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by muni
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is the "Self" a "Rabbit's Horn"?
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: Is the "Self" a "Rabbit's Horn"?

A rabbits horn! Is the self unreal? Is there nothing, no thing? There has to be someone there or aware to say 'nothing' It's mysterious, beyond words. I'd say anything you say....its not it! Self is construction by misperception-habits. Mind-Heart separation (not to take literary). Using constructi...
by muni
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Importance of Religious Faith
Replies: 22
Views: 392

Re: The Importance of Religious Faith

I'd say spend most of your energy realizing the essence found within all those sutras then once you have realized truth you can work on converting the masses through example. Since my wife is non-religious, I am not allowed to teach our children about Buddhism until they are old enough to study the...
by muni
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is the "Self" a "Rabbit's Horn"?
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: Is the "Self" a "Rabbit's Horn"?

How to negate a non-existence? By not relying on dualistic thoughts for example? Inner investigation? Rushen? As rabbit horn arises in such thoughts, is becoming very solid by triggers because then there is stronger thought fixation-grasping, blocking naturally flow. Then the rabbit horn rushes powe...
by muni
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

Supramundane wrote: it is not part of a collective that it can compare itself to.


as it would by experience of self?
by muni
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

is that a question or a koan, M? :?: Hello Supra, Guess what. I know actually not much about Zen, only by friends and few Zen examples once given. It is wonderful, anyway. When there is no perceiver defining perception, only perceiving, then assertions and negations are impossible, then what to def...
by muni
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What would you say is a metaphor, and what's not in Buddhist scriptures?
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: What would you say is a metaphor, and what's not in Buddhist scriptures?

When it comes to the meaning, You should know what is provisional and what is definitive, And rely not on any provisional meaning, But only on the meaning that is true definitively. http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Four_reliances The four reliances are making that clear. Also to rely on the...
by muni
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

Strange how in some sutras, such as Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra, there are very few references to the mind: buddhadhatu is mentioned but the idea of seeking an Original Mind or purifying the mind is not mentioned. If the mind is the key and we know all we know from the mind, shouldn't the mind be the foc...
by muni
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Better
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Better

Perhaps Anila had done this:
dont judge what i percieve, focus on what i dont perceive: causation, interdependence, flow, focus dissappear love like wind in air ...
and kindness is the simple answer.
by muni
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

Strange how in some sutras, such as Mahāparinirvāṇa Sūtra, there are very few references to the mind: buddhadhatu is mentioned but the idea of seeking an Original Mind or purifying the mind is not mentioned. If the mind is the key and we know all we know from the mind, shouldn't the mind be the foc...
by muni
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Pressure Rising
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Pressure Rising

I know I need to learn to relax my whole body and this includes the muscles in my face I know nothing good ever happens with the use of force... Hello Kristopher, Shoulders relax, back correct, relax, yes. :smile: In case you cannot reach a meditation teacher right now, maybe you can try to keep yo...
by muni
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

Is it the mind, as we normally know it, that liberates itself, or is it that luminous clarity and self knowing that is the nature of True Mind that dissolves the illusion of separateness? The ordinary mind is not a tool for this job, imo. It is mired in duality only and is a fiction. The reason tha...
by muni
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Unconscious and Inactive
Replies: 30
Views: 530

Re: Unconscious and Inactive

Do you really think that ego is something that is separate from thought?


Ego thinks so.
by muni
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

Is it the mind, as we normally know it, that liberates itself, or is it that luminous clarity and self knowing that is the nature of True Mind that dissolves the illusion of separateness? The ordinary mind is not a tool for this job, imo. It is mired in duality only and is a fiction. The reason tha...
by muni
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

i mean, using the mind as a tool to deconstruct the mind.

which is what i think you are saying in your analogy of the dream.

the only thing that can cut a diamond is another diamond.


The mind binds itself - the mind liberates itself. Emaho!
by muni
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Unconscious and Inactive
Replies: 30
Views: 530

Re: Unconscious and Inactive

'Seem' to have a life of their own. What you describe is the illusion of thinking that you exist. This is exactly what thinking creates. It posits an entity that is somehow separate from what it wants or thinks it should have/be. An endless loop, what is called samsara. Always separating, always gr...
by muni
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Unconscious and Inactive
Replies: 30
Views: 530

Re: Unconscious and Inactive

What about intuitive? This is not by thinking and intention.
by muni
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Better
Replies: 9
Views: 357

Re: Better

The example of the nun, as the result from insight and erased misperception, is probably the example how not to be a slave of ruling emotions? Perhaps just be kind is one of the greatest challenges for the complex human mind. Once a Muslim man greeted with a short bow of his head and he placed his r...
by muni
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Emptiness disorientation
Replies: 33
Views: 587

Re: Emptiness disorientation

The awaken masters, spontaneously - wholeheartedly helping to awaken us out of illusory experiences, use by that the medicine of tool emptiness in a variety of methods, (or perhaps seeing what is helpful right now) are by that supporting own recognition, own understanding, own awareness, own clarity...
by muni
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

:namaste:
by muni
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Near-vana"....?
Replies: 167
Views: 2854

Re: "Near-vana"....?

no one is conscious of their own consciousness at all. In any case, dream can indeed not know its dreaming nature. But there can be knowing this is dream. And that knowing is not one. Is this not the true of the mind? Using a diamond to cut a diamond? Thank you. Identifying with 'the wrong thing' c...

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