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by muni
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Would I be correct in thinking that the enlightened knowledge gained by Buddha-hood
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Would I be correct in thinking that the enlightened knowledge gained by Buddha-hood

Appears to be so. Each thought has no form shape or size yet it reflects appearance. Wonderful! Then craving-grasping becomes bit more clear when these appearances are perceived as real ( seen as being there apart of thoughts on their own) and get by our own habitual karmic baggage, their character...
by muni
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

There are no substantial apprehensions which can be collected and taken in a bag by the idea of self. That is why there is need for Dharma in daily life, I guess. H H Dalai Lama was asked whether or not Bodhichitta was "accomplished", he answered death would reveal it. Bodhichitta beyond birth and d...
by muni
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

Perhaps a near death experience is a key for stronger whish to be free. The love then experienced - bliss as by the dissolving nasty independent self idea causing suffering. This selfless Love as the living guiding Masters, pointing to own Love. Love is not passion, but COMpassion, which is no subje...
by muni
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lungta/Prayer Flags
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Lungta/Prayer Flags

Print block is needed. This is not present?
An idea:
No need to add olympics.
by muni
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Lungta/Prayer Flags
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Lungta/Prayer Flags

Not easy without print. Often when you buy them, you can support/benefit a monastery or project. Some kinds: https://tnp.org/tibetan-prayer-flags-made-blessed-nuns/ Perhaps you can find some info here http://www.instructables.com/id/Tibetian-Prayer-Flags/ and https://classroom.synonym.com/how-to-mak...
by muni
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhahood vs Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Buddhahood vs Buddhism

Then if there would be no communication even dualistic, then no Compassion can acting to liberate. No guidance then. While no need for that to fall into clouding confusion. At the moment the sun is impartially shining, on what is through own karmic view the boring neighbours house and those stranger...
by muni
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhahood vs Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Buddhahood vs Buddhism

see diamond sutra, chpt 6 http://diamond-sutra.com/read-the-diamond-sutra-here/diamond-sutra-chapter-6/ Guru Rinpoche: stop labeling. but let's just raise our eyebrows a minute, back straight, shoulders back, heart open We must both be able to engage in dualistc thinking, to communicate with other ...
by muni
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How to (try to) resolve family conflict?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: How to (try to) resolve family conflict?

Emotional frustrations are 'artists', forming a scenario like a tv drama soap, seeing faults with others, which allows no inner peace, no harmony, no patience. Listening without pointing a finger, they perhaps can do? Remain aware of own mind, to not run in destructive dialogues, would help. Because...
by muni
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhahood vs Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Buddhahood vs Buddhism

But it is more at peace and more successful when based on the intention to accept everything as a foundation for further discernment.
Oh, instead of conflicts, comparisons?
by muni
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhahood vs Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Buddhahood vs Buddhism

For spontaneous all inclusive compassion as naturally aspect. But how when "there are so many other mind to purify first", there comes no end on these! No way! ...so here we are comparing things. I compare the absolute non differentiating buddhahood with the " this versus that" approach of buddhism...
by muni
Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhahood vs Buddhism
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Re: Buddhahood vs Buddhism

It’s not easy making sure the two wings are the same size. Two Wings of the Bird of Bodhichitta: Wisdom-Compassion. Purify own mind while compassion for all beings. For spontaneous all inclusive compassion as naturally aspect. But how when "there are so many other mind to purify first", there comes...
by muni
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is chewing Nicotine Gum to quit smoking a breach of the 5th precept?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Is chewing Nicotine Gum to quit smoking a breach of the 5th precept?

I am currently taking 2mg nicotine gums to kick my smoking habit which has lasted for about 2 years, I know Nicotine itself is considered an 'Intoxicating substance' but just curious. :namaste: It is the intention behind an action which determines karma, not? I wish you lots of courage to be free f...
by muni
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 1015

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

But sure, because of emptiness there is anything and everything its just the fundemental and stable nature of all things, so sure hate is included in that. But true, if a humam sees the empty nature (dependent origination) of hate it will transform without renunciation into pristine cognitions such...
by muni
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 1015

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

I guess that has to be answered by every individual practitioner. It is so very much. Only, with the experience of being there an individual practitioner practising a practice, then it turns or falls in struggling, desillusion..., suffering. There are the Paramitas as example. I have no idea how th...
by muni
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Dharmata teachings.
Replies: 144
Views: 25531

Re: Dharmata teachings.

Thanks, dzogchungpa, for posting these Anam Thubten videos. He's my root teacher, so watching these is a bit like coming home for me. Keep 'em comin'! Will do. Blessings for sure, thank you to keep sharing these bells. I learned from him to use the breath in correct way, which was somehow a struggl...
by muni
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 1015

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Because there is emptiness there is happiness, suffering, the humanmind, everything and anything.... ....because if there was not emptiness (dependent origination and its implications) there would be nothing. Like metaphor space then perhaps; without space we and all our experiences, emotions, feel...
by muni
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 1015

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

Yes, it must be like that. But the human mind, as well, perhaps, as the minds of countless other types of beings tbroughout the countless universes of infinite time, can actually imagine and create a subjective experience in sharp contrast to emptiness. While that experience is itself empty, it can ...
by muni
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Quickie ? about rebirth
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: Quickie ? about rebirth

Interesting posts. I understand Dharmakirti as Malcolm mentioned, that in that way, we our responsible for our own actions/purification. Then by a reflection, how, since being a conditioning of stream, can it be exactly ‘one’ ( locked as one) as karma are as well interactions, and like Mathieu Ricar...
by muni
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 1015

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

So how could this be understood to be correct? I don't know. "Because there is emptiness, there are desire, hatred, and ignorance." And therefore they are not. Now. As to the opposite, because there is underlying profound causation, which both holds and destroys the individual identity of all thing...