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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4543

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

You're not dangerous.

Kidding, I'm kidding ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Without politics this forum has become a little dull
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: Without politics this forum has become a little dull

Grigoris wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:57 pm
Where do people get these ideas from?
Oh, ok. My bad. :alien:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Without politics this forum has become a little dull
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Without politics this forum has become a little dull

Is no-one allowed to start a good old-fashioned political scrum around here any more even in the Lounge? What happened?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha Nature in Zen
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Buddha Nature in Zen

ty _/\_
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7011

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

There is a mere similarity in terms. ... there is not the slightest similarity.

?

You know I hate to say it but a "mere" similarity is a similarity.

:popcorn:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha Nature in Zen
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Buddha Nature in Zen

Do you ask if there is a special "Zen theory" of buddha-nature? Yes. If so, then the answer is no ... teachings that are conventionally labelled Zen simply rely on established Mahayana doctrine. ... a common and quite central concept in most Zen teachings is that the "mind is buddha", that is, that...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha Nature in Zen
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Buddha Nature in Zen

I know that in East Asian Buddhism, Buddha Nature is emphasized. Is there any special emphasis or perspective on this idea in Zen which differentiates it?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: question on distingushing mind from it's nature
Replies: 174
Views: 4543

Re: question on distingushing mind from it's nature

I'll just stick with Mahamudra it's simpler. Though maybe not easier.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One truth?
Replies: 126
Views: 2892

Re: One truth?

Viewing things as empty = dependently arisen is right conventional view and Viewing things as non-empty = real from their own side is wrong conventional view Perhaps more like skilful and unskilful, depending on context. If someone's got a literal arrow in their eye it's no use lecturing them about...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 59
Views: 1942

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

Ty interesting table. The US top rate does seem to be a little lower than many other industrialized nations.

PS: Although when you add the top federal rate to the top state rate, maybe not so.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 59
Views: 1942

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

I wonder how that compares to other industrialized nations.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)
Replies: 11
Views: 1412

Re: Upcoming translation of Moonbeams of Mahamudra (2019)

Is it nicer than the Traleg version? I have that one.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One truth?
Replies: 126
Views: 2892

Re: One truth?

Me too, I'm discovering. I didn't think I did until recently, when I realized that one of the things that attracts me to Advaita Vedanta is my eons-old attraction <and, to some extent, repulsion> to the notion of a higher power ... and you can't get much higher than brahman! Recently the more I pra...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: working hard
Replies: 56
Views: 1905

Re: working hard

Grigoris wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:59 pm
Let's say that 20% of the time spent "on a cushion" is actual quality practice time (and I am being generous).
Definitely true.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!
Replies: 59
Views: 1942

Re: BERNIE! BERNIE! BERNIE!

How progressive are US taxes compared to the rest of the world?

Re: Bernie, it is not going to work out, he is almost an octogenarian.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: One truth?
Replies: 126
Views: 2892

Re: One truth?

Rick wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:22 pm
Recovering Catholic Syndrome
Ditto. It took a long time, with me. I still have sympathy with the idea of higher power. But the benefits I have gained from my practice are hard to deny. Consistent practice really does lead to payoffs.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Rage
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Rage

alfa wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:00 pm
What do I do?
Give it some time.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Whack-a-mole approach
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: Whack-a-mole approach

The idea isn't to 'whack' anything. It's not like 'pesky thought! go away' (although it often seems like that is the instruction). it is more like: if you pay close attention to the nature of recurring thoughts, then you will understand their nature better.' And their nature is, that they are trans...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 42
Views: 2084

Re: proof of nirvana?

Is nirvana a phenomenon? If not it can't even be demonstrated let along proven.

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