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by tomschwarz
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 3 types of laziness
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Re: 3 types of laziness

I don't find this threefold categorization helpful. There is Executive dysfunction . To external observers, it looks like laziness, and the person with executive dysfunction sometimes internalizes this view about themselves as well, thinking of themselves as "lazy." Seen from the perspect...
by tomschwarz
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 3 types of laziness
Replies: 11
Views: 232

3 types of laziness

Hello brothers and sisters, His holiness the dalai lama of Tibet explained that there are three types of laziness 1 procrastination 2 negative actions/indulgence in chores and unhealthy activities 3 demoralised mental state His holiness added that the antidote for the first two is to understand/focu...
by tomschwarz
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering

let's talk about the conventional truth that is not suffering. How does that work for you? When I am for example becoming angry, lose patience by actions like taking the Liberating Dharma as worldly things to grasp, discouraging fellows who wish to be freed…, then expecting Compassion is like expec...
by tomschwarz
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering

Agreed. So let's talk about the conventional truth that is not suffering. How does that work for you? How do you describe that?

Or is the conventional truth only not suffering when you relate to it from the ultimate truth/perspective/awareness/understanding?
by tomschwarz
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering

Conventional truth itself is not suffering*, grasping at conventional truth is suffering. *but ordinary beings inherently grasp so some environments will just appear to be nothing but suffering like hells and temporary hells (places of intense violence and death on Earth for example). Super topic k...
by tomschwarz
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering

So fast forward to enlightenment, you look out and still see the conventional truth (and the ultimate truth in one cognitive event). So that would be the ephemeral passing existance of conditioned (caused) phenomena (effect). Seeing that without grasping, it transforms into dependent origination/emp...
by tomschwarz
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering

In other words, isn't it true that all suffering is caused by the conventional truth and not the ultimate truth? All contaminated phenomena are suffering. So grasping at anything that arises from causes and conditions will result in suffering. Grasping at conventional truth is suffering. But conven...
by tomschwarz
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness is liberation
Replies: 28
Views: 773

Re: Emptiness is liberation

Regarding the union of the two truths ... Some masters say: we know but we know not what is to be known. Or like Jetsunma La advices: stop identifying with the known, but with that which knows . ( that is not a thing, not a one) by which there is directly looking within: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
by tomschwarz
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Conventional Truth is not only Suffering
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Conventional Truth is not only Suffering

Hello sisters and brothers, With as much as we align the ultimate truth/ emptiness with removing conflicted mental states and bringing about enlightenment, it is inviting to think that the other truth, the conventional truth, is/creates/goes hand in hand with suffering and pain. In Buddhism, we beli...
by tomschwarz
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness is liberation
Replies: 28
Views: 773

Re: Emptiness is liberation

emptiness is liberation. there is some fine print ))), first off, there is the idea that direct realization of emptiness makes you an arya being. but to then become a buddha, you need to also have bodhicitta. but that is a "guide rail" to keep you on the path... ....in reality, if you are ...
by tomschwarz
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness is liberation
Replies: 28
Views: 773

Re: Emptiness is liberation

The Mahayana says that the relationship of nirvana and samsara is the final ultimate ....where did you read that? I have not seen the term "final ultimate ", do you mean some final and ultimate realisation? ....I am certain that there will be no final ultimate realisation. Because in time...
by tomschwarz
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness is liberation
Replies: 28
Views: 773

Re: Emptiness is liberation

Emptiness is liberation when it is empty of self(me) - empty of other (forms, things, ones) = is nondual Nature – Buddha Nature. This cannot be explained in concepts, even there can be many concepts about. Appearances and emptiness are not two. As long as there is the idea of self popping up, is th...
by tomschwarz
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness is liberation
Replies: 28
Views: 773

Emptiness is liberation

Hello sisters and brothers, If there are three doors to liberation, and each of those doors consist of a subset of the 8 characteristics of emptiness (Siddhartha Gautama, Nagarjuna, his holiness the dalai lama, etc...), is it fair to say that emptiness realisation is liberation? - emptiness the thin...
by tomschwarz
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: What you let into your mind

:namaste: it is when we stop thinking that we are able to see. Shamatha and Zazen is also about clearing the mind of thought. Thought though still has a role to play. To be averse to all thought is a dharma sickness? Oh yes. Wonderful topic, what are the positive possibilities of conceptual thought...
by tomschwarz
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: What you let into your mind

http://www.lamrim.com/archive/hhdl/mp3/16k/Heart_Wisdom-HH_Dalai_Lama-Heart_Sutra_pt5-051901.mp3 See 50 min through 56 min. The heart Sutra is referring to the 3 doors to liberation (not three doors to emptiness, my mistake) White Lotus, not thinking is not dharma sickness. When you meditate and do ...
by tomschwarz
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: What you let into your mind

I am reflecting about all these inspirations. I think we are often over-focussing on appearances/labels guided by our ideation-thoughts as we experience our own being as a labelled appearance as well. Then we put for example those out our heart-mind, we feel not comfortable with. Competition? In sp...
by tomschwarz
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: What you let into your mind

Great poem muni )))) Johnny I understood you, and I agreed with you. Muni is also making this point. And furthermore, I have felt it for a long time: the wisdom of sameness (natural transformation of pride). I actually believe that no one is any better or worse, smarter or dummer. And I actually bel...
by tomschwarz
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 26
Views: 715

Re: What you let into your mind

Still not sure what you mean by keeping someone in or out of my mind. Perhaps you would be kind enough to elaborate. From Kim's link Contrary to certain psychological theories, the human mind is not a hermetically sealed chamber enclosing a personality unalterably shaped by biology and infantile ex...
by tomschwarz
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What you let into your mind
Replies: 26
Views: 715

What you let into your mind

Hello brothers and sisters, Monasteries and Universities all over the world keep people out. Buddhists are advised not to associate with degenerate people. And most people lock the door to their home, to separate and isolate themselves from other people. Understood. But then, many of those monks and...
by tomschwarz
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Overcoming jealousy
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Overcoming jealousy

Hmm.... sitting meditation will help (half lotus, back straight, eyes half closed, no conceptual thought) focus on accepting all as it is. But then also, conceptually there is natural transformation (without renunciation) of jealousy into the pristine cognition of accomplishment. But what is real ac...

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