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by tomschwarz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 4315

Re: ahimsa and pest control

Understood. But what do you think about the emptiness aspect of what you are talking about? In other words, emptiness, or the realization of dependant origination is seen as the basis of liberation from samsara. How do yiu reconcile the emptiness realization of killing insects deliberately at home,...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 7289

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

How would a description of those experiences, out of a context of a relationship with a teacher and out of particular Buddhist meditative disciplines help you? ...first jesse my practice is buddhism: ethics meditation wisdom. These very much as defined in the six perfections. Mostly Tibetan buddhis...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 4315

Re: ahimsa and pest control

Understood. But what do you think about the emptiness aspect of what you are talking about? In other words, emptiness, or the realization of dependant origination is seen as the basis of liberation from samsara. How do yiu reconcile the emptiness realization of killing insects deliberately at home, ...
by tomschwarz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 7289

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

And in your life? I meant to ask for similar or different experiences that other practitioners have/have had....?
by tomschwarz
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 7289

Accept, respect, love, gone

Hello friends,

That is basically my experience, 18 y.o. to present (50 y.o.). What comes next? In other words, i learned to accept reality as is, to respect all experiences of others, to care for them and to die (gone). What comes next?
by tomschwarz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: ahimsa and pest control
Replies: 27
Views: 4315

Re: ahimsa and pest control

Sincere observation: we live off others' corpses. There are some exceptions but generally: * we feed off living things which we kill to eat * to live is ro kill (weeding garden, walk down street/path and step on all kinds of insects) * boil water, you kill all kinds of water born organisms * get a f...
by tomschwarz
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 5441

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

His essay Darwinism Applied to Man , ends with this paragraph: In this thread was the phrase "kick the can down the road". ...that applies here. One key point in this thread is the relationship of mind and life as we know it. Empathy (aspect of groser level of mind/conciousness) could certainly evo...
by tomschwarz
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Proper Buddhist meditation room
Replies: 8
Views: 1486

Re: Proper Buddhist meditation room

Perhaps we can ask our guidance because it depends? :buddha1: Some ideas: There is for example a difference between Tibetan and Zen room. In Zen, there seems to be inspiration by great tool, by pointing to what always is because of its "emptiness"... Tibetan room then, is pointing to the colorful r...
by tomschwarz
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Proper Buddhist meditation room
Replies: 8
Views: 1486

Proper Buddhist meditation room

Hello friends,

What should I put in a proper Buddhist meditation room? Will it always be empty? )))) that is a joke, but the question is sincere.
by tomschwarz
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism on actors
Replies: 60
Views: 6566

Re: Buddhism on actors

I don't think there was much separation between the two in the Buddha's time - I think they were all "entertainers" in our terms, singing, dancing, acting, juggling and whatever else they could do to put on a show, but I'm not quite sure how I arrived at that belief. Hints in the sutras and Jataka ...
by tomschwarz
Wed May 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 7289

Re: Accept everything or change something?

Though the view should be as vast as the sky, keep your conduct as fine as barley flour.’ Don’t confuse one with the other. That's what I'm talking about. Do you know that USA/inner city phrase? You hear it often in Chicago... ....It means, what you have written is what is central in my mind! Great...
by tomschwarz
Wed May 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mind out of control
Replies: 3
Views: 959

Mind out of control

Hello friends, there are these themes in western culture... ...one i would like to discuss typically comes from younger people, musicians and christians. It is this idea about giving up control (for evangelist Christians, that is giving control to God). I understand the virtues of giving up control ...
by tomschwarz
Sat May 26, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 5441

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

His essay Darwinism Applied to Man , ends with this paragraph: (...) we possess intellectual and moral faculties which could not have been so developed, but must have had another origin; and for this origin we can only find an adequate cause in the unseen universe of Spirit. In this thread was the ...
by tomschwarz
Fri May 25, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 5441

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

http://www.drbachinese.org/online_reading/dharma_talks/kaishrlu-2/volume2-ce-08.htm hm... i would not mess with that, does not sound like buddhism to me. to you? People came to the earth from the Heaven of Light-Sound. something like the book of genises, no? i say that people came to the earth from...
by tomschwarz
Fri May 25, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 5441

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

i was taught at school that evolution is the 'survival of the fittest', but upon reflection, it seems to me that this is not the case. Many people including many teachers think this phrase means the survival of the strongest; that is incorrect. The fittest organism is the one that best fits its par...
by tomschwarz
Fri May 25, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 5441

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

friends (and enemies and neutral) amazing ideas and understanding, truly in the spirit of narlanda/nagajura in that this is logic on steroids. quick question, vasana, have been wanting to ask, where on earth(?) did you get that series of quotes? is that something that you have amassed over some long...
by tomschwarz
Thu May 24, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 5441

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

(...)but is it not possible that the Ocean can come alive? It may just be that it is the intermediate state between (...) how about both life-traveling (e.g. ice in commits/moons/asteroids/etc...) and life spontaneously originating, like in native american animism, together? both asteroid-sperm/ear...
by tomschwarz
Tue May 22, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: The origin of "life" on earth
Replies: 50
Views: 5441

Re: The origin of "life" on earth

or (2) there is a second possibility that is quite frightening actually but seems absolutely compelling, in my view (...) that there is and has only ever been ONE life form on earth. )), sure, a lot more that a billion faces, but sure. Agreed on all points. But why is mother ocean not included as Y...
by tomschwarz
Mon May 21, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Karma and Concussions
Replies: 5
Views: 1063

Re: Karma and Concussions

beating the ever loving crap out Hello dear cicada, What a hard life....all you need to know about that, ia try to help others. If you can not help a person, try to be neutral. Never bully, scare or seek to create troubles for a person (or other sentient being). About context, of course life is com...
by tomschwarz
Thu May 17, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 7289

Re: Accept everything or change something?

Just give up the illusion of control, to begin with. Do you mean that we should keep control itself but give up the illusion of it? If you mean that we should give up all control, than why do we seek to transform impure body speech and mind into pure body speech and mind? Surely that requires contr...

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