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by muni
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: what is the one?
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: what is the one?

Then it was Sariputra’s turn to question her. His first question affected Bhadda profoundly, which was "What is the One?" Bhadda remained silent Guys what is the one? what is sariputra talking about? what One he saying? I went to look. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhadda_Kundalakesa Though a thous...
by muni
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 27
Views: 587

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

"Love" to get freed from self-centeredness sounds wonderful. Inspirational teachings are a higher gift than whatever in this so appearing world, there is now many Dharma teaching possibilities. Next life, as a dirty street dog, I will not be able to listen or read at all. There are two sisters nearb...
by muni
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?
Replies: 27
Views: 587

Re: Do any of you use social media to spread Dharma?

No I don't, and this is a real blessing for all. We are taught that giving is one of the 6 perfections. And there are three types of giving 1 giving material things 2 giving dharma 3 giving fearlessness Thinking from a giving dharma stand point, its said that even if you teach even just one word of ...
by muni
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Precious Human Birth
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Precious Human Birth

From the point of view of one who seeks enlightenment, it is far better to be a human being than to be born even in the heavens of the gods, where there is nectar to live on and all wishes are granted by the wish-fulfilling tree; where there is neither fatigue nor difficulty, neither sickness nor o...
by muni
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Precious Human Birth
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: Precious Human Birth

Hi dear, I lost compassion, no way to say then: I am a follower of the Buddha. Gratitude is a blessing medicine for recovering from critical grasping, which is a rotten disease of my mind. https://www.padmasambhava.org/2019/06/how-to-sincerely-love-all-mother-sentient-beings/?utm_source=onesignal&ut...
by muni
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11982

Re: Existence

yes, there is absolutely nothing we can say about form - emptiness that is not play, and we cant take it seriously! Thank you! You talk like Drukpa Kunley. You tell me that not practising binds and practice binds. Because both have the "me" doing nothing- lost then in its fabrications, or the "me" ...
by muni
Fri May 31, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "I didn't ask to be born."
Replies: 30
Views: 594

Re: "I didn't ask to be born."

I hear this from people time to time. They're usually depressed, or prone to depression. Generally, they seem to think life is an imposition. It plays out in all kinds of sad and destructive ways. What's going on in the thoughts behind that statement? How does one get out of that view? I should cer...
by muni
Wed May 29, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)
Replies: 166
Views: 4593

Re: anti-"Hinayana" bias in Zen (and Mahayana in general)

Lower 'path' and higher 'path' including all and therefore not liberation for oneself only, all these are mentioned in texts. I always thought these are to see *own intention only*. And then there are the different helpful methods for these. The differences are not to compare with "other". Perhaps i...
by muni
Tue May 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 349
Views: 21338

Re: Great Vegan Debate

The ideas behind vegetarian and so veganism can be of nonviolence. And this meaning of nonviolence is of course to appreciate. However on a retreat people prepared dishes for us based on soy only. I could not participate, I get health problems by eating any food with even some rests of soy in them. ...
by muni
Tue May 28, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11982

Re: Existence

Dear White Lotus,

Perhaps words are just of same nature the mind can recognize to wake up: compounded fabrications. Mind is able to grasp these, as pointing to see its grasping.

Nonsense you wrote, indeed, my mind sees nonsense everywhere, just everywhere, but not its own grasping.

:anjali:
by muni
Mon May 27, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: open heart?
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: open heart?

...the 2nd Bhumi was very well priced... I am slowly starting to see by these things, how people lose the more and the more confidence in each other, cultivate all kinds of mistrust and ideations. I hope all these internet theatres do not cause to lose faith. But that quote above made my day, is to...
by muni
Fri May 24, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 1668

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

It can be my post is not clear, I write here not on a pc and struggle,. Anyway, practices are including all, just all. Therefore may al be free.
by muni
Fri May 24, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 1668

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

Really!
by muni
Fri May 24, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.
Replies: 55
Views: 1668

Re: Vajrayana. It’s Simple.

Perhaps I have been unclear. My remarks about asking what authority a poster has, is when an individual challenges or clarifies a point while implying that they have an authoratative source ...which they won’t name. The world is full of folk who have read a book or watched a video and then fitted t...
by muni
Thu May 23, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Craving
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Craving

Even though, we may not be aware of craving, we can get a clue to its presence. We can recognise the signs. One way is to be aware of the emotions that arise. The negative emotions such as anger, sadness and fear may indicate craving. So when we experience annoyance, dissatisfaction, impatience and...
by muni
Thu May 23, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Lesson.
Replies: 31
Views: 1172

Re: A Lesson.

Its a nice story and possible different lessons can be seen in it.
It could tell as well because all are nature, therefore all have the capacity to wake up and he was therefore not different or other than you.
Thank you for sharing. :anjali:
by muni
Wed May 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 212
Views: 11982

Re: Existence

Best wishes Tom x :anjali: Investigation heart sutra: 1) “Form is emptiness.” If we break a form down to the atomic level, we will lose the gross features of that form, and it will no longer be identifiable as the object we started with. And, as we saw in our discussion of the form aggregate, we can...
by muni
Tue May 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 67
Views: 1301

Re: Trauma and the public mind

We still claim to think well of forgiveness, but it has in fact very nearly lost its moral weight by having been translated into an act of random kindness whose chief value lies in the sense of personal release it gives us. “ Sorry to say but this sounds negative, while of course it releases us. Wh...
by muni
Tue May 21, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Is tibetan inherently peacefull ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2295

Re: Is tibetan inherently peaceful?

"Lasting peace or contentment", is applying compassionate skilful methods. These methods can be wrathful or peaceful appearing. But both are actually by "contentment", or applied trough selfless nature ( selfless lama) to open the door of our self- prison, which we maintain by our habits. Pointing t...
by muni
Tue May 21, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Trauma and the public mind
Replies: 67
Views: 1301

Re: Trauma and the public mind

To the contrary, I appreciate you sharing your experiences and I think they are directly related to the subject matter. My own struggles with debilitating panic, anxiety and some substance abuse were what got me serious about Dharma practice initially, I think such experiences can actually be a cat...

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