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by tomschwarz
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I dont love you
Replies: 2
Views: 38

I dont love you

Hello dear friends, People can say "i dont love you". This statement can destroy a persons happiness. This statement "i do not love you" assumes relative or conditional love. So does it mean nothing to us Buddhists with our eggs firmly in the basket of absolute/unconditional love? Do we just feel co...
by tomschwarz
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Whatever arises-either objects or conciousness, defilements, cessations or affirmations -- naturally dissolve as soon as it occurs. That is to say, once its true nature is known, it disolves. And this dissolution is into a state of the Dharmakaya, which has been complete from time immemorial, perva...
by tomschwarz
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhahood vs Buddhism
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Buddhahood vs Buddhism

Hello dear friends in the land of self definition/self expression/self differentiation, suffering, Do you have a certain group of friends who tend to take that direction of "everything is nimanakaya" meaning everything is a physical arising of the nondiscriminating buddha body of reality? In other w...
by tomschwarz
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

When stirred by that demon, “Grasping-as-real,” Relative appearances arise. But cut through this, your own error, While investigating what reason can know; Turn back errant illusion, Just look at reality's show! In the face of an empty-clear sky, There is no independent true thing, But manifold cau...
by tomschwarz
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

There is said: "by the grace of emptiness all is possible". That always sounded so nice in my ears. But not sure if it would be skilful to say by 'the grace' of emptiness 'suffering' is possible. However it is the possibility for freedom of it. there is a lot for us to learn in this. Emptiness, aka...
by tomschwarz
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Because there is emptiness there is happiness, suffering, the humanmind, everything and anything.... ....because if there was not emptiness (dependent origination and its implications) there would be nothing.
by tomschwarz
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Right, you ate talking about the 4th noble truth and the wisdom and meditation practices of Buddhism. So there we learn thst the two truths are not two. Then lets look at suffering, my life)))). There at 17 years old i had a lot of anxiety. All was empty of inherant existance, that web of dependent ...
by tomschwarz
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

))) me too. But all cleverness aside, i do think that i am beginning to (un)understand what could be meant, correctly, by Because there is emptiness, there are desire, hatred, and ignorance. Which reminds me, i am sure you have not(ever) forgotten that Buddhist idea of patience, that with simply the...
by tomschwarz
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Because actually emptiness is what makes life logical. It is the actual indivisible chain that underlies the arising and fading phenomena. It is therefore the antidote for that typw of anger based in the question "how could you do that!!!??? You had no right???!!!" The speaker here means to say "you...
by tomschwarz
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

. If a (hu)man is able to observe and understand that Mind is beyond what it is thought to be, then (s)he will be able to conform to and enter the realm of Suchness. this is how i feel, breaking out of the shell of me-o-ramic-world. In other words, i thought my mind was me, but actually it was not....
by tomschwarz
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

The Buddha asked, "How can one comprehend the basic nature of the defilements of all sentient beings?" "Just as the state of Buddhahood neither increases nor decreases, so by their nature the defilements neither increase nor decrease." The Buddha asked, "What is the basic nature of the defilements?...
by tomschwarz
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 60
Views: 1192

Re: Nothing further to seek...

Wayfarer wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:22 pm
It is new-age waffle

...waffle the verb?
by tomschwarz
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nothing further to seek...
Replies: 60
Views: 1192

Re: Nothing further to seek...

But what is the difference between that attitude (...Nirvāṇa and samsara are not two...), and plain old narcissism, which is being in love with yourself? After all it is very popular nowadays to say that self-love is important for our well-being. So why the need for any spiritual practice whatever?...
by tomschwarz
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Thus the vajra pinnacle, the most excellent enlightened mind of Samantadhadra, is the most sublime, spacious state, equal to space. The most sublime meditation of all involves no differentiation or exclusion. It is Spontaneously present as the superb, timelessly infinite monarch. The ongoing flow o...
by tomschwarz
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

"The Precious Treasury
of the Basic Space of Phenomena"

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/274 ... -phenomena

has got to be the best introduction to Buddhahood/ enlightenment that there is.

But are there others?
by tomschwarz
Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Thank you for these encouraging inspirations. Mind itself is a vast expanse, the realm of unchanging space. Its indeterminate display is the expanse of the magical expression of its responsiveness. Everything is the adornment of basic space and nothing else. Outwardly and inwardly, things prolifera...
by tomschwarz
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Would you agree with this statement??
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Would you agree with this statement??

I've been thinkin about the phrase Form is Emptiness and Emptiness is form. I'm wondering if other Buddhists agree with this phrase: "Reality is Illusion, Illusion is Reality." Train wreck. ....that bit of the dharma is actually trying to get us to quiet the mind, particularly the part that would l...
by tomschwarz
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Introduction to Buddhahood

Hello fellow humans, taking primary residence in Samsara, There are Buddhist texts that relate directly to the end of the path of the 4th noble truth: enlightenment. Please share texts that describe actual enlightenment or the last doorway.... Here are two: "...direct introduction to the spontaneous...
by tomschwarz
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The little thread of big Self-Admonishments
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: The little thread of big Self-Admonishments

Dear Longchen Rabjampa The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions Cutting Through Fetters Six pith instructions pertain to fetters thst bind you and must be cut through: Because of your obsession with wealth and possessions, you are bound by the fetters of your attempts to increase and protect them....
by tomschwarz
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: No self (and no non-self)
Replies: 35
Views: 678

Re: No self (and no non-self)

rachmiel wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:27 pm
...all you're really "left with" is ... things as they are
Thats right. That is all they are getting at. The mantra of no self and no non self and no conceptusl and no non conceptual, they are just trying to get us to meditate. Wich is after all one third of buddhism.