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by White Lotus
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Goals & Non-Attachment
Replies: 36
Views: 1061

Re: Goals & Non-Attachment

for now I would say that 'this is it'. if you are looking for something, you miss it. right here, right now, just see. this. if however you already know this, then drop it. this is atman. drop it. if you have a goal to look for you miss this present moment and all it brings. attachment, non attachme...
by White Lotus
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Non-Attachment vs. Dettachment
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Non-Attachment vs. Dettachment

the thing is that when you seek enlightenment you cant find it. in order to taste enlightenment, stop seeking. just see what you have. just see. that's it for me. I don't consider myself to be enlightened, but I know what it is. and yet... I don't know. no I to know.

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all the best, Tom x
by White Lotus
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Linjii Rinzai radical?
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Linjii Rinzai radical?

Last Legend, I respect you'r understanding and so... :meditate: I know you. you must know 'yourself'. in the complete enlightenment sutra it says in chapter 9 that self is nirvana . the original self/true self sensation is one and yet zero. iron bar and yet turtle egg. go beyond the nirvana-samsara ...
by White Lotus
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 59
Views: 2343

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

10 words.
by White Lotus
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2968

Re: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

Ummh...buji should be active brisk and dynamic, no? Or unborn wisdom is naturally buji?
Naturally buji! naturally. but who? or who not.

:anjali:
by White Lotus
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2968

Re: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

nice one Bokki! I would be careful about what 6th Patriarch called idle emptiness. Ouch! i wouldn't last more than two or three days in the 6th Patriarchs zen monastery. too much scolding! idle by nature, like the surface of a lake. doing nothing in particular most of the time. have you heard of Buj...
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to deal with fear the Buddhist way?
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Re: How to deal with fear the Buddhist way?

basically inhale 4 seconds, hold four seconds, exhale four seconds, hold four seconds.
this is a great way to deal with fear if you breathe deeply, it can destroy many impurities and defilements. your breath as fire will devour you.

thanks!

all the best, Tom x :anjali:
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2968

Re: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

But in general terms Buddhadharma is not a Non Dual path as understood by Non Dual traditions. I not sure whether Nagarjuna actually talks about non duality, but some of his statements follow a non dual structure of thought. strictly speaking non duality is a judgement and therefore vikalpa and sub...
by White Lotus
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2968

Re: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

clearly recognize your natural non-dual mind meaning not even a view trying to top on it. Pretty much forget what you have learned whatever is trying to fabricate your unborn wisdom. yes. sounds like you have a pretty good understanding! :tongue: do you still have a personal feeling of self when lo...
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit
Replies: 19
Views: 1044

Re: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit

DT Suzuki in his Essays in Zen talks about allowing negative thoughts and feelings to arise within the mind and just lovingly being aware of them. they undo themselves when we become aware of them. don't fight the thoughts and feelings. allow them to arise... watch them fade away. don't fight them. ...
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2968

Re: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

good questions Last legend. in truth I do not know the answers. :smile: Then how is duality constructed?] duality ceases when perception of self as subject or object ceases. duality is constructed from self and its perceptions of what seems a dual reality. if there is no self how can there be dualit...
by White Lotus
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 41
Views: 1810

Re: Letting go

there may not be suffering, but there is still pain?

most anxiety comes from grasping delusions. drop what is deluding you. this is easier when you don't see self interfering.

all the best, Tom. :anjali:
by White Lotus
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2968

Re: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

consciousness does not require the idea of an owner to function. Thank you Astus. the skandha of consciousness does not require an owner to function. actually it is proof towards there being no owner. knowing too much, knowing too little, both are just judgements, vikalpa. all the best, Tom x :anja...
by White Lotus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature
Replies: 85
Views: 2968

Re: Topic: Zen 6th Patriarch Statement regarding nature

Astus, some questions regarding you'r post. Recognising what knows is fine, but it's not something outside the aggregates, but rather the aggregate called consciousness, and as such it is impermanent and dependently originated. when there is an absence of personal self seen within-without who or wha...
by White Lotus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Thoughts versus Nature.
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: Thoughts versus Nature.

They are just delusion imposed by our dual perception. some have said that all thoughts are delusions, being dualistic in nature. however... this in itself is a judgement/vikalpa. nature is all things including thought/words. direct perception need not be separated from thought. this is not one, no...
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1983

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

nothing was created nor dropped! 'It' (non-duality, the ground, 'this') cannot be found ... though everything found is it cannot be felt ... though everything felt is it cannot be imagined ... though everything imagined is it. All that can be 'done' is to rest in knowing that we *are* it. it is not...
by White Lotus
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1983

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

there is a time when no self is seen as just no self, however that develops into: neither self nor no self. non dual awareness. then there is neither self nor non self, neither subject nor object nor absence of subject and object . sorry to further confuse the matter! if only these things could be e...
by White Lotus
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Inconceivable is not a thing.
Replies: 57
Views: 1983

Re: Inconceivable is not a thing.

when you are ready, there will no longer be subject perception. when subject is no longer seen there will no longer be a seeing of object. there will still be awareness but without self perception. being no self perception it will be difficult to say that there is an object perceived. when there is ...
by White Lotus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?
Replies: 157
Views: 4935

Re: is the tathagatagarbha true? Opinions?

it can be said that the true self is really no self, and that no self is really the true self. it is true to say that true self is no self. one is zero. true self is one-zero. true self is no self, however there is a going beyond self-noself to that which is beyond name. nameless. it is not self - ...
by White Lotus
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: True Nature in traditons other than Zen
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: True Nature in traditons other than Zen

It’s gateless gate so you can’t enter by practice :smile: so you are saying that there no attainment. nice! I think in this way the desire to understand true nature makes it difficult to observe it outside of self since the desire to know is engaged in the process. the desire to know is the desire ...

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