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by White Lotus
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Would you agree with this statement??
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Would you agree with this statement??

Firstly the mountain is just the mountain and finally the mountain is the mountain again. Return to reality. No more slogging through illusions or paddling through the sea of emptiness. Reality (Tathata) just as it is.
by White Lotus
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

Dear Tom, its probably worth starting a thread on soup recepies some time! Very simple. Peeling onions! Garlic makes one feel tremendous for about 2 or 3 hours and then crashes the emotions. I don't think smell is the main issue with garlic. Some are against eating onions too but they are a main ing...
by White Lotus
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

Dear Tom, i think that Malcolm thinks that the Dharmadhatu is free of focus and any reference whatsoever because he may think that Dependent Origination is purely provisional and lacks any kind of reality: no arising: no ceasing. I don't have a problem with that. Even mundane Sunyata is Sunyata Suny...
by White Lotus
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

I agree Malcolm that the Dharmadhatu 'when' it is Sunyata is free of reference points or any kind of focus... However under what condition or no condition could Sunyata Sunyata have a reference point? This is difficult to grasp because before it emerges one must concurrently see neither emptiness no...
by White Lotus
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

Malcolm, why is view wrong to assert a single focus in sunyata sunyata that is the heart of non cognitive awareness/Mind? :?:
by White Lotus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Please Help Me
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Please Help Me

Only you know what this means. Its important. :smile:
by White Lotus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The rainbow of self
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: The rainbow of self

Nice metaphore. :smile:
by White Lotus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana teaching on Brahma
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: Mahayana teaching on Brahma

It may be in the later stages of Bodhisatvahood that there comes a time that the practitioner identifies with 'that' i am/Brahma. To my knowledge, most of the significant teaching of the Elders is incorporated into the Mahayana implicitly by the Lotus Sutra; which recognises only one vehicle/yana.
by White Lotus
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana teaching on Brahma
Replies: 21
Views: 716

Re: Mahayana teaching on Brahma

Brahma is consciousness i believe. In Buddhism there are many Brahmas, each an embodiment of consciousness. In Buddhism a personal 'me' consciousness is left behind. Theres a legend that Prajapatti, the king of the gods persuaded Siddhartha (the Buddha) to teach the way to enlightenment. He was relu...
by White Lotus
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

There must be an object, a point of focus for there to be awareness. There needn't neccesarily be a subject that is aware. I appreciate Malcolm's clarity on this matter. profound. Words don't reach it, but nor do they miss it.
by White Lotus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

When i have ceased to exist, 1 is drawn to me. It fills the vaccume. There is no subject. The secret is the object before me. I have become the object. My neighbour is myself. There is no 'me' only phenomena. The 'focus' is the objective universe. It seems real at last, but in a completely ordinary ...
by White Lotus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

The nature of Mind is emptiness, inseparable clarity, but within that clarity is found emptiness of emptiness and within that appears a point of focus. The object of focus requires the emptiness of the sense organ to receive it. Were there not clarity no object would be perceived. How the object is ...
by White Lotus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

Yes Vasana, it's a direct perception of reality that matters and that is naturally your's in every day life, but you can't attach to it. Direct perception is the jewel we are all in possession of, but you can't rest in it. It comes and goes; it is non conceptual and non dual reality: perception. Per...
by White Lotus
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

Yes Tom S, you are right to appreciate Rachmiels sparkling insight. Pure awareness cannot be grasped until its all thats left after you'r peeling away. Even though you believe it to be the jewel in the crown, and it is. Still one should not grasp awareness. One has to recognise that it is not possib...
by White Lotus
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

You start with form is form. You finish with form is form. shunyata is like the outer 'shell' of a nut. It must be a step on the path. But neither the beginning nor end.
by White Lotus
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 1977

Re: Peeling the onion

On the level of emptiness there is no onion to be peeled, nor is there 1 nor 2. That's emptiness and is the lesser non duality. "This" is still conceptual. However, "this" points towards direct perception and so will be very important until it drops off. The word "this" needs to cease and to loose a...
by White Lotus
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana
Replies: 111
Views: 2542

Re: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana

Experience is the mindstream. Mind is experience. Mind is matter. Experience is buddha nature. Experience is Dharmakaya, sambogkaya and nirmanokaya. All Mind. Mind is 1, the One Mind. Stop your thinking and see it. Please correct me if i am wrong. :smile:
by White Lotus
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana
Replies: 111
Views: 2542

Re: Individuality, Nonduality, Anatta, Nirvana

I dont need to have a body, spirit or soul to be an individual. I just need to be 1. :anjali:
by White Lotus
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhas initial realization of enlightenment
Replies: 18
Views: 743

Re: Buddhas initial realization of enlightenment

Its not about words, its about what the words point to. I am interested in 'seeing' and for the first time in years things look real. Satisfyingly so. Im not aware of any special attainment. This is quite ordinary. :anjali:
by White Lotus
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is the lotus sutra called the lotus?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Why is the lotus sutra called the lotus?

Talking about the mud of pain and suffering: it is possible to mentally speak to the pain and ask it to slay negative qualities in ones character. The greater the pain the more powerful this is? You can also ask the pain spirit/energy to give you things like strength. I find that behind most pain is...