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by SunWuKong
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: proclaiming awakening
Replies: 45
Views: 697

Re: proclaiming awakening

The only thing worth attaining is utterly indescribable, so it's not possible in any terms to say what it is that's been attained. Tell me what an attainment is, and I'll tell you who has it. On this there is no argeement, nor can there ever be. You cannot catch wind, but you can ride it. For a fool...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Overcoming negativity and irritability
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Overcoming negativity and irritability

Your meditation will take you to where mind and body non-attach from the identification with the ego, or "self" - usually thats all thats needed, as irritability and negativity are reactions of you ego or self to things going on in the environment or relationships. Non-attachment is pretty much the ...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1648

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

So, how this goes is, tomorrow a doctor could run some tests and tell you how many weeks you have left to live. Maybe you could accept that, but suppose it wasn't you, but the person you love most in the world getting this diagnosis. You can't imagine that a day beyond the immediate future exists. W...
by SunWuKong
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Taking precepts?
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: Taking precepts?

I wanted to share this with everyone. If the suggestion applies to you, apply it. If it doesn't, it's not meant for you or its simply not a good fit. What I've learned is there is a gap between stimulus and response, if you center your inquiry right there, where craving is "needing" your immediate a...
by SunWuKong
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1648

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

Don’t recall.
Don’t imagine.
Don’t think.
Don’t examine.
Don’t control.
Rest.

(Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don’t try to figure anything out.
Don’t try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest.)
by SunWuKong
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1648

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

"be mindful, don't hang on to anything, let go and surrender to the way things are" - Ajaan Chah Simply put, peel your eyeballs, when afflictive states arise its always possible to exactly what they are. If they are craving, they are craving etc. You don't need a special teach to tell you that hurt...
by SunWuKong
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Accuracy of internet koans
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Accuracy of internet koans

Why did Monkey King come from the East???
by SunWuKong
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Can't meditate anymore.
Replies: 18
Views: 871

Re: Can't meditate anymore.

Shinzin Young has a video up on Youtbe about the serenity trap. It helped me get over this stage. Your mind is naturally drawn to the state of bliss, so it goes to the best approximation it can find of it. This is what we do when we sit, we let go. Now, you've reached a natural state of dissatisfact...
by SunWuKong
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Southern Oregon
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Greetings from Southern Oregon

Welcome Aboard!
by SunWuKong
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.
Replies: 31
Views: 558

Re: A question on raising reptiles and the first precept of no killing.

So, try the fruit and vegetable eating iguana, maybe. To tame them, you feed by hand, to keep them healthy form a habit of eating many different foods
by SunWuKong
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Preparing for death
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Preparing for death

I'm not able to answer properly from the stand point of Tibetan Buddhism, but getting old does a pretty damn good job of making you ready. When you see friends and loved ones die, it takes all you arrogance right out of you, that is, if you have loved freely and with a full heart. Aging is just hear...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5519

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

I want to reconsider whatever i said about this case, I clicked on the Facebook link in the original post and read most of the relevant posts? Fact-checking. I'm withholding my remarks for several reasons - the woman admits to mental illness, that the stories are coming forth because of Shambala's t...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Books about the history of chan and chinese buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Books about the history of chan and chinese buddhism

There was Dhyana/Chan/Zen before it came to China too, don't forget. Bodhidharma was not the only one to bring it from south Asia, there were others. The whole Zen thing revolves around Prajnaparamita, maybe that's where it originated. Maybe you can start with Nagarjuna and go forward from there? O...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

Personally, I can't tell an actual difference between any of these practices, because although maybe i use breathing as an object and stick with it, i can also not use breathing as an object consistently, and it doesn't really change anything. Same goes for śamatha-vipaśyanā - what is the one withou...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 1790

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Hi everyone !   May be is it worth pointing that Pratītyasamutpāda does not mean "interconnectedness" but "dependent origination", to chose one translation amongst many. "Interconnectedness" thought as some kind of "interpenetration", where "everything is connected with everything else, at every si...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Books about the history of chan and chinese buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Books about the history of chan and chinese buddhism

There was Dhyana/Chan/Zen before it came to China too, don't forget. Bodhidharma was not the only one to bring it from south Asia, there were others. The whole Zen thing revolves around Prajnaparamita, maybe that's where it originated. Maybe you can start with Nagarjuna and go forward from there? Or...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5519

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

On the 'miracles' front and to put the 'crazy wisdom' claims into perspective, rumours swept Samye -Ling that CTR could be seen levitating down the corridors in the early hours. I asked him if it was true. He looked at me over the top of his glasses for a good thirty seconds. 'x (Refuge Name)' he s...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss
Replies: 174
Views: 5519

Re: CTR, polygamy, cocaine, etc: Discuss

On the 'miracles' front and to put the 'crazy wisdom' claims into perspective, rumours swept Samye -Ling that CTR could be seen levitating down the corridors in the early hours. I asked him if it was true. He looked at me over the top of his glasses for a good thirty seconds. 'x (Refuge Name)' he s...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Religious freedom under attack in Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 760

Re: Religious freedom under attack in Australia

I've got a piece of paper that says I'm a minister. Whatever I hear by way of confession, which I do not feel is a necessary sacrament, for good or for evil, I do not feel obliged to notify the "authorities." Especially when the "authorities" here are known to kill suspects on sight. Sorry about tha...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Satipatthana practice and Shikantaza

The Way of Mindfulness: The Satipatthana Sutta and Its Commentary https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/soma/wayof.html The Satipatthana Sutta, the Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness, is generally regarded as the canonical Buddhist text with the fullest instructions on the ... The Fou...

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