True wisdom of Buddism from posts of ShalomTzeng (Ver. 2)
Thanks for completion of the posts of Shalom on the forum of the Huffingtonpost!
This is for anyone who would like to approach the real way to orthodox Buddhism. I did not rearrange them, and hope it is not to hard to read.
First of all, the warm words from Anonymous:
If you're truly interested in Buddhism, read Shalom Tseng's posts repeatedly regarding cultivation methods, even if you cannot understand (only a very few would understand), your Alaya vijnana will store the pertinent data, when your moment comes, you certainly will be connected to the Buddha Dharma. Make the best of what you've learnt, there is no need to waste any more energy on the past experience. Let bygones be bygones. We live in the Desire Realm, and it’s so easy that we are drowned by constant emotions, we just have to move forward steadily, and this is your very first step towards Buddhist cultivation---eliminating your strong attachment to self-belongings. (Self-belongings refer to: apart from your physical body and mind, whatever belongs to you, your sensations, your fame, your fortunes, your beloved ones etc., since these worldly elements will draw us back to this desire realm --- this is the idea for the very beginner of the Liberation-Way; the Buddhahood-Way has a different concept, but it’s too complicated for you right now.)
© ShalomTzeng on Huffingtonpost
Buddhism is neither a philosophy by itself, nor an academic research system. It is a matter of actual realization. In other words, the Buddha dharmas are the Buddha’s personal experiences that are feasible for Buddhists to carry out. That is to say “enlightenment” is viable and is to be personally realized accordingly.
04:05 AM on 7/07/2011
History repeats itself.
This corroborates what Bodhisattva Xuanzang stated in the Tang Dynasty: “It is difficult for the correct dharmas to manifest if the erroneous ones are not destroyed.”
May we all be aware of the endeavors towards the following goals:
“To protect females from being sexually abused by lamas,”
“to protect the Buddhist practitioners who want to learn the Buddha dharma from being deceived and misled,”
“to uphold the Buddha’s true dharma,”
“to rid Buddhism of non-Buddhist elements and restore it to its original state; to tell the world that Lamaism, with its Couple-Practice Tantra, is definitely not Buddhism.”
Our profound gratitude to all the protectors of the true Buddha Dharma.
Having greatest braveries like this need countless eons of righteous wisdom and cultivation.
On behalf of all true Buddhists
Humble Buddha’s child, with joint palms
01:20 PM on 7/05/2011
Language and words are very limited when they come to explain the concept of the true Buddha Dharma. As the ancient Buddhist Zen patriarchs oftentimes stated, “I point with my finger to show you the moon up there, you should grasp the moon (truth), not my finger!”
Do you know anyone who does not have to die? Yes, the one who is able to break free from his (hers) karmic force of being reborn in the three (desire, form, formless) realms. That’s why such a cultivation method is called “liberation way.” Nevertheless, this is merely the level of Hinayana (small vehicle).
Similarly, when there is an entity which is not made to come into existence, does not belong to the three realms, exists primordially, and will never cease to exist either. It refers to the Buddha nature (Alaya vijnana) of every sentient being and is also the core essence of Buddhism. It is the origin of the truth and eternity that the whole mankind is searching for.
The Buddha stated in the “Heart Sutra,” “neither increasing nor decreasing, and neither arising nor ceasing.” These are some descriptions of the Buddha nature. In Buddhist term, it is known as the Middle-Way. So, the Middle-Way view is not decided and defined by our conscious mind or imagination.
12:28 AM on 7/06/2011
When the Buddha attained his unsurpassed perfect Buddhahood in this world, he recognized that the hardship and time period to reach Buddhahood is much too discouraging for most individuals in the three realms, that’s why there is a by product of cultivation, the Liberation-Way, which is obtainable for practitioners in a foreseeable lifetimes, provided that the practitioners do have the right view and methods from their master.
Tibetan Tantric gurus mislead their followers by teaching the lustful copulation practice between a male and a female, which they view as the ultimate cultivation method according to Tsongkhapa’s instructions in “The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra.” The Middle-Way view of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, based on “the six vijnanas theory,” actually violates the Absolute Truth taught by Buddha Sakyamuni, which is the undefiled Tathagatagarbha dharma of “the eight vijnanas theory.”
