Search found 2070 matches

by LastLegend
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

Some insist Bodhi is beyond just release of attachments. When the emotional and conceptual hindrances are released, the buddha-nature can manifest. What more one would need? It’s a process. It’s easy to be mistaken for passing the gate of samsara because the subtle self talk still happens-residue o...
by LastLegend
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How to develop Bodhicitta?
Replies: 20
Views: 708

Re: How to develop Bodhicitta?

That’s a hard one. Lol
by LastLegend
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Layers
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Layers

👍
by LastLegend
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about awareness as enabler; Moved from Open Dharma
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: Question about awareness as enabler; Moved from Open Dharma

Astus,

Good reading sir but I am not playing that game lol. I will say the river and the ocean are different as we study but consolidation at some point. What is the characteristic of the king?

Thanks,
by LastLegend
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about awareness as enabler; Moved from Open Dharma
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: Question about awareness as enabler

Astus wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:56 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:31 pm
Yogacara... In contrast to Madhyamika...
As far as the teachings of Asanga and Vasubandhu are concerned, object and subject are mutually dependent, and realising objects to be fabrications also removes the subject perceiving that.
Hmmm. Simple as that?
by LastLegend
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Layers
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Layers

What’s the difference between recognizing and discriminating? The teaching is one right such as there is a need for reconsolidation in practice like merging the river with the ocean.
by LastLegend
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

Thank you, your answer was clear and helpful. I think I was not having rebirth into the equation. This makes me think, however: can one be a Buddhist without having a belief in rebirth? I find the idea of sunyata very insightful but I find it difficult to believe in rebirth. If we take rebirth off ...
by LastLegend
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

Taking side is precisely what causes rebirth. This is a severe misinterpretation in my opinion, I remember it being common in the Western Zen world. There is a difference between right view as a container for your practices and experiences - which makes for a stable container (providing one has sta...
by LastLegend
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

Taking side is precisely what causes rebirth.
by LastLegend
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 34
Views: 910

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

Hello everyone, I have a question concerning the relationship of death and enlightenment/sunyata. I would like to frame this question in the context of a concrete branch of Buddhism, but my knowledge only amounts to frame it into a general mahayana and post-madhyamika framework. My question, simply...
by LastLegend
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about awareness as enabler; Moved from Open Dharma
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: Question about awareness as enabler

Rick, Yes, I agree, it's very subtle this 'clear knowing' thingie. I've tried to nail it down many times, but failed. Lol. You can’t nail it! There's another aspect to clear knowing (or at least my interpretation of what it means) that interests me. It's the difference between what I'd call unconsci...
by LastLegend
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about awareness as enabler; Moved from Open Dharma
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: Question about awareness as enabler

It's a way of putting things I borrowed from someone who probably borrowed it from a nonduality teaching: Awareness is like a light that is eternally shining forth. It is this light that makes objects 'visible' so that they can be perceived and experienced. Yes...true... translation of shine in Chi...
by LastLegend
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about awareness as enabler; Moved from Open Dharma
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: Question about awareness as enabler

Rick,

Shine as in what?
by LastLegend
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about awareness as enabler; Moved from Open Dharma
Replies: 38
Views: 476

Re: Question about awareness as enabler

If you are asking whether one can simply have bare awareness of phenomena without further conceptual analysis of things, judging things, setting up what we like and dislike, yes. It happens all the time to everyone. We just usually aren't aware of it. No, the 'bare awareness' you describe is not wh...
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 1501

Re: Edgar here, why are you?

edgar_d wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Thought a Buddhist forum would be about facing the delusion and ignorance head-on, but frankly, can't seem to make heads or tails of most threads.

Do you folks come to the forum, looking to awaken or is there another purpose?
Please forgive the human self.
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Consciousness as wisdom and consciousness as delusion
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Consciousness as wisdom and consciousness as delusion

Consciousness as wisdom is characterized as clarity (knowing clearly mind faculties) as opposed to the creation (of polarity) imposed by consciousness that’s delusion.
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: thoughts vs. emotions
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: thoughts vs. emotions

My limited grasp of Abhidharma leads me to believe that emotions are just mind sensations, or sensory objects of mind. So that means they are no different to thoughts. Although emotions like fear or anger, for example, seem to take place in the body (feeling), they actually belong to mind; though t...
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: thoughts vs. emotions
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: thoughts vs. emotions

🤙
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: thoughts vs. emotions
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: thoughts vs. emotions

Thought is more of imprint habits from multiple past life characterized as delusion sustained and perpetuated by discriminating consciousness and intention. Emotion is more on the side of fruits or effects. All together is roughly called ignorance.
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature
Replies: 35
Views: 1328

Re: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature

If it is not defined what discrimination is, how could its appearance be identified? I'm asking you, because it seems I have a different view about discrimination than you do, so it'd be better if you could specify what you mean by it. Okay. I can’t define it it’s not a thing. It can be pointed out...

Go to advanced search