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by muni
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)
Replies: 24
Views: 559

Re: Beyond the Upper Middle Way (Lion's Roar)

The dharma should be available for all, and working-class movements have to arise and progress for that to happen. I don't know what the answer is, but Buddhism has to somehow move beyond the donation system that limits it to middle and upper class individuals. That is for sure. Having the money fo...
by muni
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nature versus Nature
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: Nature versus Nature

I was told that there is samadhi at consciousness level, yet there is still self because there are traces of discrimination. This discrimination is then still grasping, causing confusion/suffering to continue. No better lamp than a lamp shining on own faults or faults "within" to see this. Cool. I ...
by muni
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nature versus Nature
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: Nature versus Nature

I was told that there is samadhi at consciousness level, yet there is still self because there are traces of discrimination. This discrimination is then still grasping, causing confusion/suffering to continue. No better lamp than a lamp shining on own faults or faults "within" to see this. Cool. I ...
by muni
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nature versus Nature
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: Nature versus Nature

For people like ourselves who have not broken the gate of samsara, mental activity is self unless we practice compassion and non-self. Thank you. Mental activity is often seen as necessary to survive in "this world" but this falls then easy in dualistic thoughts by self - observer. Without compassi...
by muni
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Nature versus Nature
Replies: 24
Views: 492

Re: Nature versus Nature

This subtle self is discriminating... This you mean? Wise men seek the truth not apart from the false; Stupid men clutch the false, and confuse the truth. Wisdom, stupidity, two marks—   their functions have myriad difference; True and false, one suchness—   substance without obstruction. Vajrabodhi?
by muni
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Integrity and The Wild Things...
Replies: 31
Views: 953

Re: Integrity and The Wild Things...

I instead aspire to connect with the mind that is completely adaptable to all situations, compassionate without limits and, yes, is completely unattracted to the eight worldly dharmas. Padmasambava said: "Though my view is as vast as the sky, my attention to the law of karma is as fine as a grain o...
by muni
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind versus Nature
Replies: 27
Views: 598

Re: Mind versus Nature

The word mind is not correct? The seven points of consciousness training, the nature of consciousness, monkey consciousness, mastering the consciousness, the Four Thoughts that change Consciousness, investigation of consciousness, coarse consciousness, subtle -subtlest consciousness, taming body spe...
by muni
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind versus Nature
Replies: 27
Views: 598

Re: Mind versus Nature

The mind is that what react on its karmic perceptions, its believes, seeing these as other than oneself.
Nature of mind... not.

by muni
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind versus Nature
Replies: 27
Views: 598

Re: Mind versus Nature

Mind-objects. Inseparability of appearances-emptiness. HIs Holiness Dalai Lama taught the dependence of things-consciousness, clarifying things do not inherently exists, this explains the emptiness as well: A consciousness that conceives of inherent existence does not have a valid foundation. A wise...
by muni
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind versus Nature
Replies: 27
Views: 598

Re: Mind versus Nature

a working definition of ‘mind’ might be useful
Of course it is very useful. This is important. The mind its' potential is to realize how all appears and how all is. Not a void.
by muni
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind versus Nature
Replies: 27
Views: 598

Re: Mind versus Nature

Mind equals objects: there are no objects beyond mind. Objects equal mind: there is no mind beyond objects. Since objects are wholly mind, why must we cling to mind and dismiss objects? Those who dismiss objects when they talk of mind have not comprehended mind... Wow! Equals... If things were soli...
by muni
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Dharma?
Replies: 48
Views: 1411

Re: What is Dharma?

:good: There is no Compassion without Wisdom. There is no Wisdom without Compassion.

Compassion without Wisdom is not liberating, Wisdom without Compassion is not liberating.

Thank you, Simon.
by muni
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Dharma?
Replies: 48
Views: 1411

Re: What is Dharma?

I think if Compassion is, there is Dharma practice.

Few points perhaps:

https://buddhaweekly.com/lotus-born-gur ... cialities/

:buddha1:
by muni
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Does meditating on emptiness directly lead to compassion?
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Does meditating on emptiness directly lead to compassion?

LastLegend wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:51 am



*** If you relax your mind and body, then feel the subtle bliss and gently arise intention to send that to all realms ***
by muni
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Do Buddhas have any true multiplicity, or are they all emanations of the dharmakāya?
Replies: 48
Views: 1290

Re: Do Buddhas have any true multiplicity, or are they all emanations of the dharmakāya?

Great posts. The idea of "a" buddha or "many" buddhas is idea. Buddha emanation(s) is temporary needful to guide to right view. "a" makes it one, what can be compared. Like a view as "I will be a buddha but you/they not". These are oppositions, cannot be as inseparable dependence-emptiness. That is ...
by muni
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Dharma?
Replies: 48
Views: 1411

Re: What is Dharma?

You probably have forgotten the process how, as an infant, you learned the language of the surrounding world. At first it was new and strange to you. But then you started to find out what the words stood for. This took you many years. Gradually your view of the world also hardened. In the beginning...
by muni
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Dharma?
Replies: 48
Views: 1411

Re: What is Dharma?

From where did you take that quotation? ( Some people say etc..) I haven't said that. But it looks as if I had. Can you correct that, please. Correction and apologize: https://tzal.org/quotes-by-dzongsar-khyentse-rinpoche/ I guess, if it was becoming on "a same rank", it is a self becoming like ano...
by muni
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Dharma?
Replies: 48
Views: 1411

Re: What is Dharma?

What is Dharma and what is not should be evident from its effects. Thus says the Bhagavan Shakyamuni. It is not a thing decided by some auhority or by another authority. See the Gotami sutta https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an08/an08.053.than.html Yes, extremes. For example Paramitas are...
by muni
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Contemplate impermanence
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Contemplate impermanence

by muni
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Contemplate impermanence
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Contemplate impermanence

It is possible to awaken by contemplating impermanence. I forgot who said this. :smile: Impermanence isn’t just defined by decay, rot, and disintegration. Impermanence allows us to access the diamonds and see more than just the mud. Our neurotic, limited, confused sense of self is not anchored insid...

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