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by muni
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Are men or women more interested in Enlightenment?

May I humbly ask all here .. do you think that men in general are more interested in Enlightenment, more interested in Buddhism than women?
I do not think so. :namaste:
by muni
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Does monks allowed to trade.?
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Does monks allowed to trade.?

Hi dear, I don't know there particularly. But there are everywhere monasteries who have a shop and some have a guesthouse in the Himalayas. If this helps for fundraising, to provide them rice on the plate, to maintain the monastery, provide all needs for its' schools, medical help, then nothing wron...
by muni
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

what causes an appearance
what causes the appearance to appear as a word?
My spectacles. :namaste:

Whatever we see, depends on own mind.
By confusion, we perceive through the filter of own spectacles ( thinking, feeling..). Dharma-tissue can help to purify.
by muni
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Why is consciousness seen as something impermanent?
Replies: 200
Views: 2189

Re: Why is consciousness seen as something impermanent?

I'm unable to comprehend how Buddhist are able to view consciousness as something impermanent. It's just something that goes against all my intuition, experience and logic. I view consciousness as three-fold: the content of consciousness (body sensations, emotions, thoughts and images of the mind),...
by muni
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma Ending Age
Replies: 80
Views: 1492

Re: Dharma Ending Age

The two main meanings of Dharma are the written or spoken Dharma and the realized or experiential Dharma. We take refuge in the latter sort of Dharma.


:good:
by muni
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?
Replies: 90
Views: 2663

Re: DKR - How Will You See the Guru?

The mistake a lot of students make is in thinking that devotion only has one shape, one outward form. They see their fellow sangha members "bowing and scraping" all the time, rushing to serve cups of tea with heads bowed, That sounds more like attachment to name-form-importance. Perhaps therefore s...
by muni
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

if we hold to non dual mind we say that there is no illusion, nor reality. but that defies experience. ''this'' is always there, even though awareness of it comes and goes. Tom, I'll try to understand what you say. Illusion - reality or any other, is actually not. They are just tool, pointing appre...
by muni
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

Whether it is labeled or it is not labeled. Whether it is held or it is dropped. Whether it is risen or it is fallen. All are imagined by Ignorance.
Thank you!

At the other hand, aren't existences "made" by labeling?

Where is ignorance?

:meditate:
by muni
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

first of all, the word "awareness" is a label, should we drop it?

the words ''non dual'' are a label, should we drop them?


Where will they fall?




:namaste:
by muni
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Attaining peaceful and restorative sleep
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Attaining peaceful and restorative sleep

What are your strategies and techniques for peaceful, restorative sleep? What actions and factors positively affect your sleep? How does the time, duration, and quality of Dharma practice impact your sleep, in your experience? Also, have you found that your sleeping patterns have changed since you ...
by muni
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How to Train the Stubborn Mind?
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: How to Train the Stubborn Mind?

Tenma, I share your observation what you say about limited in time. You make it clear; to be free from the afflictions is not enough, afflictions are like the branches of a tree and by certain causes and conditions branches grow back, sometimes harder and stronger than ever before. Therefore we have...
by muni
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

Per Buddhism, what does "to exist" mean? Can this be answered (satisfactorily) without reference to the two truths? If so, please do. By mental fabrications all exist and does not exist. For example Buddhism exist, is real. A God not, is not real. By the 'union' of the two truths, since they are no...
by muni
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

''emptiness is not empty'', it is warm and compassionate
:bow:
by muni
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

it is only the fabrication of mind and so 'this' and 'that' are simply delusions also. dreams also. only the play of mind. Yes, this :smile: , White Lotus, Tom. Even "believing" in whatever, is also play, keeps the thinking mind playing, without seeing the believing-thinking as merely play as well....
by muni
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

write 'this' 'that' in granite :smile: In whatever, White Lotus. in Zen "No offence offered, and no ten thousand things No disturbance going, and no mind set up to work The subject is quieted when the object ceases The object ceases when the subject is quietened. The object is an object for the sub...
by muni
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Signing Off
Replies: 37
Views: 4521

Re: Signing Off

Whatever is your decision, may you be well, brother. And those coming on face book be able to keep further connection.
by muni
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

sees emptiness but not fullness there is no reality These emptiness -fullness are actually synonyms or there would be blankness, nothingness or voidness only without display or adornments. Thank you! Contemplative. Beings born in the six classes through the four avenues of rebirth, moreover, do not...
by muni
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'
Replies: 44
Views: 3934

Re: 'No Self' = 'Why Bother?'

2) Ditto re: other sentient (non-) beings: why should I regard them any more highly or with any more reality than I regard myself? Like me, they are all illusions, empty of form/self-nature, temporary ciphers; how can a non-being spiritually assist or obstruct another non-being? So again the questi...
by muni
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The Noble Eightfold Path
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: The Noble Eightfold Path

Which of the two books is the most recommended for beginners? ~ The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering by Bhikkhu Bodhi ~ Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Hello, I have no idea of these books. Reviews can help? You can perhaps ...
by muni
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 177
Views: 6776

Re: Existence

Thank you White Lotus, if I use the words 'this' and 'that' I have failed to observe things and instead have fallen into words. words prevent me from seeing things just as they are or aren't. so... simply by virtue of the fact that 'this' and 'that' are words they lead to mental elaboration and dist...

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