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by muni
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 3 types of laziness
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: 3 types of laziness

But the truth in it, is that compassion and self sacrafice really does immediately and directly improve our own lives. With that said, those masters have improved the lives of a great number of beings, such as the dalai lama himself, of course. On one retreat was said that we have to suffer in orde...
by muni
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1338

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

1. Moreover if the ego is transcended, which is the name of the game both according to Ramana Maharshi & Dzogchen/Mahamudra, WHO is it that qualifies things then? To me it becomes extremely pedantic to even bring up a Self vs. No Self At that point, simply being not becoming is all. One thing w...
by muni
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1338

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

The Great Perfection, like all other expressions of Buddhadharma, posits that individuals are unique and independent from one another. Everyone bears their own karma and results, everyone accumulates and purifies afflictions individually, everyone cycles through samsara on their own through the pow...
by muni
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Attending teachings and seeing teachers
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Attending teachings and seeing teachers

If you wish genuinly to be free, when this power is strong, you will not do so easy something wrong. Guidance-trust can help.

And the advice by the Four Reliances is a very important help:
http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_reliances
by muni
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1338

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

How can there be nondual nature/dzogchen, while at the same time perceiving others with another nondual nature? Nondual = not one, not two, not many. Or no self-no other. And still there is perception of other selves with a characteristic which is believing in a self-nondual by its doctrine? Sorry, ...
by muni
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?
Replies: 70
Views: 1338

Re: Dzogchen/Mahamudra & Vichara......same or different?

any Buddhist writer Stefos May I ask, a Buddhist writer what is that? A self with the characteristics as being Buddhist? A self wearing a typical costume in its theatre called life with other selves? I do not think this is the meaning of Buddha. But perhaps i am wrong. Nature is beyond any traditio...
by muni
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Māra a deva?
Replies: 39
Views: 827

Re: Is Māra a deva?

Oh but subconscious is not so much a term used in English Buddhist words, I guess. This “being aware before acting” allows us to check our motivation if we act as well. Perhaps this is what can be called mindfulness in Buddhism, but I am not strong in terms. Terms are useful and temporary very much ...
by muni
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Māra a deva?
Replies: 39
Views: 827

Re: Is Māra a deva?

A buddha probably wouldn't need such a test. But for the rest of us, and especially for neuroscientists, it would be interesting to see how such a person would do on a neurological test (of free will). (Ordinary people "fail" those tests, supposedly not having free will. It would be a maj...
by muni
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Māra a deva?
Replies: 39
Views: 827

Re: Is Māra a deva?

I'm continuing the train of thought that you started: In research by psychologists, investigation tests are done, showing the (re)actions by this subconscious before reflecting is used. I do not think there would be the need for Buddha for a test of the so called Alaya Vinaya. The "awareness o...
by muni
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Māra a deva?
Replies: 39
Views: 827

Re: Is Māra a deva?

/.../ By training so, karmic actions can be avoid and we make a chance the circle of suffering can be broken. Do you mean by this that if a buddha were to take a neurological test about free will (the kind of tests that Libet, for example, performed), the results of that test would be categorically...
by muni
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Māra a deva?
Replies: 39
Views: 827

Re: Is Māra a deva?

Some are calling it “unconscious” as well, since it are actions by which there is no reasoning used but are more ‘spontaneous’ popping up out of the storehouse. In research by psychologists, investigation tests are done, showing the (re)actions by this subconscious before reflecting is used. And the...
by muni
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Māra a deva?
Replies: 39
Views: 827

Re: Is Māra a deva?

I try to understand what is said. The basis for confusion arises, what turns into subject and therefore identifying with phenomena and so other separate phenomena/objects arise, which are then triggering the subject. This is actually like the metaphor; mirrors’ reflections which are pleasing or harm...
by muni
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is Māra a deva?
Replies: 39
Views: 827

Re: Is Māra a deva?

Ego/self is not existing we learn, and still there is so much suffering and harm! For oneself reflecting about all the pain we went through in this life, then to see its’ cause is the most due to that belief in a grasped conceptual thought, and then the habitual concept (I) is respected and trusted ...
by muni
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress
Replies: 38
Views: 774

Re: Nagkpa or Nyingma shawl and dress

I do wish to meet a Lama that I can have a personal relationship with and that I can see as Padmasambhava in person but I haven't feel this connection to anybody yet, should I just deceive myself and follow the first Lama that comes on my way? Is there a realized master that can teach me Padhmasamb...
by muni
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Psychological Indicators for Bodhicitta
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Psychological Indicators for Bodhicitta

Once, years ago, I was in a room in a monastery together with three big spiders. They came from a hole in a corner of the room. I had pushed a towel on the hole, so that they could not come in, as I didn't want to be bitten since my skin react strong on it. But whatever I did, they kept coming out, ...
by muni
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Overcoming jealousy
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Overcoming jealousy

...resentment when others are praised. If others were treated as you think you're now being treated, and you were constantly worshipped, praised and given preferential treatment, do you think it would make you into a wholesome, balanced, kind and compassionate person ? Would you say to others "...
by muni
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 973
Views: 39354

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

I like this example of story mind you're using. Can you articulate or elaborate more on that? Oh yes, I am here in Engaged Buddhism and as you said connecting with nature during meditation…as we are all interconnected, interdependent and not different from each other, we have the same basis, are no...
by muni
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?
Replies: 37
Views: 3363

Re: How do you feel about Buddhists getting involved in politics?

Wanting the rest of the world to find political and existential peace of mind is a very noble or compassionate goal. It is. While it is said that those with inner-peace can bring automatically peace in the environment, there must be appreciation or recognition of the value in order to benefit from....
by muni
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Engaged Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist Anarchism
Replies: 973
Views: 39354

Re: Buddhist Anarchism

When one meditates, are they not connecting to nature its primordial connection to everything in totality? Much of the problems human beings face are self-inflicted within the constrained realms of civilization because of turning our backs on nature. Yes, turning our back to nature and we go to liv...
by muni
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: What happens with passing out?
Replies: 8
Views: 365

Re: What happens with passing out?

Ty muni. Does this mean that the aggregate of consciousness is permanent? No, not the aggregate. I was using different definitions of consciousness. The one known as aggregate, which is resulting in personal experiences together with the other aggregates (as a subject with perceived/experienced obj...

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