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by Nothing
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Does Karma explain everything.
Replies: 58
Views: 3791

Re: Does Karma explain everything.

AFAIK all Mahayana asserts that karmic fruits can be "lessened" through practice to some degree, but not "escaped" . And for the content of the post, really..seriously, all Buddhist teachings teach the avoidance of evil deeds, obviously. An interesting piece of text under AN 3.99: (The Salt Crystal...
by Nothing
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?
Replies: 241
Views: 12134

Re: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?

I still don't quite know what is meant by emptiness in Buddhism. I would ask people on this forum to try and explain it briefly and simply , if possible. If not possible, then go into more detail and please use any examples, again if possible. No matter how much words / text / books one reads, it w...
by Nothing
Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness
Replies: 312
Views: 21273

Re: Emptiness

Emptiness.....via the "middle": SN 12.15 has a detailed description: ..... By & large, Kaccayana, this world is supported by (takes as its object) a polarity, that of existence & non-existence. But when one sees the origination of the world as it actually is with right discernment, 'non-existence' w...
by Nothing
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Right" for Buddhism, or need the right Gate?
Replies: 18
Views: 1664

Re: "Right" for Buddhism, or need the right Gate?

An 10.95: .....the Tathagata isn't concerned with whether all the cosmos or half of it or a third of it will be led to release by means of that [Dhamma]. But he does know this: 'All those who have been led, are being led, or will be led [to release] from the cosmos have done so, are doing so, or wil...
by Nothing
Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Right" for Buddhism, or need the right Gate?
Replies: 18
Views: 1664

Re: "Right" for Buddhism, or need the right Gate?

AN 6.86: Obstructions. "Endowed with these six qualities, a person is incapable of alighting on the lawfulness, the rightness of skillful mental qualities even when listening to the true Dhamma. Which six? " He is endowed with a [present] kamma obstruction, a defilement obstruction, a result-of-[pas...
by Nothing
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can I know that I am dreaming?
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Re: How can I know that I am dreaming?

To know that one is dreaming is by surpassing the dream itself.....by waking up. Only then, one will realise that one was always in a dream.
by Nothing
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Non-Self: What am I missing ?
Replies: 30
Views: 1968

Re: Non-Self: What am I missing ?

SeeLion wrote:Non-Self: What am I missing?
WHO is asking?
by Nothing
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Empty House
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Empty House

Astus wrote: Paichang asked, "What is the direction of the Buddhas?"
"It is the very place where you let go of your body and mind." replied the Patriarch.
(Sun Face Buddha, p 69)
The coloured bits are very interesting.....anyone knows what it means?
by Nothing
Sat May 30, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What kind of mind do Buddhas have
Replies: 223
Views: 12071

Re: What kind of mind do Buddhas have

My first initial issue is the title of the thread itself. What kind of mind do Buddhas have . It is assuming that the Buddha has a mind.....this is created by the "mind" of the person asking.....by using the words "do" and "have". I think this would be our first problem. This is really interesting: ...
by Nothing
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: World Chess Championship 2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5287

Re: World Chess Championship 2013

David N. Snyder wrote:....."The 10 Smartest People Alive".....
Is it not the case if someone who can escape samsara is "smarter" than these listed people?..... :thinking:
by Nothing
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not Everything is Impermanent
Replies: 72
Views: 4039

Re: Not Everything is Impermanent

To be able to get ride of "not knowing" you would have to know something. But no matter how hard you try, you will not find even one thing that you know for sure. Everything hang on uncertainty. This is very easy to prove, by pointing out the paradox of knowing. We know causality, and interdependen...
by Nothing
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Not Everything is Impermanent
Replies: 72
Views: 4039

Re: Not Everything is Impermanent

All I know is that the only thing that does not change is not knowing. Are you sure?.....as "not knowing" depends on something else.....who/what is it that not knows and what if it does not seek to know?.....then "not knowing" doesn't even exist at all.....so therefore, it can change, it cannot be ...
by Nothing
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness and Nothingness
Replies: 62
Views: 5376

Re: Emptiness and Nothingness

oushi wrote: Nihilism
Eternalism

Emptiness has no rocky bottom
Can anyone "SEE" the difference here?.....and more importantly.....WHY?
by Nothing
Fri May 17, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what is enlightenment ?
Replies: 36
Views: 2121

Re: what is enlightenment ?

charu wrote:.....what is enlightenment ?.....
Enlightenment is just a word.....made from 13 letters.....if you take away the letters.....there is nothing there.....nothing but a human construct.....a fabrication.....empty.....nothing!

(reading and understanding are two completely different things)
by Nothing
Wed May 08, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen, karma and ultimate truth
Replies: 158
Views: 10227

Re: Dzogchen, karma and ultimate truth

gregkavarnos wrote:
oushi wrote:First of all, I am not aspiring to become anyone.
Yeah right. You had me fooled.
Monks, I don't see anyone in this cosmos.
Said the Blessed One. (SN 46.54)
by Nothing
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: What is real?
Replies: 21
Views: 3263

Re: What is real?

So, you agree that "real" is just an agreement? Only if there is an agreement.....even if there is an agreement, it has limitations bound by language itself. Language cannot be that which it points to, but it can describe it. So, we have an object and its description. Real thing and a pointer. But ...
by Nothing
Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Language
Topic: What is real?
Replies: 21
Views: 3263

Re: What is real?

n: This isn't real? m: What is real? how do you define real? If you are talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see then real is simply electrical signals interpretated by your brain. "Real" cannot exist without a "definition" "definition" is subjective due to one...
by Nothing
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: The only Gift worth giving is Enlightenment.

"Giving".....from the teaching.....yes.
"All those who you care".....no!.....it should be every living beings.....no boundaries at all.
by Nothing
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?

I look forward to this attitude some day, just figuring out how to get there... okay, so moving the 'things in this room' to another place (charity shop, other people's rooms), you don't think this might help break down the attachment to possessions and fabrication of "I/self"? Saying and doing are...
by Nothing
Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?
Replies: 25
Views: 2451

Re: Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?

Pete Mcr wrote:Possessions, lifestyle: what should I give up?
There is no "I".....this "I" is the fabrication of the self.....there are no such things as "my possessions".....give up the "I".....and you will be free!