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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: 4
Views: 155

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: 854

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: 854

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: 24839

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: 854

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: 854

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: 236

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: 854

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...
by muni
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.
Replies: 257
Views: 6227

Re: deadliest mass shooting in the U.S.

Having the tendency to protect a self based on the tendency to see others as danger ( weapons). Others are bad, dangerous, I am good and protect. And so the solution = we shoot each other. Well when no guns would be allowed and the money should be used for severe house/pocket control ( hiding weapon...
by muni
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?
Replies: 72
Views: 1967

Re: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?

As I heard yesterday that what we see as robots will become smarter than humans and since Transcendental Wisdom itself cannot be taught, how can a computer or robot know its’ Nature what is not to find in the limitations of the intellect or this interacting energy? What is IQ is something difficult ...
by muni
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Void
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: The Void

why 'experiencing' apparently happens at particular 'times' and 'places' within It's activity, and in turn, why an illusion of multiplicity, separateness and duality seems to arise in the most complex of these experiences) is absolutely unknowable.... Hi :smile: Yes, why. But now, what about graspi...
by muni
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?
Replies: 72
Views: 1967

Re: Would advanced AI possess Buddha-nature?

Buddha Nature is not a thing that an entity, a person or object has or doesn't have, like a belly button, "if a disciple still clings to the arbitrary illusions of form or phenomena such as an ego, a personality, a self, a separate person, or a universal self-existing eternally, then that person is...
by muni
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

...emptiness is the causal relationship of cause and effect, or the connection, or the interdependence itself, which is thought not to arise or to be itself uncaused or unconditioned. The cause of these three poisons is stated as emptiness. Thank you for this discerment, Tom. Because there is empti...
by muni
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Best political system for Dharma
Replies: 52
Views: 920

Re: Best political system for Dharma

Bhutan is bathing in the Dharma but this means not or is no warranty for minds having the wish to turn back to theirs nature, or whether or not people are practicing. However stimulation is there for all wishing to do so. People are happy by the political system, at least those I meet. King is Buddh...
by muni
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: End of my moderation
Replies: 21
Views: 560

Re: End of my moderation

Thank you for your good work, to keep harmony among a crowd coming from a variety of ( home-made) planets.

:anjali:
by muni
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation remedy sought
Replies: 48
Views: 789

Re: Meditation remedy sought

Where are all these differences? I'm not sure where they are, but one thing I *am* sure of: They're all empty. Where.., yes, a stupid question. Perhaps the different systems are offering clarity, which is lost because of going through the rabbit hole and now being one in a real world of differences...
by muni
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 74
Views: 2001

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

If it could be proved, it would be then a conditioned object what a subject can prove.
by muni
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Meditation remedy sought
Replies: 48
Views: 789

Re: Meditation remedy sought

Where are all these differences?


Thank you. :namaste:
by muni
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: time, space and the universe
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: time, space and the universe

Tilopa: Although you say space is empty, You can’t say that space is "like this". Likewise, although mind is said to be sheer clarity, There is nothing there: you can’t say "it’s like this". Thus, the nature of mind is inherently like space: It includes everything you experience. Can you explain wh...
by muni
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Introduction to Buddhahood
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Introduction to Buddhahood

The Buddha asked, "How can one comprehend the basic nature of the defilements of all sentient beings?" "Just as the state of Buddhahood neither increases nor decreases, so by their nature the defilements neither increase nor decrease." The Buddha asked, "What is the basic nature of the defilements?"...