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by WuMing
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 34
Views: 1308

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: 5454

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: 297

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: 864

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
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Glassman Roshi died
Replies: 4
Views: 566

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 31, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sangharakshita, founder of Triratna Buddhism, dead at 93
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: Sangharakshita, founder of Triratna Buddhism, dead at 93

:bow:
南無阿弥陀仏
Namu Amida Butsu
by WuMing
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: No end to samsara?
Replies: 67
Views: 5243

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: 6763
Views: 697094

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: 1578

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: 500

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 1668

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: 10511

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: 10511

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: 10511

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: 10511

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...

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