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by Bonko
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Reconciliation
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Reconciliation

Only then, do the aggressors come to realize the import of what they have done, ...or not. From buddhist point of view the realisation of "the others" is not in the focus. The issue is mainly about "How do I deal with agressors?" I would have thought that the issue (regardless of whether it is a Bu...
by Bonko
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Reconciliation
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Reconciliation

It's a weird and apparently illogical thing, but peace and reconciliation only arise when the victims, themselves, forgive their aggressors. This applies on all levels: the child (as an adult) forgiving the abuser; the persecuted minority forgiving the dominant majority, etc. Only then, do the aggre...
by Bonko
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Eleven Nations of North America
Replies: 36
Views: 3018

Re: The Eleven Nations of North America

A piece of land only belongs to the ones who conquered it. They form the laws, the vanquished write the folk songs. In the case of white Americans, I suspect there is an element of bottom shifting discomfort. They conquered the land and pushed the natives into reservations because it suited their ow...
by Bonko
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Chan
Topic: Universes in form of turtle?
Replies: 7
Views: 2440

Re: Universes in form of turtle?

Aemilius wrote:Universe in the form of a wheel is mentioned in Sutra and Abhidharma, I have seen it in many books.
Some of us may have already noticed the ubiquitous, wheel analogy in the title of this website. :thinking:

Bonko
by Bonko
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non duality for teenagers
Replies: 25
Views: 2090

Re: Non duality for teenagers

Is there any info available about non duality for teenagers? Eckhart Tolle mentions that this should be the single core subject taught in schools, 'who am i 101', but who works with young people and how do we brings kids to see what this is? Thanks So .... because Tolle mentions that it should be a...
by Bonko
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Story: Falling Beads
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Story: Falling Beads

Dexing wrote::thanks:
You are most welcome,

Bonko

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by Bonko
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Vision going blurry?
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: Vision going blurry?

[quote="mddrill"]while sitting sometimes my vision goes blurry and my eyes start to hurt
and sometimes they start to close on their own

does anyone have advice on this?

Well, stop it doing it then!!

For pete's sake,

Donko
by Bonko
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:09 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Sit with lights on or off?
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Sit with lights on or off?

Well, personally, I prefer a bit of 'mild' light .. because, if you come to ... unexpectedly .. in complete darkness, you may .... catch fright .. and see .. a demon.
It's not nice,

Bonko
by Bonko
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Eleven Nations of North America
Replies: 36
Views: 3018

Re: The Eleven Nations of North America

The Eleven Nations of North America . A few years ago Malcolm proposed a similar thesis. Of course this view encompasses North America and not just the United States, which I view basically as a monoculture (or really more of a homogeneous barbarism). North America *is* multinational, composed of a...
by Bonko
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What Translations are you the most eager about?
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: What Translations are you the most eager about?

I'm very much looking forward to the 84000 project's expected translations of the Samadhiraja Sutra and the Perfection of Wisdom in 25,000 lines. What translations are everyone else exited about? I am not particularly aware of any upcoming translations about anything. I saw a spire on a church rece...
by Bonko
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Thoughts on love
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Thoughts on love

Well, today is Valentine's Day. Here is a quote about love I came across today that I like very much: " Love is the only cause of happiness. Its nature is all-pervasive like space. Love is the sunlight of the mind. " -HE Garchen Rinpoche. Perhaps others can offer up quotes on love that have a Buddh...
by Bonko
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Non duality for teenagers
Replies: 25
Views: 2090

Re: Non duality for teenagers

Maybe teenagers can learn to more care for all, mutual care. Less focus on theys mselves, less "I must get higher points", "I must be the best", "I must be as important as others", I ............all these are creating the idea of an isolated individual and much stress as result. One example could b...
by Bonko
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why there is so much suffering?
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Why there is so much suffering?

According to Sadhguru. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMkOhmjJhk0 SadGuru’s argument seems to go along the lines: We suffer because we have gone beyond the realm of animals who have no choice but to just live by their instincts. But, we have the choice – to choose suffering or liberation. However,...
by Bonko
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Story: Falling Beads
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: Story: Falling Beads

Is anyone familiar with a story of beads falling from the sky and a person attempting to pick them all up, but the more they pick up the more they drop as they overflow? One can imagine the moral of the story, but I don't remember the details and can't find it. :shrug: :namaste: Sounds like one of ...
by Bonko
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen smell, Zen stink and Zen pong
Replies: 139
Views: 14734

Re: Zen smell, Zen stink and Zen pong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5XnFAcjAJY Just watched this video. Brilliant, couldn't stop laughing. Love the lines: He's so unmaterial, almost ethereal, He eats organic cereal. His aura is so bright, His chakras are so tight. :thumbsup: Bonko Chief Abbot 25th in lineage to Sum Choo Fat Bon-King...
by Bonko
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bodhidharma's mind and form
Replies: 37
Views: 4072

Re: Bodhidharma's mind and form

I don't have the answer you are expecting, and I have not experienced anything special. All I can do is quote ancient masters. So, what was the answer I was expecting? I wasn't expecting a specific answer. But, everything you have said was an answer of sorts, so thank you for that. You are experien...
by Bonko
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bodhidharma's mind and form
Replies: 37
Views: 4072

Re: Bodhidharma's mind and form

I don't have the answer you are expecting, and I have not experienced anything special. All I can do is quote ancient masters. So, what was the answer I was expecting? I wasn't expecting a specific answer. But, everything you have said was an answer of sorts, so thank you for that. You are experien...
by Bonko
Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bodhidharma's mind and form
Replies: 37
Views: 4072

Re: Bodhidharma's mind and form

Agreed. Yet, there are many who reach an answer and stop, the shutters come down, and they stop listening. They form a Sacred Cow which must be worshipped and woe to anyone who says differently. That's the game isn't it. Luckily, we don't have to play that. The flavor is liberation from suffering. ...
by Bonko
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bodhidharma's mind and form
Replies: 37
Views: 4072

Re: Bodhidharma's mind and form

Sorry, are you saying, then, that an inquiring mind which questions and challenges, is to be frowned upon, to be shunned, spurned and avoided? No. However, you can reach an answer you have a desire for. Then start a new one, and a new one. For someone who has had much to say about what awareness, f...
by Bonko
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Bodhidharma's mind and form
Replies: 37
Views: 4072

Re: Bodhidharma's mind and form

And? A house is a house. A tree is a tree. Yes. You see it's more than that? Who is trying to confirm it? Not necessarily. If I question someone's action or belief, it doesn't necessarily mean there is any doubt on my part. That's different from questioning what/who you are. It's the problem when y...