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by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hiya Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Hiya Hi

Well, you are in luck!
What this forum lacks in guidance,
...it makes up for in advice.
:rolling:
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Can someone explain me Vajrayana like im 5?
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Can someone explain me Vajrayana like im 5?

As a new follower of Dharma, reading about Buddhism can sometimes feel overwhelming. I was very curious about the main differences between Therevada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. After searching google for a while, I have stumbled upon this article . To my surprise, I found the following statement: An a...
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: "Cessation of feeling and perception"
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: "Cessation of feeling and perception"

Still I see why a cessation of feeling is superior to the feeling bliss like Hinduism or Jainism has now.there is no desire,attachment,loss or stress in such a state just pure peace. If you look up the Four Seals of Buddhism (not to be confused with the Four Noble Truths), this essentially says tha...
by PadmaVonSamba
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: More personalities than bodies?
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: More personalities than bodies?

Keep in mind, there is no ‘self’ that takes rebirth. In a sense, you could say that tanas, or cravings, you could say, “coalesce” as the samsaric illusion of “sentient beings”. Yeah, I keep this in mind all the time! That's why I used term "personalities". Im still very confused about this problem ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: More personalities than bodies?
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: More personalities than bodies?

Keep in mind, there is no ‘self’ that takes rebirth.
In a sense, you could say that tanas, or cravings, you could say, “coalesce” as the samsaric illusion of “sentient beings”.
by PadmaVonSamba
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Eastern Enlightenment Vs. Western Psychopathology
Replies: 30
Views: 1196

Re: Eastern Enlightenment Vs. Western Psychopathology

This issue recently popped up. A close friend of mine told me that she thinks Buddhism leads people to become cut off from emotion, or the emotional aspect of experiencing life (and as an extension to that, expressed her concern for my own well-being). I cited a few examples of how I am certainly no...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness

“...if there is nothing to be associated with Vijnana/Consciousness, then there is no craving/desire to be recalled by it either.” Here is one of those sticky parts: “associated with”. ...and specifically in what way that is meant. Aside from that, let’s look at your statement from another angle. T...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Enlightenment in a Pure Land
Replies: 106
Views: 4312

Re: Enlightenment in a Pure Land

What defines a “pure land”? If a pure land is defined as being one in which the Dharma is taught continually, then, if a practitioner is able to perceive all phenomena as a Dharma teaching, then in that sense, one is experiencing a pure land. If, as a requirement, such a pure land must be establishe...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 901

Re: Continuity

Well, there is continuity in the sense of cause-and-effect. Conventionally, but not ultimately, since there is ultimately no cause/effect (opening of MMK) ... right? ... any example of phenomena that you consider, such as a rose, that example is always going to be some compound of aggregates, of co...
by PadmaVonSamba
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Difficulty understanding Vijnana/Consciousness

Can you define “classical conditioning” in this particular context?

I’m not sure that the “unfinished desire” part is right on target, depending on what that means, exactly. Everything becomes an “imprint” which then influences our further perceptions.
by PadmaVonSamba
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sean Connery dies at 90
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Sean Connery dies at 90

You Only Live Twice.
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Stress
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Stress

The term, dukkha , which is often translated as “suffering” is really more akin to the notion of what we call “stress” than it is to, say, an agonizing toothache or unbearable grief. When the Buddha says that existence is dukkha, this refers to both good and bad conditions which are unsatisfactory. ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The material world of Mahayana
Replies: 23
Views: 724

Re: The material world of Mahayana

FiveSkandhas wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:33 am How about this 18-karat solid gold bell, slightly north of ten million yen? That puts it in the neighborhood of one hundred thousand US dollars, give or take.

https://shop.ginzatanaka.co.jp/shop/g/gYG75818Z/
I can’t imagine solid gold making much of a ringing sound!
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 901

Re: Continuity

For something to be continuous, its essence/identity would have to remain the same while its form changed. For the life cycle of a rose to be continuous, it would have to retain its essence/identity as a rose while its seed germinated, sprouted, grew, withered, died. Ditto for human, frog, mountain...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Milarepa's famous mudra
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: Milarepa's famous mudra

I asked two people about this. My friend, a scholar/translator and (kagyu) Lama replied: “I’ve heard two explanations: one is that he is listening to the vajra songs he is singing; the other is that he is listening to the teachings of the oral lineage”. A master Thangka painter from Bhutan, who I on...
by PadmaVonSamba
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The material world of Mahayana
Replies: 23
Views: 724

The material world of Mahayana

Just for fun, I’ve recently been scouring the web for “Buddhist stuff” —incense, ritual items, statues & images, bells, “altar” (shrine) supplies and so on. I’m not actually looking for anything. I just like to see what’s out there. However, something I’ve noticed is that while there’s just tons of ...
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan and Mahayana and kshangabhanga of cittas and a self
Replies: 23
Views: 669

Re: Tibetan and Mahayana and kshangabhanga of cittas and a self

if the next citta is not the same as the former citta in makeup then it would arise out of nothing and that would be impossible.if it is the same makeup as the former,then it is permanent.its either kshanabhangavada as the theravadans believe i.e exnihilo creation or a permanent atman. When you pla...
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Wikipedia on the Eternal Buddha with commentary
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Wikipedia on the Eternal Buddha with commentary

The further you go in exactly pinpointing what is meant by the term, “eternal”, the more you will discover that any relative concept of “Eternal Buddha” doesn’t mean anything. This isn’t to say that there is no eternal Buddha. But, it’s like trying to define space in terms of how much can be contain...
by PadmaVonSamba
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Xuan Zang (movie) 大唐玄奘
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Xuan Zang (movie) 大唐玄奘

The Chinese language film 大唐玄奘 Xuan Zang is now available free on (Amazon) Prime Video. XuanZang is the monk who went from China to India in search of Buddhist teachings. If you know the “Journey To The West (Monkey King) story, he’s the monk on whom that literature is based. The film is really well...

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