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by Naawoo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What does emptiness mean and why does it matter?
Replies: 24
Views: 1791

Re: What does emptiness mean and why does it matter?

Does emptiness mean that distinctions are all wrong and/or bad and/or illusory? I.e. what is wrong (if anything) with distinctions? If so then how is the negation of distinctions liberating? Emptiness is the true nature of everything (material and non-material) including mind. It matters because wi...
by Naawoo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Denial of Memory and Imagination
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Denial of Memory and Imagination

What about the dissolution of 'ego' - does this not imply that the memories attached to this 'ego' are no longer of use? "Focussing on the present moment" is just a beginners' technique in order to break the predominance of the "monkey mind" jumping continuously between present, past, future and im...
by Naawoo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is familiarity?
Replies: 10
Views: 1208

Re: What is familiarity?

To my understanding, Buddhism teaches that it is incorrect to think of the universe as objectively extant, as a thing of substance "out there" with which we are interacting. It is better, instead, to think of reality as a byproduct of our experience, rather than the other way around. External pheno...
by Naawoo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Seeing in the Dark
Replies: 21
Views: 3028

Re: Seeing in the Dark

Is it really worth seeing in the dark? Then, what is the use of lanterns :)
I think there is no better ability of a Master than the liberated mind of his/hers.
No physical abilities of human beings now transcend mechanical/electronic devices :)
by Naawoo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs
Replies: 12
Views: 1062

Re: Pumpkin Pie and Auspicious Signs

An auspicious sign is what will lead you to bliss, and an ominous sign is what will lead you to evil.
There is nothing originally auspicious or ominous. Everything only follows law of causality.
by Naawoo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: Zen Master Dae Bong - Interview WWSF 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 2085

Re: Zen Master Dae Bong - Interview WWSF 2017

Thank you for the video. I did not know Master Dae Bong before.
As a zen practitioner he just looks great.
by Naawoo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Seon
Topic: 'Dharma of Timeless Seon in Won-Buddhism
Replies: 0
Views: 697

'Dharma of Timeless Seon in Won-Buddhism

'Dharma of Timeless Seon' is the core of practices in Won-Buddhism. Zen practitioners in other traditions could find it worth referring to, comparing it to Zen teachings of their own lineages. The Dharma of Timeless Seon As a rule, Seon is a practice that leads to the achievement of freedom of mind ...
by Naawoo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Right/wrong thought
Replies: 30
Views: 1865

Re: Right/wrong thought

tatpurusa wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:45 pm
Right/wrong thoughts are only relevant to sutra teachings.
None of them can lead one to realization of real nature.
Only abandoning (not destroying!) all concepts can.
ditto
by Naawoo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: One hand clapping
Replies: 14
Views: 1094

Re: One hand clapping

This koan seems not so effective for western practitioners. It easily creates thoughts from rational judgement.
If it can be thought and answered in any logical ways, it is not considered an effective koan.
by Naawoo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?
Replies: 37
Views: 3157

Re: Did zen masters teach seated meditation?

Zen is a practice of turning your 'mind' into its original state of calmness and brightness(radiance). So Zen, literally, has nothing to do with any bodily postures. However, in order to calm down your mind first, the easiest way is sitting down still. So Buddhist practitioner is generally at first ...

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