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by DarwidHalim
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.
Replies: 41
Views: 7810

Re: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.

There is no differences. We must know the pitfall of language. Some sutras may stress on a particular subject, but other sutras may already states this nonduality. So in any cases, the view on particular Sutta must always be connected with the teaching of other sutras. In this way, the pitfal of lan...
by DarwidHalim
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?
Replies: 59
Views: 6723

Re: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?

Then that is possible. For example a Sikh meditator. If in their journey of meditation they can see the flaw of self in their scripture and at the end they see the truth of no self from their own meditation, They can achieve liberation. They can be said as pratekyabuddha. But this hypothetical case ...
by DarwidHalim
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?
Replies: 59
Views: 6723

Re: Can other religions lead to enlightenment?

Cannot.

Other religions can make you become a good person, but not a person free from reborn.

Because the one that make you reborn or not is the teaching of no self, which is not shared even by Hinduism.
by DarwidHalim
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.
Replies: 41
Views: 7810

Buddha nature misunderstood as atman.

From: Re: Why is dependent origination so important? .... showing the dharma of permanance of the buddha nature. Jyoti This is not right. Buddha nature is not permanent. If Buddha nature is permanent, that is atman. We should know that Buddha nature is just a name for the sake of communication refer...
by DarwidHalim
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 1-2 Noble Thruth explanation.
Replies: 27
Views: 3149

Re: 1-2 Noble Thruth explanation.

1. All things are suffering. (all things cause suffering) ... 2. Desire is the cause of suffering. ... Ive heard that the two driving forces in life is either to get something pleasurable or to avoid pain. How would life be without them? 1. All things are not suffering. In First Noble Truth, it is ...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Direct Teaching
Replies: 84
Views: 6863

Re: Direct Teaching

When engaging in meditation practice, we should feel it to be as natural as eating, breathing and defecating. It should not become a specialized or formal event, bloated with seriousness and solemnity. -Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche" May I know from which link do you quote that? Really excellent advice f...
by DarwidHalim
Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Are you "Born"?
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Are you "Born"?

There is a saying in one sutta that: The fly of birds in the sky is traceless. How can you even talk something which is traceless? Someone who says no born is just as ignorant as someone who says there is born. Someone who thinks there is no born is just as ignorant as someone who think there is bor...
by DarwidHalim
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Expectations and progress
Replies: 43
Views: 3882

Re: Expectations and progress

They are signs of progress. For example dreams. You can read that in Padmashambava's teaching, like in Treasures from Juniper Ridge". Karma Chagme - "A spacious path to freedom" There are many distinct dreams like appearing naked or vomitting blood, or bathing with blood, etc. YOu can also notice in...
by DarwidHalim
Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Why Spiritual Countries have more Suffering/Demons?
Replies: 10
Views: 1553

Re: Why Spiritual Countries have more Suffering/Demons?

East may be poorer than West, but in terms of happiness, I think it is another way around. During the Katrina disaster in America, you can see how the People in the affected state turn to riot. When you have a material, you can look happy. But this happiness is like a bomb. When that material is tak...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness as just a sticker.
Replies: 61
Views: 5896

Re: Consciousness as just a sticker.

When you do not see existence, do not see non existence, do not see middle,

Acceptance and rejection are redundant.
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness as just a sticker.
Replies: 61
Views: 5896

Re: Consciousness as just a sticker.

So the word "reject" there giving the meaning like throwing someone out of the window, isn't it? Unfortunately, that is not what I mean. When you can see the nonsense of all concepts - the nonsense of consciousness, the nonsense of emptiness, the nonsense of nothingness, the nonsense of existense, t...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Free Chandrakirti ebook
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Free Chandrakirti ebook

For those who are interested in the Chandrakirti's work.

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by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Matrix and Buddhism
Replies: 8
Views: 3652

Re: The Matrix and Buddhism

I always wonder with television. http://www.gadgetsdetail.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/samsung-b530_multisystem_lcd_tv_small.jpg Television projects thousands of images at all times. Our mind projects thousands of images at all times. But, the difference is clear. Television is never distorted and...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness as just a sticker.
Replies: 61
Views: 5896

Re: Consciousness as just a sticker.

Both are empty. When we know consciousness is empty, then we can reject the label of consciousness. Emptiness is also just label. That is why it is also rejected. Emptiness of emptiness. What you left is just "nakedness" and "bareness". And that is your buddha nature shining without impediments.
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness as just a sticker.
Replies: 61
Views: 5896

Re: Consciousness as just a sticker.

It is difficult to explain that using words, because the best way to explain the difference between emptiness and nothingness is using photo. Consciousness and consciousness of consciousness. From the perspective of treating consciousness as a substance, then the consciousness of consciousness is th...
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness as just a sticker.
Replies: 61
Views: 5896

Re: Consciousness as just a sticker.

This sky is empty of clouds, but this sky is not nothing of clouds.
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This sky is empty of clouds, and this sky is also nothing of clouds.
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by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness as just a sticker.
Replies: 61
Views: 5896

Re: Consciousness as just a sticker.

You can't find the word nothingness in heart sutra, because that is not the meaning of emptiness.
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness as just a sticker.
Replies: 61
Views: 5896

Re: Consciousness as just a sticker.

The ability not to know the different between emptiness and nothingness is the major disaster in reading heart sutra.
by DarwidHalim
Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness as just a sticker.
Replies: 61
Views: 5896

Re: Consciousness as just a sticker.

Empty of itself has a complete different meaning with nothing of itself.

Emptiness is non-implicative negation.

Nothingness is implicative negation.

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