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by muni
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 857

Re: What is meant by no self?

I'll admit I started on Buddhism by picking up one of those Idiot's Guide books because I wanted to learn about world religions. After reading it it sent me into spiraling depression and sucked all the joy from my life. It was very life denying, essentially saying everything I did was wrong. It rui...
by muni
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 857

Re: What is meant by no self?

"According to Buddhism, our view of the self as a singular, distinct, autonomous and lasting entity is at odds with reality and, therefore becomes a source of frustration and suffering. An exacerbated feeling of self-importance, self-cherishing, and self-centeredness are the basis for impulses of at...
by muni
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 1554

Re: Feeling Emotions

Prayer for feelings not to overwhelm. *Chenrezig*_/\_


*Om Mani Peme Hung/ Om Mani Padme Hum*




(Caring love is not love opposing hatred.)
by muni
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 1554

Re: Feeling Emotions

You do not have to take everything Buddhism says if it feels not alright for you. Because that doesn't help at all. When the talk about non attachment leads to an image of apathy, then this is not helpful. The problem is that words can be interpreted in so many ways, while we think their meaning are...
by muni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 1554

Re: Feeling Emotions

This is just not true.
Okay.
Here is some interesting read regarding emotions and meditation.
https://tricycle.org/magazine/meditating-emotions/
by muni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?
Replies: 46
Views: 1818

Re: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?

Buddha having / not having? Buddha "is supreme" Siddhi, playing whatever.

Which is fortunate for those less inclined to spiritual pride
My dream is higher than yours.
by muni
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 1554

Re: Feeling Emotions

I actually struggling a lot in early Buddhist readings because of teachings like that and became very depressed as a result so I don't think it's very helpful (or relevant). I'm not sure those things are boundless since they haven't been tested to be be so, we just assume as such (though the gramma...
by muni
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Spiritual friends
Replies: 19
Views: 640

Re: Spiritual friends

We need such friends as example, as stimulation or encouragement for practice and remain aware. A spiritual friend has no self interest, and so no any interest in status, is a living example of equanimity, of loving kindness, of compassion. A spiritual friend helps us to see clear in our temporary c...
by muni
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Sources substantiating claims about "Hindus" not achieving liberation
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Sources substantiating claims about "Hindus" not achieving liberation

Okay. Samadhi is same, as H H said as well. Then he said the main difference is Atman-Anatma. And of course that hair thing on the head of the Hindu Man. But regarding doctrinal proves, I guess this is not enough. I am furthermore not investigating in “the lack of potential of others”. However this ...
by muni
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Games & Humour
Topic: Daily Laugh Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 63841

Re: Daily Laugh Thread

by muni
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 1554

Re: Feeling Emotions

I have a question about feelings. I wanted to know what Buddhism says about it. I heard it said that we don’t genuinely feel anything during meditation. Does this mean that how we feel about events and things that happen to us is not real? Another person told me that we don’t genuinely feel things ...
by muni
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Sources substantiating claims about "Hindus" not achieving liberation
Replies: 24
Views: 938

Re: Sources substantiating claims about "Hindus" not achieving liberation

I never have been interested in digging in other philosophies-religions-other whatever. Purify OWN mind and include all in practice. It fills many lives already. Here on this forum people are learned, very learned, knowing all religions. Buddhism: "In absolute samadhi, In a sense, there is no 'exper...
by muni
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Repetition in a Changing Reality
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Repetition in a Changing Reality

the Buddhist emphasis on repetition, that consistency, functions to reveal the actual inconsistencies of everyday life.
Amazing.
by muni
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Repetition in a Changing Reality
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Repetition in a Changing Reality

Since rusty habits and beliefs of mind, holding on the apprehensions of what "we are" (= independent self with whatever characteristics) repetitions are necessary (many, many lives) to "break through" or habits to fade. To see "this self" as merely holding onto movement and... recognizing stillness?...
by muni
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1703

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

I am of lower capacity Yes me too says my ego, believed thoughts. I think it is better to believe that then being proud. Building up an ego that thinks: "I practice higher practice than others" is another danger that I fear a bit. "Be always the lowest among all" can support very much without losin...
by muni
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1703

Re: How to avoid imagining the tantric world as inherently existing?

The danger of imagining the tantric world as fix and real, how do I avoid that? Ask practice if possible, other wise pray to recieve. _/\_ Open your heart... Perhaps off topic of course, this looks easy but is it not: exchanging self-other or equalizing self-other. I am of lower capacity Yes me too...
by muni
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to kindly and mindfully complain and express an issue to someone
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: How to kindly and mindfully complain and express an issue to someone

Kindness is mostly helping to control our mind and lower the flames of anger. But many see kindness as weakness and are not at all respecting it. Be careful. While it is anger, yelling, dominating, what is actually weakness. (Even these are seen as powerful.) Do not judge, avoid more flames to come ...
by muni
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: How does Buddhism explain individual experience?
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: How does Buddhism explain individual experience?

Why do individuals experience different things when everything is interconnected? What is it that makes us have a unique experience? We cannot see the dreams of others because we are locked in ours. It is not because your mind realizes, even for a single second by practice, what is just being locke...
by muni
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Kagyu
Topic: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra
Replies: 209
Views: 6273

Re: Sutra, Tantra, Mahamudra

Two accumulations, I understand that as practicing emptiness and compassion. It is important not to think: "Everything is empty, everything is illusion so there is no karma and I do not need to pay attention to good actions, ethical conduct." :smile: "If you merely talk about the view of emptiness ...
by muni
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: If the body isnt Self, why do we feel touch?
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: If the body isnt Self, why do we feel touch?

All of the body’s experiences are coded in the brains neurotransmitters. It is awareness that experiences these brain impulses as sensation. Thank you. Consciousness is clearly not simply a product of matter but matter is required in order for there to be a tactile sensation sensed by consciousness...

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