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by muni
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Issues with ending a friendship
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Issues with ending a friendship

I am sorry to hear this. Hope you are well. Some fellows are lacking confidence and need another to comfirm they are ok ( or more than ok), again and again. ( yes border line possible) And when that is not always done, they are disappointed and react with blaming others, so you. That is so exhaustin...
by muni
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Goals & Non-Attachment
Replies: 36
Views: 1028

Re: Goals & Non-Attachment

I put in a lot efforts to achieve my goal Effort can be very good but can also be a source of suffering. I feel in chasing goals there is no "realizing now is constantely slipping away". Like chasing a train which cannot be followed and not sure where it will arrive. Therefore it is attachment to i...
by muni
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana that do not use Yogacara "all is mind" type language nor teachings?
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Are there any schools of Mahayana or Vajrayana that do not use Yogacara "all is mind" type language nor teachings?

I find the words of Longchenpa helpful, to not fall in confusion, but of course not sure they are for all helpful. It was somehow like this: All is not mind but not other than. This avoids clinging to emptiness resulting in carelessness. And it avoids the idea there is mind and there is an outer wor...
by muni
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cessation of dukkha
Replies: 70
Views: 1802

Re: Cessation of dukkha

life is ignorant. Ok. Sentient beings = life? Signlessness yes, one of the liberating doors, you are right. The great variety of teachings, written, spoken and all methods are all enlightened activities given for us, by compassion for all sentient beings to point nature, which is not fabricated. Un...
by muni
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cessation of dukkha
Replies: 70
Views: 1802

Re: Cessation of dukkha

The Buddha taught right concentration so that renunciates can experience a happiness not known before independent of worldly pleasures. But the Buddha also taught that all meditation experiences are mentally fashioned and subject to cessation. Whoever practices for happiness must know that there ma...
by muni
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cessation of dukkha
Replies: 70
Views: 1802

Re: Cessation of dukkha

There is no happiness apart from ignorance. That is true since there remains subject-object-interaction (grasping). However why should we then go through practices, which can be very hard due to own karmic effects collected during lives before? Samsara looks often much better, drinking my coffee wi...
by muni
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Non-Attachment vs. Dettachment
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Non-Attachment vs. Dettachment

I am not able to see the differences correct but detachments looks like there is an unchanging entity what must detach from other unchanging entities-things? That would be an impossible job I guess. Thinking about how the world is changing and moving is really very important. Everything is changing....
by muni
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Responding to insults
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: Responding to insults

People who are at peace with themselves never insult anyone. Well, may all be - all in the Pure realms. Being aware like said above, is the key to see that it are our own reactions from which we suffer (emotional - cognetive obscurations), whether these are in silent thoughts-feelings ( doormat) or...
by muni
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers

Hazel wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:51 pm
Thank you for all the responses so far! :bow:

I talked to our manager about the coworker's performance and my manager said she agrees, but thinks with a good and dedicated mentor my coworker's performance can be turned around.

I've volunteered to be that mentor :twothumbsup:.
by muni
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Dating
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Dating

Hello Sir, There can be relationships without grasping for selfish purpose. Many Masters are married as well. The welfare of each other and all around is priority, supporting each other, encouraging each other, inspiring each other. Talk about together with the Master, please. He/She can provide you...
by muni
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Dealing with Frustrating Coworkers

If these people are not qualified, are there no possibilities to introduce/educate them, help them, in order to be qualified enough, if the lack of being qualified influenced there work? ............. to give those poor people a chance? Since Thubten Chodron is here mentioned, creating harmony in th...
by muni
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cessation of dukkha
Replies: 70
Views: 1802

Re: Cessation of dukkha

All compassionate inspirations here. Thank you all! “The teachings and activities of Buddha Shakyamuni demonstrate that the nature of reality is generally playful, in a way. It is flexible and changing. Nevertheless, dualistic conceptions do not recognize it as such. When we are overwhelmed by duali...
by muni
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Cessation of dukkha
Replies: 70
Views: 1802

Re: Cessation of dukkha

Some might come up with the term 'non-duality' but that is equally misleading since when 'duality' does not apply 'non-duality' does not apply either. No object, no subject, no duality, no non-duality, neither oneness nor manyness, neither something nor nothing, neither time nor place ... that is '...
by muni
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happy New Year 2020!
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Happy New Year 2020!

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche sends his New Years Greetings for 2020 to friends and disciples all over the world! Rinpoche encourages all of us to use the opportunity of the coming New Year to be kind to one another, and to always keep in mind impermanence, “kindfulness," and the view of emptiness. https://...
by muni
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Ram Dass Died
Replies: 42
Views: 1769

Re: Ram Dass Died

In a public interview, the 16th Karmapa once told me straight up that one should never say that one's own lama has "died", as this would belittle one's connection with him or her. if you see your lama as just another dead person, there was no kind of real transmission taking place with him or her. ...
by muni
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Returning moderator
Replies: 18
Views: 1431

Re: Returning moderator

Thanks Ayu!

:namaste:
by muni
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year
Replies: 251
Views: 6398

Re: Why Greta Thunberg Should Be Time’s Person of the Year

Could be " action of the year", regarding our interdependent welfare.
by muni
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Faith & logic
Replies: 50
Views: 1080

Re: Faith & logic

Also a=b=c and then a=c is on itself nothing, without an individual focus. Nothing? Mathematic formules and all kind of helpful inventions came not into existence by themselves, cannot stand by themselves, are dependent; here regarding "individual" on consciousness. In that way. a=b=c, then a=c is ...
by muni
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Faith & logic
Replies: 50
Views: 1080

Re: Faith & logic

So, everyone's conceptual view of the (for now, presumably objective) world is individualized and unique to them, because it is the result of their own inferences and guesswork. If I say a = b = c, then a = c. How is that individualized? If this a = b = c, then a = c is useful, then good. Perhaps.....
by muni
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Too many deleted posts
Replies: 56
Views: 2089

Re: Too many deleted posts

I would like to lodge an official complaint that too many new, and incidentally hilarious and amazing, posts have been deleted before I have been able to read them in all their ridiculous glory. Please, moderators, be less efficient in deleting hilarious new posts until I at least have had a chance...

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