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by Dae Bi
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Levels of enlightenment
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Levels of enlightenment

There are two major levels of enlightenment in Zen, Initial realisation (Kensho) and complete awakening (Satori).
by Dae Bi
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Seeing All Beings as Buddhas.
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: Seeing All Beings as Buddhas.

noclue, I wasn't trying to do Dharma combat, I was just trying to make you think!. In fact, you have answered your own question! Because it is your own mind that is causing the suffering. Yes my mind wanders and sometimes I get upset and even feel blue. However, understanding that it is this very mi...
by Dae Bi
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Seeing All Beings as Buddhas.
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: Seeing All Beings as Buddhas.

Who is making you suffer?
by Dae Bi
Sun Jun 13, 2010 4:22 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: How useful are Chan records?
Replies: 31
Views: 2365

Re: How useful are Chan records?

Right here, right now!
Peace, love and mungbeans. :bow:
by Dae Bi
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: How useful are Chan records?
Replies: 31
Views: 2365

Re: How useful are Chan records?

The only problem is the one which one creates :thinking:
by Dae Bi
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: How useful are Chan records?
Replies: 31
Views: 2365

Re: How useful are Chan records?

I believe White lotus' interpretation is very good. The only thing lacking(no fault of his own) is demonstrating this understanding. Unfortunately, on a forum such as this, practicable demonstrations aren't possible. So let my try to answer with an emoticon :bow:
by Dae Bi
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners

Hey lighten up. I'm not offended. :lol: My comment was also meant to be tongue in cheek, as a reference to things going round in circles. :stirthepot:
by Dae Bi
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners

That was an attempt at humour! :rolling:
by Dae Bi
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners

I had the last word once, but then someone said something else. :shrug:
by Dae Bi
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners

Feelings come and go. What one does with them is what matters. Is one ruled by such feelings, or does one understand what they are and so then in control? The realisation of emptiness is essential, but not everything.
by Dae Bi
Sat May 29, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners

It's raining here this morning. Seen by an original face. :D
by Dae Bi
Sat May 29, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: What does this Dogen passage mean to you?
Replies: 28
Views: 3320

Re: What does this Dogen passage mean to you?

We have a saying in Oz, "Stop running around like a chook with it's head choped off." I think this may apply here. Concentrate on the here and now.
Same as all the world of Buddha ancestors.
by Dae Bi
Wed May 26, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: What does this Dogen passage mean to you?
Replies: 28
Views: 3320

Re: What does this Dogen passage mean to you?

I like Dogen. I also like Jesus. What I don't like, are their Fan Clubs.
by Dae Bi
Wed May 26, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
Replies: 26
Views: 2122

Re: Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners

What is your original face before your parents were born?
:tongue:
by Dae Bi
Fri May 14, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: This is it - This is what its all about
Replies: 43
Views: 4672

Re: This is it - This is what its all about

I also found the terminology strongly misleading. The question came to mind, "If there is no self then what eats dinner?" It really does read like a total denial of the existence of human beings. There is quite a difference between saying the self is empty and saying it does not exist. Look outside...
by Dae Bi
Sat May 01, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

Tom, I think you're intentions are right, however I think your methodology is flawed. How can one understand what enlightenment is, unless one has this experience.
by Dae Bi
Sat May 01, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

White Lotus

....and if we
do fight and we do struggle,
it is perfectly so.

If this was true, then why is practice able to change this?
by Dae Bi
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?
Replies: 40
Views: 4456

Re: See Nature, Become Buddha - Can You?

I thought Tathata was Suchness/thatness? Tathata isn't, as far as I'm aware, the realisation of the Emptiness of all dharma. Tathata, as I am aware, is the knowledge that form is emptiness, emptiness is form. By just realising emptiness, that is only one part. The other part is Form. We exist. We do...
by Dae Bi
Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Seeing All Beings as Buddhas.
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: Seeing All Beings as Buddhas.

We exist, we don't exist. We neither exist nor don't exist. We both exist and don't exist.

Emptiness/void is form. Form is emptiness/void.

Who am I? I don't know. The leaves on the Frangipani tree in the back yard are begining to fall, Autum.
by Dae Bi
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Seeing All Beings as Buddhas.
Replies: 40
Views: 5567

Re: Seeing All Beings as Buddhas.

White Lotus, may I ask you to consider this Hwa do, "Who is realising?"