Search found 1126 matches

by White Lotus
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

Dear Muni, I would like to share an idea with you. it seems that you are not practicing any more, but surely that's a heavy weight for you to carry. I would say 'just', just just, just just just. just meditate, just don't meditate, just have a barbecue, just be a vegetarian, just come, just stay, ju...
by White Lotus
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

when awareness is seen in its non duality then it is known that all things are non dual. looking at the object I see the subject. looking at the subject I see the object. so there is no longer subject and object. within-without indescribable, no longer dual. thank you dear Muni. I cracked the shell ...
by White Lotus
Tue May 21, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

By looking within, the focus on in-out vanishes completely. No separation at all. in a sense yes, because the focus of attention can only be on one thing at a time and so there is no awareness of separation on of the object of observation. in this case emptiness. essence kaya. Not just emptiness. s...
by White Lotus
Tue May 21, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

Dear Muni, about existence... it is neither real nor unreal? yes. we cant say it is real. nor can we say it is unreal. to take either position would be a judgement and so would deny the emptiness of all things. to even talk about emptiness and illusory/magical nature is a judgement. taking a dual po...
by White Lotus
Mon May 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

I genuinely see my own nature as I, a presence that is empty and yet 1. What is 1? 1 what? Empty 1? own nature as the masters say is 'within'. it is a presence one sees within ones body. it is empty. since it is within and not external there is a separation from the external world and so it is 1. s...
by White Lotus
Thu May 16, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

have you lost all personal feeling? by this I wonder whether there is a "personal" feeling to the universe which you are, and yet are not. if you are nothing then you should have no personal feeling at all. when I look at the universe it has no personal feeling attached to it. you could say that th...
by White Lotus
Mon May 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

When you manage to find a little slime on my ass, you lick it off, take it to be your own self. [p 154 Master Yunmen. translated by Urs App] Take one look at me, I am nothing other than I am. The True Self is simply this, right here what more is there to be sought for? [p78 The recorded Sayings of ...
by White Lotus
Wed May 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

who is Muni? :anjali:
by White Lotus
Fri May 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

The vertical stick or I, that is Nirvana thinks Torei.
i'm inclined to agree, but not in his earlier life.

not this?... I

I think you may have won this debate Muni. :smile:

best wishes, Tom x
by White Lotus
Fri May 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

this? 0. me? 1. love and self (I am). 0=1. 0=0. 1=1. things are empty of an eternally unchanging, individual identity of their own is Buddha nature an unchanging entity? It is seen, but not by all. great icchantika has dissolved Buddha nature/personal emptiness and so I say it is not necessarily an ...
by White Lotus
Wed May 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

is/am '=' I am awake. I = awake. this = asleep, this = awake. this = all, this = nothing. this = 1, this = zero. this = Buddha, this = Icchantika. this = I, this = no self. this is always complete, from the beginner to the master. 'this' is it, this is me. this isn't me. this is a constant. the jewe...
by White Lotus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

Dear Muni, i have considered your words. it seems that you feel that the 'I' is ultimate. (i may be misunderstanding you as i interpret you'r words). to me there are two elements to this: "this" is the universe and "this" is me (I). these two elements are one "this" or one ''I''. before i say any mo...
by White Lotus
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

There remains that "I" and it remains "something the "I" have do, apart from a daily life. Like the dishwash from 7PM till 8PM. the key to zen is the original self. the original self is 'I am'. 'who' is it that does the dishwash? for some Buddhists there is only the original face and no original se...
by White Lotus
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

Dear Muni, so I know what you think now... nothing. you have no opinions or views but just take things as they come. you do not think about philosophy, but you directly experience life. we know that words are only pointers, and are not existence in itself. if I substitute 'here' for 'this', would th...
by White Lotus
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

you are quite remarkable Muni. you think 'nothing'!

here we are. :namaste:

best wishes, Tom.
by White Lotus
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

some background... In his introduction to the Shinji Shobogenzo, p 5. which is a commentary on reality Gudo Nishijima writes: ''He [Dogen, founder of Soto Zen in Japan] believes that the most important thing is to see what the reality itself is; and at the same time, he realizes how impossible this ...
by White Lotus
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

Dear Muni, I'll try to understand what you say. Illusion - reality or any other, is actually not. They are just tool, pointing apprehensions. So "this" is the inexpressible, in which there is no any thing ( no illusion-no reality no this-no that), no oppositions and still all inclusive. While here t...
by White Lotus
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

Thank you Muni, for challenging ''this'', you have shown me the limits of awareness. The limits of Mind. reality will exist whether or not there is a mind to observe it. whether or not there is awareness. reality is shared by all of us, unless we are caught in emptiness. it is the natural state. per...
by White Lotus
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

Dear Muni, I hope you won't mind if I ask you some more questions about non dual awareness. first of all, the word "awareness" is a label, should we drop it? the words ''non dual'' are a label, should we drop them? is awake and asleep the same non dual awareness? how can I be aware in deep sleep? is...
by White Lotus
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11956

Re: Existence

I will try not to get scattered, and am in dialogue here with Muni so I cant get involved in the wider debate about nature or essence. Muni, its perhaps beyond human ability to know, but it seems to me that awareness is not everything. I know that contradicts the mind only stance. when things are se...

Go to advanced search