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by muni
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Love at first sight
Replies: 20
Views: 305

Re: Love at first sight

Even still conditioned, the closest love what comes to unconditioned love is the love of mothers ( not all) at the new born baby, said H H Dalai Lama. This is for animals the same, see how they are licking the face of their new born, to help it breath and how they protect it. There are the four boun...
by muni
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Love at first sight
Replies: 20
Views: 305

Re: Love at first sight

Falling in love, as far as I see that is actually falling in love with own feeling what arises by an appearing person, or thing perhaps. By that we conclude we are in love with "that person or thing, or...". However that feeling can decrease or even vanishe. Then for sure the person can go! And the ...
by muni
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 70
Views: 1150

Re: emptiness is pure

Phenomena can never become pure "by themselves" since they appear accordance with our karmic view, by what there is clinging included and so phenomena are "real". Purifying own perception, seeing own grasping "to other" by trying to be aware of this, could help. Because we cannot clean a mirror to e...
by muni
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: emptiness is pure
Replies: 70
Views: 1150

Re: emptiness is pure

To define emptiness, could be an habitual trap because that is what the subjective mind does, defining objects. There is nothing wrong with explanation helping for liberation, in that way there can be some explanation "about" emptiness. However it should not merely lead to subject knowing "about" ob...
by muni
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is it correct not to believe in a soul?
Replies: 28
Views: 578

Re: Buddhism vs Hinduism

What means Atman in Hinduism would ask a respectful talk with Hinduism. Since words have different meanings. If it means what is sometimes called "True Self" ( no independent self idea) or "Nature like it is", then...anyway again I would not talk from a stand point of "me right, you wrong" but liste...
by muni
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is it correct not to believe in a soul?
Replies: 28
Views: 578

Re: Why is it correct not to believe in a soul?

So one believes there is atman true spiritual self soul and the other buddhism believes there is no soul or spirit which one is correct and why? Atman is the idea of being on itself and having characteristics by itself - while - atman is living on its own in a world which exist as well on its own. ...
by muni
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are all phenomena equally empty in Madhyamaka?
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: Are all phenomena equally empty in Madhyamaka?

Yes, all phenomena are equally empty, as consciousness knowing about.

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... lflessness
by muni
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Age of Mahayana Schools
Replies: 188
Views: 3158

Re: Age of Mahayana Schools

Yes, all phenomena are equally empty, as consciousness knowing about.

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-ma ... lflessness
by muni
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 228
Views: 5811

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

Which means new teachings arise in conjunction with sentient beings’ capacities. Wisdom arises continuously as the adornment of that space. Not created or achieved, it abides timelessly. Like the sun in the sky, it is amazing and superb. Fools like me need to go out of Zen! I go backwards bowing. "...
by muni
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: in defense
Replies: 63
Views: 1093

Re: in defense

p.s: I’m also familiar with Theravada/Vipassana teachers and teachings and Tibetan Buddhist teachers and teachings. I have deep respect for all those traditions, their teachers and practitioners. My deep respect for Zen, for all traditions Clyde, they are all jewels to help to awaken. Awaken Master...
by muni
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 228
Views: 5811

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

Buddha need in no any way to rely on scriptures, but what is called realm humans very much need it. We need as well known names to trust. All tangible tools, without, how can it reach most of us in our dream? Liberating wisdom is not created. It is only to help us with all kind of tools Awaken Natur...
by muni
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Shouldn't false knowledge be discarded?
Replies: 13
Views: 782

Re: Shouldn't false knowledge be discarded?

By the grace of emptiness all "is" possible. Let it be, your clinging is the problem Master should say. There is no fake news or false knowledge without that. What when all knowledge by clinging or what teaches clinging, or habits caused by that, are to be discarded? Because it has a fake basis? Or ...
by muni
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 228
Views: 5811

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

A Buddha would ‘receive’ any sentient being with no differentiation. Lastlegend, Because Buddha does not cling to great or small, women or man, such or such... whatever classification or form. Buddha perceives Buddha. Wisdom plays without obstructions, automatically helping all dreams to awaken, ou...
by muni
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Whats the most important concept to start with to atleast get Stream Entry?
Replies: 56
Views: 922

Re: Whats the most important concept to start with to atleast get Stream Entry?

Having good heart as basis makes things easier.

This is not specific for Buddhism. But without for sure: "my" obscurations continue to flourish very well.
Good heart gives the divided mind less power, supports a clearer lens.
Good heart, mind purifies easier.

Nobody needs to agree.
by muni
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 228
Views: 5811

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

Teaching becoming an object for individual intellect is indeed strong. . This needs care while of course some guidance is necessary. Zen instructions are very very simple... just body breath and proper focus. There is not much to add to it One learns zen more through the body than teaching in the s...
by muni
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 228
Views: 5811

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

Emotional or intellectual, both can give problems. Like in the Himalayas ( perhaps not in Japan) empowerments are very important, the teaching not always. In the West even the empowerment becomes a thing to talk-know intellectually about. People always have to show their best, to prove. No wonder m...
by muni
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Are Zen teachers awakened?
Replies: 228
Views: 5811

Re: Are Zen teachers awakened?

It is rather simple, but difficult to apprehend perhaps. In the West people tend to think too much, and this thinking is pretty sophisticated and very valued. Over thinking and overtalking are its marks, and it is considered to be a good quality of human intelligence. On the other side people in th...
by muni
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: The Oros
Replies: 1
Views: 484

Re: The Oros

Thank you Jesse for this inspiring creativity. Mind creates samsara mind creates nirvana Dancing shadows of compassionate light. From where comes my craziness? Careless respectless me me me This circling around again and again? Mind has no substance Mind abides nowhere All abides in Mind! How crazy ...
by muni
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness question
Replies: 42
Views: 932

Re: Consciousness question

Per Buddhism (rather than, say, Vedanta): Consciousness arises together with a conscious'd object. Sensory consciousness (ear, touch, etc.) arises with a sensed object. Right? What happens to sensory consciousness when there is no object to sense? Like fellows here said, these arise together. H H D...

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