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October 14, 2012

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Thanks, Jure! I was not up to date on this, Lindtner has surprised me once again, see
http://holocaustcontroversies.blogspot.com/2011/10/interview-with-ex-denier-christian.html

Prof. Lindtner had once generously granted me to have one of his published books (Catuhshataka, transl. by Karen Lang)made available in German. We had a brief talk on the phone when his position on the gas chambers had not changed yet. It is a rare event to see an adult having the guts to throw his old views overboard.

Dooyen, thanks for the insightful comment: "Human mind cannot and never be just one as it is attached to a certain life time. The universal mind is the eternal mind that does not rely on any individual mind ..."

I find this to be the truth.

By the way, I think that Lindner changed his mind and is no longer a holocaust denier.

Store consciousness is to be seen as empty, too. How could it ever independently exist when "true reality" is universal mind, pure and eternal? Alaya is a rhetoric construct, when an enlightened mind believes in it, this mind is actually still defiled. The enlightened mind leaves no room for a samsaric mind, as it is seen here, but is not possible without common consciousness (the comatose and braindead do not develop Buddhist ideas). But the samsaric mind is the one that never leaves anyone as it is a characteristic of his life. The samsaric, deluded mind actually is the one which enables one to detect the universal mind (as animals do not suffer from our illusions, there is no necessity for them to go through such a process). Once detected, it is not that a person never feels any attachment anymore at all (Lindner e.g. believes there have never been gas chambers in German concentration camps, others attach to habits like soccer, cooking etc). Seeing the pure mind does not destroy samsaric mind, therefore the saying that nirvana and samsara become one is correct. The samsaric mind is seen as it is, the universal mind is experienced as it is. Human mind cannot and never be just one as it is attached to a certain life time. The universal mind is the eternal mind that does not rely on any individual mind and therefore is also the Buddhanature of a stone and a cockroach.

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