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by fuki
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 46
Views: 6294

Re: Homosexuality

Outside of Pureland though, does the Buddha teach that you must become a man before reaching Buddhahood? I wouldn't worry about it too much, keep in mind that what is written down thousands or hundreds of years ago was said in relation to the time the sutra was written, the culture it was written i...
by fuki
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tradition.
Replies: 54
Views: 4898

Re: Tradition.

Is a good quote designed by Herr Doktor to preserve the fire for those who want to keep that conceptual flame alive to match whatever cultural/religious conditioning parading down the neural boulevards. :jumping: Trying to avoid the relative truth by saying "oh it's just conceptual" is a mistaken a...
by fuki
Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tradition.
Replies: 54
Views: 4898

Re: Tradition.

Is a good quote designed by Herr Doktor to preserve the fire for those who want to keep that conceptual flame alive
to match whatever cultural/religious conditioning parading down the neural boulevards.
:jumping:
by fuki
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 58
Views: 8556

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

When I mop the floor, there is only mopping.
During mopping there are no arising thoughts or dwellings concerning when I started and when I will finish mopping the floor. The "mind" of a Bodhisattva just does its job, no dwelling mind concerning beginning, ending, bondage or liberation.
by fuki
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights
Replies: 73
Views: 9252

Re: Dharma Wheel Heavy Weights

People (including me) would appreciate your input on zen1.space too Astus.
by fuki
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)
Replies: 168
Views: 21185

Re: Looking ahead...(split from ZFI topic)

The best we can do is go fresh into a new response. So far, imo, this is not the case at our new zen sangha. linda Easier said then done (depending on the individual) most if us are still conditioned by the past, some a bit more the others. Especially if we're attached by how we locked up someone (...
by fuki
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 19
Views: 2681

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

so where should the notion of not-self (or self) come from, unless such notions where conditioned by reading a book about not self and thoughts become a string called thinking and one believes theres something called a "thinker" with any substantial past, present, or future. "I, me, and mine" are t...
by fuki
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox
Replies: 19
Views: 2681

Re: Two solutions for karma and not-self paradox

If I observe a thought arising it is momentary and arises due to conditions, a thought can condition the next thought but ofcourse its not the same thought (otherwise it couldnt arise) so there's no "thought-thingy" which stays the same nor does it have an essence or substance transmigrating, just i...
by fuki
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Kumaré: Documentary on Pretending to be a Guru
Replies: 2
Views: 835

Re: Kumaré: Documentary on Pretending to be a Guru

Has anyone else seen this documentary Kumaré? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumar%C3%A9 Yeah seen it a few years ago, it shows how gullible and easy to manipulate/condition ppl are. Holy Hell (2016) was interesting too, I think I've seen most cult docs out there but always appreciate to hear about ...
by fuki
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 22879

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

Monlam Tharchin wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:32 pm Apologies, fuki. I tried softening my post up but you saw the original anyway. Not been an easy few weeks here. :anjali:
No harm done friend thank you and appreciate your comment. Keep going strong and be well.
:anjali:
by fuki
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 22879

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

If you have not practiced Pure Land, fuki, how can you comment on it? In particular these schools are misunderstood. All those in this thread who practice schools of Pure Land have been in unison on these points except DF and yourself. I'm sorry Monlam I wasn't commenting on Pure Land practise, sor...
by fuki
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 22879

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

Learning the Ch'an/Zen understanding of Pure Land practice helped me to harmonize the Nembutsu with the Buddha's last words to be a lamp* unto yourself, seeking no external refuge. Sheng yen on (Chan) practise and faith; Many people think that Chan practice depends solely on their own efforts , req...
by fuki
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 3724

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

ItsRaining wrote: Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:27 am
Hello, can you please recommend a version of the Madhyāntavibhāga?
It's been many years and I gave the book away, but if memory serves I read the Mario D'Amato one.
by fuki
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 22879

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

Thank you for sharing this. I love Master Sheng-Yen. Me too ;) ps posted this elsewhere on the forum though it might be of additional value to the thread here, if not my apologies. Sheng yen on (Chan) practise and faith; Many people think that Chan practice depends solely on their own efforts, requ...
by fuki
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

Hi muni, the doc is called "Walk With Me" (2017) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2331100/ Actually it's the only doc I see on that page :jumping: I loved the doc, especially the part where a little kid asks Thich Nhat Hanh a question regarding the death of her puppy and how to deal with her sadness, and...
by fuki
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Recommendations for Yogacara works?
Replies: 32
Views: 3724

Re: Recommendations for Yogacara works?

Hey! I wanted to get to know a bit more about the Yogacara do you guys suggest any works? I've read Living Yogacara, the Sandinirmocana, as well as the 20+30 verses with a short commentary and wanted to know a bit more. The links Astus posted should be enough I reckon :smile: After Buddhism was bro...
by fuki
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Thich Nhat Hanh - My life is my message

I watched this doc a few weeks ago, a very nice look into Plum Village.

https://plumvillage.org/walk-with-me/
by fuki
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 17027

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Jeff H wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:50 pm Well my grandson and I were reading some comics over breakfast this morning and we found the answer. I'm happy to report that the meaning of life is seafood.


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So now this thread has lost its meaning for me. :thumbsup:
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by fuki
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 17027

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Malcolm wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:58 pm You are spending a lot of time spinning words you don't believe.
Haha, I believe in everything!
by fuki
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 17027

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Malcolm wrote: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Zen forums must be very silent then.
Relatively, yes.

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