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by LastLegend
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Introducing myself

Welcome...

We’ve got many boats here.
by LastLegend
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Oops
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Oops

That’s between you and Buddhas when you sincerely ask them to bring you to enlightenment has nothing to do with me. You might be making a deal with the devils and only regret later. When you are in terrible suffering you call them, definitely not me because I don’t know how to purify or bring you to...
by LastLegend
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Oops
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Oops

:lol:
by LastLegend
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Oops
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Oops

I don't get where you are going or what this means. But in the latter day of the law their are these myriads of Bodhisattvas who take up the whole Bodhisattva thing... My teacher gave Chinese analogy: before a carp turns into a dragon, it has to swim up to leap the waterfalls. It’s arduous journey ...
by LastLegend
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Oops
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Oops

from nichirenlibrary of the soka gakki https://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/wnd-1/Content/47 i too have many a oops moment.. but this cleared up a lot for me.. the essential nature of phenomena is MyoHo RenGe . yes it has the aspect of being empty but at the same time it is not another name for Sunya...
by LastLegend
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?
Replies: 29
Views: 964

Re: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?

One way or another, sooner or later, merit displays it's self as the nature of its complete accumulations, in the activities and actions that bring beings to liberation. Disagree! Merit alone might not be enough. Supposed that a monk has accumulated merit all his life but has not reached samadhi of...
by LastLegend
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Oops
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Oops

I fell for it, took emptiness as a view, failed to get that emptiness too is empty. It's understandable ... we non-enlighteneds need something to hold onto ... and, after all, Mahayana talks endlessly of the right view. But still, what a grand irony, enshrining that which un-enshrines everything, i...
by LastLegend
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Oops
Replies: 13
Views: 411

Re: Oops

I fell for it, took emptiness as a view, failed to get that emptiness too is empty. It's understandable ... we non-enlighteneds need something to hold onto ... and, after all, Mahayana talks endlessly of the right view. But still, what a grand irony, enshrining that which un-enshrines everything, i...
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?
Replies: 29
Views: 964

Re: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?

Bodhichitta has aspiration, action and ultimate. All three are bodhichitta. This is explained by the Diamond Sutra. With due respect, it’s correct. How does one with samadhi of emptiness work with sentient beings isn’t clearly discussed? By not conceptualizing I and other and naturally assisting If...
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?
Replies: 29
Views: 964

Re: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?

What do you call a Mahayana view? It’s not simply Bodhicitta as having no bad harmful thoughts towards any sentient beings and that’s it. I call Bodhicitta the great samadhi of emptiness. What do you call emptiness? Bodhichitta has aspiration, action and ultimate. All three are bodhichitta. This is...
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Emptiness and the Diamond Sutra
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Emptiness and the Diamond Sutra

Platform Sutra says Maha means great Prajna means wisdom. Great wisdom cannot be anything artificially created whether we know that we create it or not. It must be by default already operating.
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?
Replies: 29
Views: 964

Re: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?

Astus wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:40 pm
LastLegend wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:33 pmLet’s take some example: in quietness state, without interpretations you hear a bird chirping what is nature of mind?
What species of bird is chirping?
I don’t know. :lol:
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?
Replies: 29
Views: 964

Re: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?

What do you call emptiness? That appearances are empty of (i.e. without) any independent essence or characteristic. I’ll play big today out of personal frustration and will have to reject that as school knowledge of mathematics. Let’s take some example: in quietness state, without interpretations y...
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?
Replies: 29
Views: 964

Re: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?

The reason why your view should not be accepted is because it’s not a Mahayana view. What do you call a Mahayana view? It’s not simply Bodhicitta as having no bad harmful thoughts towards any sentient beings and that’s it. I call Bodhicitta the great samadhi of emptiness. What do you call emptiness?
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is consciousness seen as something impermanent? (2)
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Why is consciousness seen as something impermanent? (2)

Let’s flesh out today what is nature of mind? Using one’s own experience to describe it. But first: what do you call mind? Nice question. I don’t know. The body of mind is not limited to just thoughts because thoughts cannot know itself. There is consciousness which it’s not agreed upon what it is ...
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is consciousness seen as something impermanent? (2)
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Why is consciousness seen as something impermanent? (2)

How can Buddhas even act or interact without any type of awareness at all? The problem begins at one's ideas about what buddhahood and what awareness means. Those are already complicated topics. One option is to go by the Yogacara explanation of the eight consciousnesses transformed to the four wis...
by LastLegend
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?
Replies: 29
Views: 964

Re: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?

I think this misses the forest for the trees. To say that karma is truly individual is to say that it is independent. That is not the case. No matter how you parse it, you can say that karma affects the individual (whatever that means), but of course, this maturation will inevitably affect others. ...
by LastLegend
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Emptiness and the Diamond Sutra
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Emptiness and the Diamond Sutra

Astus wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:17 pm
LastLegend wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:37 pmMahaprajna itself is not in the ken of conceptual practice. Not in the ken of second vehicle.
What is conceptual in nonabiding?
If you say non-abiding it already invokes a certain way, Mahaprajna by default itself already non-abiding.
by LastLegend
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?
Replies: 29
Views: 964

Re: What are the (spiritual) physics behind dedicating merit?

Astus wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Matt J wrote: Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:28 pm The question is: how can you NOT share merit? Everyone is connected interdependently. If we take emptiness seriously, there are no lines or boundaries that separate anything from everything.
Karma is always individual.
Why?
by LastLegend
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Emptiness and the Diamond Sutra
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Emptiness and the Diamond Sutra

If thought alone is the problem? I don’t find knowledge can penetrate the great emptiness. It only serves its purpose to get closer to it. 'Within continuing moments of thought one should not think of the previous [mental] realm. If one thinks of the previous thought, the present thought, and the l...

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