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by Tolya M
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore
Replies: 11
Views: 2146

Re: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore

One questionable memory I have is of this- of the ten virtuous and nonvirtuous acts, ill will and wrong view are the worst. This is off base, right? Thought I read it somewhere, tried to find it, and couldn't. Jake Maybe it is about mind-actions. ill-will (vyapada), false views (mithya drsti) and a...
by Tolya M
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore
Replies: 11
Views: 2146

Re: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore

Ha ha, we are always accepting and rejecting, accepting and rejecting. Kevin It is a little more diffucult than it seems. One needs 1) sanskrit\tibetan terms with definition and with context 2) cetasikas analysis with respect to hetu,alambana etc to conclude about category of the citta Then you can...
by Tolya M
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore
Replies: 11
Views: 2146

Re: False Memories and Questionable Buddhist Lore

I have two memories of teachings by the Buddha and their import that I wish to confirm as I can't track them down and at 67 I may be misremembering badly. I would be very grateful for references to the accurate sources for my sloppy memory. First is a teaching where he "says" "There have been Relig...
by Tolya M
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 12189

Re: Rabbit's Horns

Aryamahisasakas and Mahasamgikas held that Pratityasamutpada and N8P were unconditioned. It is about definitions recognized in schools. Bhava\abhava, vastu\avastu, dravya\prajnapti in general there is a little change in N8P even if one adheres to the view of Vatsiputriya :?
by Tolya M
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 12189

Re: Rabbit's Horns

There is as far as the Geluk presentation is concerned, as stated before there are four. If they were not existents they would not be objects of knowledge and could not appear to the mind. Unconditioned phenomena cannot be direct objects of knowledge (i.e., objects of mind), they do not appear to t...
by Tolya M
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Rabbit's Horns
Replies: 107
Views: 12189

Re: Rabbit's Horns

-Horns of a hare -Hair on the tortoise shell -Raven's teeth -The son of a barren woman -Yellow sea shell - Stick (rope) mistaked for the snake It was always interesting to me that among these examples there is a completely non-existent and a mistake of perception. Horns of a hare are ears but the so...
by Tolya M
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Soto
Topic: NOT another Jhana Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 13863

Re: NOT another Jhana Thread

Dhyanins are very rare. Many claim they are in the fourth or even arupa dhyanas but for some reason without lightness, elasticity, adaptability, the ability to keep the subject, explaining factors and clairvoyance... This profanation is mainly from the Theravada side. :?
by Tolya M
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 7780
Views: 1033941

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

SuryaMitra, it is not HA it is low A according to DC phonetic transcription. a (low tone) A HA SHA SA MA.

PS maybe you already know this
by Tolya M
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Alaya-vijnana it is shared or subjective storage?
Replies: 20
Views: 5779

Re: Alaya-vijnana it is shared or subjective storage?

Alaya-vijnana it is shared or subjective storage? It's (Alaya-vijnana) nature is both shared (sādhāraṇalakṣaṇa) and unshared (asādhāraṇalakṣaṇa) with respect to world-receptacle (bhājanaloka) and individual ayatanas. When unshared AV is destroyed by the Path the world grasped by the others becomes ...
by Tolya M
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 348
Views: 42305

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

There are very educated monks in Myanmar. Do not believe all that barking in the mass-media.
by Tolya M
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is the Mind-Body Problem Treated in Buddhism?
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: How is the Mind-Body Problem Treated in Buddhism?

Subject-object dichotomy is not accurate for grahya-grahaka relationship. There is no consiousness without an object in general.
by Tolya M
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is the Mind-Body Problem Treated in Buddhism?
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: How is the Mind-Body Problem Treated in Buddhism?

passel wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:19 pmAnd you’ve got both samsara and nirvana right there.
Only samsara. Nibbana is evident through magga- and phala- cittas on four levels of saint-hood when Sila-Samadhi-Panna are in play. Or in nibbana-phala-samapatti of saints.
by Tolya M
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is the Mind-Body Problem Treated in Buddhism?
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: How is the Mind-Body Problem Treated in Buddhism?

But honestly I don't really know, form would be the first skhanda but how does it interact with the other skhandas of consciousness or sensation? They are accociated in a process of cognition. Never separate. But the traditional view on asamjnasattva plane and arupa plane is the only rupa and only ...
by Tolya M
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is the Mind-Body Problem Treated in Buddhism?
Replies: 12
Views: 1515

Re: How is the Mind-Body Problem Treated in Buddhism?

There is no body-mind problem in buddhism. It is wrong question from predication of substance to the descriptive-phenomenological units. Maybe Xuang Zang writes about rupa prasada\subtle rupa which 5 senses are made of. Actually I do not hold the view that there is asamjna sattvas devoid of mind and...
by Tolya M
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Mani on a stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1265

Re: Mani on a stone

Another question is what to do with the wrong writing of dharani. I can read tibetan script and know the sanskrit alphabet. Actually it's quite a mess with dharani section :?:
by Tolya M
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 11903

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

30. How should the pure buddhafield (pariśuddhabuddhakṣetra) of the Buddhas be understood? - As it is said in the introduction (prastāvanā) to the Sūtra in One Hundred Thousand Lines of the bodhisattva-piṭaka (bodhisattvapiṭaka-śatasāhasrikasūtra; cf. Saṃdhinirmocanasūtra, ed. p. 31-32). The Buddha...
by Tolya M
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 74
Views: 9410

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

I think you are missing my point. I am not in disagreement about Buddhanature itself, and am certainly not thinking Mipham was wasting his time. We are talking about proof. Maybe your definition is different than most people's. There two pramanas: cognition by senses and correct syllogism. Can you ...
by Tolya M
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”
Replies: 104
Views: 11903

Re: The concept of the teacher’s “blessings”

Malcolm wrote before: Byin rlabs [blessing] means quite literally "conferral [rlabs] of power [byin]." Byin is defined in Tibetan as "the ability or power to transform the minds and vision/appearances of another." The word Byin rlabs is defined in Tibetan as "the power to remain in any subject of t...
by Tolya M
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 9786

Re: Nothing further to seek...

nirvāṇasya ca yā koṭiḥ koṭiḥ saṃsaraṇasya ca |
na tayor antaraṃ kiṃ cit susūkṣmam api vidyate || 20||
I'm far from being a Nagarjuna fan but if he is about Catuskoti then the Dharma has not yet begun but the critical system is simply demonstrated.
by Tolya M
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 74
Views: 9410

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

I think you are missing my point. I am not in disagreement about Buddhanature itself, and am certainly not thinking Mipham was wasting his time. We are talking about proof. Maybe your definition is different than most people's. There two pramanas: cognition by senses and correct syllogism. Can you ...

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