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by takso
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: The Experience of Buddhism Sliding into Nihilism
Replies: 14
Views: 993

Re: The Experience of Buddhism Sliding into Nihilism

Now to my point, or what I am struggling with. I feel like by letting go of the ego, attachments, and seeking pure awareness, I am inching closer to nihilism where nothing matters and everything is ultimately meaningless. This is not a place where I want to be. I hope I can get some help with this ...
by takso
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?
Replies: 59
Views: 2264

Re: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?

Rebirth , reborn implying something or someone from A point shift to B point , but , in actual there is only a kind of Continuation where it manifest after a "Gap" occurs (death / disintegration) . Therefore , reborn or rebirth is a inappropriate description of the situation . Nothing is being rebo...
by takso
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?
Replies: 59
Views: 2264

Re: What Exactly is 'Reborn'?

Buddhism rejects the term ‘transmigration’ or ‘reincarnation’ altogether, but why? Literally, ‘trans-’ is a prefix meaning through or across. And transmigration denotes the movement or conveyance from place to place. If we mention that a soul would transmigrate from a body to another new body, it me...
by takso
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: proof of nirvana?
Replies: 48
Views: 3042

Re: proof of nirvana?

One could only catch a glimpse of nirvana when the dust settles after the mind is neutered.
by takso
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is there time for bodhisattvas?
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Is there time for bodhisattvas?

What does time mean? Time is a dimension or simply a way of measurement for the becoming processes. This means time alone is created by the mind and therefore, it is subjective rather than objective in its nature of orientation. To become is to exist; to exist is to become. Therefore, time does not ...
by takso
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 266
Views: 16452

Re: Existence

All realities and fallacies are in the mind, All observations and perceptions are in the mind, All labelling and stereotyping are in the mind, What else is not in the mind? You have a mind, I have a mind, and we all have respective minds, even a rock. A mind is nothing but a vibrational frequency, A...
by takso
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 887

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

Another definition for the extremely subtle entities is energy. Energy is a quality that is universal i.e. it is inherent existing and dependent arising concurrently. And the alternate expression for energy is emptiness. When one sees into energy, one sees into emptiness; when one sees into emptines...
by takso
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination
Replies: 18
Views: 887

Re: Question about Nagarjuna's Heart of Dependent Origination

Link Here : http://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-masters/nagarjuna/heart-dependent-origination In verse 6, he says, "Then, as for extremely subtle entities, Those who regard them with nihilism, Lacking precise and thorough knowledge, Will not see the actuality of conditioned arising." Can anyone expl...
by takso
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1101

Re: What's the meaning of "life is duhhka"?

What is the meaning of "life is duhhka"? The First Noble Truth says that the suffering of birth, old age, sickness and death is inescapable. The Buddha has revealed that suffering is part of life and that it cannot be evaded. He also taught that suffering does not only come from the body but also f...
by takso
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Existence
Replies: 266
Views: 16452

Re: Existence

Per Buddhism, what does "to exist" mean? Can this be answered (satisfactorily) without reference to the two truths? If so, please do. :namaste: Mind is the forerunner of all states, at least, according to the Buddha. So, what exists is defined as that which can be known. If it cannot be known by th...
by takso
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mind-streams: Separate?
Replies: 114
Views: 7012

Re: Mind-streams: Separate?

Mind and body are simply two aspects of the same thing. So long as we are imprisoned within the realm of existence, we would continue to assume the separation of things. ‘Life itself is prison, The instincts are prisons, The senses are prisons, Superstition is prison, Sacred institutions are prisons...
by takso
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: nagarjuna two truths to tientai threefold truth. How?
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: nagarjuna two truths to tientai threefold truth. How?

I don't get anything about the threefold truth. I can make sense of the two truths but not the threefold truth...? It simply means one plus one equals to three... :smile: TRUTH 1 - Ultimate Truth (an insight into one side of the coin). TRUTH 2 - Conventional Truth (an insight into another side of t...
by takso
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: time, space and the universe
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

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 takso
Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: time, space and the universe
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: time, space and the universe

So I thought that talking about how time and space work, as well as discussing what the universe 'is' would be a fruitful area for discussion. Obviously, since this is a buddhist forum we have to talk about these issues from a buddhist perspective, like, for instance, how time and space relate to d...
by takso
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can buddha nature be proved?
Replies: 74
Views: 6114

Re: Can buddha nature be proved?

Buddha nature is absolute liberation from imprisonment: ‘Life itself is prison, The instincts are prisons, The senses are prisons, Superstition is prison, Sacred institutions are prisons, Teachers are prisons, Holy things are prisons, Goodness is prison, Views are prisons, Purity is the highest pris...
by takso
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 6015

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

Awareness is a ground condition that ‘supports’ consciousness. The nature of awareness is effulgence and it is in a not-knowing state before the appearance of object. Consciousness, on the other hand, is appearance of objects in the mind. When awareness touches on objects, consciousness would arise...
by takso
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 6015

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

Hey all, I have been reading more into the concept of Buddha-nature and honestly I am very lost. I was under the impression that in Buddhism all things are subject to change and are impermanent, yet here is a concept of something eternal that is present in all beings... I don't understand how this ...
by takso
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Does matter exist without consciousness?
Replies: 20
Views: 3002

Re: Does matter exist without consciousness?

If "...anything that is not known to the mind does not exist..." then nothing new would ever be discovered. You could not have an illness that you are unaware of. There would be no members to this forum until you yourself joined it, and all posts would be creations of your own mind. And if that is ...
by takso
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Does matter exist without consciousness?
Replies: 20
Views: 3002

Re: Does matter exist without consciousness?

Does matter exist without consciousness? No, matter would not exist without consciousness. Does matter need a conscious observer for it to exist? Yes, a conscious observer must be present for the matter to exist. Without consciousness does anything exist? What is existence? Existence is defined as ...
by takso
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Rebirth
Replies: 22
Views: 2518

Re: Rebirth

I am familiar with the Theravada view on Rebirth and also the Zen portrayal. As someone that has pursued strong meditation based traditions such as Thai Forest and Antai-ji - Gyobutsuji Zen Monastery I have been able to experience a lot of the teachings and or at least understand them in both a log...

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