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by seeker242
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is Karma in This Lifetime or Next?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Is Karma in This Lifetime or Next?

"And what is the result of kamma? The result of kamma is of three sorts, I tell you: that which arises right here & now, that which arises later [in this lifetime], and that which arises following that. This is called the result of kamma.~AN 6.63 "Following that" = a future lifetime, but not necess...
by seeker242
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 51
Views: 130

Re: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

Yet the knowing quality is present and infused with consciousness. If you don't make up ideas or notions about "knowing quality", "present", "infused" or "consciousness", then where are they? Well if you we are having a conversation, we need to use words right! Sure, but I don't think Hui Neng is t...
by seeker242
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 51
Views: 130

Re: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

LastLegend wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Yet the knowing quality is present and infused with consciousness.
If you don't make up ideas or notions about "knowing quality", "present", "infused" or "consciousness", then where are they?
by seeker242
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Greta Thunberg
Replies: 91
Views: 2850

Re: Greta Thunberg

As I understand it: A child is exposed to what is presented to her as a worrying issue at a very early age. She has a personality charactersitic (autism) which means that she is unable to escape from obsession with it, which in turn leads to depression and elective mute behaviour. Her parents seem ...
by seeker242
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thanks guys and apologies!
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: Thanks guys and apologies!

LastLegend wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:58 pm
I don’t have the courage to be tested by wrathful Bodhisattvas right now. I have offended Vairocana’s lineages.
If it wasn't intentional then it's not bad. Karma is intention! :rolling:
by seeker242
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: What do you "see" when you meditate please
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: What do you "see" when you meditate please

I see the carpet or wood floor that is in front of the meditation cushion. :smile:
by seeker242
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1376

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

How do you know what your "well deserved bad karma" is to begin with? remorse regarding actions that gave rise to unreasonable pain and suffering that where not understood at the time they occurred yet the causation of which some time after cannot be denied. A father abandoning a child for selfish ...
by seeker242
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?
Replies: 57
Views: 1376

Re: Is it worth it to resist your well-deserved bad karma?

How do you know what your "well deserved bad karma" is to begin with?
by seeker242
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: The hearer and the sound?
Replies: 63
Views: 1289

Re: The hearer and the sound?

Why make hearer, sound, one and not-one? Why not just "woof woof" when a dog barks and that's it? I was asked how to become the barking? Sounds like something my zen teacher would say! Good question! :applause: Shodo Harada Roshi commented on this in his book Moon by the Window This line is from th...
by seeker242
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: The hearer and the sound?
Replies: 63
Views: 1289

Re: The hearer and the sound?

Why make hearer, sound, one and not-one? Why not just "woof woof" when a dog barks and that's it?
by seeker242
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Zen Commitments
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Zen Commitments

idea of a teacher falling out of his own path is rather funny, since if disciple says so, then it means that he does not need a teacher at all. Not if you find that your teacher is doing something completely inappropriate like taking sexual advantage of women, etc, etc. Then, most everyone can see ...
by seeker242
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Zen Commitments
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Zen Commitments

idea of a teacher falling out of his own path is rather funny, since if disciple says so, then it means that he does not need a teacher at all. Not if you find that your teacher is doing something completely inappropriate like taking sexual advantage of women, etc, etc. Then, most everyone can see ...
by seeker242
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Scientific Evidence of Higher Realms?
Replies: 25
Views: 679

Re: Scientific Evidence of Higher Realms?

There's no scientific evidence of higher realms, not any that would meet today's stringent standards anyway. However, that doesn't mean it's not scientifically possible. Like Carl Sagan said "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." :smile:
by seeker242
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Explanation for Deleted Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Explanation for Deleted Posts

I agree. It's quite rude to delete a post and not say anything to anyone about it, especially so when the post does not violate any of the boards rules.
by seeker242
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Trouble with Vegetarianism
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Trouble with Vegetarianism

Type 2 diabetes I'm assuming? You should look into Dr Neal Barnard's program for reversing type 2 diabetes with a plant based diet. https://www.amazon.com/Neal-Barnards-Program-Reversing-Diabetes/dp/1594868107 A plant based diet, done correctly, can be quite effective in managing type 2 diabetes. ht...
by seeker242
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Who are your favourite non-Buddhist philosophers?

Peter Singer :) Mostly for his work concerning animals.
by seeker242
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Should I stay or should I go?
Replies: 12
Views: 554

Re: Should I stay or should I go?

You don't have to leave behind the zen teacher in order to go to a Tibetan teacher. There's no good reason why you can't have a good relationship with both. :smile:
by seeker242
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Mount Meru?
Replies: 150
Views: 3960

Re: What is Mount Meru?

Should Mount Meru be taken in literally? It can be, no problem. :D However, since it is a multi-dimensional center, there is no reason to believe it's an actual mountain. But just because that's the case, does not mean it isn't actually real. :D Is it possible to believe in Mount Meru and believe i...
by seeker242
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Billionaire donates $100 million to compassion research after conversation with Dalai Lama
Replies: 18
Views: 852

Re: Billionaire donates $100 million to compassion research after conversation with Dalai Lama

Low and behold a conversation with HHDL and this man was ready to support compassion and it wasn't just HHDL presence but his ability to offer reasonable logic as to why it is important for society. Really shows the power the right message can have in opening the minds of others. He's donated a lot...
by seeker242
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Billionaire donates $100 million to compassion research after conversation with Dalai Lama
Replies: 18
Views: 852

Re: Billionaire donates $100 million to compassion research after conversation with Dalai Lama

Please help me solve or disprove the below logical conjecture. Accumulation of wealth = selfish hoarding (due to limited money supply to prevent hyper-inflation) => income inequality. Therefore any self-proclaimed rich people are selfish hoarders who do not deserve praise? I suppose it comes down l...

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