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If even the state of buddhahood is an illusion, attaining the two benefits of buddhahood is also an illusion. Why should any being even bother with the Dharma? Like birds taking a shower in the river, they immerse themselves. All the bodhisattvas all carry a weapon. Van Thu Su Loi.jpg Van Thu Su Lo...
Like birds taking a shower in the river, they immerse themselves. All the bodhisattvas all carry a weapon.Sherab wrote: If even the state of buddhahood is an illusion, attaining the two benefits of buddhahood is also an illusion. Why should any being even bother with the Dharma?
When I discuss a subject with others, I make it a point to read and understand what is being said so that I don't waste the other person's time and effort with a reply that is not to point. Damn. People are lazy these days from smoking that stuff. So please just repeat what you said. You have been ...
- Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:40 am
- Forum: Prayers and Aspirations
- Topic: Threatened at work
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I work at an assisted living place for people with mental illness. I advise you to be kind to them, and don't hold any particular thought about them. They are just human. Also pray for them and all other staff members. Try it.
- Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:41 pm
- Forum: East Asian Buddhism
- Topic: From Impermanence to Buddhahood
- Replies: 67
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The nature of all things is Buddha. The nature of all things has no self nature. When the nature of all things is realized, appearance causes and conditions are hidden, yet when manifesting appearance becomes present. Like a TV there is no image when it is off. When you turn it on, you see images.
Yes, but arguably the purpose of Zen is not to "know". It is to go beyond gaining and knowing. “One day Shi Tou’s disciple Dao-Wu asked, ‘What is the essential meaning of buddhadharma?’ “Shi Tou replied, ‘No gaining, no knowing.’ “Dao-Wu then asked, ‘Can you say anything further?’ “Shi Tou answered...