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by fuki
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: First four of six perfections
Replies: 13
Views: 802

Re: First four of six perfections

Hello again, The six perfections of Buddhism typically map to the three practice areas of Buddhism: ethics meditation and wisdom. So the first four (sometimes under other names of similar meaning), are Buddhist ethics. They are: Generosity Discipline Patience Moral strength Question: are there othe...
by fuki
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2664

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Ofcourse/possible but only a Buddha knows, so no reason for me to dwell on it, I consider everything which happens to me a blessing. 1. I find it VERY hard to believe that you would consider getting shot in the face as a blessing. 2. There is no value in considering EVERYTHING that happens to you a...
by fuki
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2664

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Well, how somebody acts towards you can be a consequence of your past karma. If you are in a room and a crazed gunman comes in and starts shooting wildly and you are the only person hit, it may very well be past karma ripening that was the cause for you being the only one shot. Ofcourse/possible bu...
by fuki
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2664

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

No wonder I was confused if you meant the opposite of what the words said. A downside in written communication. remember one of the 1st expedient lessons I've got from a Zen teacher who said; what happens to you is not you karma but the way you react to it is your karma.  You're confusion might be ...
by fuki
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2664

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

...so friends the question is, does absolute love bridge the gap of: karma as emptiness versus karma that is mine or yours, created or exausted interdependence versus independence absolute truth versus the relative truth/conceptual thought ? Why yes? Why no? who cares? good question ))). Why sepera...
by fuki
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2664

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

what happens to you is not your karma but the way you react to it is your karma. This seems to run counter to the teachings on realms, doesn't it? Hi, "not your karma" does not mean not your karma. It means there's no reason dwelling on what happens to you or why it happens. It does not run "counte...
by fuki
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 14432

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Coëmgenu wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:06 pm
and it reminds me of people who call other people names like "unAmerican" when I see people calling others unBuddhist and the likes.
Thank you.

:namaste:
by fuki
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 14432

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Malcolm wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:11 pm

Have you considered that reality is simply the absence of the inherent existence of conditioned things and that is all? All Madhyamakas are univocal that the absence of inherent existence in things is reality. This is also the message of the Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
:twothumbsup:
by fuki
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Less time on computer
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Re: Less time on computer

Some of us spend much time on the computer, some little. How is a good method if one would like to spend less time? Not a personal matter, more a discussion piece. If being on the computer gets you in touch with people around a topic (say developing siddhi) that you do not have access in real life,...
by fuki
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 235
Views: 31357

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:58 pm

Give it to someone who practices Dzogchen. :-) I am sure there is someone here who may want it.
Ok thanks will do. :smile:
by fuki
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Buddhahood in This Life
Replies: 235
Views: 31357

Re: Buddhahood in This Life

If they have eyes and understand English then of course they can read it, but it won't mean much to them and it may not be all that helpful. Shoot! I have the book (haven't started yet) I'll read it but when unhelpful, is there any place I can donate it too? All books I'm "done with" I give away if...
by fuki
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2664

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Having read that thread, I am again getting to the question: how to bridge from compassion to compassionate activity? What I understood so far: compassion is not about action. That comes through wisdom only. Does that mean I'm not acting until I'm wised up? Certainly not, nobody knows when that'll ...
by fuki
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying; Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 21
Views: 1532

Re: Lying; Is it Acceptable?

How many believe that lying is acceptable IF it is done to prevent hurting another human being? Well if I would walk through a forest and I'd see a bunny/deer etc go one way, and after that a hunter might appear who asked me "did you see where the bunny/deer went?" I would probably send him in the ...
by fuki
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 58
Views: 3724

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:24 pm
fuki wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Since no being ever entered Nirvana...
Really? That's interesting. Have you ever heard of Shakyamuni Buddha (for example)?
Check the Diamond Sutra.
by fuki
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 58
Views: 3724

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

please tell me then what is the difference between an enlightened being and yourself... Since no being ever entered Nirvana, there are no enlightened or unenlightened beings, therefore you know and are the difference you are asking about by the very inquiry. The notion of "same" designates the diff...
by fuki
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2664

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

muni wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:30 pm

This is the way to see the other is not causing my suffering but the way own mind react is it very much.
Yes, good medicine/poison (where needed) to transform or stop the habit of pointing fingers and blaming others for our suffering. :D
by fuki
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 53
Views: 2664

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Hello friends, Muni mentioned a popular quote "how others act is their karma, not ours. How we act is ours". This is a wonderful invitation not to worry or even be affected so much by the negative actions of others, as well as an invitaiton to take responsibility for our actions. So then how did we...
by fuki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 612
Views: 33810

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Do people holding guns ever smile or does a gun by default condition the whole, "don't touch me, I'm a badass" syndrome?

Then again I've never seen someone holding a tulip have a "I'm a tough cookie" look :lol:
by fuki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 46
Views: 2433

Re: Homosexuality

Admin_PC wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:44 pm
This isn't a comparative religion site, but that statement's not correct. Leviticus is the 3rd book of the Old Testament and contains the rules against homosexuality.
Thanks for the correction!
by fuki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 14432

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

From another forum; misconception is a conception. what makes it "mis" is that it is usually perceived as opposite to one's own conception. in the end, it's all conceptions. there's really no need to be tangled up with or try to untangle misconceptions or right conceptions. sometimes right conceptio...

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