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by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

You brought up Nisgardatta as someone who both advocated dependent origination and nonduality. I pointed out this was impossible. I did not, I was asked if I found it in his teachings, the answer was yes due to practise, ofcourse I see the impossibility you demonstrate however theorized, framed wit...
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

You should really take the time to discover why Shantaraksita rejected Shankaracharya's embrace of nonarising. It was not because of sectarianism, it is was because Advaitans propose, including Nisgardatta, that reality is a all pervasive nondual consciousness. Nisgardatta's point of view is not co...
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

This is the heart of your error, and it is at the heart of many who subscribe to nondualism, as if there were some nondual reality. There is not. I see this happen over and over again. Dependent origination is rejected by all Advaitans because the logic of dependent origination does not permit one ...
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

hence they cannot describe the real-in-itself. There is no "real-in-itself." This is just an importation of Kantian transcendental idealism into Nāgārjuna. But it is a wrong interpretation. Ofcourse there is not that's the clue, since you cannot describe the real in itself there is no real in it se...
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

So in your view are Nisargadatta Maharaj's teachings the same as Buddhadharma? No not the same. Do they include Dependant Origination for example? Yes, non-duality and the void of own-being of that which arise, is at the heart of his teachings. Actually all his books are transcriptions Q&A from tap...
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Where is this from? The translation is a little strange. that so-called basic concepts are in no way better than other concepts. Candrakiirti makes a distinction between general relativity (ana^ngii-k.rta-arthavi`se.sa) and specific relativity (a^ngii-k.rta-artha-vi'se.sa).[19] Relativity as a basi...
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Wayfarer has an aversion to Nāgārjuna, he understands it to be a form of nihilism. The way Nāgārjuna is presented often is nihilistic. To say that nothing is real, or nothing exists, is nihilist, and it's also not what Nāgārjuna says. He does say nothing is real. He does not say nothing exists. "Th...
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Q: What is the right view? A: To perceive without perceiving any object whatsoever is the right view. This is absolutely correct, but there is a right way to arrive at this view of no view, and a wrong way. The right way is to analyze phenomena and find that there are no phenomena which stand up to...
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Simon E. wrote: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:53 pm It is in accord with forum etiquette to name the source of quotes.
My apologies, I know this it's etiquette on any forum I have an account, I just sometimes forget.

the quote is from Hui Hai
https://www.ymba.org/books/entering-tao ... ightenment
by fuki
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?

Perhaps the Right View isn't getting "all the facts straight" because we can't anyway - they will be filtered and distorted by our defilements, no matter how hard we try. Perhaps the Right View is just what we need right here and now to practice? Yes indeed. Q: What is the right view? A: To perceiv...
by fuki
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother
Replies: 28
Views: 5181

Re: Prayers for Grigoris's Brother

I've just heard that Grigoris has had to urgently fly to London to see his brother who's had a massive heart attack. The prospects are not good. Some may be moved to say a few words of prayer or send a personal message of support. May they both be well. May Greg's brother, if he passes away, encoun...
by fuki
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

I generally find that in the end people appreciate being corrected, even if in the beginning they are a little offended. Yes but you're more skilled to correct people, so my caution says something about me ofcourse. We all have different approaches, it depends as always, there's no fixed right or w...
by fuki
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

No Mind explained his perspective right at the outset. It is mistaken. If no one sets him straight, he will continue in that misconception. It is no more kind to allow someone to continue in a misconception than it is to allow a lost traveller to continue on their way without pointing out the corre...
by fuki
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

I fear anything I will say will cause more division in the minds of ppl leading to more grasping, hence dukkha. The aim of precision about this point is to eliminate the concepts that lead to grasping and clinging. One does not eliminate views by proffering more views. Dependent origination itself ...
by fuki
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

Malcolm like our last interaction Im not speaking from the viewpoint of scripture but from personal experience, there might not be DO outside of Buddhist scripture but that doesnt mean it is not taught. I assume your relationship and practise with teachers isnt based on sutra study alone. When you ...
by fuki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

My remarks were aimed at 'fuki' Malcolm. :smile: I'm not sure what people who voluntarily sign up to a forum which clearly identifies itself as being "A Buddhist discussion forum on Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism" expect to find... :shrug: Its not as though the internet is lacking in sites for the...
by fuki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

Malcolm like our last interaction Im not speaking from the viewpoint of scripture but from personal experience, there might not be DO outside of Buddhist scripture but that doesnt mean it is not taught. I assume your relationship and practise with teachers isnt based on sutra study alone.
by fuki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

Now, as far as I am concerned, if one's practice of the path is not grounded on the view of dependent origination, one will not be able to understand reality properly, and one will not be able to wake up. Dependent origination is the "original nature" of everything and there is no "original nature"...
by fuki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

Even if that is so Malcolm (I'm not asserting or denying historical accuracy at all) then what is recorded is clearly words depended on condition and circumstances of the time when the Buddha was alive, afterall the dharma is fluid, not fixed. I also know realized Buddhist masters today who will not...
by fuki
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Can other religions/philosophies/practises complement Buddhadharma?
Replies: 156
Views: 11927

Re: Hello All

This means there are no realized people at all outside of Buddhadharma. You might have not met them, just like the Buddha might have not in his time locally. Also it would defy the use of religion (sadly) if sutras would indicate that it would be otherwise, it's just politics. Also there is zero pr...

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