12:32 AM on 7/06/2011
In the history of ancient India, the rise of the Tantric School was coupled with the downfall of orthodox Buddhism. In fact, the expansion of Tibetan Buddhism will inevitably lead to the decadence and, eventually, the replacement and eradication of orthodox Buddhism. That is because the Tibetan Tantric dharma is full of non-Buddhist eternalism and teachings centered on sexual pleasure—it is an earthly, desire-driven dharma disguised as Buddhism. In addition, the Tibetan Tantric gurus deliberately cover their worldly and obscene activities with Buddhist terms and call themselves sanghas. Once Tibetan Buddhism completely replaces and extinguishes orthodox Buddhism, there will be nothing left of the latter other than Buddhist temples and sanghas, and its essence will be turned into a non-Buddhist religion based on the worship of ghosts.
01:43 PM on 7/04/2011
The average human life span is around 80-100 years.
How old is the Earth we live on? And why should everyone die without exception?
Once we were born, we ought to be alive forever; once we are in love, why should we be drifted apart later? To be honest, Buddhists are the most ambitious sort of individuals. Why should we die sooner or later? Buddhists are seeking for the answers, we are pursuing eternity!
Buddhism is studying the truth after death and before birth, because 80 years is much to short in comparison with the existence of the Earth. There are so many things we wish to fulfill. Confucius once said, “I will be willing to die in the evening if I could have studied the path of truth in the morning!” That’s why the essence of Buddhism is called “supra-mundane wisdom,” or “prajna of true reality.”
Will you drive your Swedish “Koenigsegg” CCX at a speed of 90 km/hour while it possesses the potential for 390 km/hour?
A true Buddhist should be able to tell people about the true reality of births and deaths, nirvana truth, and the origin of existence, most importantly, the cultivation method regarding how to bring forth an individual’s prajna wisdom (enlightenment) for further cultivation.
The subjects of politics, peace, drugs, and compassion, which belong to Desire Realm, are merely worldly issues that any non-Buddhist with common knowledge will be able to tell. Please think it over.
11:08 AM on 7/03/2011
You got the point! Buddhism is for enlightenment in order to attain Buddhahood.
Tibetan Tantric Buddhism is definitely not Buddhism.
Tibetan Tantric Buddhism actually derived from Brahmanism Tantrism, a primitive religion which focused on the practices of reproduction worship and semen retention. The lamas who have committed the sexual misconducts are simply following their religion’s doctrines, which demand “religious practice of copulation” between female followers and male gurus, or copulation among male and female followers. Tibetan gurus have to fulfill the empowerment practice of the Highest Yoga Tantra before claiming themselves as lamas.
The doctrines of Tibetan Buddhism are not Buddhism, and they violate Buddha Sakyamuni’s teachings in every way. The Tibetan Tantric followers cannot verify the correctness of the teachings and practices so they have no choice but to rely on what they have learned from their gurus. Therefore, the earlier generations of Tibetan Tantric gurus already misunderstood Sakyamuni’s Buddhism, and the later generations ignore that they have strayed farther away from the right Buddhahood path. Over the years, the Tibetan Buddhists have essentially been practicing a non-Buddhist religion that borrows its terms from Buddhism. Unfortunately, the Tibetan Tantric practitioners are unable to inspect the teachings that they receive. They also idolize the fame and authority of their dharma-kings and gurus.
12:06 PM on 7/03/2011
The lamas and gurus who have practiced for over thirty years know well that the dharma of Tibetan Buddhism is nothing more than a system which borrows Exoteric Buddhist terms, but has the contents of the worldly non-Buddhist dharma that its founders have learned from non-Buddhist schools. It is not Buddhism at all! Actually, they also know well that they have neither realized Tathagatagarbha (another term for enlightenment), nor entered the bodhisattva’s dharma. But if they told the truth, they would be assailed with criticism by their Tibetan Tantric peers. Therefore, none of them would disclose the truth. Additionally, they are reluctant to give up fame and offerings from their followers. They would rather continue to be sustained by their disciples by teaching the Tibetan Tantric dharma, follow the old routine and live on. Consequently, the gurus of Tibetan Buddhism all closely guard the contents of the Tibetan Tantric dharma that I have revealed as if they were some big internal secrets.
