Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.

Postby Fortyeightvows » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:45 pm

If we are to become seroius buddhist practicioners, at some point, we must attempt to rid ourselves of these likes and dislikes.
attachment, aversion, amitabha
no preferance and one taste.
this is taught both among the ordained and is also taught in the practice of tsog.

a great buddhist teacher, cites an ancient buddhist text and even now the teaching is being discussed. i could be off the mark but it seems like alot of attachment comes up.
the whole things seems like a sort teaching to me.

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.

Postby seeker242 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:34 am

One should not kill any living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite any other to kill. Do never injure any being, whether strong or weak, in this entire universe!

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.

Postby dzogchungpa » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:12 am

The five pungent plants are really terrible, aren't they?
Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.

Postby Zhen Li » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:29 am

It probably doesn't need to be the priority of one's practice, but it is worth admitting that they may not be the best. I don't abstain from them personally because it's just far too inconvenient, and I haven't taken the Bodhisattva precepts, but I can notice a difference when I'm living long term in the monastery. They choose the food very carefully.

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Re: Master Hsuan Hua on garlic, onions, etc.

Postby seeker242 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:22 pm

One should not kill any living being, nor cause it to be killed, nor should one incite any other to kill. Do never injure any being, whether strong or weak, in this entire universe!


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