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by tomschwarz
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: What you let into your mind

I am reflecting about all these inspirations. I think we are often over-focussing on appearances/labels guided by our ideation-thoughts as we experience our own being as a labelled appearance as well. Then we put for example those out our heart-mind, we feel not comfortable with. Competition? In sp...
by tomschwarz
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: What you let into your mind

Great poem muni )))) Johnny I understood you, and I agreed with you. Muni is also making this point. And furthermore, I have felt it for a long time: the wisdom of sameness (natural transformation of pride). I actually believe that no one is any better or worse, smarter or dummer. And I actually bel...
by tomschwarz
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: What you let into your mind

Still not sure what you mean by keeping someone in or out of my mind. Perhaps you would be kind enough to elaborate. From Kim's link Contrary to certain psychological theories, the human mind is not a hermetically sealed chamber enclosing a personality unalterably shaped by biology and infantile ex...
by tomschwarz
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 494

What you let into your mind

Hello brothers and sisters, Monasteries and Universities all over the world keep people out. Buddhists are advised not to associate with degenerate people. And most people lock the door to their home, to separate and isolate themselves from other people. Understood. But then, many of those monks and...
by tomschwarz
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Overcoming jealousy
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Overcoming jealousy

Hmm.... sitting meditation will help (half lotus, back straight, eyes half closed, no conceptual thought) focus on accepting all as it is. But then also, conceptually there is natural transformation (without renunciation) of jealousy into the pristine cognition of accomplishment. But what is real ac...
by tomschwarz
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: how to be a buddhist?
Replies: 43
Views: 1401

Re: how to be a buddhist?

I talked about boxes made by preferences based on emotions/thoughts (grasping, clinging), the teaching on the "two truths" is clarifying it much better: Clinging to the ordinary world, both the outer environment and the beings within it, as real is the incorrect relative. The antidote to ...
by tomschwarz
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: how to be a buddhist?
Replies: 43
Views: 1401

Re: how to be a buddhist?

We all make suggestions to each other on this forum. So why am I so interested in friendliness? Actually it's just the tip of the iceberg. Get this.... I have tried to know that I am dreaming when I am dreaming for 8 years. There were tiny moments where I knew that a dream was a dream, but they were...
by tomschwarz
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 139
Views: 1870

Re: Question about processes

Processes? Shut the c'hell up! Funny )))) But that is correct. From Diamond sutra, recall that we are only crossing a river now. Our actual exit from the water (e.g. see the word "ultimately" in this thread) transcends the dharma and conceptual truths. ....and the way that non conceptual ...
by tomschwarz
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Righteous hatred
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Righteous hatred

If you are a serious Buddhist practitioner, this same issue can transform for you. "Hatred" is just a word. What it points to is an energy field that is an emotion a.k.a. some attachment/desire. All emotions have causes and are logical. They make sense, that is through wisdom of discernmen...
by tomschwarz
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: how to be a buddhist?
Replies: 43
Views: 1401

Re: how to be a buddhist?

There are two types of love, relative love and absolute. Relative love is conditional, also with relative love is born the idea "I want to be loved!" And "I love you more than anything in the world!" Great question, is love suffering? Are happy easy moments suffering? Two ideas c...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhists against racism
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Buddhists against racism

Then the way that phony multi culturalism becomes actual racism, is that by not being honest, by withholding their true feelings and judgements, they isolate themselves and create skin-tone-homogeneous neighborhoods, businesses, churches, schools, etc... The antidote, if they could say, "I don'...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhists against racism
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Buddhists against racism

Thank you so much Lobsang for sharing that information.... ....it is very good for many to think about.... Exclusion is real and immediate Lobsang. At Sera Jey, as well as all modern institutions of learning that I know of, exclusion is based on culture. Culture includes clothing, language food reli...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhists against racism
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Buddhists against racism

Dear Lobsang I am glad you challenged that point. It bears more investigation.... ...Let's do that together. What I am talking about is exclusion. It is not all bad. And of course not all racist. Brothers and sisters where is it wise to exclude people and other beings, not based on a silly illusion ...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhists against racism
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Buddhists against racism

Why is abandoning racist terms (not using them) being blind to them? And more so, why does that equate to being blind to racism? I am actually an anti racism activist. And I have been one from a very young age. I have very good and long lived friendships with people of all skin tones countries of or...
by tomschwarz
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhists against racism
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Re: Buddhists again racism

A couple of things. Firstly, it doesn't matter how you identify a group, it could be by skin color or culture.... If you're color blind you may be blind to the plight of people of color. I think it does matter how you identify the mind of a person. And i am not saying to be blind to suffering or to...
by tomschwarz
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhists against racism
Replies: 15
Views: 345

Buddhists against racism

Hello brothers and sisters, I am sure many of you, like me, are interested in combating racism. So a couple things to discuss: * I believe that racism is simply claiming to understand someone's mind based on physical characteristics. E.g. people of X skin tone have X mental trait. Agree? * Here is a...
by tomschwarz
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Suggestions on Planning for Death
Replies: 23
Views: 448

Re: Suggestions on Planning for Death

This is my best advice: The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo -known as The tibetan book of the dead-, a specific teaching from Padmasambhava. this is a guide on the entire issue, so we can recognize and understand what's going on all the time. http://www.shambhala.com/the-tibetan-book-...
by tomschwarz
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Degenerate age
Replies: 19
Views: 771

Re: Degenerate age

Great inspiration! Yes we have all that we need to practice. Also true ))) to plan for a sail ride on the ocean of suffering. It's actually a great tool for happiness, lowering expectations )))) of course the solution of equanimity is quite stable -- if you like that sort of thing. That is a joke. I...
by tomschwarz
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Degenerate age
Replies: 19
Views: 771

Re: Degenerate age

and so, what do you mean by "different things going on in one age"? if it's a question related to dinosaurs, appears that we can go from a world to another -between planets- while transmigrating, where our karma fits the conditions to manifest, so kaliyuga is happening in many worlds. ......
by tomschwarz
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Degenerate age
Replies: 19
Views: 771

Degenerate age

Hello brothers and sisters, This idea that we were born in a degenerate age has always intrigued me. Of course any verbal theory has limitations and becomes meaningless as the ever expanding context dwarfs the context in which the theory was devined. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Ages_of_Bud...

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