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by Tolya M
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avijnapti
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: Avijnapti

As an exercise, what would be the argument for avijnapti from the Sarvastivadin view? Curious because this sounds like an extraordinary leap and I can't easily accept that serious scholars, which I assume Sarvastivadins were, could make this claim without something to base it on. Is it based on any...
by Tolya M
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Avijnapti
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: Avijnapti

The simplest example is the repetition of the song to oneself (avijnapti) and singing it aloud (vijnapti). But there are still cases with the adoption of vows, when thoughts are akusala or non-defined, but morality still continues. There are still cases with dhyanas, but I do not remember (. Sautran...
by Tolya M
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism
Replies: 521
Views: 62204

Re: "highest practices" and anti-intellectualism

"highest practices" and anti-intellectualism You were misled by the inaccurate transference of "aprapanca", "nirvikalpa" and so on. These concepts have a different scope and meaning. In order to briefly distinguish between them - the entire Canon (Pali, Tripitaka, Tantric scriptures) all the commen...
by Tolya M
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 11888

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

Also by direct introduction always works, it means one always gets nature of mind during DI. I suppose that it is nessesary to develop 5 kusalamula's and concentration factors in order to understand what happened during the DI. In one of the volumes of Longsal teachings there is upadesha of opening...
by Tolya M
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 11888

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

:heart: :smile: I can not agree with you. 1) There is no emotion in Buddhist's Abhidharma. Klesha is not an emotion, but it's called that. Otherwise, the chances of explaining something to barbarians are approaching zero. A closer term is cognitive distortion or affliction. 2) Ordinary mind is klis...
by Tolya M
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Direct Introduction Always Works
Replies: 72
Views: 11888

Re: Direct Introduction Always Works

Even Buddhanusmrti always works. You can't decide not to have mahakusalacittas. It's like a mirror and a reflection. What to say about meeting with the teacher. It can not fail. You can fail without doing what you got.
by Tolya M
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Eight Doorways of Spontaneous Manifestation
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: Eight Doorways of Spontaneous Manifestation

I suspect that this is the way it is written, without any hidden meaning. There has never been objects of extreme views. All the rest - manifested without inconsistency, like the sunrise without sunset. Nothing contradicting yogachara is here, for example. Slightly different description of pure Skan...
by Tolya M
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Ultimate Truth
Replies: 245
Views: 25092

Re: Ultimate Truth

From Studies in Early Indian Madhyamaka Epistemology by David Francis Burton: There are thus two distinct senses in which the term 'ultimate truth' (parämarthasatya) is employed in Madhyamaka. Ultimate truth can mean: (1) ultimate truth in the Abhidharma sense of irreducible/unanalyzable existence;...
by Tolya M
Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Primordial Buddha
Replies: 194
Views: 21201

Re: Primordial Buddha

Ok so This Whole Concept of a Primordial Buddha baffles me. This issue is discussed from yogachara point of view in Chapter 10 of Mahayanasamgraha and commentary tr. by Etienne Lamotte. It is very extensive and profound philosophical analysis. It is hard to deduce it in it's depth ))) Sutralamkara:...
by Tolya M
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is the Dharmakaya unconditioned and uncaused?
Replies: 18
Views: 3030

Re: Is the Dharmakaya unconditioned and uncaused?

Treatise of dharmakaya according to yogachara view is in Chapter 10 of Mahayanasamgraha written by Asanga translated by Etienne Lamotte. It has the nature of nonduality of being conditioned and unconditioned (saṃskṛtāsaṃskṛtādvayalakṣaṇa): in other words, it is neither conditioned nor unconditioned ...
by Tolya M
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Difference in attainments
Replies: 256
Views: 22718

Re: Difference in attainments

There is Saddharmapundarikasutraupadesha written by acarya Vasubandhu. The parable of apparitional city is explaned in relation to mundane meditative attaiments: "The arrogance of those, who refer to what is actually nothing as something. Through having (attained) mundane meditative trances, they fo...

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