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by muni
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Avoid conceptualizations"
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: "Avoid conceptualizations"

Conceptualizations are also known as concepts. Academically incline people like inflated character use, and typographers' unions do not object, either. I disagree. The is a difference between conceptualisations and concepts. I believe that when one refers to concepts, generally one is talking about...
by muni
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Avoid conceptualizations"
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: "Avoid conceptualizations"

Ha, ( I went to peep) she is talking about overestimating and false projections and so. That is as she says due to attachment to appearances. These can be subtle I guess and could be well maintained by conceptualization in thoughts. Attachment is an unrealistic view and causes confusion she explains...
by muni
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: "Avoid conceptualizations"
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: "Avoid conceptualizations"

Hi! :namaste: Some can be usefull. But when it comes to samadhi, or for example practice by which practitioner and practice are all the same, then talking about is falling back in the power of the thoughts' stream ( conceptualization) and is then actually distraction. Dualistic thoughts are creating...
by muni
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: On Generosity & Offerings
Replies: 56
Views: 1518

Re: On Generosity & Offerings

Great to read here. I just pick some out I was reflecting on: "I'm just saying this: if a very auspicious karma arises for someone, one may not be able to see the extent of generosity implicit in that arising. Therefore, to call them a miser because they give a small monetary donation instead of a l...
by muni
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 32
Views: 742

Re: How important is forgiveness?

Do we have a common definition of "forgiveness" that we are working with? I don't think my question - what does it mean to forgive - has been answered. No idea of definition. Release? I see it not just as realizing own grasping and that's it, but could be as well action by loving kindness, compassi...
by muni
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 32
Views: 742

Re: How important is forgiveness?

To forgive 'that' or 'this one' (another), can indeed be not possible, could even create more tension. To avoid misunderstanding H H Dalai Lama has some explanations regarding this. Okay, Nichiren. Buddhism. When it is meant as releasing the tension of any destructive emotion held into own mind, is ...
by muni
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: In the footsteps of Tilopa and Naropa and Shantideva
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: In the footsteps of Tilopa and Naropa and Shantideva

The old tantrics preferrred to work amongst scum and whores. Well, so do I. I know only losers, drug abusers and bully victims. I don't say this to brag, but what do you think? The deepest suffering is where we find peace and love. But it's tough. This is indeed tough! However it seems to be a lamp...
by muni
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 32
Views: 742

Re: How important is forgiveness?

Forgiveness is an important tool for mental health and cleansing the karma as well. Forgiveness gives peace of mind, because other people's faults are no longer your business. Maybe you can find some English text about the Four Powers (or how is this practice called in English?) I mean: - Admitting...
by muni
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7065

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

If that intellect is the same as the consciousness, then it could be like clarity emptiness but other words? Inseparable? No, atman and buddhi are separate. by :meditate: it is impossible to be there a one Self on itself neglecting other, whether this is then seen as a wrong one or a right one. It ...
by muni
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7065

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

In accordance with the word Astus used, Buddhi;
Google:
Buddhi, differentiating, discriminating, learning; the intellect.
by muni
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7065

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

How can "one" be real, and "everything else" not, which is then "things" are "negated"…….. by what? What sees this, what thinks this, what believes this? What experiences this? How can there be a real lasting self on its own? It would vanish when it is on its own!!! How is there "any kind of realit...
by muni
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7065

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

On the other hand, in Vedanta only one is affirmed as real and everything else is negated as unreal. This looks like an impossibility. How can "one" be real, and "everything else" not, which is then "things" are "negated"…….. by what? What sees this, what thinks this, what believes this? What exper...
by muni
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: How important is forgiveness?
Replies: 32
Views: 742

Re: How important is forgiveness?

Holding grudges is the most affecting ourselves in the first place, but also the environment. Just like holding on all kind of passing feelings-emotions is affecting our health, troubles our perception. Saying I forgive is easy of course, but, not so easy….looking to others, suffering of confusion j...
by muni
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 187
Views: 9051

Re: Existence

you have no opinions or views but just take things as they come. you do not think about philosophy, but you directly experience life. In the best case this is releasing and no grasping anymore what arises by keeping the two truths separate by which there are real phenomena -appearances AND emptines...
by muni
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I Would Love A Study Partner
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: I Would Love A Study Partner

That elephant is exactly what I meant with mutual respect. Since the elephant can be easely used to oil the wheel of samsara, I right, you wrong. The debates of monks for example can mislead, thinking they are doing that too as it looks like. But they have been guided regarding this and it gives no ...
by muni
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: I Would Love A Study Partner
Replies: 14
Views: 621

Re: I Would Love A Study Partner

We discuss what we have been reading and helping each other to see more sides of the work or just to understand it better as a whole. This sounds very beautiful when this helping each other is respect from both sides. When people have the same teachings can this be easier. Or just being able to lis...
by muni
Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 187
Views: 9051

Re: Existence

Dear Muni, so I know what you think now... nothing. you have no opinions or views but just take things as they come. you do not think about philosophy, but you directly experience life. we know that words are only pointers, and are not existence in itself. if I substitute 'here' for 'this', would t...
by muni
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7065

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

The Great Master Shantarakshita and Mind Only Middle Way “The great Shantarakshita incorporated this Mind Only view of conventional reality in the Yogachara Madhyamaka school, which therefore describes relative reality in precisely the same manner as the Mind Only school. On the absolute level, howe...
by muni
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?
Replies: 298
Views: 7065

Re: Brahman and Atman in Kagyu?

And Shantarakshita. Freeing from any holding on, any comparisions, by using both systems, Yogacara and Madhyamaka, dissolving in practice.
by muni
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is Art ?
Replies: 53
Views: 874

Re: What is Art ?

I'd like to share one of my favorite quotes A foolish painter once used many colors to paint a realistic picture of a horrible yaksa , but when he finished and stepped back to examine his work he collapsed to the ground in abject fear. It is the same with ordinary beings caught in the cycle of birt...

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