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by Caodemarte
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 3338

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

...The unnamed "commentators" you refer to have as much merit is a gossip column... Well, so much for the work of Buddhists for the last 2,500 years including modern Theravadins like the late great scholar Kalupahana and modern non-Buddhist scholars like T.R.V. Murthi. And so much for the hope of a...
by Caodemarte
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 3338

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

...... as your latest view. This is not what I am saying about how I understand the reference is seen in traditional Buddhism at all. Murthi and other commentators explain why saying these two are “wrong views” misses the point. I trust they are over-complicating it; into Mahayana Taoist non-concep...
by Caodemarte
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 3338

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

According to the T.R.V. Murti (in his classic Central Philosophy of Buddhism; A Study of the Madhyamika System ) and most traditional and modern commentary: it is incorrect to say that one or both are correct views (by themselves as alternatives, in synthesis, or in some kind of alternating way). B...
by Caodemarte
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Pāli
Topic: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?
Replies: 67
Views: 3338

Re: My new view of SN 12.15. Is it right or is it wrong?

According to the T.R.V. Murti (in his classic Central Philosophy of Buddhism; A Study of the Madhyamika System ) and most traditional and modern commentary: it is incorrect to say that one or both are correct views (by themselves as alternatives, in synthesis, or in some kind of alternating way). Be...
by Caodemarte
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Will wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Caodemarte wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Good news! Thank you.

I see one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra is listed. I thought there were plans for a publication of a complete translation by Kalavinka Press and BDK. Any word on what happened to that?
It is happening - just v e r y slowly...
🙏
by Caodemarte
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: New translations from Kalavinka
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: New translations from Kalavinka

Good news! Thank you.

I see one chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra is listed. I thought there were plans for a publication of a complete translation by Kalavinka Press and BDK. Any word on what happened to that?
by Caodemarte
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Boran kammatthana
Replies: 21
Views: 4090

Re: Boran kammatthana

Historically speaking, isn't boran kammatthana regarded as a survival of Hindu tantracism which flourished id SE Asia before Buddhist tantracism replaced it to be replaced in turn by Theravada as politics, dynasties and royal support shifted ?
by Caodemarte
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Samatha Bhāvana
Topic: Brahm and Catherine on Jhana
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Brahm and Catherine on Jhana

Thank you.
by Caodemarte
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Hot Topics
Topic: Adolf Hitler
Replies: 32
Views: 3415

Re: Adolf Hitler

My understanding of this subject is very rudimentary. So I may be referring to “my understanding” repeatedly. I trust that there are members here with sophisticated knowledge of the subject. Adolf Hitler took acquisition of many Buddhist concepts. In fact, Mr. Nietzsche had a few opinions on Buddhi...
by Caodemarte
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Mara and Satan
Replies: 27
Views: 1809

Re: Mara and Satan

Mara has no equivalent in Satan. The evolution of the idea of Satan is interesting. As I recall, Shaitan, which becomes “Satan,” is actually the name of the Persian secret police as he (or they) is depicted in the Book of Job. Over time Satan becomes singular and an active force for evil in Christia...
by Caodemarte
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vinaya Ordination for Zen Priest.
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Vinaya Ordination for Zen Priest.

This is very difficult to understand. There is no reason for priests to follow the formal rules for monks. Japanese “clergy” are typically priests, not monks. .. . the idea is that you go take over a parish temple, usually your father's and raise family there and perform ceremonies. My angle is adm...
by Caodemarte
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vinaya Ordination for Zen Priest.
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Vinaya Ordination for Zen Priest.

I don’t believe anyone has tried a foreign ordination ceremony again. Wut? Sure they have. Or do you mean ordaining Korean monks in the Theravada tradition with the official consent of the Sangha Supreme Council of Thailand? In context I meant a foreign ordination ceremony of Korean monks held at a...
by Caodemarte
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Ordination and Monastic Life
Topic: Vinaya Ordination for Zen Priest.
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Vinaya Ordination for Zen Priest.

This is very difficult to understand. There is no reason for priests to follow the formal rules for monks. Japanese “clergy” are typically priests, not monks. Do you wish to become a monk (you state that you are now a priest, not necessarily also a monk) and live in a monastery? If so, apply to a mo...
by Caodemarte
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.
Replies: 63
Views: 4453

Re: A Buddhist monk (Dalai lama) hugging an American nun.

....I think it is good to remember that (I think) almost every tibeten man becomes a monk at sometime of his life.... chownah I don’t think thus is accurate. Maybe you are thinking of Thailand where young Thai Buddhist boys become monks , or temporary monks, for a certain period before resuming the...