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by LastLegend
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Edgar here, why are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 677

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: 104

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: 488

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: 488

Re: thoughts vs. emotions

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by LastLegend
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: thoughts vs. emotions
Replies: 13
Views: 488

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: 34
Views: 613

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...
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature
Replies: 34
Views: 613

Re: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature

As soon as you read a statement, that’s when discriminate followed by intention and thinking in trying to understand or grasp. You can recognize that. It manifests at all levels.
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature
Replies: 34
Views: 613

Re: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature

To read and write a lot of mental functions are used. Which one is discrimination? If you don’t discriminate, how do you know what to write? In that case telling the difference between things - i.e. discriminating - is not discrimination, since that does not necessarily involve habituation, while m...
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature
Replies: 34
Views: 613

Re: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature

If one heard or was told of some zen dharma one does not talk about it. Keeps for oneself. If one is not a realized zen teacher who is asked it is always good to stop giving others advices. Even if they sound very wise and lofty. Otherwise one shows only own ignorance and harms himslef or others as...
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature
Replies: 34
Views: 613

Re: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature

What is discrimination then? It’s what you are using right now at your mind. Habits are not discrimination either. So, what is the role, function, act of discrimination? Habits are loaded with many things that involve discriminating consciousness. You cannot accurate know everything because we are ...
by LastLegend
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature
Replies: 34
Views: 613

Re: Mind consciousness, ignorance, and nature

Is discrimination then intention? Or is there intention and separately discriminating intention? If the latter, what is the discriminating part, what is its role? If the former, intention is a basic mental function, just like perception, so there can be no mind without it. I was told that discrimin...
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Terminology of Three Natures
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Terminology of Three Natures

Seeker,

The Buddha worlds arise from clean consciousness while the sentient beings arise from unclean consciousness.
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is reborn after death?
Replies: 128
Views: 6129

Re: What is reborn after death?

Lotus891 wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Buddhism teaches us about Anatta. But what reborns then, if there is no Atta? Conciousness (vijñāna-skandha)?
Consciousness that is unclean.
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nibbana Is Giving Up, Letting Go, and Being Free, Ajahn Chah
Replies: 10
Views: 987

Re: Nibbana Is Giving Up, Letting Go, and Being Free, Ajahn Chah

"In this way we can dwell in a natural state, which is peace and tranquillity. If we are criticized, we remain undisturbed. If we are praised, we are undisturbed. Let things be in this way; don’t be influenced by others. This is freedom."

This is conditioning practice, good though.
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen
Replies: 35
Views: 2014

Re: Pointing-Out-Instructions and Zen

( Prefatory note : I have posted this question in the Ch'an/Zen (we'll just call it "Zen") forums because I specifically and sincerely want to hear what Zen practitioners think about this, from their own (i.e. non-Vajrayana) perspective, and based on their own experience, comparisons, readings, etc...
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Supreme Efforts in Mahayana/Vajrayana
Replies: 7
Views: 718

Re: Supreme Efforts in Mahayana/Vajrayana

The issue isn’t arising the issue is discriminating intention.
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Is it wrong to control the mind?
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Is it wrong to control the mind?

leveraldo8 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:50 pm
Is it wrong to control the mind? Why do people say that we can only observe the mind?
That depends on your practice. If you are taming the wild ox, when discriminating intention arises you are directing towards the non-discriminating state.
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello , I have joined this forum in the hope of finding some answers.
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Hello , I have joined this forum in the hope of finding some answers.

I completely believe in the Zen/advaita theory of a manifest/unmanifest universe but I still wonder if this in itself is just maya(delusion) and the fact is we have no idea of what our reality/unreality is ? I hope there are some people with interesting theories for me to discuss with . Are you try...
by LastLegend
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Taming Wild Ox
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Taming Wild Ox

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