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by jake
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Books on Early Mahayana Development, History and Sutras
Replies: 40
Views: 914

Re: Books on Early Mahayana Development, History and Sutras

Please recommend. What have you already read? Paul Williams Mahayana book only. The Second edition of that book is pretty good with few exceptions. What didn't you like about it? Or on what specifically are you seeking to learn more? Historical/Academic understanding? Doctrinal? In which tradition ...
by jake
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Books on Early Mahayana Development, History and Sutras
Replies: 40
Views: 914

Re: Books on Early Mahayana Development, History and Sutras

Padmist wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:07 am Please recommend.
What have you already read?
by jake
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1019

Re: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?

Enjoy your walk outside. That's on hold, weather changing for the worse. So let's try again. What do I mean by thought? Hmm... Conceptual objects which attempt to point to the real world beyond the mind. A bio-chemical process which attempts to manage these conceptual objects. And this, from the th...
by jake
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1019

Re: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?

I think you're probably referring to this discuss thread: https://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.p ... 38#p565538

However, my questions are not answered there either.

Enjoy your walk outside.
by jake
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1019

Re: Is This A Tribal Site Or A Philosophy Site?

A couple of clarifying questions: 1) Can you explain what you mean by "thought" ? 2) Is this applicable only to "thoughts" in humans? Or all animals with thoughts? The following is of interest here. I don't if or how such an analysis might be related to Buddhism, so perhaps members can help out ther...
by jake
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Shingon
Topic: Some questions about Shingon
Replies: 33
Views: 887

Re: Some questions about Shingon

In general, the few books on Shingon currently available in English are good places to start learning more through a combination of primary texts and good explanation. The first 100 pages of Kukai: Major Works is absolutely the place to start with, I've only seen the advice of reading the first 100...
by jake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Is The Nature Of Thought?
Replies: 29
Views: 403

Re: What Is The Nature Of Thought?

NatureTalk, a good academic introduction to Nagarjuna's thought would be Jan Westerhoff's Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction . Thank you. If you, or anyone, can reference a non-academic introduction that could be helpful as well. If Nagarjuna can only be understood by academics, o...
by jake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Morality
Replies: 61
Views: 930

Re: Buddhist Morality

Ok, I can vote for this. So renouncing the world. Renouncing me. Renouncing my philosophy. Renouncing my liberation and enlightenment etc. Renouncing the story of me becoming this and achieving that. Renouncing the glamor of fancy concepts, authority structures, costumes and ceremony. Renouncing, r...
by jake
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Tendai
Topic: "Method of Tendai Sitting Meditation"
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: "Method of Tendai Sitting Meditation"

I looked for this document but can't find it. Do you have a link? I'd like to see the context. Based on your description, if we're talking about the soles of the feet during walking meditation, to say chikara wo ireru, I would not describe that as strain but rather something like, "walk with the so...
by jake
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

Hi tkp, thanks for making the time to respond. I will try to repeat back to you what I think you're saying, this is to see if I understand the latest post. n't In the context of NIchiren's propagation of the Lotus Sutra? No, not exactly. Not to say that within the context of the TB teachings they ar...
by jake
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

So, you are agreeing with what Malcolm wrote? You don’t understand the middle way. You just fell into the third extreme, asserting that things both exist and do not exist. Rereading this. Malcolm are you denying Lord Nargajuna Concept of Sunyata and replacing it with some other teaching. Cause corre...
by jake
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

I don’t know about what that Ashvaghosha fellow may have said, but any assertion of atman (intrinsically arising thus permanent self) is completely inconsistent with the teachings of Nagarjuna. Ashvaghosha would disagree with you: In The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana, Ashvaghosha writes about ...
by jake
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: akāromukha mantra in the Releasing of the Flaming Mouths
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: akāromukha mantra in the Releasing of the Flaming Mouths

moved from East Asian Buddhism to general as most replies are coming from Tibetan perspective
by jake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

Sure Thank you tkp. Please correct me, but it seems here that Nichiren is quoting "various Hinayana followers" who raised objections to the teachings of these two men. That would be why the text you cite is found in the four paragraphs that appear in quotations in the Gosho.Nichiren writes immediat...
by jake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

A small excerpt from that very gosho elucidating one facet of my summary. The link is included in the previous post. As one might discern it is very contextual. It unpacks much more succinctly within the totality of writings and the LS itself. In a scripture called the Nirvana Sutra, the Buddha say...
by jake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

Sure Now Ashvaghosha and Nāgārjuna insist that it is permanent, joyful, endowed with self, and pure Thank you tkp. Please correct me, but it seems here that Nichiren is quoting "various Hinayana followers" who raised objections to the teachings of these two men. That would be why the text you cite ...
by jake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

It should go without saying here at Dharma Wheel Mahayana, that view B is considered a wrong view. In fact, I don’t believe there are any Buddhist traditions still around today that posit the inherent existence of dharmas. Traditional conservative Mahāvihāravāsin Ābhidhammika Buddhism is a form of ...
by jake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

I think it may be helpful to note that this thread is a continuation of another thread within the Nichiren forum. The original context is repaying debts of gratitude. Nichiren's comparative discussions can get distorted when held out of context so I wanted to provide a link to the gosho for those i...
by jake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

While we wait for feedback from the OP. I'll offer a bit of context for the unfamiliar reader. The section of the Treatise where the quoted text appears is titled "Antidotes to Wrongly Held Views." Here, the author of the Awakening of Mahayana Faith (billed as written by Asvaghosa and translated (th...
by jake
Thu Dec 31, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Response to PadmaVonSamba
Replies: 128
Views: 2551

Re: Response to PadmaVonSamba

I don’t know about what that Ashvaghosha fellow may have said, but any assertion of atman (intrinsically arising thus permanent self) is completely inconsistent with the teachings of Nagarjuna. Ashvaghosha would disagree with you: In The Awakening of Faith in the Mahayana, Ashvaghosha writes about ...

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