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by muni
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 3055

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

More: "Our life is vast. It does not stop at the limits of what we personally experience. It is not something concrete or bounded. I do not think it is valid to view our life as limited to just ourselves -- as if our human life extended only as far as our own body. Rather, we can see that a life ext...
by muni
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 3055

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Indra's net? As said the buddha' teaching is dependency-emptiness. Can there be anything out ( on itself) of the nature of dependence-emptiness? I see what Kausalya writes. Sounds as well a bit as this; The moral of Indra's net is that the compassionate and the constructive interventions a person m...
by muni
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?
Replies: 68
Views: 3055

Re: Is everything "one" or are we just inter-connected without a center?

Indra's net? As said the buddha' teaching is dependency-emptiness. Can there be anything out ( on itself) of the nature of dependence-emptiness? On itself? I see what Kausalya writes. I can be wrong but sounds a bit as this; The moral of Indra's net is that the compassionate and the constructive int...
by muni
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 3812

Re: 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? If this is your path, and the reality you've learned to accept...
by muni
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Proper Buddhist meditation room
Replies: 8
Views: 772

Re: Proper Buddhist meditation room

is Tibetan Buddhism the only one with water offering? No. https://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/commemoration/altar.html If you do water offering: Do you do it in your meditation room? Can be. Not necessarily a location. Does it help you prepare your mind for seated meditation? Can be tool to settle...
by muni
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Accept, respect, love, gone
Replies: 78
Views: 3812

Re: Accept, respect, love, gone

May I present you: My ego, (the best among all, that speaks for itself), is an added artificial apprehended habit to perfect nature-dharmata. And therefore nothing is to add or to change since complete. It is the thinker, the knower what "comes after". So called primordial goodness is "before" this ...
by muni
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: original as misnomer
Replies: 26
Views: 1652

Re: original as misnomer

You should not start reasoning from these perceptions, nor allow them to give rise to conceptual thought; yet, nor should you seek the One Mind apart from them or abandon them in your pursuit of the Dharma. Do not keep them nor abandon them nor dwell in them nor cleave to them. Above, below and aro...
by muni
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: original as misnomer
Replies: 26
Views: 1652

Re: original as misnomer

Therefore, if you students of the Way seek to progress through seeing, hearing, feeling, and knowing, when you are deprived of your perceptions, your way to Mind will be cut off, and you will find nowhere to enter. ? I try to understand: then these senses are like solid fish hooks, fishing phenomen...
by muni
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: original as misnomer
Replies: 26
Views: 1652

Re: original as misnomer

my instincts tell me that buddhism is about stripping away the layers: thus, the mirror analogy is a flawed metaphor since it is using an image There is for such an analogy as well, the onion and can be useful as well. May be encouraging, I mean that at least delusions - conditioned through karmic ...
by muni
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Competitive meditators...
Replies: 26
Views: 1469

Re: Competitive meditators...

Sigh. May all beings be happy... Fully agree! Suffering guaranteed if competition is experienced, but good joke! I meditate extremely well. Nobody meditates better than I do. I have great relationships with some gurus, but I am actually the most spiritual person around. I guarantee it. *May all be ...
by muni
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: original as misnomer
Replies: 26
Views: 1652

Re: original as misnomer

I often come across references to Original Mind, Nature, etc.in discussions of Buddhism (especially Zen). Please let me know your understanding on Original Mind, Nature, True Self, etc., children as Boddhisatva, etc. i hope the differences in our opinions will lead us both to a better understanding...
by muni
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Proper Buddhist meditation room
Replies: 8
Views: 772

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 ra...
by muni
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: escape from samsara
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: escape from samsara

how is it that one can escape the round of becoming? It seems that even the Buddha, who was awakened, was subject to becoming until his death. Purifying own perception while embracing all and all at the same time? Okay, sounds perhaps cliché. Shamatha-Vipashyana? Four Noble Truths....http://viewonb...
by muni
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: escape from samsara
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: escape from samsara

Emaho! Nature may be compared to a vast ocean. Thousands and millions of changes are taking place in it. Crocodiles and fish are essentially of the same substance as the water in which they live. People are crowded together with the myriad other things in the Great Changingness, and their nature is ...
by muni
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: escape from samsara
Replies: 16
Views: 905

Re: escape from samsara

Gratitude! :smile: *** inseparable two truths *** ...which are not two. Language is limited, but to be able to use it to put a light on indescribable nature, is itself without words so to speak. Look at the causative phenomena, one’s own body, possessions, surrounding people, friend, enemy, sense ob...
by muni
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: rebirth the ultimate interconnection?
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: rebirth the ultimate interconnection?

So am i taking things a step too far if i posit that rebirth is a type of interconnection? Definitely not. You could even go so far as to say that all beings have at one point been your mother. :smile Oh no! This is a step too far. "I" want to get out of here, where is the exit of nature - net? :al...
by muni
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Creative Writing
Topic: Two months of writing.
Replies: 54
Views: 4299

Re: Two months of writing.

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by muni
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: rebirth the ultimate interconnection?
Replies: 12
Views: 840

Re: rebirth the ultimate interconnection?

A step too far. It depends, since also interconnected. But then is there a step too far, as a step out of the net of Indra? Since there is 'no being' existing out of itself, can there be birth out of itself without causes and conditions? (12 links of dependence...) Mind or body, or both, or a perhap...
by muni
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: authorization
Replies: 27
Views: 1424

Re: authorization

I should not say it like that, Clyde. Rather * Bodhichitta * or * Wisdom-Compassion is the very teacher * Guiding Bodhichitta inviting in what is to know . And that is at least for delusions like me not knowing phenomena/things/ones. Example: "Don’t investigate the root of things, Investigate the ro...
by muni
Thu May 31, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Mind out of control
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Mind out of control

You don't work on IT (truth, realization, enlightenment, awareness, whatever) ... IT works on you. Emaho. Merrily Merrily Meryly Streep... actors of our own dream we are. Still so very very sad! Identification with a self and its world, thereby jealousy, greed, frustrations, anger unfortunately cau...

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