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by muni
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Our Karma or theirs?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Our Karma or theirs?

Hello and good day Tom and all, exchange our peace for their turmoil One method; Tonglen practice, also known as “taking and sending,” reverses our usual logic of avoiding suffering and seeking pleasure. In tonglen practice, we visualize taking in the pain of others with every in-breath and sending ...
by muni
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

:smile: I watched the trailer. Wonderful.

Thank you.
by muni
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 1642
Views: 134029

Re: Music time

by muni
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

Sound Breath, all those people who could benefit from his teaching, leaving no field for divisions like friend-enemy. Thanks to the Palestinian and Arab, Americans and all! “Discrimination is the base of our suffering.” Thich Nhat Hanh. Fuki, this caught my eye on the website of Plumvillage: "The en...
by muni
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

Hello, Thank you for sharing this, Sound Breath. :smile: His teachings are touching simplicity, which is compassionate. He is well respected by teachers of other traditions. I would say there is a forum Thien, in which you could as well post his teachings, but since he seems very much to teach in a ...
by muni
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 40
Views: 601

Re: Dog thread

I have a cat too, love it. Dog and cat live in harmony together. Sometimes they can even help each other, like this dog helps these two discussing cats.

by muni
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 40
Views: 601

Re: Dog thread

I hope all you dog lovers clean up after your pets, don't let them bark all night, don't assume that everyone loves them as much as you do, and don't let them off the leash in the back country. Otherwise, they are no more than extensions of your selfish egos. So there. Fully agreed! My extension is...
by muni
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Dharma in the context of the Dharma Wheel Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Dharma in the context of the Dharma Wheel Forum

I was reading yesterday about a mission in an isolate volcanic area on Hawaii. People try to find out how life on Mars could be in order to prepare them. One important point was that they had to fully care for each other, for all, without any exception. Without that, the whole group would suffer and...
by muni
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 3364

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

The wind does not discriminate it does not blow for anyone in particular but for the entire manifestation. Ah! Apologies if the quotes are misinterpretated by folks and enhances any emotional conflicts or existential crisis. Reminds me on something. You are not bound by perceiving, But by clinging ...
by muni
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: interventions for self-destructive freinds/family?
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: interventions for self-destructive freinds/family?

they are resistant to the idea of it even being possible to fully recover.
"A successful intervention is not a confrontation but an opportunity for an addicted individual to accept help in taking the first step toward recovery." https://drugabuse.com/library/drug-inte ... -programs/
by muni
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: interventions for self-destructive freinds/family?
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: interventions for self-destructive freinds/family?

Throw them a cup of cold water over their head! Oops! How others act to us is their karma, not ours. How we act is ours. I now remember these words: see them as your injured parents or injured children, now in such an unfortunate state. Sometimes, there is no way to interact with dialogue. Whether t...
by muni
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: New Rigpa letter
Replies: 119
Views: 4668

Re: New Rigpa letter

Picture. Possible teaching impermanence...perhaps more.

https://www.facebook.com/sogyal.rinpoche/
by muni
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Dharma Stories
Topic: Chogyam Trungpa
Replies: 19
Views: 793

Re: Chogyam Trungpa

There is plenty about on internet.
This short talk can help, not only to get an idea, but also an important point:
by muni
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Solipsism
Replies: 30
Views: 835

Re: Solipsism

No, it is realising the unconditioned, the unborn, the unmade, just as all the texts say. But that is ‘un-knowing’, as the Zen teachers instruct. ‘He that knows it, knows it not’. Descartes was actually on his way towards realising that but I think Western philosophy lost the thread somewhere along...
by muni
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Solipsism
Replies: 30
Views: 835

Re: Solipsism

the last word, 'exists', is a bit problematic. It is not a problem with the original text, but a limitation of modern English. In modern English, 'what is', and 'what exists', are understood to be the same. But this doesn't allow for the transcendent nature of non-dual reality. Non-dual reality is ...
by muni
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Solipsism
Replies: 30
Views: 835

Re: Solipsism

Thanks for all clarifications about solipsism. I see the value in this in order to eradicate confusion! As the mind only is been mentioned, I agree, it needs contemplation-meditation- guidance. Thanks! Ascertaining the View: The confused appearances of habitual tendencies are devoid of inherent natu...
by muni
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2120

Re: What is a Woman?

I come back with some of Jetsunma's words here: "To me the dakini principle stands for the intuitive force. Women.............they’re not interested in intellectual discussion which they normally find dry and cold with minimum appeal. " Perhaps we can see so: the intellectual approaches have their ...
by muni
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Solipsism
Replies: 30
Views: 835

Re: Solipsism

Compassion and solipsism can’t possibly co-exist, if you think about it. Yes, it cannot. And this is not what is meant with inseparable, all inclusive or all encompassing. Maybe an inspiration: Not to know the equality of appearance emptiness And get attached to appearances alone is delusion But to...
by muni
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is a Woman?
Replies: 71
Views: 2120

Re: What is a Woman?

This is a heavily male-dominated forum, where female points of view are not discussed, where only a male mode of debate is practised, and where, as a result, women do not feel welcome. Yes. Of course nature of mind is not female nor male, still the body-mind is tool-vehicle to go beyond and so ther...