The practices of Tibetan Buddhism are indeed ridiculous and obscene, and are kept away from the knowledge of outsiders. Special jargon is used for their public teaching; therefore, many secret terms are found in the tantras.
What you have read are real truth, why should I bother to waste everybody's precious time and energy? Let alone my own. If only one individual would stay away from pseudo Buddhism, I would be dignified as a true Zen Buddhist.
11:36 PM on 7/02/2011
All Buddhists should frequently undergo serious self-examination and think about the following:
What was my initial motivation for learning Buddhism?
Has my learning gradually brought light to the darker sides of my inner mind?
Has it generated in me the Buddhist wisdom?
Do I rely on and follow the prajna wisdom or do I rely on an individual?
Does every one of my acts really benefit other sentient beings?
Have I really put into practice the correct dharma taught by the Buddha?
Have I really realized in person the ultimate truth of enlightenment?
Furthermore, the Buddha has said that the seventh and the eighth vijnanas of every sentient being have always existed; do I understand how they operate concurrently and uninterruptedly in the body?
Without having the adequate knowledge about the everlasting eighth vijnana (Buddha nature), which everyone possesses from the origin, and the seventh vijnana (Manas), which calculates and decides at all times, the practitioners would be deceiving themselves as well as others if they said how marvelous their other samadhis were.
In reality, it is impossible to attain Buddhahood through the method of visualization. What a practitioner really sees through visualization is only an internal image of the sense-object appearing in his brain, which has nothing to do with the way to Buddhahood.
To attain perfect Buddhahood, one must achieve fruition in both the Buddhahood--Way and Liberation-Way cultivation. To obtain the Liberation-Way fruit (arhat), one has to eliminate the vexations on self-view and self-attachment. Upon death, the determined arhat enters the remainderless nirvana, his eighth vijnana, the dharma-body, does not function in Three Realms any more (births-and-deaths has ceased).
As for attainment of the Buddhahood-Way fruit, it lies in realizing the eighth [Alaya, Tathagatagarbha] vijnana, and thereby bringing forth the general-appearance-p-rajna; from there, one should further learn the specific-appearance-prajna. Once the practitioner has thoroughly mastered the specific-appearance-prajna, he can later raise his level of cultivation by learning the All-Seed-Prajna. The wisdom that one possesses before obtaining the All-Seed-Prajna is known as the way-seed-prajna, which is the prajna possessed by bodhisattvas on or above the Ground. Once one fully possesses the All-Seed-Prajna, one will then be able to achieve the ultimate Buddhahood.
01:13 PM on 7/01/2011
When a Buddhist sealed with the name “precepts holder,” this validates for perpetual responsibility towards oneself, Buddha and all sentient beings. Zen (Chan, dhyana) refers to prajna (supra-mundane wisdom). How could any Zen Buddhist dare to lie? Similarly, an ungrounded accusation towards a true Zen Buddhist has to bear severe consequence as well. Seeing that all the acts were based upon good intent, perhaps it was my English that didn’t do the proper job. I do apologize for my poor expressions. The focus was on Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. I don’t know why this religious subject would get involved with the PRC. Anyway, the important message is that the orthodox Buddha Dharma is generally categorized into the Liberation-Way and the Buddhahood--Way, but the former is actually included in the latter. The practice and realization of the Liberation-Way are achieved through eliminating both self-view and self-attachment. Self-view refers to considering the mind associated with seeing, hearing, perceiving, and knowing as the “everlasting and indestructible self.” Now we come to the point to prove why Kalackakra-tantra is not Buddhism.
