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by Misty
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2157

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

"In the system of yogacāra, there are seven cognizing consciousnesses: the five physical sense consciousnesses; mental consciousness; and afflicted consciousness, which apprehends phenomena as "I or mine." The ālayavijñāna is simply a repository for the traces created by the other consciousnesses an...
by Misty
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2157

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

Thank you
by Misty
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2157

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

"The alaya is neither an object of cognition nor a cognizing consciousness." Are the teachings on the alaya used as an illustration to help us see, recognize and understand how we relate to things/objects when our consciousness is influenced by the knowledge obscuration? if so, What is the cognizing...
by Misty
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2157

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

"No, this is at the level of the ultimate result, whether practicing either trekcho or thogal."

Thank you
by Misty
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rigpa and Alayavijnana
Replies: 53
Views: 2157

Re: Rigpa and Alayavijnana

"In Dzogchen, the ālaya is discarded, not purified."

Is this called "Togal"?
by Misty
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 73
Views: 3889

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

Thank you 😊
by Misty
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum
Replies: 73
Views: 3889

Re: Wisdom Academy - Moved from Tibetan Forum

In explaining the origin of suffering in detail, does Dzochen practice bring into observation the process of suffering, showing that first subtle footing and its progression? In DZochen practice, is it possible to observe this process in action? Does the practice of seeing, recognizing and understan...
by Misty
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Feeling lack of community, advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 597

Re: Feeling lack of community, advice?

It can be a struggle to reconnect in communities that have increasingly become disconnected. Sometimes I volunteer with a local catholic group too, not hiding my religious beliefs, and have always felt warmly welcomed, cared for and valued but I understand and respect that this is not the case in so...
by Misty
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Dying and Death
Topic: Loving those who have died
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Loving those who have died

I find these beautiful words comforting when I'm remembering those I love who have died. "Grief, I've learned, is really love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your ches...
by Misty
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Schrodinger's Tathagatagharbha?
Replies: 20
Views: 862

Re: Schrodinger's Tathagatagharbha?

I think "Buddha potential" serves the function of a compass.
We can pull it from our pocket and check our intentions and activity.
If we find our direction has shifted, we can make corrections.
by Misty
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

Re: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit

Thank you so much.
I'm finding your posts helpful.
OM MANI PEME HUNG :heart:
by Misty
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

Re: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit

Thank you
I find this helpful.
by Misty
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

Re: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit

I'm finding it helpful right now to see that the meaning of emotions that I have grown up with is not necessarily the same as what is meant in the teachings. I've struggled with this because I think I have learned the teachings in a way that has caused myself additional suffering and this has hinder...
by Misty
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: emotional literacy and accumulation of merit
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

emotional literacy and accumulation of merit

Does the development of a more nuanced understanding of our feelings and emotions compliment the accumulation of merit? It seems to me that this is part of what samatha an vipassana meditation reveal in regards to relative truth. For example, rather than identifying with a generalized feeling of ang...
by Misty
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What exactly is equanimity?
Replies: 60
Views: 2486

Re: What exactly is equanimity?

I find Bhikku Bodhi's description of equanimity helpful I believe the "divine abodes" are the same as The Four Immeasurables. " It is evenness of mind, unshakeable freedom of mind, a state of inner equipoise that cannot be upset by gain and loss, honor and dishonor, praise and blame, pleasure and pa...
by Misty
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Being "in the thought"
Replies: 38
Views: 2628

Re: Being "in the thought"

Thank you for explaining this Johnny Dangerous I've been exposed to an unreliable guide and I'm now trying to sort out what to set aside and what is authentic dharma that is trustworthy and reliable. I've not had an "authentic flash of the nature of mind" but I think the common experience of things ...
by Misty
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Being "in the thought"
Replies: 38
Views: 2628

Re: Being "in the thought"

I often struggle to cope with all the suffering I see.
Does this kind of investigation and practice help with this?
by Misty
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Being "in the thought"
Replies: 38
Views: 2628

Re: Being "in the thought"

I don't think this is nit-picky at all but something I'm keenly interested in exploring. I think, by "being in a thought" in a typical sense, you have narrowed your attention by excluding all that does not fall within this habitually reduced range of observation. And i think the example the horse wi...
by Misty
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender
Replies: 50
Views: 2506

Re: Obtaining a specific rebirth as a transgender

Hi Agdistis, Sometimes life exposes us to insensitive views others hold that are harmful to our health and well being and its so important that we focus our efforts on recognizing and not internalizing these views. You are inherently worthy of love, care and support, never forget that ❤️ So it's imp...
by Misty
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Spiritual Bypassing & Compassion
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: Spiritual Bypassing & Compassion

Yes, Bodhicitta begins at home. I like the sound of that. 😊 I believe, when we develop our awareness and grow our capacity on a personal level, in a heartfelt way within ourselves and within our close relationships, our families, our sanghas, this becomes a reliable foundation that enables us to exp...

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