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by fuki
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Just because nothing is permanent it doesnt mean it has no value, We are the meaning makers. Nature just want's to survive. Life is programed to proliferate. And we are the meaningless makers :lol: We also compose music, and I like the gaps between the notes, just as the space "between" thoughts, b...
by fuki
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Worldly life and mundane concerns are meaningless. I think that's all that is being said. What's meaningless today might be meaningfull tomorrow, it's relative, and not letting go of relative thinking too binds one to the wheel of life and death. To me meaningful and meaningless are fantasies the c...
by fuki
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Glad to be a Zenny, we dont give birth to concepts and then discuss if they have meaning haha

meaning depends on how you use your life, not in chatting about it!
by fuki
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

What difference does it make when it all ends...the destruction of the Universe...over & over again..... So even if we destroy our afflictions...the Universe will still destroy life and all we've strived for...as if we strived for nothing for nothing...and it just starts all over again.... Just bec...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 6046

Re: what do we mean by faith?

Sheng yen on (Chan) practise and faith; Many people think that Chan practice depends solely on their own efforts, requiring self-reliance, while those who practice by reciting the Buddha’s name depend solely on external help. Both of these views are incorrect. http://chancenter.org/cmc/wp-content/up...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32517

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

This does not render them nonfunctional, as Fuki's use of the illusion example implies.  Really? this was not my intention. I agree with everything you say above perhaps there's an error in my speech or that I struggle translating everything in English, I don't know. Where did I negate appearances ...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32517

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

This does not render them nonfunctional, as Fuki's use of the illusion example implies.  Really? this was not my intention. I agree with everything you say above perhaps there's an error in my speech or that I struggle translating everything in English, I don't know. Where did I negate appearances ...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Malcolm wrote: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:59 pm Best if you go sit at the feet of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu.
My 'loyalty' lies elsewhere, but who knows.
We could conjure up a siddhi if you would serve, in that way I could still sit at his feet.

The book is due 6-12 days, if I have any questions I will pm you.
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

If you want to understand how these terms are used in Dzogchen texts, I refer you to the book in my signature. It will be a pleasure to read and get a better understanding of the terminology in Dzogchen, thanks. It's even available on a dutchy site :twothumbsup: https://www.bol.com/nl/f/buddhahood-...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

In the end, though, there tends to not be any sort of common denominator that makes spree killers have a 'single' profile, nor a single disease like psychopathy, or sociopathy as a cause. They can literally be anyone under the right circumstances, and conditions. Yes it is not a black and white, th...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Does such a thing exist? How? Since it is not permanent you already know the answer to that one. Awareness is mental factor, conditioned and dependent. I have no idea what you mean by ‘true awareness.’ From the Vajra Heart Essence (Nying thig) section of Dzogchen, Longchenpa writes: “This awareness...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32517

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

I think the user you were responding to coming from a Zen POV will refer to to all relative truths as illusion. Not perse that depends on the situation and circumstance, words like "illusion" and "reality" can have a function, but how it's often manifestated on forums is the illusion itself (the ma...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

There is no point in returning one's attention to something transient and ephemeral like awareness, unless it is to observe that it is empty and dependently originated. Quite the nitpick again Malcolm trying to seperate sunlight from the sun again, you cognize awareness depending on how it makes se...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

I would have thought that one of the terrible events in this weeks news - the latest mass school shooting - is terrible because of what it means . And it’s also terrible because the perpertrator apparently didn’t really grasp the meaning of what he was doing - otherwise he wouldn’t have done it. Li...
by fuki
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32517

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Malcolm, all teachers I've spoken too said otherwise. (regarding illusory cultivation etc) Which does not mean I accept their limited view and reject your limited view. It's just not my flavour to keep analysing what is correct or not, apart from understanding the function and the direction of what ...
by fuki
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

It's in the nature of mind to create subject/object where there is none, its only when we take the phenomenal center we imagine to be, which rides on the bus to go from A to B as something substantial or graspable that errors come into existence, like birth and death, being, not being, becoming, a p...
by fuki
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32517

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

"God" is not rejected out of hand, it is just that unconditioned creators contradict dependent origination. the first time I heared about the concept of God was when a new kid in the street moved in who's family was religious, it was pretty clear at age 10 there was no such thing as a unconditioned...
by fuki
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

You might be correct. A Christian would hold the view that God created man. It would then be reasonable to then ask for what reason did God create man? The standard Christian reply would be that man was created to worship God. That would be the purpose of a man's life for a Christian. The Christian...
by fuki
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Dog thread
Replies: 45
Views: 4734

Re: Dog thread

KathyLauren wrote: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:18 am We have a retired racing greyhound. She'll be 9 this spring.
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Om mani padme hum
Kathy
Lovely we used to have a retired greyhound too saved from Spain.
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Her name's Grady, a galgo espanjol (rough haired)
by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 16978

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

Does it seem like a good idea to tell such a person that life is meaningless before they have even begun to fully understand the 4 noble truths? Even for extremely experienced people, it can be a struggle to shift from seeking for meaning to practicing to relinquish attachments to such ideas. I've ...

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