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by LastLegend
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Mahayana Sutra references to 4 stages of Hinayana
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: Mahayana Sutra references to 4 stages of Hinayana

Aemelius, What do you make of the claim of the Mahayana sutras that Arhats have further to go and must proceed to attain Buddhahood eventually? It seems not every Mahayana sutra is in agreement on this. Some praise the attainments of the sravakas as being comparable to bodhisattvas. Some denigrate ...
by LastLegend
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Zazen for a few

It seems like people don’t believe in unprocessed wisdom that functions without making any distinction...yet distinction is also made.

And Maitreya’s method of transforming karma.
by LastLegend
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Zazen for a few

The difficult aspect, beside body disconfort, is that the mind don't want to be put in "checkmate ". It want finish the zazen. I practice some time ago but at same time i was having anxiety crisis. Once while i was practicing at a zendo i had a very bad experience. i told to the "master", that even...
by LastLegend
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What can we learn from COVID-19?
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: What can we learn from COVID-19?

You have a very smart virus without a brain but it’s no ordinary because it kills your cells unlike a common flu virus. Buddhists should know this is a karmic consequence?
by LastLegend
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zazen for a few
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Zazen for a few

The difficult aspect, beside body disconfort, is that the mind don't want to be put in "checkmate ". It want finish the zazen. I practice some time ago but at same time i was having anxiety crisis. Once while i was practicing at a zendo i had a very bad experience. i told to the "master", that even...
by LastLegend
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: What is Buddha nature?
Replies: 27
Views: 1347

Re: What is Buddha nature?

WesleyP wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:37 am
The Dharmakaya? . . .
Dharma body ! Body that arises dharma?
by LastLegend
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

Perfect original wisdom allows to have views without issue?
by LastLegend
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What are you doing about the coronavirus?
Replies: 822
Views: 30921

Re: What are you doing about the coronavirus?

Keep throat moist, cool, and comfortable a healthy sign versus dry and irritated. Chew coarse sea salt hold gargle and spit for 5-10 minutes.
by LastLegend
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

The teachings in the Dhammapada use conventional terminology in order to instruct on behavior. The term “self” is used precisely because that is what is experienced. Sakyamuni Buddha ate food because of the demands of the aggregate human body. Are you saying that the aggregate human body is the “se...
by LastLegend
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

We still use I and language and think like everyone else, even realized Bodhisattvas on the stage do that.
by LastLegend
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

:good: Is awareness non-self? :lol: Funny... but in a sense, yes. Awareness “itself” (cough cough) is selfless. Only following awareness, The experience of an object of awareness arises. That in turn gives rise to the sensation of someone -being-aware. In other words, “if that thing is over there, ...
by LastLegend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

:good:

Is awareness non-self? :lol:
by LastLegend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

Also if distinction is an illusion, how does Vairocana Buddha distinguish without delusion?
by LastLegend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

Relative truth, yes, there are two separate individuals. Ultimate truth, no two separate individuals can be found to exist. “Individual” = that which cannot be divided, meaning an intrinsically existing self. Again, where is this individual, intrinsically existing self located? If that’s the case, ...
by LastLegend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

The teachings in the Dhammapada use conventional terminology in order to instruct on behavior. The term “self” is used precisely because that is what is experienced. Sakyamuni Buddha ate food because of the demands of the aggregate human body. Are you saying that the aggregate human body is the “se...
by LastLegend
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism
Replies: 39
Views: 918

Re: PTSD and Mahayana Buddhism

There is other and the reality of a self is in relation to other no? Isn't that a definition of self? Wouldn't continuing your logic say that there is no being? It is precisely the perception (misperception, actually) of self-and-other (as having intrinsic reality) which is the basis of ego-graspin...
by LastLegend
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Turning the Light Around?
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

Re: Turning the Light Around?

It’s just paving ways dude they said it cannot be described what describes it is consciousness. It’s up to us individuals since ultimately there is no dharma in absolute empty wisdom nature. You cannot use a car to explore the bottom of the ocean. Either you have a submarine, or you resign yourself...
by LastLegend
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Turning the Light Around?
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

Re: Turning the Light Around?

What has been communicated to me as a big blockage is too many views and interpretations. In this case, whether it’s separate or not separate. If we are clear, I am sure we can tell when a car about to hit us. I’ve been frustrated as well when I asked a question I didn’t get an answer I wanted. I a...
by LastLegend
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Turning the Light Around?
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

Re: Turning the Light Around?

So is this separate to consciousness? The same as consciousness? Both separate and the same? Neither separate nor the same? If at a clear state but there is still confusion by karma, then consciousness has not transcended. If at a clear state, absolutely not confused by karma then consciousness has...
by LastLegend
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Turning the Light Around?
Replies: 29
Views: 1267

Re: Turning the Light Around?

There is an original wisdom that is unborn and absolutely empty of any appearance (of consciousness, images, etc). Why concern with internal versus external? So is this separate to consciousness? The same as consciousness? Both separate and the same? Neither separate nor the same? If at a clear sta...

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