01:22 PM on 7/01/2011
The essence of the Kalackakra-tantra ritual is to preside over an empowerment through sexual intercourse. The Buddha Dharma teaches eliminating both self-view and self-attachment to attain liberation, while the Kalackakra-tantra show is offering exactly the opposite. Indeed, the core doctrine of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism views the lustful copulation practice between a male and a female as the ultimate cultivation method. It will be totally all right if the lamas call themselves Lamaism, Tantrism, Tibetan Tantric Sect…etc., but, do you think it is fair that they are performing kama sutra while proclaiming themselves to be Buddhists?
Please don’t get it personal, this statement simply unmasks the truth about Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, so far hidden behind its mysterious veil, and exposes it to the public eye. As true Buddhists, we intent to protect females from being sexually abused by lamas, to protect the Buddhist practitioners who want to learn the Buddha dharma from being deceived and misled, to uphold the Buddha’s true dharma, to rid Buddhism of non-Buddhist elements and restore it to its original state, and to tell the world that Lamaism, with its Couple-Practice Tantra, is definitely not Buddhism.
09:25 AM on 7/01/2011
Dear Bodhisattva Ocoffeyj, you're truly a blessed child of Buddha. Be glad with your withdrawal at the right moment. Your courageous move to step forward and warn others has proven your bodhisattva true nature. Please don't lose faith in orthodox Buddhism, you're still a Buddhist in Zen Buddhism. As you mentioned "Tathagatagarbha" shines with you, that is the whole essence of orthodox Buddhism. Buddha knows, and we know what we are doing. That is more than enough. Keep courage & take care.
05:36 PM on 7/02/2011
The sexual abuses disclosed by the media are only the tip of the iceberg.
The public should not be kept in the dark and misled to a cult which claims itself Buddhism; everyone has the right to know the whole truth and make his or her free choice afterwards.
Tibetan Tantric Buddhism actually derived from Brahmanism Tantrism, a primitive religion which focused on the practices of reproduction worship and semen retention. The lamas who have committed the sexual misconducts are simply following their religion’s doctrines, which demand “religious practice of copulation” between female followers and male gurus, or copulation among male and female followers. Tibetan gurus have to fulfill the empowerment practice of the Highest Yoga Tantra before claiming themselves as lamas. They claim that these kinds of religious practice are not sexual misconducts and not considered a violation of the Buddhism precepts.
According to the lamas’ Samaya Precepts, lamas must be compassionate and help female followers to “become Buddha” by practicing the dual operations of bliss and emptiness. All the lamas are urged to have “love for all” and do their utmost to help all female followers to realize the “buddhahood” state.
Tibetan Tantric Buddhism is definitely not Buddhism.
09:45 AM on 7/01/2011
You're absolutely right with the Budhha's statement regarding no alcohol and should not have any sexual..... It is very obvious that tantra is tantra, tantra is not Buddhism. Nobody will be sufficiently advanced when they still need sex and alcohol to practice, let alone any further attainment.
01:54 PM on 6/30/2011
My biggest compliment to Professor Andrei Znamenski, not only for his expertise in his profession, but also for his Zen nature that he spoke the truth -- regarding the core essence of Kalachakra-tantra.
Indeed, all the Kalachakra-tantra rituals are meant for all the lamas’ own benefit. This is a free world, they have their right to perform any way of religious ceremony, apart from harming others. On the other hand, why do people believe in the slogan that Kalachakra-tantra could bring peace and compassions? If you could know what lamas are using as instruments and nectars, what they were made from, during every rituals, you will certainly drop your wishful thinking for good. Please check more details on Tibetan Tantrism, you don’t have to take my words. I am speaking from a Zen Buddhist viewpoint.
Someone mentioned that everything is impermanent, nothing lasts, in that case, why should human beings get enlightenment then? After all, all will become nil eventually. Buddhism religion believes in that a Buddha nature innately exists in every sentient being, which will take one to Buddhahood, if one finds the right way of cultivation, or one will ceaselessly go on samsara (reincarnation). Since Buddha is eternity, that means every sentient being possesses such eternity in oneself. Buddhism is invaluable! If you can pay with money, that is mundane business. Please mind my words.
All of you can become Buddhas in the future as well, but certainly not by the Kalachakra-tantra show!