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by White Lotus
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Hinduism/new age doesnt reach it, nor does Parmenides and Plato's account of his teaching, nor does Plotinus' Aneads. Platonism and Neoplatonism doesnt reach it. best to stick with the Dharma of Seng Tsan. you can happily forget everything i have said about 1 and just get on with making your tea, do...
by White Lotus
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: words enter the intellect: one is known.
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: words enter the intellect: one is known.

to be attached to 1 is to miss the point. buddhism is learning something new and then letting go of it. beyond 1 is mysterious emptiness and this is beyond all grasping, beyond emptiness is tathata. the spiral turns in my case again and again visiting old concepts or ways of seeing. emptiness, tatha...
by White Lotus
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

That's sharp Bokki! Have you cracked Mu? :smile:
by White Lotus
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Needed: Buddhist Terminology
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Needed: Buddhist Terminology

"Ananda". Like cool aid it rotts you'r spiritual teeth. It is a source of attachment and is ultimately suffering. No joy: no sorrow. No pleasure: no pain. :smile:
by White Lotus
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

The Enlightened One. No self to be enlightened. No enlightenment to be attained. No One to be attached to. Where buddhahood 'attained' there would be no craving, no fear and no blemish? I'm not a buddha.
by White Lotus
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

If the Buddha was no longer dreaming then perhaps everything was real to him. I don't know. I'm not a buddha.
by White Lotus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upside Down Thinking
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Upside Down Thinking

It is important to feel feelings if we are to gradually let go of them. Expressing a feeling is different from feeling it. Expressing anger upon a person it will continue to come back later; perhaps even worse. You can save for later and process/feel negative feelings later on when you are alone. Th...
by White Lotus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upside Down Thinking
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Upside Down Thinking

Sounds like good advice. Ordinary mind, begginers mind is just as special as experts mind they are both fundamentally 1 mind. Clouds come and clouds go. If we can gently observe our reactions and feelings without punishing ourselves. That helps. It's fine to be impatient or irritated. Just watch the...
by White Lotus
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Dan, i've been smiling all evening about you'r little frog. Had to tell you! :smile:
by White Lotus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Without my teachers, i would know very little. I have 2 ascended Masters that have directly taught me over the years as well as friends and colleagues on Dharma Wheel. I am reluctant to talk about teachers knowing that not everyone has the opportunity to find a teacher because of their location, hea...
by White Lotus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Dan, The Lord Buddha taught us that we should restrain our thought by restraining our bodies. Restrain where you rest your eyes. Restrain your body movements. Slow down, gentle movements. Restrain your thoughts, think less and on good things. Restrain your feelings, by mindfulness of them. Self pity...
by White Lotus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

A tadpole (baby frog) suddenly sees the emptiness of the water he grows in and that his tail (defilements and self conceit) is shrinking. He comes out onto the dry ground of reality and thinks this is real! And then as he gets bigger he is happy in water and land and tends not to think much about ei...
by White Lotus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Thank you Keith! Yes, but don't attach to it. No attainment. Not emptiness, not reality, not 1, not no self, not enlightenment. To have concepts is to prolierate and causes conflict. Try to be free of views. I know it's not easy, especially when you 'perceive' things, even 'reality'. Just fetch you'...
by White Lotus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

You this and you that! Simon, i think Seng Tsan deserves a beating. Do you want to give it to him or shall i? :soapbox:
by White Lotus
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

It seems the illusory i always wants to affirm itself: 'I' this, 'I' that. Anything to feed it's illusion. Even 'i' take refuge. 'i' need to this, 'i' need to that. All the spinning of illusions about the fairy tale of an imaginary self. 'Who' is the master? I can't find him. As long as i am 'seekin...
by White Lotus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Dan, why do we not run from the 6 senses. Are you saying that they are not the source of trouble... What is? :?:
by White Lotus
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

I like the reference to Led Zeppelin. Kashmir! Dan, can i have my head back please. its such a relief that we don't have to be anything special. Just eaten a box of chocolates. Its that craving thing! :pig:
by White Lotus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Puer, the old master was very enlightening. Thank you for you'r tremendous effort. It must be said that to identify with 1 is to fail in the quest for enlightenment. If i say 'i am' 1, i have still got an ego attachment. Its so hard to let it all go. 'I' want to be. 'i' am. 'i' was. 'i' will be. All...
by White Lotus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Since compounded1 is 'all' i think the buddha would say that compounded 1 is suffering. ideal 1 is uncompounded but he who identifies with it will still suffer and so best i think: work on meditation and defilements and be mindful of 'self' affirmations which may hinder.
by White Lotus
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Vasana, meditation is very important to me. Thank you for mentioning it. Its been tough hosting this thread. Apologies if my replys are insufficient.