $64,000 dollar question. Or rather, how is Buddha Nature not like Advaita Vedanta? There are a variety of interpretations to the idea of Buddha Nature. Personally I think it comes down to semantics. Atman is not changeabl...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Re: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

So, does anyone else remember when Brunnholzl was a Khenpo for a minute? Anyone know what happened? Seems to have been removed from all the webpages. I don't think he ever did shedra. My understanding is that it was an honorary title. He doesn't seem to be using it. But I don't know any of that for...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.
Replies: 98
Views: 2232

Brunnhölzl on Buddha Nature as a radical teaching.

It's only a 3 1/2 minute video.

by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Video on Mipam R and Buddha Nature.
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: Video on Mipam R and Buddha Nature.

This is stuff that gets much more accessible on paper.
I don't think he usually speed wraps like that. I think he had a time limit and was trying to pack 10 pounds of information into a 5 pound time slot.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Video on Mipam R and Buddha Nature.
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: Video on Mipam R and Buddha Nature.

89 views and zero comments. I think that's a record!
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: best drubkhang
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: best drubkhang

In general, the reputation of 3 year retreats in India and the Himalayas is that that they are too tough for Westerners (food, heat, cold, clean, etc.) and the local retreatants are not welcoming. Plus everything is in Tibetan exclusively

Anyway that is the stereotype.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Bardor Rinpoche R.I.P.
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Bardor Rinpoche R.I.P.

From Kunzang Palchen Ling:

On Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 4:38 pm EDT, our beloved Barway Dorje entered parinirvana and he is now in tukdam meditation.
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Kindness of the three jewels
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Kindness of the three jewels

On a closely related note, I’ll quote something I read here at DW. The poster was named “fortyeightvows”: Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me. Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. I liked it so much I now incl...
by Schrödinger’s Yidam
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?
Replies: 42
Views: 608

Re: Does the Tathagata reside in Dhyana?

Karma is habit...
Actually habit is a facet of karma. It’s under the awkwardly worded “ripening which reflects the seed of the act.” In other words if you do something once that lays the seed of doing it again. And then repeatedly.

This goes for both good habits as well as bad.

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