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by SunWuKong
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: How to Purify Roots and Eggs?
Replies: 14
Views: 1064

Re: How to Purify Roots and Eggs?

to Hell with purification anyway. Without food you will die. And something has to die to feed you. You should be utterly and shamelessly thankful, even more so towards the things you kill
by SunWuKong
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moderation
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Moderation

I've never been an outright hedonist, nor completely ascetic, but rather than finding the middle way, i've spent most of my life drawing from the best of both. I never used to like what the Dhammapada had to say, but I'm getting better about it now.
by SunWuKong
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Quitting smoking
Replies: 25
Views: 1006

Re: Quitting smoking

i used to smoke about a pack of cigarettes per day, and at one point i did replace tobacco with pot! I have always really like good tobacco and kept exploring better and better stuff. So we do have a fire pit every once in a blue moon, and break out cigars. But that's it, about one or 2 cigars per y...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?

The first noble truth is life is duhhka, which is translated as unsatisfaction or unease. On one hand, this unease is good because it propels me to improve or to seek an improvement or something better than what I have now. Yet on the other hand, this constant seeking of something better and its ac...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Wall Gazing
Replies: 39
Views: 6306

Re: Wall Gazing

sirs, ill just chime in a bit here... im from soto, but that does not mean i know something, or have a valid view.. of a wall, LOL wall gazing is just another description of soto shikantaza.. 4 example, just sitting... just sit? do not breath? dont notice when the tanto is whacking you? just sit? l...
by SunWuKong
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: proclaiming awakening
Replies: 45
Views: 1493

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: 344

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: 78
Views: 3679

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: 611

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: 78
Views: 3679

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: 78
Views: 3679

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: 31
Views: 1685

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: 19
Views: 1658

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: 379

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: 890

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: 21
Views: 1029

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: 8546

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: 1487

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: 806

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: 2890

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...

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