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by muni
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?
Replies: 19
Views: 1159

Re: Scandals in the Buddhist world - what do they really mean?

This jumps in mind: When you are ready, the Master appears. But when one goes to a retreat of a ‘famous’ master with the right curriculum vitae, correct famous lineage, this can be a problem, because this is based on worldly view. Then things can happen. First examine the teachings to have an unders...
by muni
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 2027

Re: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread

Thank you for sharing the websites.

If there is any form of superiority, this is not the Buddha's teaching but the idea of self in action.

Violance as answer will never still the fire of violence.
by muni
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 2027

Re: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread

I just watched a video on which the monks were yelling: our race is the best. Thank you for your post, joy and peace. The importance of bringing harmony. As it doesn’t help to just blame, this causes no end on violence. Dialogue among the diversity of people is the way to understand each other bette...
by muni
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Desire and Aversion

These look great advices. Tom: 4 things which are not so much emotions as interactions: empathetic joy, unconditional love, compassion and equinimity. As far as taught, these are opening the illusive and so never existed door of self-centeredness’ world. Shaun: this also included forgiving people th...
by muni
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Desire and Aversion

Dear, Whether this is helpful or not, please check it out for you. The child in memory is now an emotion. Tell that child it doesn't have to be afraid anymore, put your arms around the poor child-emotion and say: it is okay, I am here for you. It was like a nightmare, now all is okay, all is fine. S...
by muni
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Desire and Aversion
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Desire and Aversion

Body is not asking sex? Leave it. As the realm called human is the one of desire, this desire would be great if used to understand the working of mind to break out of its' illusive shell. The idea of what we are is having desire and aversion for something. And that idea its' basis is mostly to take ...
by muni
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 12688

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

I do.
Then you may now kiss the bride. :hug:

Buddha Nature is kissing all the time to wake up out of right dreams.
by muni
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra
Replies: 344
Views: 12688

Re: The Tantric Age: A comparison of Shaiva and Buddhist Tantra

I agree with you learned ones, the intellect should be respected and taken good use of. It is said ( Mipham) regarding "right view": The "view" is completely free from conditions, concepts, and characteristics. How can there be any object ( which has then characteristics)? Isn’t enlightened guidance...
by muni
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: News & Current Events
Topic: Myanmar Rohingya Persecution: Consolidated Thread
Replies: 99
Views: 2027

Re: Bangladeshi Buddhists condemn Myanmar persecution of Rohingya

:woohoo: :woohoo: Yes. Simply a lot of metta, and the energy of love and mindfulness from the world. Saddened by the violence endured by the Rohingya Muslims, the Dalai Lama remarked that Lord Buddha would have definitely helped the Rohingyas. “Lord Buddha would have definitely helped the Rohingyas...
by muni
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddha as a god
Replies: 24
Views: 1169

Re: Buddha as a god

Buddha is *awaken* and is not a one, not two not many. If there is the experiencing idea of a Buddha ( as a god/ a deity and which is not "how all is the deity" = yoga), this would turn into the idea of an independent Buddha-self, which is beyond 'our real existing independent selves'. Even many Bud...
by muni
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 15257

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

All is interconnected (inter-being), there is no one with its’ pc writing and sending since if there is no reading there is just nothing. His Holiness did a lot for harmony as an insight by the (inter)dependency and so selflessness and he continues to teach so. By the way, can there be an entity on ...
by muni
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: You and me
Replies: 28
Views: 1368

Re: You and me

Lost in dream talking to you, thinking to have to say something!
by muni
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2894

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

Defilements, great example of emptiness.

Buddha-Manjusri:
Manjusri, do you detach yourself from the defilements or abide in them? Manjusri: I neither detach myself from the defilements nor abide in them.
by muni
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Buddha nature vs Soul
Replies: 81
Views: 2894

Re: Buddha nature vs Soul

I have no idea what is soul. I heard about soul-mate as well, what is that? Perhaps soul is often spoken as "a soul" and "a Buddha Nature" sounds odd, very odd. Buddha Nature is not one not two, not many, is Primordial Goodness is said.
by muni
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: ChNN on Jesus?
Replies: 527
Views: 15257

Re: ChNN on Jesus?

Wow, 26 pages on Jesus, this must be CNN for sure. I love CNN.

:group:
by muni
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Image of Buddha?
Replies: 30
Views: 920

Re: Image of Buddha?

I am wondering how “Buddha” would teach regarding statues-Images. Isn’t it said the Perfect Buddha Body is not to find in an image? Diamond sutra?

Even the images or statues with the expression, the mudras are inspiring, the meaning of “Buddha” cannot be captured in an image.
by muni
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: You and me
Replies: 28
Views: 1368

Re: You and me

"play" no stress, yes conceptual truth is a (an arizing fading illusion) truth. My guess, our enlightenment will build on that truth, not so much obliterate it I see. Yes, conceptual truth need not to be rejected and has its temporary function, it would be stupid to just reject it. Maybe like when ...
by muni
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: You and me
Replies: 28
Views: 1368

Re: You and me

...i had a dream, that i was working on being aware that i was dreaming, and not able to do it. In other words, i am laying there, sleeping, with the intention of knowing that i am dreaming, having a dream, that i am trying to know that i am dreaming , but cant do it , because, obviously, i am not ...
by muni
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: You and me
Replies: 28
Views: 1368

Re: You and me

Yes. Caught in the thought-world which cannot be stopped, not edited, not rejected, not crushed (damned!); it is impossible to realize this is only movement of mind, since then it is experienced as real existences and what “I” am, what is “mine” and what is, and even or perhaps especially what is “t...
by muni
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Peeling the onion
Replies: 76
Views: 2669

Re: Peeling the onion

All good responses. Good stories. :-) Does the indivisibility of the two truths show us that story is ultimately no different from not-story? Does every layer of the onion contain every other layer? Indra's onion? Are there as the indivisibility of the two truths any possible layers? Are there leve...