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by muni
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 248
Views: 14794

Re: Existence

Muni, you sometimes talk about 'nature', and True Nature. I think you mean by these two words the same thing. these days I don't see an objective nature. the nearest I come to nature is 'awareness'. though I neither see emptiness-form nor don't see it I am looking for a nature and I'm not sure I ca...
by muni
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism, and theistic religions.
Replies: 51
Views: 1488

Re: Buddhism, and theistic religions.

Being sure of how others interpret non Buddhist belief is putting life in that belief in one's own mind and still does not represent how that person may or may not interpret it. :good: Our mind is colouring phenomena, not aware these characteristics could be just our own belief, which we hold onto ...
by muni
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Being aware of impermanence is making me stop enjoying the pleasure of the moment
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Being aware of impermanence is making me stop enjoying the pleasure of the moment

Hello! I need your help because I might been having a wrong Buddhist perspective about impermanence, pleasure and happiness. Every time I am improvising on my saxophone or dancing or listening to a good music and I remember the impermanence of everything, that everything has an end, I feel sad, I s...
by muni
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

Is it not enough to take some sources out of the running. This is one side only. As long as there are addicted ones and so a huge demand for the expensive drugs, these problems will go on in some way or another.
by muni
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: Sri Lanka president signs death warrants to end moratorium

Criminals are more than other in need of guidance instead of being killed. It is of course easy done and asks no more efforts. It is accepting the evil deeds-actions like selling drugs and all other, is what their minds are. So is it in samsara view. But just the idea of killing them doesn't clean. ...
by muni
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 248
Views: 14794

Re: Existence

All fabrications-judgements, whether helpful, whether not. Language is dual. The circle of awareness-nonawareness cannot be broken by proving-explaining what cannot be explained. I am ignorance, this ignorance itself is not having by itself any fabricated characteristics, it is in that particular wa...
by muni
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1538

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

sakyamuni had appeared in front of you on a white elephant. Oh, this image! Now everyone here sits on such a white elephant. Beautiful. I am sorry. Back to topic.. on the elephants. I trust H H Dalai Lama. The Amazing Goodness as Nature, will not disappear, and help, if consciousness is receptive. ...
by muni
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Death and enlightenment/emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1012

Re: Death and enlightenment/emptiness

Very appreciated inspiring posts. :namaste: What seems also clear is that the sense of self appears-lives in time; thoughts on the past, thoughts on the future. While a thought on the moment of death, can perhaps support powerful, for returning wandering mind, without any holding. May we all be peace.
by muni
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1538

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

It makes me wonder if contemporary adaptations of this tradition can be the considered same if it is formulated from an "authentic" tradition that changes over time? Actually the authentic dharma for me is the inexpressible, this is what does not change and is always, and remains hidden without hel...
by muni
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 248
Views: 14794

Re: Existence

tkp67 wrote: I don't understand reincarnation and rebirth after this existence I do deeply sense karma as permeating this existence so poignantly that it drives my conscious.
To remain mindful? :namaste: oops yes.
by muni
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 248
Views: 14794

Re: Existence

White Lotus wrote: the absolute is something one does not know because it doesn't even know itself. it is unknowing. non duality and non judgement are tools to point us towards unknowing, to let us know that the absolute cannot be known. Not "unknowing" . But it is clear that all I say, and even al...
by muni
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 248
Views: 14794

Re: Existence

the sand sometimes gets in our eyes. we don't understand the process but we just enjoy it. Lol. Yes, big fun. :smile: ultimately speaking everything we say is a playful distraction. we play with the 'one', Atman, big play, but still only play. only when we really know our true self can we go beyond...
by muni
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

"And probably saying their religion is less or they are not able to awaken, is not removing any pain". Hello again, sorry I cut that off, i am going to glue it here: tkp67 wrote: To the last line it isn't just not removing pain but if it makes them feel incapable/incompatible one wonders if it becom...
by muni
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Even if everything outside of the state of the teachings that lead to bodhi are simply understood to clinging what is it they are clinging to? As I understand it their mind is clinging on to existence because the ego like us fears death and when someone with that mental framework tends to cling har...
by muni
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Replies: 63
Views: 1538

Re: Reincarnation of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama

The institution H H Dalai Lama, means of course not there is no need for the Guru to awaken out of whatever dream, by all kind of mental fabrications and so karma. Other ways we risk to be stuck there. However titles and such can mislead and be misused for political worldly power. This cannot be a g...
by muni
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

I am sorry, while I am not able to understand all here, I am wondering something, since this topic turned into Buddha Dharma as different from other religions. May I accept that teachings pointing to not trust the dividing (grasping) mind, is completely not the same as Buddhism would not have its ow...
by muni
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

It is good to believe in own path, not lose faith, I think we all can agree with that importance. And probably most of us have received questions like: are all religions same? I then remain silent, I have no choice since this sounds to me: are apples pears? Then perhaps another question: are others ...
by muni
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: When the Monks Met the Muslims
Replies: 124
Views: 1867

Re: When the Monks Met the Muslims

Compassion for all living beings is a part of Mahayana practice. I can't comprehend how it is a poison or why we would not reinforce merits for the sake of karma. Since this forum is Mahayana-Vajrayana, the Compassion is including ALL. That what makes it so powerful to discus about the others paths...
by muni
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 248
Views: 14794

Re: Existence

Dear White Lotus, Dear Muni, we say that wisdom-compassion is inseperable, but can we say that duality-non duality is inseperable? Yes. are you nothing-everything? surely 'what' is not 'who', what is 'awareness'. awareness, not nothing. sorry to be so bossy! While even *Buddha* could/did not create ...
by muni
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 248
Views: 14794

Re: Existence

Gnomic inscrutability is always a safe bet. People can imply realisation without stating anything overt. Simply habitually adopting the tone of teacher will often be sufficient in a public forum. I love Sherlock Holmes! :smile: Erm...Good for you? :shrug: tend to tremble a little whenever i see Sim...

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