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by SunWuKong
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Recommend an English Translation of Kamalashila's (c. 9th century CE) Bhāvanākrama
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Recommend an English Translation of Kamalashila's (c. 9th century CE) Bhāvanākrama

For early sources see e.g. Dhyāna sutras , especially the references section where you find some translations and studies. Some links I located. If anyone finds it uninteresting, no problem. My gratitude for helping me with this! (some links deleted here because they posted full text, oops) http://...
by SunWuKong
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Recommend an English Translation of Kamalashila's (c. 9th century CE) Bhāvanākrama
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Recommend an English Translation of Kamalashila's (c. 9th century CE) Bhāvanākrama

"In Tibetan Buddhism, the classical practice of śamatha and vipaśyanā is strongly influenced by the Mahāyāna text called the Bhavanakrama of Indian master Kamalaśīla. Kamalaśīla defines vipaśyanā as "the discernment of reality" (bhūta-pratyavekṣā) and "accurately realizing the true nature of dharmas...
by SunWuKong
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Border Patrol and ICE Routinely Violate Immigrants’ Religious Rights
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Border Patrol and ICE Routinely Violate Immigrants’ Religious Rights

Wayfarer wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:28 am
I wonder how easy it would be to file such a lawsuit in the United Arab Emirates.
And I wonder how many Americans are placed in concentration camps overseas because they over-stayed their visas?
by SunWuKong
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with stress
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Dealing with stress

Hello, I need your advice. Next wednesday I'm going to do the driving exam and because of that, I feel so stressed. Please, what shall I do with stress? The best thing to do with stress is study harder. That's what all the extra energy from stress is for. The stress that is a problem type is the st...
by SunWuKong
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: 'Zen: The Art of Simple Living': Habits, Ideas and Hints for Living A Happy Life
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: 'Zen: The Art of Simple Living': Habits, Ideas and Hints for Living A Happy Life

For Shunmyo Masuno, chief priest at Kenkoji, a Soto Zen temple in Yokohama, Zen is an action, not a philosophy. As Masuno explains to The Japan Times, “Zen is concerned with gyōjūzaga, four cardinal behaviors: walking, standing, sitting, lying. It’s difficult to discover the essence of Zen by simpl...
by SunWuKong
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: 12 nidanas as 12 zoom levels

My aversion arises when i see the glorification of Silicon Valley, the thing that destroyed my home state of California.
by SunWuKong
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 925

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

Thought you might like that!
by SunWuKong
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: In between Taoism and Buddhism
Replies: 53
Views: 925

Re: In between Taoism and Buddhism

I let my practice be my practice, and the World Oyster is my Reading List. Check this out:

https://terebess.hu/english/chuangtzu.html
by SunWuKong
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Emotions = suffering?

Life itself causes suffering, because we aren't simply born enlightened, and the result is craving and afflictions. I'm not sure emotion is or should be singled out. Care to cite references for that?
by SunWuKong
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Avoid conceptualizations"
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: "Avoid conceptualizations"

Conceptualizations are also known as concepts. Academically incline people like inflated character use, and typographers' unions do not object, either. I disagree. There is a difference between conceptualisations and concepts. I believe that when one refers to concepts, generally one is talking abo...
by SunWuKong
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Avoid conceptualizations"
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: "Avoid conceptualizations"

Greetings everyone, I'm a novice to this world, and I want to ask for some clarification on an item I read today in the book Open Heart, Clear Mind , by Thubten Chodron. On page 30 (at least according to my Kindle), the author quotes the Buddha from the Dhammapada : Attachment arises from (wrong) c...
by SunWuKong
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Blessed Be The Fruit
Replies: 53
Views: 848

Re: Blessed Be The Fruit

For a brief second, Occupy Wall Street brought progressives and labor together, but progressives have a narcissistic bend and didn't realize how significant it was that striking Verizon workers showed up to their sit in. Instead, they got up there and started lecturing on identity politics. Not exa...
by SunWuKong
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: time traveling?
Replies: 65
Views: 1830

Re: time traveling?

I think many of us suffer from mild forms of paranoid ideation of the 'secret world government' type. This is no joke and certainly not intended as an insult. It seems to me to be what theistic impulses often morph into, sadly. So rather than an Almighty in charge of it all, there is now some secre...
by SunWuKong
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Alternative Health
Topic: Wrinkles & Aging Skin
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Wrinkles & Aging Skin

This year I turned 32 and suddenly there’s lines all over my forehead. I never thought I’d be this vain. But yet here I am, asking a Buddhist forum for anti-aging tips. But I bet one of you wizards got a trick up your sleeve, I’ve seen some old Tibetan monks with amazing skin. So anyone got any anc...
by SunWuKong
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 186
Views: 8969

Re: Existence

Rick wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:30 am
Per Buddhism, what does "to exist" mean? Can this be answered (satisfactorily) without reference to the two truths? If so, please do. :namaste:
Existence is.
by SunWuKong
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: In the footsteps of Tilopa and Naropa and Shantideva
Replies: 10
Views: 767

Re: In the footsteps of Tilopa and Naropa and Shantideva

Sounds great idea! Quite a few ppl from San Francisco Zen center mostly worked with poor, homeless, AIDS sufferers, this I know

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