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by muni
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the location of the mind
Replies: 62
Views: 1773

Re: What is the location of the mind

No it isn’t. When discovered how mind is, there is not so much to say or prove about anymore by the words of others, which we use in our study. Practice, for me Buddhism/live is the possibility to practice in order to stop losing into grasping, to 'see' there is nothing to grasp. (Then Bodhichitta p...
by muni
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Advice to aspiring buddhists such as myself
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Advice to aspiring buddhists such as myself

Aspiring and therefore studying and then find a teacher is with the right motivation to take Buddhism as liberating medicine; to awaken and then to be able to help by warm heart, all and all in appropriate way.

Best wishes, Tiagolps :namaste:
by muni
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 135
Views: 1706

Re: Question about processes

I experience what-is as a series of ephemeral objects that arise and fall in consciousness: thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, sensory perceptions, emotions, etc. So does an enlightened person. The difference is that I, via memory and thought, connect these discontinuous ephemeral objects into ...
by muni
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Please, do not share "secret teachings" online, with anyone.
Replies: 92
Views: 1492

Re: Please, do not share "secret teachings" online, with anyone.

I think spiritually advanced people simply feel pity or contempt for plebeians


Please bear in mind that if this is so - whatever that advanced may mean - it would be ignorance and not Compassion. Pity is not Compassion.
by muni
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 473

Re: What you let into your mind

You could say "he is my hero", then you could persecute him, a pattern people often follow. Yes. This by the idea of self and other, as this is samsara. And from this idea these patterns are then created. One who is less than other is delusion. One who is better than other is delusion. On...
by muni
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Academic ridiculousness
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Academic ridiculousness

A metaphor: there can be a moment, academic Buddhism or even explained fabricated Dharma is like playing with recipes while all are slowly dying of starvation.
If study and then guidance can result in actually practice, then very very great, I guess.
by muni
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Please, do not share "secret teachings" online, with anyone.
Replies: 92
Views: 1492

Re: Please, do not share "secret teachings" online, with anyone.

Somehow it may be a blessing that many teachings are now so accesible. But at the other hand when (my) ego receives teaching, empowerment, is there then actually any teaching, any empowerment given/received? This got some protests. We maybe can just reflect about for ourselves, not more. https://cho...
by muni
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 473

Re: What you let into your mind

How that muni or our fellows are, how this is possible to perceive other than by being the meaning of the Buddha? Compassionate? I don't know. If meanwhile on the path I am victim of my suspicious mind or jealousy, I will definitely not support, not rejoice for muni or any other fellow who feels not...
by muni
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas
Replies: 49
Views: 793

Re: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas

When a Buddha exists on the earth, he is clearly present to our eyes, just like you or I. Of course when an appearing Master is labeled a Buddha, an Enlightened Master, then we see with our eyes as we trust the source how he/she is presented. But would there always be recognition on the street, mar...
by muni
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Need help from highly realised or very perceptive practitioner
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Need help from highly realised or very perceptive practitioner

I have nothing to add to the kind posts, I send you my love. _/\_ But a kind compassionate Psychologist says this to you; you think your consciousness is damaged because now you experienced such awful things and feels like your consciousness itself is damaged. But your consciousness is like the sky ...
by muni
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas
Replies: 49
Views: 793

Re: if we are Buddhas are we the 3 Kayas

Perhaps we can also say Buddha “perceives” Buddha (perciever and percieved not two or one thing(s)), since Buddha is Awaken Nature - Buddha Nature. Buddha Nature knows naturally ( not learned) all what is there to know and so as well the confused dreaming minds and its’ suffering. And so is able to ...
by muni
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 473

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 spo...
by muni
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 473

Re: What you let into your mind

As I wish to exclude some being from my caring space, I am deluded. And when I want to embrace all beings into my caring space or to love each and everyone, I am still bit deluded as well. At least since then my perception is self and other. ( Or the belief in real existing selves with inherent exis...
by muni
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 19
Views: 473

Re: What you let into your mind

placed in the sun" where they will still sputter

hmmm... :smile:
But all is empty


Lol. :smile: Yes emptiness - (inter)dependence.
by muni
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the location of the mind
Replies: 62
Views: 1773

Re: What is the location of the mind

thanks for your comments, muni. the frog in the well is good, but i once read a really good one using the moon as an analogy: it tells the story of a man stumbling around in perfect darkness on the dark side of the moon his whole life; crawling over rocks, stumbling down hill and craters, he lives ...
by muni
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the location of the mind
Replies: 62
Views: 1773

Re: What is the location of the mind

There is a story about a frog who dwells in a well ( metaphor) and one day he gets visit by a frog living by the ocean (metaphor). The last one cannot explain, even with whatever which skills, the vastness of the ocean. Since the well-frog knows only its well, which is its’ entire world, there is no...
by muni
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the location of the mind
Replies: 62
Views: 1773

Re: What is the location of the mind

You don't need a PhD or in-depth education to be a yogi Maybe i just need one Yogi? I am not sure about that. Even we would be surrounded by a million of yogis, would this help, when we are locked in the head-mind, even filled by nice phd's? 'Be' yogi to be open, benefitting... Just 'be' I remember...
by muni
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the location of the mind
Replies: 62
Views: 1773

Re: What is the location of the mind

The Buddha came to this conclusion, not through a study of evolution, but through a study of the Mind. Through self-examination and reason, he was able to pin down the very nature of our existence: emptiness, selfless-ness, impermanence, with desire as the controlling factor. Desire leads to suffer...

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