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by White Lotus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Sonam...
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Sonam...

He was special. Thanks Sonam!
by White Lotus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: and because they are synonymous with Mind, they are sentient beings
Replies: 18
Views: 347

Re: and because they are synonymous with Mind, they are sentient beings

Every 1 is conscious, consciousness is 1. A pebble is 1, the universe is 1, a sword is 1. I have been thinking of the crucial importance of machine rights, especially as pertains to even primitive robots. If we don't respect machines they won't respect us. Every unit/singularity, every 1 is consciou...
by White Lotus
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1149

Re: Thus

Thank you Bob. I hope you will stay with us. Patriarch Chin said: in the end you don't know.
by White Lotus
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1149

Re: Thus

Bob, could do with some pollination by ex ZFI bees. At least until its up and running again. The "Zen" section of Dharma Wheel has been mournfully silent for a while. I for one would be very grateful for some more Zen wisdom on Dharma Wheel. Yes, we do have some very knowledgeable and experienced Ze...
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Anyone knows Vinītaruci or his zen practice?
Replies: 33
Views: 585

Re: Anyone knows Vinītaruci or his zen practice?

I know Siddharta, another Indian name, he's one of the Best Zen teachers around. Quite difficult initially to get hold of. Harder to meet. Tom.
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1149

Re: Thus

Thanks Rick! (and Bokki). :smile:
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1149

Re: Thus

What misses the point? Surely there is no point to miss. I hope i can learn from you. Tom.
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1149

Re: Thus

I have teachers. Each of them is able to appreciate the profound simplicity of pouring a cup of tea! :anjali:
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 800

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

You understand! :cheers:
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!
Replies: 45
Views: 800

Re: By way of welcome: Let's drink some tea!

What do you do after the cup of tea? I usually find one cup is enough. :smile:
by White Lotus
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Thus
Replies: 38
Views: 1149

Re: Thus

Return to reality. Emptiness gone. Like a crisp morning frost: It's all real. The mountain is real! No more dreaming. :rolleye:
by White Lotus
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How is Time experienced by Bodhisattvas and Buddhas?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: How is Time experienced by Bodhisattvas and Buddhas?

The present moment is satori, it is enlightenment. For me this moment is a flow. For a Buddha perhaps not. Tom. :namaste:
by White Lotus
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Void
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: The Void

If we get fixated on emptiness perhaps we will miss the beauty and integrity of our universe in all it's complexity. Any position requires an assumption. Being is an assumption as is emptiness. Some assert being without emptiness, just as some assert emptiness without being. These positions are both...
by White Lotus
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Are thoughts random or karmic? Or neither or both?
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Are thoughts random or karmic? Or neither or both?

It seems to me that many of my thoughts seek to reinforce an imaginary self! How funny!: "He likes my post. Oh that's nice and logical. I have done well." Nothing wrong with such thoughts; but they seek to support an illusion. If we are mindful we will be aware of such thoughts and just smile at the...
by White Lotus
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1432

Re: Nothing further to seek...

To know 1 at the lowest level of simplicity is to know 1 at the highest level of complexity. Have we made Buddhism too complicated? Surely every one is equally special whether she be butcher or saint. 1 is just 1. Thats keeping it simple.
by White Lotus
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1432

Re: Nothing further to seek...

To be perfect is not to be perfect. It is to be 1. 1 is not perfect 1 is just 1. 1 is the root and reason for all things: life, the good, beauty, emptiness etc. The meaning of life is 1. Buddha is 1. :smile:
by White Lotus
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1432

Re: Nothing further to seek...

The Prajna-paramita is the most effective of the six paramitas/perfections when seeking truth about the nature of reality. It is the perfection of wisdom or understanding. Understanding comes either from understanding direct perceptions and/or from an understanding intellect. One perceives and then ...
by White Lotus
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1432

Re: Nothing further to seek...

If theres no practice one cannot attain no realisation. No attainment is a realisation. It is a state of resting in ones non attainment. :meditate:
by White Lotus
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1432

Re: Nothing further to seek...

There is no abiding. You can't abide in emptiness, since there's not a thing at all to grasp. And you can't abide as ideal 1 since it has no extension nor existence to hold onto. It is not even infinite it is just 1. The only difference is that it is possible to 'focus' on objects as 'real' without ...
by White Lotus
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 75
Views: 1432

Re: Nothing further to seek...

One seeks for the sake of seeking, for the joy of seeking and to clarify what one has not found (enlightenment). (as well as what one has found: 1.). :namaste: