True.sattva wrote:I can't answer this as a yes or no question!Kunga Lhadzom wrote:Do you prefer sound or silence ?
Do you like silence?
How reasonable, moderate, peaceful and generous in spirit too.rachmiel wrote:How about measuring your progress by how content you are? How happy. How equanimous. How whole feeling.
That is why I think it is better to change the whole flag, rather than just the bit many would rather forget.pothigai wrote:The union jack is seen by a lot of people as a symbol of British colonialism, I think that is in part why some people do not like a flag with such a symbol on it.
I stand corrected, and a little more knowledgeable for it.DGA wrote:There is a longstanding and rich history of debate in Zen. For one example, see: Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China, by Jiang Wu, Oxford University Press, 2011.
I doubt we can 'remove' ignorance any more than we can chase clouds from the sky. Under certain conditions the sky will clear.Virgo wrote:However, it apparently does negate the need to remove ignorance (see above).
How real do they need to be?Virgo wrote:Let me guess, sentient beings have never been ingnorant? In a conventional sense there is no birth in samsara? Suffering is not real, slavery is not real, abuses are not real, people are not real, harming others is not real?
Keep scratching away those layers, it gets better (so I understand).Virgo wrote:This gets defended for 8 posts in a row?
I will repeat it:
"There is no need to clear away ignorance to find Enligtenment..."
So now, there is no need to remove ignorance.
Of course not, quite the contrary. Zen is rigorous in its avoidance of vapid intellectualization.DGA wrote:We are not discussing an intellectually lazy, loopy, or airheaded tradition here*.
Thank you, Jundo. There really is no arguing with that.jundo cohen wrote:Best not to play mind games of trying to say who what Buddha be or don't be (whether to be or not to be).
Buddha is just Buddha, and thus are you.