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by muni
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

"Practicing Wisdom", Thd Dalai Lama Dalai Lama shares (...) the following stanza from Shantideva as his greatest source of spiritual inspiration and strength: For as long as space remains, For as long as sentient beings remain, Until then, may I too remain And dispel the miseries of the world. Ques...
by muni
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?
Replies: 20
Views: 842

Re: How did the originally pure nature become defiled?

Became nature ever defiled? Perhaps due to confusion? "Because this came into being, that came into being.
It is thus: Due to ignorance volition arises…"

https://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/depend.htm
by muni
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

Since words express no ultimate truth ( emptiness) for reason they are empty. Genuine care without delusion. ))))) words express no, what? You expressed "ultimate truth" with your words )))) That is a joke, but speaking seriously, the ultimate truth or the truth of emptiness excludes nothing. The f...
by muni
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas (Thangka)
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Merry Christmas (Thangka)

Joy-happiness is not a forced condition or what is on its own there by a special day but by our actions. "Happiness is not something ready-made but it comes from our own action." H H Dalai Lama. I find that useful, since it is supposed to be joyful day isn't? But joy cannot be forced or striven for....
by muni
Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Merry Christmas (Thangka)
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Merry Christmas (Thangka)

Every year I'm very glad, when Christmas is finished. Yesterday I heard bells and someone asked me why is that for, I said with sleepy head it is because of Easter. Actually a difference in thought. It is very commercial indeed. I see it as a celebration of an example of goodness, kindness, altruis...
by muni
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: nagarjuna basics?
Replies: 31
Views: 1341

Re: nagarjuna basics?

An inspiring teaching which was here given in New York; commentary by Nagarjuna on Bodhicitta, explained by H H Dalai Lama and translated by Thupten Jinpa.
by muni
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Upside Down Thinking
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Upside Down Thinking

I was puzzling as to where to post this.... it is both related to what Barry said .... and just right for Zen for the Hollidays. Snowball I made myself a snowball As perfect as could be. I thought I'd keep it as a pet And let it sleep with me. I made it some pajamas And a pillow for its head. Then ...
by muni
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Muni can i have a selfie with u!
:smile: :smile: in the mirror.
by muni
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: Can all beings ever be liberated? The motivation of the bodhisattva.

Is it then that, say, the sentient being Amitabha attained the insight that there are no separate selves--that he is the infinite whole, so to say--, and then saw that a significant part of the whole still lacked this insight? So that "his" full liberation would involve no less than the liberation ...
by muni
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

TRUSTING IN MIND (THIRD PATRIARCH OF ZEN, SENG-TS’AN) A New Translation of the Hsin Hsin Ming, the classic poem by the Third Patriarch of Zen, Seng-Ts’an The Great Way is not difficult, Just don’t pick and choose. If you cut off all likes or dislikes Everything is clear like space. Make the slighte...
by muni
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Muni, "i am" is prapanca because it is a thought we can attach to and so reinforce ego conceit? Any attaching reinforces ego? :namaste: Yes attachment to self is ego which then attaches to whatever as being other. When even teaching, pointing to what is beyond thought become itself an object for gr...
by muni
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

on Buddhism, is that its all my mind. “All of this is but one’s mind,” That which was stated by the Able One" Nagarjuna. Longchenpa said something like: "all is not same as mind but not other than". Yes, in that way all is mind and that perhaps expresses the meaning of the Buddha: inseparability of...
by muni
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

About hugs, i was talking about what we might do after we die. So not a conventional hug (though agree with your points about the same), i was/do think of being something like a christian angel after i die. And trying to care for all beings with a mother's love. And the example i always think of is...
by muni
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Simon E. wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:43 am
:popcorn:
Take a drink by it. :cheers: You are going for another round?
by muni
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

I am prapanca. Thoughts can be used, not as Jetsunma explains to be caught up by them by grasping to them, and so automatically identifying with them and trusting them, then they are distraction only, then they are using "us", "our" world. Moon reflection in water, so is all a reflection of empty m...
by muni
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

One point to start with, you are vigilant about not "judging" but is there also good judging of others when you are not projecting your own problems on to others? Such as judging a teacher? A fallen teacher? Or do you think that we must never judge a fellow human? E.g Judging others? I never did an...
by muni
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: All is One
Replies: 136
Views: 3252

Re: All is One

Apologize to disturb this tread. At least this is not in the limitations of tradition. I just see that one and there is teaching by kindness in which one is somehow explained. Not sure this agrees with what is expressed here, but at least thoughts' formed ideation or formed interpretations about wha...
by muni
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

"what do you mean by "would turn mind in delusion"? Do you mean show the mind its delusions?" No, by showing loving kindness thinking to then fall in distraction again (like emotional). Mind ( no nature recognition) ( no Paramitas) can think when I take care of fellows, like altruistic or engaged t...
by muni
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

[quote=tomschwarz My point about hugs is... ...lets fast forward to Buddhahood, we permiate all things without descrimination. You are now in Syria. There are two men both completely overrun with fear anxiety and aggression. One is a radical Muslim Soldier of Islam. The other is a right wing America...
by muni
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth in everyday life
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Rebirth in everyday life

"From a Buddhist point of view, the actual experience of death is very important. Although how or where we will be reborn is generally dependent on karmic forces, our state of mind at the time of death can influence the quality of our next rebirth. So at the moment of death, in spite of the great v...