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by WuMing
Sun May 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Tendai
Topic: Article on Kaihogyo
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Article on Kaihogyo

Thank you for pointing to this article! I put it into a pdf-file.
by WuMing
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Can Shikantaza be done "wrong", or is an attempt at it automatically successful?
Replies: 105
Views: 4115

Re: Can Shikantaza be done "wrong", or is an attempt at it automatically successful?

... it still seems paradoxical. Either everyone is Buddha nature, already enlightened, etc. Or they're not. Broadly speaking, from the Mahayana perspective, we can have statements like this that are considered true: ... In Zen, enlightenment is instantaneous and innate. Per Shen Hui practice doesn'...
by WuMing
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Tips on clearing nasal breathing
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: Tips on clearing nasal breathing

Buteyko Breathing Method - I consider that as helpful and beneficial.
by WuMing
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: On being fearful of Shikantaza
Replies: 35
Views: 3474

Re: On being fearful of Shikantaza

here is some food for thought - a quote from Jiyu Kennett Roshi:
If you're afraid of being grabbed by God,
dont' look at a wall.
Definitely don't sit still.
maybe it helps one way or the other.
by WuMing
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Express your Zen in 10 words.
Replies: 79
Views: 7220

Re: Express your Zen in 10 words.

Masters of old
would hit you
for asking
dumb questions
by WuMing
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 34
Views: 2388

Re: How important is forgiveness?

listen to what Dharma Master Heng Sure says here
by WuMing
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 6778

Re: Signing Off

That's really bad news! This is a huge loss which is irreplaceable!
by WuMing
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: The King of the Array of All Dharma Qualities
Replies: 2
Views: 511

The King of the Array of All Dharma Qualities

a newly translated sutra at 84000, The King of the Array of All Dharma Qualities
Venerable Blessed One, those who want to reach the level of a bodhisattva, have a vision of a thus-gone one, be reborn in a buddha realm ...
Thank you to the Dharmachakra Translation Committee!
by WuMing
Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to face false accusation
Replies: 11
Views: 1265

Re: How to face false accusation

Yes, lojong (mind-trainning) could be something for you to take into account for further investigation. Here is a taste of it from the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva , translated by Ken McLeod: 13 Even if you have done nothing wrong at all And someone still tries to take your head off, Spurred by com...
by WuMing
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 6807

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: 7160
Views: 835272

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: 2650

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: 723

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: 2534

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: 2534

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: 2534

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: 2534

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: 14081

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: 14081

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...

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