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by LastLegend
Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?
Replies: 241
Views: 14807

Re: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?

"The problem is you think you know."
by LastLegend
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?
Replies: 241
Views: 14807

Re: What's in simple, brief explanation, emptiness?

Emptiness means no self-nature is a tool to remove grasping-real fake, existence, non-existence, etc because all of that is language and wordly knowledge and because we think know more than we know.

Listen to my sermon lol

Cow eats grass
There is cow dung on grass
What is grass!?
by LastLegend
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddha-Nature is Change
Replies: 14
Views: 1525

Re: Buddha-Nature is Change

Buddha has no nature
Nature has no nature
Where do you abide?
by LastLegend
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Removing Obscurations
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Removing Obscurations

How can you realize language?
by LastLegend
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dhyana in Zen
Replies: 49
Views: 6660

Re: Dhyana in Zen

There is also a fourth truth: the path. How to end attachments? Astus, I will speak again per your request. Attachment is without empty of substance just like anger is empty of substance. If attachment has substance, one would be able have attachment upon command. In what way mind is attached and i...
by LastLegend
Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Dhyana in Zen
Replies: 49
Views: 6660

Re: Dhyana in Zen

Hello Astus, I know you made this post to call me here to speak about Zen. :lol: Per your request, I will espound the deepest Dharma for all posters here. :rolling: I don't speak of gradual or sudden. I don't speak of originally pure mind. I speak of suffering and end suffering by removing attachmen...
by LastLegend
Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Disappointed with this site
Replies: 114
Views: 7625

Re: Disappointed with this site

tripping balls.
by LastLegend
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How can one's progress be tested?
Replies: 30
Views: 4051

Re: How can one's progress be tested?

Otherwise, you are a spineless chump unworthy of calling yourself "zenman". I don't say that to insult you.
by LastLegend
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: How can one's progress be tested?
Replies: 30
Views: 4051

Re: How can one's progress be tested?

It's like eating orange, you would know the taste.
by LastLegend
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Recording of phat!
Replies: 23
Views: 2829

Re: Recording of phat!

In Vietnamese, Phật means Buddha.
by LastLegend
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Nudity
Replies: 16
Views: 2872

Re: Nudity

You can always get naked and meditate.
by LastLegend
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Is Zen Mindfulness?
Replies: 96
Views: 11707

Re: Is Zen Mindfulness?

"What are you seeking?" asked Linjii. In concept, what can you realize? Concept is used to point at your mind. Diamond Sutra said, "Even Buddhadharma is be abandoned let alone non-Buddhadharma." Only raft, vehicle pointing at one's own mind. 49 years of Dharma, no actual word was spoken. Once you re...
by LastLegend
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Analysis or Nothing
Replies: 265
Views: 14595

Re: Analysis or Nothing

You may ask knowing what clearly? Knowing is knowing objects (whether mental or physical) of knowing, when recognizing knowing it's still knowing everything. If you don't know, you can't distinguish between a rock and a person. This knowing does not assert itself to be anything. That's what means by...
by LastLegend
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Analysis or Nothing
Replies: 265
Views: 14595

Re: Analysis or Nothing

Buddha (from Sanskrit to Vietnamese), and from Vietnamese to English in my words, means "awake." "Awake" is not enough, so "knowing" is added. Awake and knowing clearly is what Buddha means. If awake and knowing clearly is within all of us, we can all recognize it. There are descriptive words to des...
by LastLegend
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Analysis or Nothing
Replies: 265
Views: 14595

Re: Analysis or Nothing

:shrug:
by LastLegend
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The problem of nihilism
Replies: 53
Views: 4131

Re: The problem of nihilism

His two truths, conventional and ultimate, whatever the controversies in determining their precise relationship, went a long way toward giving coherence to the dharma and sorting out its inconsistencies. Most important was the non-dual centre of his thought. The "unconditioned" could not be elsewhe...
by LastLegend
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Analysis or Nothing
Replies: 265
Views: 14595

Re: Analysis or Nothing

Malcolm wrote:
LastLegend wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
The reality, my friend, is that you cannot tell which of the two moons are true, because in fact neither are.
I know you have faith in your experience and guru. That's why Pure Land is superior my friend. FAITH.
Certainty is better than faith.
Then I admire your courage and bravery.
by LastLegend
Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Analysis or Nothing
Replies: 265
Views: 14595

Re: Analysis or Nothing

Malcolm wrote:
The reality, my friend, is that you cannot tell which of the two moons are true, because in fact neither are.
I know you have faith in your experience and guru. That's why Pure Land is superior my friend. FAITH.
by LastLegend
Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Analysis or Nothing
Replies: 265
Views: 14595

Re: Analysis or Nothing

I guess you feel you are speaking from a position of definitive authority. In other words, you must yourself be a master of sūtra. Otherwise you are like a man holding a book in a language he does not understand, sagaciously informing everyone else that they do not understand it either. No sir. I h...
by LastLegend
Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Analysis or Nothing
Replies: 265
Views: 14595

Re: Analysis or Nothing

Actually, I take that back it might be different because Vietnamese Zen masters explained it clearer. :)

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