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by Supramundane
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4615

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

another possibility is that the brain does not produce the mind, but that it is simply an instrument like a radio receiver. as a result of our perceptions, we then become a center of orientation and a self emerges. but the mind is in fact like a transmission from somewhere outside the body. the bra...
by Supramundane
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4615

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

Having pondered this again, it occurs to me that talking about mind and body is like talking about space and a cup. Space has no shape of its own. And on the one hand, everything is contained in space, including the cup. At the same time, the space inside the cup takes on the shape of the inside of...
by Supramundane
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are madhyamaka and yogacara considered schools of buddhism?
Replies: 63
Views: 1580

Re: Are madhyamaka and yogacara considered schools of buddhism?

I believe there is a tradition of studying four different schools of thought in Tibetan Buddhism and two of them are the ones you mention (someone please correct me if i am wrong). They are essentially from the same source but differ in the way they address certain questions, such as Buddhanature, c...
by Supramundane
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Madhyamaka view distillation
Replies: 20
Views: 490

Re: Madhyamaka view distillation

We are told that the view is difficult, complex, intellectually challenging, not for the faint of cognitive heart. But is it actually? Looking at your suggestion it obviously is. All warnings about the danger of views seem to have been futile. A view that is a non-view is difficult, complex, intell...
by Supramundane
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Where is ‘Mind’?
Replies: 210
Views: 4615

Re: Where is ‘Mind’?

Having pondered this again, it occurs to me that talking about mind and body is like talking about space and a cup. Space has no shape of its own. And on the one hand, everything is contained in space, including the cup. At the same time, the space inside the cup takes on the shape of the inside of...
by Supramundane
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?
Replies: 14
Views: 1208

Re: Exercise and weight loss - waste of time?

:good: The human body was designed to move. This being the case means that very little or no movement causes problems for normal functioning. You have to understand that a human being consists of 90% fluids and these fluids rely on body movement to both stimulate and facilitate the fluid transfer fr...
by Supramundane
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tsunami in a teapot
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Tsunami in a teapot

you call me dismissive, J, but how is media coverage of racism going? has it solved any of the problems? or is it simply fanning the flames and making it worse. in Asia, we prefer to settle problems by consensus... claiming victimhood in the media does no one any good. self-pity is in fact a very n...
by Supramundane
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tsunami in a teapot
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Tsunami in a teapot

admitytedly, i have only been to the US a couple times and very short stays. Its curious that people who have never really spent any time here have us perfectly sized up. but for those who think the US is the capital of racism and slavery, it is far from it. Who suggested anything like that? You as...
by Supramundane
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tsunami in a teapot
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Tsunami in a teapot

It's real, but yes of course the media spins it such that you will keep clicking, watching etc. People are drawn to discord and animosity, not exactly news but there's actual studies on this stuff. Facebook (as one modern example) generally makes people feel like shit, but most keep using it anyway...
by Supramundane
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tsunami in a teapot
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Re: Tsunami in a teapot

I wondered the other day if the current culture wars in the US are based on reality or simply a byproduct of media sensationalism. For instance, if there is no demand for an industry’s goods, it is not unheard of that its leaders will artificially create demand. "hot button' issues like race and cu...
by Supramundane
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Tsunami in a teapot
Replies: 19
Views: 676

Tsunami in a teapot

I wondered the other day if the current culture wars in the US are based on reality or simply a byproduct of media sensationalism. For instance, if there is no demand for an industry’s goods, it is not unheard of that its leaders will artificially create demand. "hot button' issues like race and cul...
by Supramundane
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: minimalist definitions of difficult concepts
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: minimalist definitions of difficult concepts

I think in the sutra I read the word Lego was used but have to re-check lol.
by Supramundane
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Celebrity Culture
Replies: 63
Views: 1387

Re: Celebrity Culture

It is a strange phenomenon but widespread. as someone who was raised in front of a TV set, absent any type of parenting, except occasional random blows and verbal abuse, it is understandable that we seek father/mother-figures and feel we have a relationship with actors on TV, even though we have nev...
by Supramundane
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: minimalist definitions of difficult concepts
Replies: 2
Views: 222

minimalist definitions of difficult concepts

I heard a very pithy explanation of the difference between Mahayana and Theravada: Theravada = what the Buddha wrote. Mahayana = what the Buddha did. It is super reduced but does convey a certain truth and helps encapsulate a Buddhist concept in a phrase. It could be useful for beginners to grasp di...
by Supramundane
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Simile of the Cup, Ajahn Brahm
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Simile of the Cup, Ajahn Brahm

Very useful, thanks.
by Supramundane
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Was Mahayana devised by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Was Mahayana devised by Nagarjuna?

Thanks! I can't take credit for it; I got it from an American Mahanaya teacher. It is simplistic but hits the nail on the head.
by Supramundane
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Was Mahayana devised by Nagarjuna?
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Was Mahayana devised by Nagarjuna?

Theravada: what the Buddha said
Mahayana: what the Buddha did
by Supramundane
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 4507

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

"Buddhist leaders asked the Senate to hold a fair and complete impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in a letter sent to all sitting US senators this week. At least 149 Buddhist teachers, scholars, authors, and practitioners, including Roshi Joan Jiko Halifax, Professor Robert Thurman, Ven. B...
by Supramundane
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 4507

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

"Buddhist leaders asked the Senate to hold a fair and complete impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in a letter sent to all sitting US senators this week. At least 149 Buddhist teachers, scholars, authors, and practitioners, including Roshi Joan Jiko Halifax, Professor Robert Thurman, Ven. B...
by Supramundane
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?
Replies: 187
Views: 4507

Re: Does Buddhism Require You To Be a Liberal?

his translation of le bateau ivre is the best ever

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