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by oushi
Sat May 03, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: View on B. Gita's concept of duty, killing, going to heaven
Replies: 36
Views: 2148

Re: View on B. Gita's concept of duty, killing, going to hea

Sherab Dorje wrote:That is the simplest answer I can give you.
No, that's just overcomplicated nonsense. Thanks anyway. :namaste:
by oushi
Sat May 03, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: View on B. Gita's concept of duty, killing, going to heaven
Replies: 36
Views: 2148

Re: View on B. Gita's concept of duty, killing, going to hea

I don't know your teacher, and I did not expect any explanation. Simple answer would be enough, but I received 3 questions instead. Did you think that my answers to those questions will be same as yours, and out of those answers I will be able to find the answer to my question?
Dude...
by oushi
Sat May 03, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: View on B. Gita's concept of duty, killing, going to heaven
Replies: 36
Views: 2148

Re: View on B. Gita's concept of duty, killing, going to hea

Sherab Dorje wrote:Do you understand what I am saying?
No.
by oushi
Sat May 03, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: View on B. Gita's concept of duty, killing, going to heaven
Replies: 36
Views: 2148

Re: View on B. Gita's concept of duty, killing, going to hea

In Buddhism emptiness is just emptiness, it is neither absolute nor relative. It is just the way phenomena are. Can we conclude, from your words, that absolute and relative phenomena are not empty? In other words, if I reify a phenomena as absolute, will it case to be empty? Will it gain a non-empt...
by oushi
Fri May 02, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: settled mind to one pointedness
Replies: 16
Views: 2655

Re: settled mind to one pointedness

Hi all, I have been practicing mindfulness of breathing for some time now and am able to sit in the "settled mind" state with almost no distractive thoughts (I am still perfecting it right now). Is your practice based on a particular tradition? If it is, then you will find answers within that tradi...
by oushi
Fri May 02, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Food diary
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Food diary

Sherab Dorje wrote:I fail to see why I, or anybody else here, should care. Am I missing something?
It's a mystery for me too. :?
by oushi
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:06 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Basic question on meditation
Replies: 30
Views: 2941

Re: Basic question on meditation

:good:
by oushi
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Basic question on meditation
Replies: 30
Views: 2941

Re: Basic question on meditation

We have to make up concepts to even talk about it. Are you qualified to be giving this advice... tell me this, miss uber-guru, did you die already ? (I know what you will say, darn it, you should evade the question and give a "enlightened" answer... you're so predictable. Everyone knows you here Gw...
by oushi
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How will all sentient beings be finally liberated?
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: How will all sentient beings be finally liberated?

I think you should ask your teacher, because it seem that he did not taught you, but only told you.
by oushi
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Meme
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Buddhist Meme

Now, I don't understand what you are trying to say here.
by oushi
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Meme
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Buddhist Meme

the range of people is a lot narrower and the range of behaviours is limited by what can possibly be considered "a Buddhist practice". Skydiving? Playing cricket? Reading Harry Potter books? I don't think so. A Zen teaching comes to my mind: "Followers of the Way, the Buddha-Dharma needs no skilled...
by oushi
Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddhist Meme
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Buddhist Meme

Theres a meme on the internet that the answer to the question "Is there anybody who has already ..." be always YES. That particularly goes for fetish issues. It appears to me that the answer to "Is there somebody who does ... as buddhist practice?" Is the same. I don't think so. There are many uniq...
by oushi
Fri Apr 25, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Great Doubt Zen
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

Re: Great Doubt Zen

"the suspension of judgment or the withholding of assent" I agree that this is an interesting statement, but after further analysis it appears that "suspension of judgement" kills initiative. Then, activity of an individual is based on responses, and urges. I will not judge full outcomes of such an...
by oushi
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Great Doubt Zen
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

Re: Great Doubt Zen

Doubt is inquiry, continually pressing further and refusing to pitch your tent anywhere. No matter what one finds, one does not abide there. Don't abide in an answer, don't abide in jhanas, don't abide in bliss, don't abide in emptiness, don't abide in realisation. Press on! Bringing up my doubts, ...
by oushi
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Great Doubt Zen
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

Re: Great Doubt Zen

free from conceptual morality
Functioning in this way is not possible in society. Just a small remark.
Watch out what you are looking for. ;)
by oushi
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Great Doubt Zen
Replies: 23
Views: 3702

Re: Great Doubt Zen

Doubt can only be in what is found. Not always so. You can doubt things you haven't found, precisely because you haven't found them. If everything is doubted, what remains? Doubt toward everything? :smile: What do people think it means when the wise zen men talk about "Great Doubt"? I remember Haku...
by oushi
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Happiness

OK, sorry, if you're not saying it's Buddhism I have no objection. So, normally you agree with what I said, but if it comes to Buddhism you disagree? That implies that your view is not Buddhist. :shrug: Moreover, I don't have to say it's Buddhism. Even if I insist that it is fully compatible with e...
by oushi
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Happiness

dude wrote:That is not Buddhism
What is not Buddhism? Even if you insist, why should we make Buddhism about of everything? This is Longue. I posted it here because I didn't want "Mahakalas" running around and disrupting friendly conversation.
by oushi
Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Happiness

"To seek nothing is bliss" ~Bodhidharma Now we just have to wake up to the fact that there is no reason to go seeking something else and to understand what "seeking nothing" really means. Easier said than done. :smile: Yes, this answer is correct, and this is what I told her, but especially for kin...
by oushi
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Happiness
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Happiness

So, what is happiness? Let's share views. To be able to live your life, without a need or desire to engage in hedonistic activities. To live your life without harming others and benefitting those that you can. If you can live like this in a relaxed manner and not feel as though you're missing out o...

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