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by PeterC
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Where are the "pratyekabuddha-yanist"?
Replies: 36
Views: 726

Re: Where are the "pratyekabuddha-yanist"?

"I'd never join a club that would have me as a member." -The Pratyekabuddha Creed Would a Pratyekabuddha even know that they were a Pratyekabuddha? I think that's the point. Their awakening is spontaneous and solitary. They have no reference to the Three Jewels. This is why they can appear in times...
by PeterC
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wall Street, hedge funds
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Wall Street, hedge funds

Norwegian wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:58 am Buying high and selling low has never really been a great recipe for success.
:rolling:

by PeterC
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wall Street, hedge funds
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Wall Street, hedge funds

Matt Levine is great - best of the bloomberg columnists If you got into it before the stock was ramped up then you still made 3x your money even at current prices. But anyone that bought in on the way up and is still in is an idiot. What's sad is all the mutual encouragement on reddit to stay in whe...
by PeterC
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: The Homeless Mendicant
Replies: 13
Views: 307

Re: The Homeless Mendicant

How does one go about this? Decide which color of robes you like? Or just follow the leader? How do you get rid of your stuff? What if you are old and grey and don't want to join Dharma Kindergarten? Suppose your poetry sucks? I'd rather follow the right teaching than be a teacher, why teach at all...
by PeterC
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wall Street, hedge funds
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Mansplaining Women’s Enlightenment

If it comes out that what you are saying happened actually happened, couldn't all these guys go to prison? Its like if the scam doesn't blow out of proportion due to the bot-trading, they could just keep this up indefinitely milking the rubes who fall into the screamingkitty hype. But because of th...
by PeterC
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wall Street, hedge funds
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Mansplaining Women’s Enlightenment

It's why Robinhood was set up in the first place. The irony just hit me. LOL Heads the Sheriff wins, Tails Robin loses. Exactly My guess on what happened is the following. I think we’ll find Ken Griffin and Steven Cohen were in this all the way up *and* all the way down. Citadel and Cohen front-ran...
by PeterC
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: When you attend a new dharma center, do you level-set your experience with new lama?
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: When you attend a new dharma center, do you level-set your experience with new lama?

The lama isn’t a therapist. If I have a specific question to ask a lama I will tell them anything they need to answer it, and answer their questions, but generally one should not burden the lama with too much information when they may have many of these conversations each day. We think a lot about t...
by PeterC
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wall Street, hedge funds
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Mansplaining Women’s Enlightenment

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/02/02/gamestop-stock-plunge-losers/ Oh. Its btards with brokerage accounts, funded with Stafford loan proceeds. Those dumb asses. They literally just got their lunch money stolen. SMH Actually, QQ, I think it's not. Take a look at this, which is Citade...
by PeterC
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: What Are These Visions?
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: What Are These Visions?

Hi! ... When you're not too familiar with these things, the difficulty is in distinguishing between genuine experience and your mind/ego fabricating what you think you should be experiencing because you read or heard about it somewhere. The discursive mind is extremely good at doing this. The only ...
by PeterC
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Wall Street, hedge funds
Replies: 23
Views: 437

Re: Mansplaining Women’s Enlightenment

Queequeg wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:11 pm Did our shit talking here help bring about a change? I'm feeling empowered... like those hooligans on r/wallstreetbets.
That’s going to end badly. Lot of people will soon learn the difference between paper gains and realized gains.
by PeterC
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Transcendent reality in Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Transcendent reality in Buddhism

Human beings are not the only realm or the only level of existence in Mahayana or Sravakayana Dharma. The realms of Devas, Yakshas, Nagas, etc.. exist, the realms of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas exist. Beginningless reincarnation exists. Vast time scales exist. Sutras, Dharanis, Mantras, oral commentar...
by PeterC
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Transcendent reality in Buddhism
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Transcendent reality in Buddhism

Human beings are not the only realm or the only level of existence in Mahayana or Sravakayana Dharma. The realms of Devas, Yakshas, Nagas, etc.. exist, the realms of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas exist. Beginningless reincarnation exists. Vast time scales exist. Sutras, Dharanis, Mantras, oral commentar...
by PeterC
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: Tibetan Translation Help
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Tibetan Translation Help

Seeker12 wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:03 pm
Malcolm wrote: Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:59 pm siddhi all master bliss great feet
How does feet fit in here?
by PeterC
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: What do ACADEMICS say are the origins of Avalokiteshvara and Amitabha?
Replies: 46
Views: 1390

Re: What do ACADEMICS say are the origins of Avalokiteshvara and Amitabha?

The confusion comes, I think, because the Nikaya/Agama present themselves as the words of a first hand account, of Ananda, and the stories are not all that far out for the most part. The miracle where the Buddha shoots fire and water out of his head is a significant exception, but mostly the Buddha...
by PeterC
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Mahayana Sutras Lack Oral Transmission?
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Mahayana Sutras Lack Oral Transmission?

What I was trying to say is that we don't have such data for every single idea and teaching we might identify as "Mahayana". And for the ideas we might be able draw certain conclusions on, there might be a risk that the available data is coloring the premises going into the conclusions. In Asanga's...
by PeterC
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Books on Early Mahayana Development, History and Sutras
Replies: 56
Views: 1812

Re: Books on Early Mahayana Development, History and Sutras

The main source is the promise of Buddhism that everyone can see its truth for himself or herself, that every one can develop the dhyanas, can develop the siddhis etc.. In the suttas it is promised that you can even fly in space with the help of the dhyanas, "touching the sun and moon, which are so...
by PeterC
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Questions about "Early" as in early early.
Replies: 34
Views: 1089

Re: Questions about "Early" as in early early.

There are some excellent Japanese scholars of the Chinese canon. But a self-taught theravedan monk with no training in Classical Chinese simply has no business working on those texts. It’s not just a question of being able to read the characters. Bhikkhu Analayo knows enough to be the chief editor ...
by PeterC
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Questions about "Early" as in early early.
Replies: 34
Views: 1089

Re: Questions about "Early" as in early early.

Probably because the Pali Canon is from a single school and thus have a larger degree of consistency. The Chinese Agamas are supposedly from different schools. Though nowadays the Chinese Agama is quite prestigious in EBT studies. It is trendy to know Chinese and be able to quote and comment on tex...
by PeterC
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Books on Early Mahayana Development, History and Sutras
Replies: 56
Views: 1812

Re: Books on Early Mahayana Development, History and Sutras

I'm not sure if anybody has said it to me in anyway. But I have persistently, during the course of thirty years, seen what I have said above, and a little more: Shakyamuni got certain Mahayana teachings from a materially existing order of bodhisattvas. And also, when Shakyamuni had attained Buddhah...
by PeterC
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism: Emptiness, Power and the Question of Origin
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism: Emptiness, Power and the Question of Origin

Bronkhorst is saying the same https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/77156628.pdf This is an interesting argument. I think he has at least two hurdles to get over, though: 1/ There are a lot of imagery and devices in the pali canon that can plausibly be viewed as commentary on Brahminical practices. (This...

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