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by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 17341

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

eschewing the intricacies of emptiness when someone misunderstands the concept from the get-go is probably the best course of action. Considering a majority of people do not actually understand them anyways. But especially relevant when people find themselves put off to certain ideas due to not bei...
by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman
Replies: 212
Views: 17341

Re: The Unbearable Lightness of Anatman

“It is a double perspective: one understands both the conventional and ultimate without being attached to either one. This is because one sees how meaning exists by virtue of a relative opposite: meaninglessness. In the absence of meaning, there is no substantial non-meaning to cling to either. One ...
by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Understood Simon, appreciate the clarity.
by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Thing is Simon what you assume are my views is already made up in your mind and therefore any discussion will distort it even further, I see no use in adressing something over and over again which is taken out of context to prove a preconceived notion. I have no problems with ppl confonting me I act...
by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 6155

Re: what do we mean by faith?

Wayfarer wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:48 am
smjc wrote:What type of faith is a non-starter and unacceptable to us?
Obstinate clinging to dogmas without understanding their real meaning or intent.
Wouldn't you say all such clinging is due to not seeing the true function and direction of the words?
by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

The intolerance of the views of others is yours. Simon everything you assume about my so called views is based on your own conditioned filters and how you talk to ppl I consider often to be a form of suggestive manipulation which you do with many members here, but the part left quoted is actually t...
by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

so what's left to debate? Well I noticed when folks drop their precious "knowledge, attainments,and experience" from illusory cultivation the Heart speaks for itself. Then all the same debates can actually bloom and will be in service of the harmony that as sentient beings we're all in this togethe...
by fuki
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Upon further reflection, though, it is clear to me he was right. Many Buddhist types who reject "God" really just reject that which is easily rejected: the crudely anthropomorphized tribal deity. But they continue to hold tightly to a less-defined spiritual "oneness" or "source" of reality, and to ...
by fuki
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

'There is no liberation outside of buddhadharma" is a pretty standard stance of Buddhism. Liberation hinges on the Eightfold path has Right View as it's first step. That is not my point (whether it is so or not) I dont end up marrying every woman I meet, but do I go out and say to every woman I mee...
by fuki
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

It might be worth considering the sense in which ‘the One’ is sometimes understood in religious and spiritual thought. In this context, ‘one’ doesn’t necessarily denote a numerical unity, but something which is the same in everything. If you say that ‘there is one’ of something, then this very cogn...
by fuki
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

Am interested to hear what others think RE this, and to what extent they have seen noticed such conditioning in themselves (perhaps a different topic). What you describe I've noticed plenty of times but it is also seen as what it is, a construct of mind, or a sky flower if you will. The conditionin...
by fuki
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

It's sad to see you betray the trust of Mahamudra Simon, I wish you well and strong practise. May you enter one mind swiftly which belongs to no religion.
by fuki
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip
Replies: 40
Views: 7353

Re: Buddhist Monks on the Las Vegas Strip

SunWuKong wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:56 am The idea that being s fake monk for spare change is intriguing
It's at least a creative change from the fake blinds and fake disabled.
by fuki
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

ItsRaining wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:23 am learn concepts like True Mind or One Mind without any background knowledge so it confuses them.
Well if the "background knowledge" is understood the concepts are still useless.
by fuki
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 6155

Re: what do we mean by faith?

What is meant in a Buddhist context by the term "faith"? In the Zen tradition it means having faith regarding your Buddha-nature and that you are able to awaken. In practise we need great faith, great doubt, and great determination. I've been reflecting on this. It seems to me that faith is antithe...
by fuki
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought
Replies: 283
Views: 32988

Re: "One Mind" in Hua Yen thought

From a Vajrayana perspective, this is an interesting thread. Too often it seems to me such discussions slide either into faux vedanta..'all is one', or worse, into 'none of us exists' type Zen sickness. It is both instructive and refreshing to see this important topic discussed in depth. In Ch'an w...
by fuki
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: To what extent do hell beings inhabit our world of physical objects?
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: To what extent do hell beings inhabit our world of physical objects?

Motova wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:24 pm To what extent do hell beings inhabit our world of physical objects?
http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/ ... uishin.pdf
by fuki
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Meido
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Meido

Just a reminder that what Meido said arised depending on conditions, in this case a relation between dharma flower and Meido and hence the words in themselves have function and directionwithin that relationship (also known as emptiness) but not "in itself" Just a reminder that we not grasp and attac...
by fuki
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective
Replies: 142
Views: 23066

Re: Pure Land teachings from a Zen perspective

I am wondering what books or articles on Pure Land practice you might recommend from a Zen perspective. I've read several books along these lines, but not one that an actual Zen Buddhist recommended for me to read. I really appreciate any help or guidance that you're able to provide, as this is a t...
by fuki
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: what do we mean by faith?
Replies: 54
Views: 6155

Re: what do we mean by faith?

DGA wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:25 am What is meant in a Buddhist context by the term "faith"?
In the Zen tradition it means having faith regarding your Buddha-nature and that you are able to awaken.

In practise we need great faith, great doubt, and great determination.

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