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by tomschwarz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are humans forever?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Are humans forever?

clear. first off, you know, that feeling of sadness, that relates to loosing a close family member or pet to sudden death? maybe we feel that way, about loosing humanity. our whole story, bam, all gone. or "poof" as emmet wrote/linked. all the books, all the buddas depicted as humanoid.... we are pr...
by tomschwarz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are humans forever?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Are humans forever?

I don't see a problem. If we can be reborn as dogs, butterflies, hungry ghosts, etc, then surely we can be reborn as giant squid in the Marianas Trench, or spider-like critters ..... There will be no more human realm of samsara? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_extinction ....reading over that...
by tomschwarz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are humans forever?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Are humans forever?

I don't see a problem. If we can be reborn as dogs, butterflies, hungry ghosts, etc, then surely we can be reborn as giant squid in the Marianas Trench, or spider-like critters scuttling across the deserts of the planet of another star, sentient dust-clouds in interstellar space, or energy beings p...
by tomschwarz
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are humans forever?
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Are humans forever?

Hello friends, Moving from algaesatva ah to humans... ...question, are humans (humanity) always going to exist? If not, then what happens to the human realm of samsara? Another major Dharma edit or there will be no one to edit it? I think that the humans are not forever. And the earth, will be gone ...
by tomschwarz
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: One path or two
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: One path or two

“If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in Buddhism to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims.” Dalai Lama I don't think evolution is a path. It's a process: change over time, going nowhere in particular. "Generally speaking, t...
by tomschwarz
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: One path or two
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: One path or two

Survival of the fittest concerns populations, not individuals. Samsara doesn't improve or degenerate. It's samsara, the same thing over and over again. Opportunities to practice Dharma do change in historical time, and the trend isn't Providential... This is incorrect in several ways. The top prior...
by tomschwarz
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: One path or two
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: One path or two

I don't think evolution is a path. It's a process: change over time, going nowhere in particular. Buddha Dharma is the truth about our situation. It's not a process; it's knowledge. The upshot is, many people believe that 'life began by chance', and that the only overall rationale for existence is ...
by tomschwarz
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: One path or two
Replies: 19
Views: 816

Re: One path or two

Amazing... thank you. ...lets assume that humanity is conditioned: it came into existance 6 mil years ago and it will go out of existence soon. Question: what if anything does that have to do with buddhism? Well first off, the human realm is one of the realms of samsara, loose that and you are looki...
by tomschwarz
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: One path or two
Replies: 19
Views: 816

One path or two

Hello friends and family, Question: are evolution (plants to fish to dinos to monkeys to people) and the buddist path of liberation ( life/death/reincarnation + ethics/meditation/wisdom) two unrelated paths over time? Or is evolution an example of 3 billion years of the buddhist path and how it work...
by tomschwarz
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 32
Views: 2744

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

(Sincere question and playing a bit of a Devil's Advocate here, but I keep running into this question and feel that I have to ask it:) That is, first you're nothing, a mere illusion, and then the patterns that "I" created will ripple through time to create a "reasonable facsimile" of "me" in some k...
by tomschwarz
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ripples in the Net
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: ripples in the Net

So lets try a double reversal back flip with an 890 twist inversion, inside out, regurgitation... goes like this: * The plants are killing each other and always have * Your relatives, literally were dinosaurs, and they along with the last 6 million years of humans, kill eachother for all kinds of re...
by tomschwarz
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: End of suffering
Replies: 27
Views: 989

Re: End of suffering

shanyin wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:28 am
How can I attain the end of suffering for myself? I don't really care about other beings anymore and want to attain nirvana.
Anymore? What happened? Do you play sports or any other extroverted activity, like theater, dance or music?
by tomschwarz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Existence

Then how is liberation possible? possibble dear friend, of that i am certain. and longchen rabjampa knew that quite well. he was the one that said we should bag the monastic life and live in seclusion. he was a very serious buddhist... ...i think that there is a great deal that we can learn from th...
by tomschwarz
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Existence

Malcolm wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:31 pm

The term in Tibetan is sgyu ma, which in Sanskrit is māya.
hiho malcolm. ...i will do a translation of that BSOP/Longchenrabjam Tibetan excerpt this weekend... Can you please post one as well? Thanks in advance...
by tomschwarz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Existence

Lukeinaz wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:35 pm
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Also Barron's translation is good.

"Though things arise, none of them has any independent nature whatsoever", where does it say "whatsoever" in the Tibetan?

But no question, i and longchen rabjampa are "rubbish" ))))))), we "rub" you (the wrong way)... )))) it is suppose to help....
by tomschwarz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Existence

།འདི་ཀུན་ཤར་ཡང་རང་བཞིན་འགའ་མེད་དེ། །སིྨག་གྱུའི་ཆུ་དང་མི་ལམ་སྒྲ་བརྙན་བཞིན། །སྤྲུལ་པ་གཟུགས་བརྙན་དྲི་ཟའི་གྲོང་ཁྱེར་དང་ ། །མིག་ཡོར་ཇི་བཞིན་མེད་པ་གསལ་སྣང་དུ། །གཞི་མེད་ཏེན་མེད་གོླ་བུར་སྣང་བ་ཙམ། །བར་སྐབས་རེ་འགའི་ཆོས་སུཏོགས་པར་བྱ། Easier to read? Not sure what is happening with the little circle above the l...
by tomschwarz
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Existence

ok friends, let's all together take a look at the quote from The Basic Space of Phenomena by the 14th century Buddhist Monk Longchen Rabjampa །འདི་ཀུན་ཤར་ཡང་རང་བཞིན་འགའ་མེད་དེ། །སིྨག་གྱུའི་ཆུ་དང་མི་ ལམ་སྒྲ་བརྙན་བཞིན། །སྤྲུལ་པ་གཟུགས་བརྙན་དྲི་ཟའི་གྲོང་ཁྱེར་དང་ ། །མིག་ཡོར་ཇི་བཞིན་མེད་པ་གསལ་སྣང་དུ། །གཞི...
by tomschwarz
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Existence

do the books i read in my dreams exist? nope. you made it up in your mind, in our dreams, we make stuff up )). but when we are awake, (although true "a person paints their world", much like karma), and we read a book, that book exists in what we call phenomenal reality. see "subjective" reality and...
by tomschwarz
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Existence

Yes understood. I read that book long ago. But before discussing it and the other related books from longchen rabjampa... riddle me this, based on the english language, if this book did not exist then you did not and could not read it.... Maybe, like all things in life, there is both existance and c...
by tomschwarz
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 59
Views: 1803

Re: Existence

all things are clearly apparent yet do not truly exist ... all these manifestations are temporary, adventitious phenomena. Leaving aside the super interesting debate about translation, because i bet this translation of tibetan to english is quite bad/incorrect, please in your own voice, based on yo...

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