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by tomschwarz
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept everything or change something?

You desire love, and we're taught that we "need" to receive it, but it's not true. Ultimately, we have to accept the fact that our karma is what it is, and nothing is ordained for us to receive. ...one more point/question to add... "we're taught that we "need" to receive it (...love...), but its no...
by tomschwarz
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept everything or change something?

it is not so easy when someone does not love you that is suppose to love you. Think about that statement again... it would be nice if everyone loved you, but we're conditioned by karma. We can't say that anyone is "supposed to" love us; we can only say that we wish they did. We may also be able to ...
by tomschwarz
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

....what is it to be loved? Feeling not alone, feeling kind attention from other, feeling pleasurable physical contact. So that is where "gone" comes in. Because when i am not "gone"when i am here, very much forging on with the futile attempts at immortal empire, i need love. Then its about me, my n...
by tomschwarz
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept everything or change something?

Hello friends, Should I accept everything as is (meditate, see dependent origination of all things, all things are empty of inherent existence, wisdom of discernment, wisdom of sameness, etc...)? Should I change something (tackle conflicted mental states, learn to love others with tonglen practice,...
by tomschwarz
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

That context will be as part of a raft of other practices that balance each other and will ALWAYS be in the context of a personal relationship with a teacher. Or they are not really Vajrayana. Simon do you accept that "really Vajrayana" and "not realy Vajrayana are temporary? Soon there will be no ...
by tomschwarz
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept everything or change something?

May I ask, impartial respect-acceptance and strong individuality, how this goes together? Ps Fleeting posts, topic? Ya i got this muni.... The child has the fire. To create, to project his/herself, the theater, then their reality is waking sleeping dreams friends yummy food creative food school hom...
by tomschwarz
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept everything or change something?

"...then we can work with the negative aspects of our experience and transform them into positive ones." ...i am finally getting the view/vs barley flour idea and seeing how it related to the quote above. the relationship is: view -- acceptance/ absolute truth barley flour -- self-criticism/self co...
by tomschwarz
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

"be mindful, don't hang on to anything, let go and surrender to the way things are" ... Don’t recall. Don’t imagine. Don’t think. Don’t examine. Don’t control. Rest. (Let go of what has passed. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don’t try to figure anything out. Don’t try to ...
by tomschwarz
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

practice a path that addresses afflictions in a more direct manner, then the outlook is different. This is very compelling.... ....when i was 15 and first introduced to Buddhism (by way of CTR), i had (previously) decided that all of the worlds problems hinged on the fear of rejection and the fear ...
by tomschwarz
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality
Replies: 363
Views: 30920

Re: Advaitin vs. Buddhist takes on awareness/reality

this master must have refined his insight to a degree that others have not. There no accomplishment that you or any master (even crazy wise ones) will ever attain, that othrs have not. Think of enlightenment as subtraction more than addition (see removing obscuration/buddha nature/etc...). Dont for...
by tomschwarz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nagarjuna on Awareness
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Nagarjuna on Awareness

for almost anything i say, almost always, the opposite is quite true. Or neither what you say nor the opposite nor anything in-between is true OR not true. Oy! :jawdrop: ))) that's funny ....right my friend, that is the point. and a jumping off point. after anxiety, tension, not being understood, n...
by tomschwarz
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Proper Buddhist meditation room
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: Proper Buddhist meditation room

Amazing.... thanks Muni. Great tips... ..so who are the ansestors??? Bazaar to see that in Buddhism... first rime for me. Do they mean dinosaurs? I do sometimes stretch when ending or starting meditation time. And i do this thing, half lotus left elbo to the floor, right hand reaching uo to the ciel...
by tomschwarz
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nagarjuna on Awareness
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Nagarjuna on Awareness

. You're experiencing 'grasping' when you ask the question. ))) you are experiencing grasping when you say the amswer )) ...am i experiencing grasping now? Maybe, but less. Why? Well first off, (while i say) anything i say, i have that better half working (usually) based on samadhi (seated meditati...
by tomschwarz
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1618

Re: ahimsa and pest control

But first off, noble truth #1, we are all going to die and suffer a great deal of sickness which is resl hell, no mater what. So within the reality of the three types of suffering, appreciating the right of all sentient beings to happiness can be a pathway to liberation, no question. But its always...
by tomschwarz
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

What does 'gone' mean here? Right... ...this is getting all "skin" out if the "game". Maybe when we train in meditation, samatha, we develop (or active/unveil) anpther part of our mind that can work in parallel with the rest. So if you agree with that, "gone" eould be an egoless mind that is active...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1618

Re: ahimsa and pest control

Understood. But what do you think about the emptiness aspect of what you are talking about? In other words, emptiness, or the realization of dependant origination is seen as the basis of liberation from samsara. How do yiu reconcile the emptiness realization of killing insects deliberately at home,...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

How would a description of those experiences, out of a context of a relationship with a teacher and out of particular Buddhist meditative disciplines help you? ...first jesse my practice is buddhism: ethics meditation wisdom. These very much as defined in the six perfections. Mostly Tibetan buddhis...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 1618

Re: ahimsa and pest control

Understood. But what do you think about the emptiness aspect of what you are talking about? In other words, emptiness, or the realization of dependant origination is seen as the basis of liberation from samsara. How do yiu reconcile the emptiness realization of killing insects deliberately at home, ...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

And in your life? I meant to ask for similar or different experiences that other practitioners have/have had....?
by tomschwarz
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 52
Views: 1673

Accept, respect, love, gone

Hello friends,

That is basically my experience, 18 y.o. to present (50 y.o.). What comes next? In other words, i learned to accept reality as is, to respect all experiences of others, to care for them and to die (gone). What comes next?

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