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by muni
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

I do not have the book. I found it now in an old email, from 24 April 2012. The adornment of Basic Space.

Treasure.
by muni
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Would you agree with this statement??
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Would you agree with this statement??

If what is real and non-real are both absent, absent from before grasping mind....then what?
by muni
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Thank you for these encouraging inspirations. Mind itself is a vast expanse, the realm of unchanging space. Its indeterminate display is the expanse of the magical expression of its responsiveness. Everything is the adornment of basic space and nothing else. Outwardly and inwardly, things proliferat...
by muni
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Daily Lojong
Replies: 72
Views: 1382

Re: Daily Lojong

Few inspirations as introductions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YCJBs3X4Hg 1-2-3-4.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFew-omoXCk 1-2-3-4.

Thank you for this topic. :namaste:
by muni
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 844

Re: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?

Teaching - practice shows there is actually no any border between Devotion and Compassion. Unconditional love, unconditional as without any grasping.

I once heard that if there is grasping there is no Compassion. If there is no Compassion, then "devotion" could be attachment.
by muni
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Physical pain and anger
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Physical pain and anger

There is nothing whatsoever That is no made easier through acquaintance. So through becoming acquainted with small harms, I should learn to patiently accept greater harms. Shantideva. If the cat is scratching someone being under narcosis, there would be no problem, there would be no reacting mind. ...
by muni
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Unity of deity and mantra
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: Unity of deity and mantra

Vasana wrote: A simple way of looking at it is seeing how our own speech is the unity of speech and our own mind.
May be simple, but wonderful. Being connected, no mind meanwhile wandering elsewhere.
by muni
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha as a god
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: Buddha as a god

Hinduism is a name (English?) given to a religion but actually as far as I heard it is a variety of a lot, of many. Buddha as Vishnu, no idea what it means in practice. I leave it for our fellows their religion with respect. Buddhism guides to inseparable two truths, clarity-emptiness, wisdoms'compa...
by muni
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 844

Re: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?

This jumps in mind: When you are ready, the Master appears. But when one goes to a retreat of a ‘famous’ master with the right curriculum vitae, correct famous lineage, this can be a problem, because this is based on worldly view. Then things can happen. First examine the teachings to have an unders...
by muni
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 1062

Re: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread

Thank you for sharing the websites.

If there is any form of superiority, this is not the Buddha's teaching but the idea of self in action.

Violance as answer will never still the fire of violence.
by muni
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 1062

Re: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread

I just watched a video on which the monks were yelling: our race is the best. Thank you for your post, joy and peace. The importance of bringing harmony. As it doesn’t help to just blame, this causes no end on violence. Dialogue among the diversity of people is the way to understand each other bette...
by muni
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Desire and Aversion

These look great advices. Tom: 4 things which are not so much emotions as interactions: empathetic joy, unconditional love, compassion and equinimity. As far as taught, these are opening the illusive and so never existed door of self-centeredness’ world. Shaun: this also included forgiving people th...
by muni
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Desire and Aversion

Dear, Whether this is helpful or not, please check it out for you. The child in memory is now an emotion. Tell that child it doesn't have to be afraid anymore, put your arms around the poor child-emotion and say: it is okay, I am here for you. It was like a nightmare, now all is okay, all is fine. S...
by muni
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Desire and Aversion

Body is not asking sex? Leave it. As the realm called human is the one of desire, this desire would be great if used to understand the working of mind to break out of its' illusive shell. The idea of what we are is having desire and aversion for something. And that idea its' basis is mostly to take ...
by muni
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 316
Views: 9564

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

I do.
Then you may now kiss the bride. :hug:

Buddha Nature is kissing all the time to wake up out of right dreams.
by muni
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 316
Views: 9564

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

I agree with you learned ones, the intellect should be respected and taken good use of. It is said ( Mipham) regarding "right view": The "view" is completely free from conditions, concepts, and characteristics. How can there be any object ( which has then characteristics)? Isn’t enlightened guidance...
by muni
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 1062

Re: Bangladeshi Buddhists condemn Myanmar persecution of Rohingya

:woohoo: :woohoo: Yes. Simply a lot of metta, and the energy of love and mindfulness from the world. Saddened by the violence endured by the Rohingya Muslims, the Dalai Lama remarked that Lord Buddha would have definitely helped the Rohingyas. “Lord Buddha would have definitely helped the Rohingyas...
by muni
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha as a god
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: Buddha as a god

Buddha is *awaken* and is not a one, not two not many. If there is the experiencing idea of a Buddha ( as a god/ a deity and which is not "how all is the deity" = yoga), this would turn into the idea of an independent Buddha-self, which is beyond 'our real existing independent selves'. Even many Bud...
by muni
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 11825

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

All is interconnected (inter-being), there is no one with its’ pc writing and sending since if there is no reading there is just nothing. His Holiness did a lot for harmony as an insight by the (inter)dependency and so selflessness and he continues to teach so. By the way, can there be an entity on ...
by muni
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: You and me
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: You and me

Lost in dream talking to you, thinking to have to say something!