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by tomschwarz
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions?

I have a very simple and maybe even naive questions: Is happiness a product of causes and conditions (according to Buddhist thought)? To my own surprise I just realized today that I had automatically assumed that if I just practiced enough at some point lasting happiness would somehow automagically...
by tomschwarz
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Cherish me as supreme
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Cherish me as supreme

The monk replied that a few times he was in danger of losing compassion for his captors. that is the real deal. and the 8 versus. why? because... the ripening gone turn within to the ultimate nature gone letting go of these negative people gone the nature of samsara gone My lama gave gone cultural ...
by tomschwarz
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: good to learn or evaporate
Replies: 2
Views: 509

good to learn or evaporate

hello buddhist friends, it is said that being human is a great achievement because we can/could make progress particularly well on the path to enlightenment. so question: are we suppose to learn something now? it sure does seem like we should learn something (to be kind, accepting, 8-fold path, gene...
by tomschwarz
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Cherish me as supreme
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Cherish me as supreme

I would add that selflessness and cherishing people, specifically cherishing negative people, is a meaning of this text, no? I will always hold them dear from the depths of my heart Cherish others as supreme (Destructive emotions will) hurt both me and others. I will cherish them as something rare, ...
by tomschwarz
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Cherish me as supreme
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Cherish me as supreme

Crazywisdom wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:17 am
The meaning
True true. So there are humans, which exist, and there is happening itself, which exists. The happening is the teacher.

But is there only one meaning in this teaching from Geshe Langri Thangpa? Others?
by tomschwarz
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Cherish me as supreme
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Re: Cherish me as supreme

Thank you for the great quotes and links. Verse 6 of 8 for trainingthe mind: Even when someone I have helped, Or in whom I have placed great hopes Mistreats me very unjustly, I will view that person as a true spiritual teacher. This works for me. Have others found that this definition of a spiritual...
by tomschwarz
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Cherish me as supreme
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

Cherish me as supreme

Hello friends, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has recited these eight versus all of his life. And it helps him. They help me a lot. You know the kind of teaching which shows you the gap between now and enlightenment.... http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/geshe-langri-thangpa/eight-verses-train...
by tomschwarz
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

regarding gisin, from my brother The original source appears to be https://arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/9806043.pdf. If you want details, I would go straight there. Please ask questions. I'm sure I can help. Experiments like these have been going on for more than 40 years. The earlier reports could be eas...
by tomschwarz
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are humans forever?
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Are humans forever?

when humans become extinct, will there still be buddhism? could it (e.g. basic buddhist beliefs) arise under a different name? or would someone like padmasambava, that name, always be in play?
by tomschwarz
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

Yes I need details on the experiment. I have heard of this experiment, and if it is true (passes the common sense test) then it could have something to do with Buddhist emtpiness (specifically "lack of defining characteristics" -- see eight doors to emptiness). I have resources in Physics and will f...
by tomschwarz
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Just Buddhism
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Just Buddhism

Hello dear friends, What is the scope of buddhism? Is it just humans? Humans and animals? Everything that ever was and will be? Or do different parts of the Buddhist Dharma have different scopes? For example, do the four noble truths (truth of suffering, its cause, its cessation, and the path to ces...
by tomschwarz
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

http://discovermagazine.com/2009/may/01-the-biocentric-universe-life-creates-time-space-cosmos And as I go deeper into my Zen practice, And as I am about half way through re-reading Biocentrism, My conclusion about the book Biocentrism is: Holy sh**, that’s a really great book! —Ralph Levinson, Pro...
by tomschwarz
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

Body is seed of karma, check. Thank you....
by tomschwarz
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

Yes. Thst is it. As best i can understand it. Your second option describes it well. ..of course the tricky part that you got at there is how absolute truth/emptiness/interdependence spins up into "existing as a not self". But that could be very natural evolution of life (to point where karma comes i...
by tomschwarz
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Practicing while in hospital
Replies: 15
Views: 908

Re: Practicing while in hospital

definitely a great place to contemplate on impermanence. Bazaar how insanely transformational caring for those in excrutiating chronic pain is.... suggestion: tonglen Take it take it take it in, their all night moaning, agony. At your empty heart that energy naturaly transforms, without renunciatio...
by tomschwarz
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Amazing story of paying karmic debt
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: Amazing story of paying karmic debt

Its true. But question, just how trivial is this human situation? I mean, i have feelings, good bad and ugly. This man had feelings, surely, good bad and ugly, as do you two. So how do you go from the trivialization of human extinction to the stable and long term idea of improving karma across lifet...
by tomschwarz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are humans forever?
Replies: 11
Views: 746

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: 11
Views: 746

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: 11
Views: 746

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: 11
Views: 746

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 ...

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