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by tomschwarz
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Awakening is a collective venture
Replies: 61
Views: 845

Re: Awakening is a collective venture

Up up Higher placement Higher realm God realm Make it serene Best place, perfect place, to be Problem: long life, still will die Solution - end of suffering Give up Sublime Water Flow into every space, no space No self no territory no protection Nothing to protect, no me Support all, Ethereal wind n...
by tomschwarz
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Awakening is a collective venture
Replies: 61
Views: 845

Re: Awakening is a collective venture

Jay Garfield, in What Does Buddhism Require : "The project of full awakening is a collective, not an individual, venture." I think it's really important to keep this in mind during the journey. And sometimes easy to forget ... for me at least. Of course you are correct. And well exemplifi...
by tomschwarz
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Better
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Better

Stop trying to fix things. Can you elaborate? Do you mean that this is how you improve yourself? Focus on discernment, accepting things as they are? Seeing the Buddha body of reality? Seeing the Buddha nature in all beings? If I understand you correctly, there is something that you trying to stop d...
by tomschwarz
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Master Sheng-Yen on the Six Paramitas

Are there other commentaries available online on the Six Paramitas I should also read? I appreciate your help. :thanks: I appreciate any recommendations that you might have. Thank you. I wish i had a written reference for you... ...but from his holiness the Dalai Lama, the practice of Buddhism has ...
by tomschwarz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Teacher-Disciple Relationship
Replies: 29
Views: 763

Re: The Teacher-Disciple Relationship

Thank you for your response. I think we also need to question our likes and dislikes, as to whether they are motivated by our misconceptions of the other person or by our own insecurities. For example, we might get the wrong message from something if we don't try to look at the bigger picture. If s...
by tomschwarz
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Better
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Better

Hello friends, Let's use this thread to say how we can be better, here on the forum, in our lives, with our teacher (s) with friends enemies family etc... The greatest avenue that I have to improve my persona is acceptance and discernment of causation. Rejection of tendency to fixate on current pers...
by tomschwarz
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness disorientation
Replies: 33
Views: 608

Re: Emptiness disorientation

Dear Gl. Cube, Al other of good answers here. But to simplify, we are discussing Buddhism. The practice of Buddhism has three areas: ethics, meditation and wisdom. Focus on meditation. There are two types of meditation, the basis, calm mind is the first, aka samatha. You doing well, says his holines...
by tomschwarz
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Not here and now
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Not here and now

It's the giving up (and corresponding energy autonomy) of my perspective. Like in some martial arts, I have heard, they try to allow a charging person to pass by them. Here the enemy is in our minds. So idea 1 comes (one line of "X") idea 2 comes, they naturally intersect, conflict... But ...
by tomschwarz
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Not here and now
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Not here and now

Right Jesse that is it. I am introducing geometry (the lines and their intersection) as a door for what you are talking about. The way you put it, focusing on passing a negative baton makes me think of crochet knots in one string. The reason this is so important, is that having non-verbal heart leve...
by tomschwarz
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Not here and now
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Not here and now

So this is the point, isn't Buddhism's cure for suffering, and the greater release from suffering (whatever belief) based in flying up the axis of the"X" rather than some self centered mantra of the here and now "me" intersection of all causation that creates the rising and fadi...
by tomschwarz
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: It's a great day!
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: It's a great day!

Hello brothers and sisters, Of course the day is a wonderful opportunity to excell in ethics meditation and wisdom ))). The question is, what do you say to a young child of 4 years, who pleads with you, "I do not want to die"? How do we begin to consol this dear child who fears for her li...
by tomschwarz
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Not here and now
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Not here and now

Hello my brothers and sisters, Without a time machine we are only here and now. But let's discuss the idea that we can gain progress towards enlightenment by expanding our attention to not fixate on here and now... ....but rather on the infinite energy of the greater causation of our realities. For ...
by tomschwarz
Thu May 25, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?

And his holiness the dalai lama commented on this, "this is very true, for example, in the case of ourselves, if we had had the opportunity to be in the presence of the historical Buddha, and as a result, if we had taken this turn from self cherrishment to othercherrishment, by now, certainly ...
by tomschwarz
Tue May 23, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?

Thanks muni An-ex, good point about inspecting language and understanding it's meanings. Add to that, if someone is verbose and says the same idea 3 times their surely speaking to themselves (but not always). About the cardinality of "i", rewind 100 million years... you may find many many ...
by tomschwarz
Tue May 16, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dharma of Westworld
Replies: 42
Views: 1278

Re: The Dharma of Westworld

all actions are in line with the Paramita and the Immeasurables All actions are in line with the paramita? Can you think of no exceptions to this? If all actions, with the right view, as Herr Gregoris said, result in the 4 immeasurables: unconditional love, compassion, equinimity and empathetic joy...
by tomschwarz
Fri May 12, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dharma of Westworld
Replies: 42
Views: 1278

Re: The Dharma of Westworld

You have my LOVE AND SUPPORT! FACE THE COLD WIND ON YOUR WIND HORSE! SIT FOREVER!! ..... Dude, chill out! A person has to relax once in a while. Don't forget the fact that we are not monks. Very interesting point Herr Grigoris: we are not monks... His holiness the Dalai Lama often mentions that we ...
by tomschwarz
Tue May 09, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Dharma of Westworld
Replies: 42
Views: 1278

Re: The Dharma of Westworld

My dear friends, you are wasting your precious time with thease films. Imagining about the Imagining of the Imagining of someone who imagined something and try to become familiar with your own mind by Imagining some more, is ok )))) ....but generally the wrong path. Do you ever wonder why monks aren...
by tomschwarz
Sat May 06, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?

"And how does one, in protecting oneself, protect others? By the repeated and frequent practice of meditation (asevanaya bhavanaya bahulikammena). "And how does one, in protecting others, protect oneself? By patience and forbearance, by a non-violent and harmless life, by loving kindness ...
by tomschwarz
Fri May 05, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?

(49) As it’s true what I’ve said about self-centered interest, I recognize clearly my enemy now. I recognize clearly the bandit who plunders, the liar who lures by pretending he’s part of me; oh what relief that I’ve conquered this doubt! (50) And so Yamantaka, spin round with great power the wheel...
by tomschwarz
Mon May 01, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Exchange self-centered perspective for other-centric?

HellIo brothers and sisters, Shantideva wrote, "Bodhisattvas way of life", Chpt 8, vs 155. Countless eons have passed away while you sought your own benefit. With this great toil you have gained only suffering" ....then regarding the opposite, seeking benefits for others... verse 157:...

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