Zla'od wrote:Buddhism (poster), as you know, we are surrounded by scriptures claiming to be Buddhist--some of which you accept, and some of which you reject. What is the rule for determining canon? I was unable to find any criteria in your post about Nagarjuna (unless you meant to say that all such projects are dualistic and therefore misguided).
As in your earlier post, Zhengjue is based on the Buddhist teachings of the Citta-Only (Citta-matra). Without the Alayavijnana as the root dharma for all formation and existence, all worldly theory will turn into nihilism as everybody has already known including Adikarmika.
I personally have no right to reject or accept other’s assertions regarding Buddhist dharma; I have to read the statements from the writers (or speakers), the same way as the koan masters did in ancient time, to judge if the statements are in line with the Buddha’s teachings.
I failed at least twice to discuss with Adikarmika about Nagajuna’s “the Middle Way of Eight Negations,” as you put it “dualistic” ( see p. 10 & 14); the dualistic statements are not at all misguiding, Nagajuna was also trying to explain the distinguishing characteristic of the Alayavijnana to the Buddhists, as well as his disciples Aryadeve 提婆 and Tathagatabhadra 如來賢, they were all expounding the Alayavijnana (Citta-Only).
“the Middle Way of Eight Negations" refers to neither arising nor ceasing; neither identical nor diffenent; neither increasing nor decreasing; neither coming nor going. These sound quite familiar to some, I guess.
Buddhism wrote:...If “emptiness” is the whole teachings of Buddhism, nobody could make sense out of Nagarjuna’s “The Middle-Way-View of Eight No” (八不中道), apart from playing around with words through assumption of the conscious mind. That is not Buddhism, any individual with common knowledge is able to “analyze” the superficial meaning of the words. There would be no prajna wisdom in it, and the Buddha should not be called the Unsurpassed Lord (無上士).
If the scholars of later time period could gradually growing and increasing the Buddhist teachings after Buddha’s time, then they should be better than Buddha. And the Buddha should not be called the One with unsurpassed perfect enlightenment (無上正等正覺).
Since when have you become a ja-knikker?
I meant you became a yes-man to all statements! You had very good chance to successfully refute to others' viewpoint.
If you were the lamas or practitioners, would you have chosen a visualized consort or a physical consort?
Being married--and hoping to remain in that blessed state--I would reluctantly have to answer "visualized" (unless the Mrs. can be induced to convert as well).?
Fair enough answer, that's why so many sexual abuse cases committed by the Tantric gurus around the world.