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What sort of infinite regress to birth is Nagarjuna's MMK arguing for?

In my understanding, everything Nagarjuna talks about endlessly revolves around one theme - that is of imputation and reification of abstractions, which leads to confusion of the phenomenological with ...
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Is Mahayana Buddhism a form of idealism?

Mahayana Buddhists do NOT believe that the whole world and all objects are literally created by the mind. Yogacara and especially Mahayana is not a form of subjective idealism, that's a popular urban ...
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can MN.43 be my alibi?

The Buddha didn't offer alibis from past wrong doings, he offered us permanent escape, and release from evil unskillful tendencies / qualities. He said we should abandon our unskillful ways. And that ...
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Does Yogacara and its Alayavijnana fail compared to a Permanent Self?

Shankara is Advaita Vedanta, a branch of Hindu philosophy inspired by Buddhism, so why are we talking about him? I guess you were reading his critics of Buddhism and this is what you ask? Your ...
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What is the difference between Yogacara Buddhism and Idealism?

Here's one additional point. The other very astute answers have dealt with possible philosophical distinctions between these two. The only point lacking as a difference between these two in the other ...
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What is storehouse consciousness?

We are made up of 5 aggregates : form ( body , matter ) , sensation ( feeling ) , mental activity , perception , consciousness , According to Mind school Of Mahayana , consciousness has 8 levels , ...
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What are other peoples minds according to the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra?

Thrangu Rinpoche once said that everything we see (all phenomena we experience) is our own projection - except other people's minds. Only other people's subjective experience is not our projection and ...
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I don't understand how the yogacara container universe can be possible

Let me try to answer your question in two parts. First, you mention Wm. Lane Craig's argument against the possibility of an infinite regress. But Paul Kabay, in his article An Infinite Temporal ...
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What are the arguments Yogacara makes to deny the reality of sensory objects?

Objects or entities or individual phenomena are delineated according to our (learned/acquired) interpretative framework. Their delineation depends on the scale of observation and the chosen evaluation ...
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Elaboration of Vasubandhu's argument for the possibility of mental appearances to be publicly sharable?

I took the time to read through the 20 Verses — interesting read — and then I returned to this question, and I have to say that the first thing that sprang up in my mind was and old, old joke: An ...
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What do the words of the Mahayana Buddhist mean?

Let's say there's a person called George, who is a lay single unmarried man, aged 39, and is strongly interested in Buddhism. Now let's take a look at other people around him. Let's say his friend Tom,...
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can MN.43 be my alibi?

Who ever would try to declare something beyond the six factulties would just fall into misery, because it lies far out of range. Holding on them as real is common one's Alibi, home, stand, yes.
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About Vasubandhu and Sāṅkhyakārikābhāṣya (-saptati)

I read the Sāṅkhyakārikā with my teacher when I studied Sanskrit. Fascinating text. The only text called Sāṅkhyakārikābhāṣya or Sāṃkhyakārikābhāṣya that I can see is attributed to Gauḍapada (~6th ...
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What did Vasubandhu and Asanga say regarding Nagarjunacharya?

If you are looking for personal remarks, I would not be able to help out much. You can of course find salutations made to Nagarjuna. As a slight correction, there are differences between presentation ...
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What do the words of the Mahayana Buddhist mean?

No. Imaginary things are fancies generated by the mind. Your eyes and ears do not "imagine." Your mind does. Your eye-consciousness does not imagine visions, but you can use your mind-...
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Is Mahayana Buddhism a form of idealism?

Can anyone think about train differently ? It is a means to commute. Someone can take liberty for example a kid and think of it as a means of entertainment. Some people can think of it as a means to ...
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Is the Tathagata 'special'?

Why does good householder Ilya, so long and often wisely involved, as such a fullish question, actually knowing for her self? Why would on join a "Tathagata-form" at first place, if ...
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Is the Tathagata 'special'?

It is not personification. There is evidence that Gotama Buddha exists in India. He is special so he was called Samma Sambuddha. ================ when the Buddha is designated a sammā Sambuddha, "...
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Is the Alayavijnana momentary?And is it shared in Yogacara?

Re. the momentariness of the Alayavijnana, the Lankavatara Sutra says: “Mahāmati, the ālaya-consciousness, which is known as “the tathāgata heart,” is momentary in its being associated with mentation ...
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What are the arguments Yogacara makes to deny the reality of sensory objects?

They don't believe that. That's an almost universal misunderstanding. Yogacara doesn't make any ontological statements about the universe, perception, reality, and so forth. Their approach was ...
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Is Yogacara Buddhism still practiced today?

See Traleg Rinpoche: "The influence of Yogacara on Mahamudra" (KTD Publications) "Mind at Ease: Self-liberation through Mahamudra Meditation" (Shambhala Publications) The former is for in-depth ...
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Is Yogacara Buddhism still practiced today?

Thich Nhat Hanh uses concepts and teachings from the yogacara school and has written about it. The Book is called "Understanding Our Mind." There is also "Living Yogacara" by Shun'ei Tagawa from the ...
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What is the difference between Yogacara Buddhism and Idealism?

It's important also to note that the mind spoken of in Western idealism is only restricted to what Yogacara calls the sixth consciousness. Using this definition, Yogaracara is definitely not idealism, ...
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What is storehouse consciousness?

The alaya-vijnana has two basic functions: First it answers the question how do the actions, or karma, that I enact in my life today effect me later. That later can be within moments, later in life, ...
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