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by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

Ummmm. Jeff, Mahābodhisattvas in general means bodhisattvas on the tenth bhumi. In any case, this passage does not contradict my assertion that conventionally speaking, the mind is located in the body and its boundaries are the sense organs. All Buddhist traditions agree that mind is located in the...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

Malcolm wrote:
Without entering Secret Mantra, there is no way around the "many eons" because the Paramitayāna just takes that much time.
Agreed on the Secret Mantra concept.
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

If minds are individual, then they must have two things: 1) location and 2) boundaries. Where is the mind located and what are its boundaries? The mind is located in the body. Its boundaries are the sense organs. Now there we definitely disagree... Repeating an earlier post to define my position......
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

Seeing thing correctly means that one does not have relative obstructions to that view. Seeing correctly means that one sees that things are empty by nature, not in an intellectual sense that we are discussing here, but in the sense of having realized emptiness. And that is just the start, because ...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

Rather than relative and absolute views... It is more like there is absolute with relative obstructions to that view... In that way it can look like rejecting the relative but it is not for me. Since the relative does not exist at all apart from Absolute. And dreaming is believing the relative to b...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

But, that traps on into a limited relative view that one needs "eyes" to see and such is not the case. As long as one is an afflicted person, one will see through one's eyes, smell through one's nose and so on. Rather than relative and absolute views... It is more like there is absolute with relati...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

I totally agree that no individual mind/delusion is mingling. That is why I have attempted to introduce the "local" concept, but the computer network analogy also works. Do you agree that the computer network analogy/Internet is a reasonable one? Also, probably better if we don't try to venture int...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

What is observed in the phenomena of abhijñā, knowing the minds of others, are conceptual thoughts, mental entities marked by characteristics in the minds of another. When our minds become free from such conceptual thoughts, our minds cannot be perceived by others any longer. For example, there wer...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

I totally agree that no individual mind/delusion is mingling. That is why I have attempted to introduce the "local" concept, but the computer network analogy also works. Do you agree that the computer network analogy/Internet is a reasonable one? Also, probably better if we don't try to venture int...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

If Form = Void/Emptiness and Emptiness/Void = Form, is not everything possible within Buddhadarma. Mind is clear and pristine, there are no "boundaries"... Is that not correct? You are conflating ultimate and relative truth. In ultimate truth, there are no minds, no buddhas, no sentient beings, no ...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

An example of direct Connection Master*student is Devotion (not a devotion by one to one). Then when Aware, liberating guidance is available to push out of “the locked state of idea-being”. And then we are open mingling. Merging one's mind with the guru's mind is a symbolic act. It does not mean th...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

There is no universal mind, so your term "local" is useless. Yes, you have been very clear in your perspective of how Buddhadharma is not capable of doing certain things. It seems that muni has some different perspective with his "interconnectedness" concept. Since that would appear to imply that a...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

I would agree that the individual (or local) mind does not have the capability. But with your "interconnection", it sounds like you believe it is possible and all minds are interconnected in some manner. Is that the case? Buddha's do not "give". The can only introduce and share additional room to a...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

There is no universal mind, so your term "local" is useless. Yes, you have been very clear in your perspective of how Buddhadharma is not capable of doing certain things. It seems that muni has some different perspective with his "interconnectedness" concept. Since that would appear to imply that a...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

There is no universal mind, so your term "local" is useless. Yes, you have been very clear in your perspective of how Buddhadharma is not capable of doing certain things. It seems that muni has some different perspective with his "interconnectedness" concept. Since that would appear to imply that a...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

Because in the example, one mind would be affecting another. If there was not some form of overlap or connection, how would one reach/contact the other mind? Oh very easy by interconnection. Then Sambhogakaya energy. The individual mind cannot do such at all. Such is not its' domain but discussion ...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

A story by Ven. Shengyan ( source ): In Taiwan, I have a disciple who has been practicing with me for quite sometime. He has a good command of English, so when a certain Tibetan rinpoche was scheduled to lecture, he was asked to translate. He was very nervous. He had never practiced Tantra, and was...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

Ok, then could you describe how the guru visits them in this "dream state" (which is in their mind)? If one is manipulating someone's perceptions in their mind, does that not constitute affecting them and directly disagree with what Malcolm stated earlier? In the above, I was just giving an example...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

I know approximately 20 people with the capability at various levels. We used to conduct experiments at what one might call various frequencies of mind. The practioner traditions lineages included Daoism, Sufi, Mystical Christianity and I know Kashmir Shaivism also has the capability. In particular...
by Jeff
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: is the mind individual?
Replies: 308
Views: 18900

Re: is the mind individual?

In particular, one Daoist master I know is so clear at the human mind level visual transmissions that he actually teaches some of his advanced students that way. May I ask who you are referring to? It is not my place to give out his name, but I will reach out to him if you are seriously interested....

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