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by muni
Sun May 27, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: How are the paramitas related to the bhumis? Also: Is there an end to suffering?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: How are the paramitas related to the bhumis? Also: Is there an end to suffering?

Hi there, Good point. What means Paramitas, it is not something a person understands, does..there are on the internet many explanations, which can help to lead to the wish of guidance. I don't know how the Bhumis would not be automatically related, perhaps since the Paramitas are without the concept...
by muni
Wed May 09, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Nichiren
Topic: Should a mother who is emotionally neglectful and indifferent be honored on Mother's day?
Replies: 38
Views: 921

Re: Should a mother who is emotionally neglectful and indifferent be honored on Mother's day?

So my mother has just never really been there for me throughout my life in the way that I needed her to be. She has always been indifferent and distant and also abusive and/or allowed my step father to abuse me. Yet, she wonders why I haven't seen her in over 15 years. She doesn't want to talk abou...
by muni
Tue May 08, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Angry mind does't go well with this blood
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Angry mind does't go well with this blood

Then comes our own children (anger) our friends at work (anger). Some parents are very negative.... It asks some effort to "remain aware" ( not of something). And " those " feeling for example accused by such ( being negative) is as well going in the dream trap of identifying with I-thought-feeling...
by muni
Sun May 06, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness
Replies: 37
Views: 1023

Re: Dialectical Monism / Emptiness

People create all kinds of things-philosophies, and all kind of isms and then they need to explore them, investigate in them and try to get rid off to keep what is looking correct. Or other theories are created. All just play of nature? Emptiness-dependence is not a reality but emptiness-dependence ...
by muni
Sun May 06, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Angry mind does't go well with this blood
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: Angry mind does't go well with this blood

Anger like emotions can be used on the path to recognize nature. However anger already flowing into actions is veiled by an experience of independent inherent self, that experience of independence is the real cause of anger. H H Dalai Lama said once when we are self-centered, we always think me, me,...
by muni
Fri May 04, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Kyab Rig
Replies: 63
Views: 2822

Re: Kyab Rig

(All-)Encompassing Awareness means that all the Natural State called Buddha Nature which encompasses all sentient beings and whole of existence; therefore it is called (All-) Encompassing Awareness"


Namo Namo Namo!
by muni
Thu May 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 25
Views: 1017

Re: Two months of writing.

In my experience letting emotions bottle up, without releasing them in a healthy manner causes all sorts of issues. Healthy forms of releasing emotions include writing them down in some form (poetry is one way.. which is an actual therapy.), talking to someone (talk therapy or just talking to a fri...
by muni
Wed May 02, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the mind bound within the mind?
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Is the mind bound within the mind?

http://www.thehiddenyogi.com/2017/05/padmasambhavas-instruction-for-women-on.html ... The buddha-mind and the mind of a sentient being derive from a single base, which is awakened mind. It becomes enlightened by realizing it, and one roams in samsara when not realizing it. The identity of this mind...
by muni
Wed May 02, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the mind bound within the mind?
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Is the mind bound within the mind?

http://www.thehiddenyogi.com/2017/05/padmasambhavas-instruction-for-women-on.html ... The buddha-mind and the mind of a sentient being derive from a single base, which is awakened mind. It becomes enlightened by realizing it, and one roams in samsara when not realizing it. The identity of this mind...
by muni
Wed May 02, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhist karma yoga
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Buddhist karma yoga

Why is activity a necessary part of the Path ot Liberation? The nature of right action: Performing all works as oblations (yajna) Righteous duty, performed with nonattachement , is Godly How egoless action frees the yogi from nature's dualities and the bondage of karma Right attitude toward one's S...
by muni
Tue May 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the mind bound within the mind?
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Is the mind bound within the mind?

Sorry for my late reply, I was too busy being deluded. :namaste: To get comfortable with “mind without mind” ( or without consciousness only knowing things-objects) is not a thoughts’ idea thinking there is someone who need to get comfortable in some ‘naturally’ state. This is dream experience, suff...
by muni
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is the mind bound within the mind?
Replies: 12
Views: 658

Re: Is the mind bound within the mind?

So the thread is better retitled "is the mind confused/suffering within the mind?" This is expressing how suffering is experienced. When I look so back to the title, that as well. Without the two truths *not* being two ( inexpressible), what is there to say? And what is there to add to Dharmata? Mi...
by muni
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: To be somebody, or to be nobody
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: To be somebody, or to be nobody

Hi nobody, Being a loser and being a winner is both somebody, or? This forum is a source of insights and opens the opportunity to see what is grasping to the independent solid reality. Caught by "independent I thought" for example, in an outer reality on itself which is at the same time separate fro...
by muni
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Tsoknyi Rinpoche helped with concern to this topic, like by looking within. And also schools play a great roll. http://www.bodhikids.org/tsoknyi-rinpoche/ https://www.coursera.org/learn/buddhist-meditation/lecture/fVdS2/buddhism-in-education-and-family-tsoknyi-rinpoche And Mingyur Rinpoche’s educati...
by muni
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Or perhaps just because I remember vividly the joy of suffering by frustrations. :smile: Such cannot be called dharma in daily life, believe me. At least it is temporary. With distance, our memories have a tendency to omit the rough edges! I'm making a joke. Even when my children are throwing tantr...
by muni
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Is punishment of children required?

I think you forgot what its like... :rolling: Or perhaps just because I remember vividly the joy of suffering by frustrations. :smile: Such cannot be called dharma in daily life, believe me. At least it is temporary. Discipline however is not the same as punishments. Here seen through scientific st...
by muni
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Yes I have children, they are loved adults now. I do not doubt children can really testing you. I think you forgot what its like... :rolling: Or perhaps just because I remember vividly the joy of suffering by frustrations. :smile: Such cannot be called dharma in daily life, believe me. At least it ...
by muni
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Punishing seems to come from frustration, losing patience, having the experience to lose control over 'the outer' by the feeling of self, and so definitely wanting to have that control back. Frustration is just like accompanying anger based on a desire. And desire is based on the experience of self...
by muni
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Seishin wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:48 pm
I'm also amazed at the amount of people who feel discipline = violence, hitting and anger. It is possible to discipline a child without resorting to these.
Yes, exactly. :anjali:
by muni
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is punishment of children required?
Replies: 61
Views: 1492

Re: Is punishment of children required?

Punishing seems to come from frustration, losing patience, having the experience to lose control over 'the outer' by the feeling of self, and so definitely wanting to have that control back. Frustration is just like accompanying anger based on a desire. And desire is based on the experience of self....