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by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Question about processes
Replies: 139
Views: 7845

Re: Question about processes

Wayfarer wrote:... the notion that 'awakening is a temporary experience' doesn't actually square with the teachings ...
Since temporary and eternal are simply ideas, awakening has nothing to do with either.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun
Replies: 82
Views: 4999

Re: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun

Malcolm wrote:I don't see left wing people facing down the ATF and FBI, armed to the teeth, anywhere.
That's because they're too busy snorting their cocaine in between their bisexual sex orgies in their New York penthouses the day after drafting their book proposals about raising the awareness of arugula.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Flower Ornament Sutra -- did Shakyamuni Buddha really talk like this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1215

Re: Flower Ornament Sutra -- did Shakyamuni Buddha really talk like this?

Thus I have heard. At one time, the Buddha was in the country of Magadha, at the bodhi field of Áranya-dharma, upon initially realizing Proper Enlightenment. ... Innumerable Bodhisattvas and all the assemblies in their bodhimandas gathered there together, issuing the light of all Buddhas and inconc...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun
Replies: 82
Views: 4999

Re: The Free Speech Wars Have Begun

Grigoris wrote:Then ask yourself if you would trust anybody that believed what Icke says.
You are only saying that because you are in cahoots with our Anunaki overlords.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shikantaza and Mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Shikantaza and Mahamudra

Buddhists are even more humorless than the Catholics.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Retroactivity of Awakening
Replies: 40
Views: 2438

Re: Retroactivity of Awakening

Minobu wrote:what is MMK
and it is a nice post by the way..i will reread it a few times...like all things like this one needs to study it.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C5%ABla ... 1rik%C4%81
:twothumbsup:
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Retroactivity of Awakening
Replies: 40
Views: 2438

Re: Retroactivity of Awakening

if there was a time when no one was deluded and there would be a time when there were no Buddhas. Fro there would be nothing to save... A nonstatic time is not grasped. Nothing one could grasp as Stationary time exists. If time is not grasped, how is it known? If time depends on an entity, Then wit...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Retroactivity of Awakening
Replies: 40
Views: 2438

Re: Retroactivity of Awakening

In my next incarnation the age of the universe may have changed.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Shikantaza and Mahamudra
Replies: 12
Views: 1616

Re: Shikantaza and Mahamudra

Matylda wrote:I cannot understand why there are so often attempts to compare different traditions ...
If we can't denigrate other traditions what else would there be to talk about?
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Retroactivity of Awakening
Replies: 40
Views: 2438

Re: Retroactivity of Awakening

Once upon a time there was a man. Every 100 years he was permitted to walk from the east coast of the US and drop one grain of sand in the Grand Canyon. When the Grand Canyon was full, he was permitted to drop one grain of sand into a second Grand Canyon. Then he had to start again with the first Gr...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: THE ART OF SEXUAL KUNG FU - inner alchemy
Replies: 22
Views: 1908

Re: THE ART OF SEXUAL KUNG FU - inner alchemy

It's a good article, but those techniques should be approached with caution. IMHO the costumes should be chosen with utmost care. The last time I found a clown hat, a little nose horn, a witch's tunic and wizard's cap with appropriate cups and wands. Also remember, if you fall asleep, keep your eyes...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: how to be a buddhist?
Replies: 43
Views: 3669

Re: how to be a buddhist?

I think (danger :smile: ) that many on this forum talk about Buddhism but at least in the forum, do not practice it. You are correct. I was just talking to someone from this forum the other day who was drinking a kale smoothie and who was not even a Buddhist. IMHO to be a Buddhist you must surrende...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Meditation and Pain
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Meditation and Pain

The first example you are referring to is probably Thich Quang Duc, a South Vietnamese monk who self-immolated to protest the oppression of Buddhists in that country.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 43346

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Vidyavajra wrote:Excuse me if I’m misunderstanding you, but I was under the impression that “non-existence, period” is one of the extremes, and falls into nihilism, i.e., not being the truth of the Middle Way.
I wouldn't worry. Statements like that can't cause much harm.
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta
Replies: 489
Views: 43346

Re: Non-Duality in Dzogchen vs Advaita Vedanta

Truth is not Advaitic Truth and Zen Truth and Dzogchen Truth - it is one Truth. Good day. It's not the same, because monism is different from emptiness. Emptiness is nonexistence, period. A non-affirming negation. Not mystical nonexistence, not "pregnant" nonexistence, not being-nonexistence, nonex...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Nagarjuna
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Lotus Nagarjuna

According to the Mahayana Lotus sutra was taught by the Buddha himself, it is not contemporary with the MMK. Vasubandhu has written a commentary to the Lotus Sutra, and he doesn't regard it a "later composition", it is a teaching of the Buddha for him. (There is translation of Vasubandhu's commenta...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Lotus Nagarjuna
Replies: 9
Views: 1036

Re: Lotus Nagarjuna

Tyvm everybody
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Muddy waters: obscurations, mind, and more...
Replies: 65
Views: 2114

Re: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise

You do know that dependent relationship and emptiness are two sides of the same coin? Which is precisely why thoughts are like writing on water, they conceal nothing, and nothing needs to be unveiled. To repeat: the foregoing sentence is a method. Good luck with attaining Buddhahood, it looks like ...
by Karma Dondrup Tashi
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise
Replies: 134
Views: 8958

Re: Primordial Buddha: A Reprise

It is not possible to understand that via internet post. If someone tells me: "We are enlightened, because our teacher pointed it out to us", this doesn't mean anything to me unless I experienced it's truth. Primordial Buddha is unconditioned, but "understanding", "meaning" and "experience" are jus...

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