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by WuMing
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Glassman Roshi died
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Glassman Roshi died

a great :bow:
Namu Amida Butsu

Bernard Glassman Roshi died

a reminder to my own mortality: I only have a short and very limited time to practice here, so I'll use the time I have to the best of my ability.
by WuMing
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 3678

Re: No end to samsara?

no end ... there was not even a beginning.
by WuMing
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Replies: 6387
Views: 594556

Re: Dzogchen Community of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Thank you to one of the greatest teachers and Masters this age has seen!
by WuMing
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shobogenzo Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Shobogenzo Recommendations

Hee-Jin Kim's translation Flowers of Emptiness - Selections from Dogen's Shobogenzo ". . . an incisive and penetrating analysis of Dogen's techniques of writing, demonstrating a superb mastery of Japanese Dogen scholarship. . . . a sensitive reading of the text that captures the `tantalizingly elusi...
by WuMing
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Shi Huifeng's An Annotated English Translation of Kumārajīva’s Xiaŏpĭn Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra [8000 lines]
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Shi Huifeng's An Annotated English Translation of Kumārajīva’s Xiaŏpĭn Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra [8000 lines]

Our translation of the Xiăopĭn here is only of fascicle 1 and a small portion at the start of fascicle 2, out of 10 fascicles for the entire sūtra. ... an important translation, indeed! Thank you to Huifeng! ... A full English language translation of the entirety of the Xiaŏpĭn would naturally be i...
by WuMing
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing
Replies: 35
Views: 1126

Re: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing

That’s right. It is that easy. why do you practice then? You misunderstand. These are for making connections. The teachings on these things say folks who make contact with the above mentioned stuff will be meet the perfect lama and be liberated in X number of lives. OK, I understand! Thank you for ...
by WuMing
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing
Replies: 35
Views: 1126

Re: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing

Crazywisdom wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Aryjna wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:07 pm
WuMing wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:04 pm


if only it were that easy
It is that easy to create the connection.
That’s right. It is that easy.
why do you practice then?
by WuMing
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing
Replies: 35
Views: 1126

Re: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing

You can’t really liberate people without them knowing, but you can connect them with auspicious conditions for their future. There are mantra that are known as liberation by hearing, and liberation by seeing can take the form of mantras, pictures, dance, etc. There are items that are liberation by ...
by WuMing
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing
Replies: 35
Views: 1126

Re: How to Liberate Others Without Them Knowing

Tenma wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:01 am
Any ideas on this one? Preferably, a way without looking weird(no, prayer wheel fidget spinners haven't quite worked nor rapping chants).
There are no "others" to liberate!

Read the Diamond Sutra and contemplate about it. Then make vows to liberate all beings!
by WuMing
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 7816

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

Because without a teacher one must rely on one’s own faulty awareness as one’s guide. Unawareness will always interpret Dharma as something other than what it is. All practitioner must develop for oneself correct mindfulness (samyaksmrti) and wise attention (yonisomanaskara). But I think you mean r...
by WuMing
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 7816

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

so, there is a difference between reading instructions in a book and receiving instructions directly from a teacher, isn't it!? Is there a difference between writing and speaking? "Since they maintain they have no need of written words, they should not speak either, because written words are merely...
by WuMing
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 7816

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

... and in order to do so, you have to receive the instructions of a teacher to be able to do it, right? Dahui's letters are filled with instructions. But of course it might help to hear the same repeated from the high seat. so, there is a difference between reading instructions in a book and recei...
by WuMing
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher
Replies: 105
Views: 7816

Re: Dont follow a lineage (etc.), follow a teacher

Ultimately without teacher there is no zen practice ... "I just believe that this matter can’t be transmitted and can’t be learned. You must realize on your own, awaken on your own, affirm on your own, stop-to-rest on your own, and then you will for the first time get to the end of things." (Letter...
by WuMing
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria
Replies: 343
Views: 10080

Re: US and Allies Launch Strikes on Syria

Malcolm, with all due respect, but I think here you're wrong, and in my opinion it does not have anything to do with far-right/left conspiracy theory. There is a Swiss historian who is doing research on the "deep state" (among others), unfortunately I can't find any source of his research in English...

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