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by seeker242
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 18
Views: 260

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

2ndchance wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:54 am
do you think that men in general are more interested in Enlightenment, more interested in Buddhism than women?
No. Those points mentioned are a reflection of a woman's status in the culture, not a reflection of their interest.
by seeker242
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: If all is mind then how is Zen not monistic?
Replies: 22
Views: 445

Re: If all is mind then how is Zen not monistic?

Monism posits oneness of things. In other words, one "thing" as opposed to many "things". Zen is not monistic because it does not assert any notion of a "thing" to begin with.
by seeker242
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Is it wrong to control the mind?
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Is it wrong to control the mind?

The Buddha thinks is quite fine to control the mind. Definitely not wrong :smile: "Monks, I know not of any other single thing that brings such woe as the mind that is untamed, uncontrolled, unguarded and unrestrained. Such a mind indeed brings great woe. "Monks, I know not of any other single thing...
by seeker242
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dangers of Marijuana
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: Dangers of Marijuana

Dangers of Marijuana
Still does not justify throwing people in jail because of it.
by seeker242
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Balanced vegetarian diet
Replies: 24
Views: 715

Re: Balanced vegetarian diet

A balanced vegetarian diet basically means a wide variety of whole foods. Can't go wrong with that. :smile: It's not specific but that's the point, a wide variety.
by seeker242
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Which traditions revere vegetarianism the most?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Which traditions revere vegetarianism the most?

I would put Chan / Korean Zen/ Viet Zen all as equally #1. :smile:
by seeker242
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: TNH about to transition
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: TNH about to transition

So, dissolution of the body is not our death. Birth and death Being and nonbeing Coming and going Sameness and otherness The ultimate reality is free from all these notions. ~Thich Nhat Hanh If we are mindful of the true nature of reality, then we never truly lose anyone--even to death.~Thich Nhat ...
by seeker242
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: proof of nirvana?

No, Nirvana is not a thing that can be shown. It's an absence of defilement. How are you going to prove the absence of greed or hate in someones mind? Although, it's quite logical to conclude that if hate can be reduced some, then it can be reduced more. If it can be reduced more, then it can be red...
by seeker242
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Is love an attachment?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Is love an attachment?

How to resolve this? :namaste: He went to get enlightenment and he did thereby ending all of their suffering. I would not consider that to be "causing harm", quite the opposite! Is there a problem with a father leaving to go abroad and get money to send back to his family? Most people do not consid...
by seeker242
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How does the Buddha eat?
Replies: 52
Views: 1180

Re: How does the Buddha eat?

Queequeg wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Any suggestions on how to answer that question?
Pick up some rice and put it in your mouth. :smile:
by seeker242
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Why Should We Love?
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Why Should We Love?

Because it alleviates suffering of yourself and others. :bow:
by seeker242
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there no contradiction here?
Replies: 15
Views: 666

Re: Is there no contradiction here?

Viach wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:55 am
And then he preached it to the five cool yogis, his fellow yoga practitioners.
And then to everyone else for the next 40 years. 4NT being taught to whoever, is just a continuation of that. There's no contradiction.
by seeker242
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Should we be generous to the ungrateful?
Replies: 38
Views: 1121

Re: Should we be generous to the ungrateful?

Should we be generous to the ungrateful? Most certainly. The perfection of the dana paramita is characterized by unattached and unconditional generosity. "Them being grateful" is precisely a condition, the opposite of unconditional. Asking them to be grateful is "asking for something in return". Wi...
by seeker242
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
Topic: Prayers for the passed
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Prayers for the passed

Zen practitioner and Assistant Teacher Carole Kyodo Walsh passed peacefully on November 19, 2018 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Long time Zen practitioner Carole Walsh is the facilitator of the Broward Zen Group, the Florida extension of Lost Coin Zen. Carole first started meditating at...
by seeker242
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 precepts
Replies: 24
Views: 1009

Re: 5 precepts

On a scale of 1 to 10, their importance is 10. :meditate:
by seeker242
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can Buddhism be Dangerous?
Replies: 19
Views: 1019

Re: Can Buddhism be Dangerous?

Dangerous to what? Dangerous to ignorance and delusion? Most definitely. :twothumbsup:
by seeker242
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 wordly desires
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: 5 wordly desires

Thanks! :smile:
by seeker242
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 5 wordly desires
Replies: 3
Views: 220

5 wordly desires

So it's often said, by some, the human beings have 5 desires. Desire for food, sleep, sex, fame/reputation and wealth. Where does this come from? Some particular sutra?

:meditate:
by seeker242
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are good deeds useless except for creating merit?
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Are good deeds useless except for creating merit?

Boomerang wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:49 am
isn’t the idea of making the world a better place futile from a Buddhist perspective?
No, alleviating suffering, no matter how small, is never futile from a Buddhist perspective.
by seeker242
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Doubts regarding Soto Zen
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Doubts regarding Soto Zen

I don't know if I'm just looking for an easy way out, unwilling to stay where things are difficult, and if my Western attitude is getting in the way of a beautiful practice. It could easily be that. :bow: Doing things that make you uncomfortable can be very good practice. It counteracts the typical...

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