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by LastLegend
Fri May 29, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

We will do multiple choice from now on. Hello to you, A question Please What is Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’ ? A) There is no the Absolute B) There is the Absolute C) The Absolute is seemingly an experience that can only be described by enlightened beings but we are not their experience. D) ...
by LastLegend
Fri May 29, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

When you interject into threads with your "practice", you do kind of force it on others. But we're free to ignore you also, I suppose. A practice on here would be I am not drawn my own self karma to karma of others on here, is it easy? I don’t think so. Drawn to my own karma (self: conceit, irritat...
by LastLegend
Fri May 29, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

Queequeg wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 6:09 pm
When you interject into threads with your "practice", you do kind of force it on others. But we're free to ignore you also, I suppose.
A practice on here would be I am not drawn my own self karma to karma of others on here, is it easy? I don’t think so.
by LastLegend
Fri May 29, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

The problem is, unless people have been around a while, its not obvious that you're just trying to practice with your posts. Maybe you need a disclaimer in your signature or something. "If it appears I'm not making any sense, its because I'm trying to put into words the experience of the inconceiva...
by LastLegend
Fri May 29, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

I personally disagree with the way the question is answered. A lot of times I don’t personally ask myself the right questions either. I know it’s not the best practice for TOS, but question like what is the absolute should one to look and experience it? It’s not an easy thing to do. Not an easy tas...
by LastLegend
Fri May 29, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

I personally disagree with the way the question is answered. A lot of times I don’t personally ask myself the right questions either. I know it’s not the best practice for TOS, but question like what is the absolute should one to look and experience it? It’s not an easy thing to do. Not an easy task...
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

npr wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:45 pm
Malcolm wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 6:38 pm
There is no absolute, so how can Zen have a standpoint regarding it?
Negating it is also a stand.
It depends on how confused you are. You can call a table without being confused likewise can you call it Absolute without being deluded?
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

I only saw it in a translation of Huang Po's teaching
To me it seems clear that there must be something changeless and unconditioned to perceive all empty and ever changing phenomena.
There is. How can we be it?
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Dharani to develop mental strength
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Dharani to develop mental strength

Hello Is there any Dharani’s of common Mahayana sutra class that require no transmission that help cultivate mental strength? It has to be non-tantric that is freely available and open. Thanks I was in this situation the habit of anxiety and fear. Find a diet that’s free of animals. Recommend buckw...
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

If following aspirations, if there is no thoughts arise we have to arise them.
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

Notice: Maitreya’s method perfect samadhi method of consciousness only and this perfect samadhi at consciousness has transcended to no dharmas and self, and has reached Buddha nature /nature of consciousness. Upali’s method is still at consciousness or awareness which through discipline of mind and ...
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

but only for the sake of the delusional beings enticed by it. :smile: What, do bodhisattvas never have fun? only when it's someone else's, from what I've heard. I think it’s very possible given awareness is seen, and any thoughts arise can be stopped in that awareness. And have no worldly desire ot...
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

I am suspecting based on my delusional thought there might be an Arahant on this forum. Probably among the first things Arahants abandon is the internet. Bodhisattvas, however, might continue to visit, but only for the sake of the delusional beings enticed by it. :smile: but only for the sake of th...
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

I am suspecting based on my delusional thought there might be an Arahant on this forum.
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

There are samadhis of Arahants and Bodhisattvas, although Avalokiteshvara has become a Buddha from many past life. There is distinction between Samadhis. Which one is the Absolute? Here is the rest: The Buddha Asks the Twenty-five Great Bodhisattvas and Great Arhats How They Attained Enlightenment T...
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

Aha! In that statement, the age-old trap that ensnares almost every Dharma student: “What does it depend on?” This is what happens, starting with the premise of something truly existent, and then afterwards, trying to dissect it to see what it’s made from. And the problem with that is, you can’t ge...
by LastLegend
Thu May 28, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

It depends on the individual it happens that someone can make a big leap right away to the Absolute just hearing a line from someone (even if that someone is still deluded). This is very unique because that person has a simple mind and had great aspirations in their past life. Either that or that pe...
by LastLegend
Wed May 27, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

Probably because of stuff like this: " Giving rise to thought is erroneous, and any speculation about it with our ordinary faculties is inapplicable, irrelevant and inaccurate. " ~Huang-po, Chung-Ling Record My teacher told me once that zen does not really do explanations, it does demonstrations. I...
by LastLegend
Wed May 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’
Replies: 129
Views: 1608

Re: Zen’s stand regarding ‘The Absolute’

No. We are not going back there.

We are going back to the Absolute!

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