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by ground
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 8634

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

The Blessed One said, "What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas.
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by ground
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?
Replies: 77
Views: 8634

Re: Moral discipline is the central practical teaching..?

Is moral discipline and keeping precepts the central teachings of the Buddha? No. There is nothing to be disciplined or kept. This is the central teaching. However since ordinarily what feels to be and feels as if being "I" and feels as if having "mine" tends to affirm this felt "I" and "mine" (aka...
by ground
Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The concept of being already perfect
Replies: 15
Views: 1894

Re: The concept of being already perfect

Hi - I am pretty new with all this Dharma stuff. Can someone tell me if there is a single term for the conceptual idea that we are already perfect, already pure, already liberated as beings? It is called Upaya, skillful means but actually it is fostering delusion. Why? Because there is neither perf...
by ground
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How smart do you have to be to get it?
Replies: 55
Views: 6994

Re: How smart do you have to be to get it?

What is conceiving of being so or so? What is conceiving of getting this or that? The conceiver and the conceived ... one or two? :sage: Subjectively, your implied statements may hold; objectively, ... How does a statement hold anything? Consciousness grasps itself. What conceives of" subjectively"...
by ground
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Martin Luther King Jr. on hate
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Martin Luther King Jr. on hate

"I've seen too much hate ...
Hate is form, form is hate ? :sage:
by ground
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How smart do you have to be to get it?
Replies: 55
Views: 6994

Re: How smart do you have to be to get it?

What is conceiving of being so or so? What is conceiving of getting this or that? The conceiver and the conceived ... one or two? :sage:
by ground
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Buddhism just as irrational as other beliefs?
Replies: 64
Views: 8543

Re: Is Buddhism just as irrational as other beliefs?

Non-belief is not believing that what others believe is not true. Why? Non-belief simply is non-surrender to speculative thought. :sage:
by ground
Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Nichiren Shu vs Jodo Shinshu
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Re: Nichiren Shu vs Jodo Shinshu

...if any members of either* would like to argue why they think they're school is "better" (better being purely subjective thing in this case) than the other. ... From the outset there is no-thing, no consciousness/idea/meaning, no religion, no school, no "I", no "mine", no anything at all. It is w...
by ground
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Attachment to a girl
Replies: 25
Views: 3215

Re: Attachment to a girl

Attachment to alcohol, recovery from that, attachment to a girl ... human dilemma :sage: "The eye is burning, forms are burning, eye-consciousness is burning, eye-contact is burning, also whatever is felt as pleasant or painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant that arises with eye-contact for its ind...
by ground
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Is life about doing what you don't want?
Replies: 15
Views: 1867

Re: Is life about doing what you don't want?

Life is about thinking, wishing, hoping, fearing, wanting and doing until it ceases.

:meditate:
by ground
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Buddhist or not - poll
Replies: 51
Views: 6302

Re: Buddhist or not - poll

Not, because impossible to consider my self :meditate:
by ground
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen
Replies: 172
Views: 26636

Re: Baloney! and Jundo Cohen

Mr Cohen seems to be just another gusher. But no problem the world is filled with gushers.

:meditate:
by ground
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: "Myth busting" the Bodhisattvas
Replies: 24
Views: 2703

Re: "Myth busting" the Bodhisattvas

Nighthawk wrote:"Some people evidently regard Avalokiteshvara, Tara, etc., as ...
What's the purpose of speculating about other people? What's the purpose of speculation at all?
by ground
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: does shikantaza lead to equanimity and insight
Replies: 17
Views: 2542

Re: does shikantaza lead to equanimity and insight

omnifriend wrote:hi,
i am torn between wether or not i want to practice shikantaza or vipassana. is shikantaza a samatha meditation, or is it both samatha and insight meditation at the same time. thank you.
In the beginning it may be samatha then there may be the arising of vipassana and then it may be neither.
by ground
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist?
Replies: 93
Views: 4648

Re: What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist?

Wesley1982 wrote:Hello,

What is the difference between a Christian and a Buddhist? . .
There is no difference but their preferred beliefs differ.
by ground
Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism and nature
Replies: 9
Views: 553

Re: Buddhism and nature

I am also curious about relation between Buddhism and ecology/green ideas (well, apart from the idea that we should feel compassion for animals and try to reduce their suffering). Thanks. Not only "reduce their suffering" but not cause suffering that they did not have before (i.e "harm") through e....
by ground
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: zen daily life
Replies: 24
Views: 3144

Re: zen daily life

omnifriend wrote: what does one do with ones mind all day long?
Make sure consciousness does not arise and if it does let it go.
by ground
Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: buddhahood
Replies: 54
Views: 5533

Re: buddhahood

Iforgotthem wrote:I wonder how others react to the subject of enlightenment.
I don't care about speculative fantasies because I know that the only achievement of practice of buddha dharma is liberation from passions which are called "dukkha". :meditate:
by ground
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cupness
Replies: 20
Views: 2909

Re: Cupness

conebeckham wrote:
TMingyur wrote:"Cupness" is caused by biochemical structures within the brain

:meditate:
And what, pray tell, caused those biochemical structures within the brain to cause "cupness?"
This question is caused by biochemical structures within the brain, too

:meditate:
by ground
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism?
Replies: 11
Views: 1147

Re: Buddhism?

Loz2212 wrote:I just feel overwhelmed by the different types and the meditation aspects etc.
Feelings are impermanent.

:meditate:

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