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by muni
Fri May 17, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 202
Views: 10575

Re: Existence

if I attach to 'me' there is still ego, if however I am not attached to me... I let it go then that is good. I is nirvana/emptiness and yet don't abide in it. if one attaches to 'I' then there is ego and there can be offense caused if that I is attacked. if however that I is not offended under atta...
by muni
Thu May 16, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 202
Views: 10575

Re: Existence

have you lost all personal feeling? Regarding the title of this tread, I guess I would not take this literary? It could be an expression of a self and its feeling, caused by ignorance its consciousness' contact-grasping to existences or no existences. ( see 12 links of dependent origination). And w...
by muni
Tue May 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 202
Views: 10575

Re: Existence

Hello Tom, Dream has a terminus. ( gives courage) How am I in dream, I must make a selfie there. Buddha nature terminated? Buddha nature has no terminus. The artwork of Sunwukong, reminds on a poem of compassion I read several times. http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=2088 And, All forms' colou...
by muni
Wed May 08, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 202
Views: 10575

Re: Existence

The shit of an ant of lost summer.

:anjali:
by muni
Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha
Replies: 48
Views: 1178

Re: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha

The problem is with unconscious beliefs: "Reality is samsara and nirvana", "All goodness is God/Allah", "Everything that exists is physical". These unconscious beliefs are embedded into people by virtue of their cultural background. Because they are both highly abstract and conventional, it is diff...
by muni
Wed May 08, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: For the science and religion crowd
Replies: 183
Views: 2962

Re: For the science and religion crowd

There is in the studies of Psychology a recognition already of the limitations of worldly science or on intellectual understandings. There are pieces of research work and even tests about the more subtle consciousness or sub-consiousness "behind" the thinking mind. Just as is said in Buddhism that c...
by muni
Wed May 08, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha
Replies: 48
Views: 1178

Re: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha

Now the question. If it is not historical evidence or metaphysical reasoning, what do all these Buddhists ground themselves in? Where is the "Buddhism" in Engaged Buddhism? How are you supposed to know what the dharma is? I was yesterday too quick and was not carefully reading. Now I see this, enga...
by muni
Tue May 07, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha
Replies: 48
Views: 1178

Re: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha

When you're talking about teachings and practices - do you mean within our outside the tradition? Inside the tradition I believe it's often pointless to debate the "efficacy" of one practice compared to another. Good things seldom come out of it. Outside the tradition it's a little different. Of co...
by muni
Tue May 07, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha
Replies: 48
Views: 1178

Re: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha

We need to use scriptures and all what is us given "from the past" with respect and gratitude. But to cling to it as authentic is not why we use it at all. I see where you're coming from regarding "clinging" but I disagree on this point. Of course we as Mahayanists consider the Mahayna teachings as...
by muni
Tue May 07, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha
Replies: 48
Views: 1178

Re: Buddhism and the Historical Buddha

We need to use scriptures and all what is us given "from the past" with respect and gratitude. But to cling to it as authentic is not why we use it at all. Because liberating Dharma is not historical, is timeless. The liberating Dharma is what we need to discover each for ourselves by all means we r...
by muni
Mon May 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Experience
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: Experience

(Attachment/aversion/indifference are in the eye of the beholder and not the beheld) Direct experience is emphasized so much because it's our own distinct mind streams that we are seeking to untangle from the above web of confused thinking and reactions that perpetuate samsara. If we don't experien...
by muni
Sat May 04, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 202
Views: 10575

Re: Existence

LOL.
Won what? Wouldnt that create rank illusion? I dont want it, you can have it! :smile:


Lets give it all.

Thanks and best wishes. :namaste: x
by muni
Fri May 03, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Experience
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: Experience

Wayfarer wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 11:54 pm
Rick wrote:Sound about right?
Yes, except that 'beyond discursive analysis' is part of the specification.
:meditate:
H H Dalai Lama and other pointed therefore to the four reliances as great importance, regarding going beyond.

https://www.padmasambhava.org/2017/11/t ... reliances/
by muni
Thu May 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Experience
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: Experience

What is it that is experienced? I was just going to ask something like that too. *What* is experiencing since skandhas are essence-less? *What* is experiencing without the six senses connecting to object? There are two questions here, I think: What is being experienced? And what is doing the experi...
by muni
Thu May 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Experience
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: Experience

Rick wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 2:04 pm
What is it that is experienced?
I was just going to ask something like that too. *What* is experiencing since skandhas are essence-less?

*What* is experiencing without the six senses connecting to object?
by muni
Thu May 02, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Experience
Replies: 42
Views: 736

Re: Experience

Clear light (as well object to cling to) is free from terms as object and so free from a possible clinging. We need to play with all these to realize our grasping. Dualism expresses grasping and is the cause of our delusion. Nondual is necessary then no ground for these is. Habitual experience is: a...
by muni
Wed May 01, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 202
Views: 10575

Re: Existence

The vertical stick or I, that is Nirvana thinks Torei.
the “emptiness” of worldly phenomena: worldly things are empty of an eternally unchanging, individual identity of their own, but not of the perfect virtues of the everywhere-present Buddha.
(Tathagatagarbha Sutra)

This? :namaste:
by muni
Wed May 01, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking Stock of Practice
Replies: 65
Views: 1404

Re: Taking Stock of Practice

I am proud to be on the path. But there would be no need for it, when I would not be deluded. Conclusion = I am proud to be deluded. This only as a reflection how any pride is harmful and cannot be seen as confidence. While respect for all medicines the Dharma offers, since without liberating help,...
by muni
Wed May 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Taking Stock of Practice
Replies: 65
Views: 1404

Re: Taking Stock of Practice

That Nasruddin! :smile:

Confidence is very necessary.

Pride kills very much, it is actually causing other as well: jealousy, greed, anger, desire…

I am proud to be on the path. But there would be no need for it, when I would not be deluded. Conclusion = I am proud to be deluded.
by muni
Wed May 01, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Emotions = suffering?
Replies: 55
Views: 1053

Re: Emotions = suffering?

I’m shocked that any self-respecting Tibetan would go this very Hinayana route.
This can be. At the other hand what is then as well shocking is looking down on whatever, whoever. It is delusion what Guru Rinpoche warned for and therefore as well not self-respecting.

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