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by SunWuKong
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen

I'm always confused as to why Dzogchen is likened to Zen. Zen, it's mean all I have to do is Google it, and its simple and clear. Dzogcen, I have no idea what that is. There's no reference points to it for me. In general i never listen to contemporary teachers for very long. They start droning on af...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: My new neighbor
Replies: 24
Views: 553

Re: My new neighbor

Yes, I know.. I know. My biggest issue is that I'm RIGHT NEXT TO IT though. When they're saying their goodbyes at night I could reach my hand out the window and touch the guy's shoulder. I mean he's literally right in front of my window. Not his fault, just how close these cottages are. Also he's a...
by SunWuKong
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Losing track of everything in meditation.
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Losing track of everything in meditation.

i openly asked my friends about reincarnation when i was 4 years old. That would have been in 1956. I wonder where that came from?
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Losing track of everything in meditation.
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Losing track of everything in meditation.

I couldn't say what death is like. Maybe no one can. It may be that there is no such thing, at least not the way we think about it. The meditation I'm familiar with involving the lower dan tien is quite similar to my standard sitting practice, which comes straight out of the suttas/surtas on Ānāpāna...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Losing track of everything in meditation.
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Losing track of everything in meditation.

Torpidity It's possible to get some high-quality rest this way however, so I don't want to come down negatively on it. I can occur anywhere during meditation, in a wide variety of psychic or altered states, or simply the normal "consensual state" Sharpen your awareness, it mean you want to go deeper...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1751

Re: Tiantai Meditation

You may be interested in these two texts; 'Ch’an and Chih-kuan, T’ien-t’ai Chih-i’s View of “Zen” and the Practice of the Lotus Sutra' https://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/files/2012/11/Chih-i-on-Zen-and-Chih-kuan-8-2003.pdf And; 'Anti-Chan Polemics in Post Tang Tiantai' https://journals.ub.uni-heidelber...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?

Reportage of "sonic attacks" on USA embassies is ancient news going back decades. This one has the aroma of fake news, I wonder what FOX News or Alex Jones has to say about it? Fake news is fast becoming the catch phrase, an easy out for much of the science that in some way threatens the far right ...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Effects of alcohol on the channels
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Effects of alcohol on the channels

So, never mind about that. Alcohol causes impaired judgement and results in harm to the drinker and whoever they hit with their car. It also cause heart disease, stroke, mouth cancer, esophageal cancer, and stomach cancer. And finally, it's empty calories you really don't need. Not to mention it wil...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: US diplomats fall sick in Cuba, China. A new weapon?

Reportage of "sonic attacks" on USA embassies is ancient news going back decades. This one has the aroma of fake news, I wonder what FOX News or Alex Jones has to say about it?
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1751

Re: Tiantai Meditation

You may be interested in these two texts; 'Ch’an and Chih-kuan, T’ien-t’ai Chih-i’s View of “Zen” and the Practice of the Lotus Sutra' https://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/en/files/2012/11/Chih-i-on-Zen-and-Chih-kuan-8-2003.pdf And; 'Anti-Chan Polemics in Post Tang Tiantai' https://journals.ub.uni-heidelber...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1751

Re: Tiantai Meditation

or maybe i read it all here?

http://sweepingzen.com/soto-zen/

Hongzhi, Dōgen and the Background of Shikantaza

by Taigen Dan Leighton
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1751

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Excerpt from wikipedia on "shikantaza" .... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shikantaza ... Japanese has many homophones pronounced shikan, and this etymological mix-up about shikan 只管 "only; just" stems from a more commonly used word that translates the Sanskrit "śamatha and vipaśyanā," names for the ...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 40
Views: 775

Re: Circumcision

actually i didn't mean to type "frak"
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 40
Views: 775

Re: Circumcision

although i'm a male and am not turned on by the look of a penis...i can stare at vaginas all day though....weird huh! :shrug: i wonder why....i think the uncut variety looks like a pastry bag..the whole droopy thing...do women or gay men find it attractive? or are cut ones more fun to look at? I th...
by SunWuKong
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Circumcision
Replies: 40
Views: 775

Re: Circumcision

Lukeinaz wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:48 am
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by SunWuKong
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: escape from samsara
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: escape from samsara

I get that awakening takes “continued and sustained effort” and the samsara and nirvana are inseparable. (And I have read some of Thich Nhat Hahns writings, including his commentary on the Heart Sutra, The Heart of Understanding, in which he lovingly describes “interbeing”.) So I’ll rephrase the qu...
by SunWuKong
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: dependent co-arising and the cessation of suffering
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: dependent co-arising and the cessation of suffering

I understand the simple version of dependent co-arising When this is, that is. From the arising of this comes the arising of that. When this isn't, that isn't. From the cessation of this comes the cessation of that.........Also, regardless of whether dependent co-arising is cyclic or linear, I ‘get...
by SunWuKong
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1751

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Ah, yeah. What I'm suggesting is that while outwardly he argued against ch'an, at the same time he transmitted some insights to his debate opposites, resulting in a kind of syncretism. Its only a theory, and I may never get a chance to explore it fully, but if you take the window of time between Zhì...
by SunWuKong
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1751

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Thanks!
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 39
Views: 1751

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Anecdotally speaking, it's rather obvious that the "zhi" and "guan" aspects of meditaion in the seminal Tiantai texts are none other than the "shi" and "kan" of shikantaza the dual nature is also expressed in the words "Silent Illumination" - the seamlessness of this is rather underscored by the con...

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