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by ground
Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Cupness
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: Cupness

"Cupness" is caused by biochemical structures within the brain

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by ground
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Bodhicitta and going too far?
Replies: 16
Views: 1043

Re: Bodhicitta and going too far?

... the ideal of ... One may be worried about ideals or not. Ideals were not known before reading or hearing about them. So what is the difference? Having learned an idea or not. Wanting something to be different after having learned an idea about how things should be. An idea one would not have bo...
by ground
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Rebirth of whom?
Replies: 17
Views: 1013

Re: Rebirth of whom?

Hi. I'm studying 'The Noble Eightfold Path The Way to the End of Suffering' by Bhikkhu Bodhi. I understand the 3 universal marks of existence, in essence - impermanence (aniccata), unsatisfactoriness (dukkhata), and selflessness (anattata) - My confusion is with rebirth. If there is no self, what i...
by ground
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What is Mahayana Buddhism?
Replies: 8
Views: 846

Re: What is Mahayana Buddhism?

johnnywalker91 wrote:And how does is it different from other schools of Buddhism?
There are many kinds of buddhisms and all are based on strange fabrications.

Kind regards
by ground
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Your favorite quotes.
Replies: 56
Views: 8906

Re: Your favorite quotes.

An alltime non-favorite "If I were to set up a Dharma to teach you, it would not be leading you. If I were to set up a Dharma, it would be deceiving you; it would be failing you. If I had a Dharma, how could I explain it to someone else? How could I speak of it to you? It comes down to this: If ther...
by ground
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Merit & Buddhahood
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Merit & Buddhahood

Question: "What is called Buddha?"

Answer: "To awaken according to Dharma, to awaken to the fact that there is nothing to be awakened to, is called Buddha."

The Bodhidharma Anthology, J. L. Broughton
What is called accumulation actually is relinquishment.
by ground
Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Zen Master Subul
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Zen Master Subul

Question: "What is called Dharma?" Answer: "Mind does not arise in accordance with Dharma, and mind does not extinguish in accordance with Dharma. This is called Dharma." Question: "What is called abiding in Dharma?" Answer: "Neither abiding in abiding, nor abiding in non-abiding, but abiding accor...
by ground
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Uncontrived
Replies: 31
Views: 4412

Re: Uncontrived

I don't think it's fantasy. I think your mind is inhibited by the five hinderances, particularly of doubt. I think it's ironic that ritualists like Tibetan buddhists criticize anything about zazen as contrived. There might not be a self who empties, but we can be aware of an emptying. Read tenzin p...
by ground
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Uncontrived
Replies: 31
Views: 4412

Re: Uncontrived

But YOU are a sentient being, not a rock, So, for you, What is Next? Well you won't ask this while sitting zazen and in a short aftermath while still being enough conditioned by it. So you just must not stop sitting zazen :smile: A monk sits in meditation on a mat, and will not lie down. Or a corps...
by ground
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Uncontrived
Replies: 31
Views: 4412

Re: Uncontrived

... we empty our mind of it's contents ... Who empties? And who has "mind"? Did you ever find "mind"? There is no-thing. and relax into glimpsing our original face. Fantasy. Contrivance. If mind is not produced, what need is there for cross-legged sitting dhyana? The Bodhidharma Anthology
by ground
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Buddhahood in Chan
Replies: 203
Views: 23928

Re: Buddhahood in Chan

Question: "What is called Buddha?" Answer: "To awaken according to Dharma, to awaken to the fact that there is nothing to be awakened to, is called Buddha." Question: "What is called Dharma?" Answer: "Mind does not arise in accordance with Dharma, and mind does not extinguish in accordance with Dha...
by ground
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Finding a teacher when you dislike interaction
Replies: 97
Views: 10838

Re: Finding a teacher when you dislike interaction

Angelic Fruitcake wrote:But given what I've told you, what would you suggest?
Don't get obsessed with "teacher", just listen, read and observe.

Kind regards
by ground
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: 2 types of selflessness
Replies: 30
Views: 4407

Re: 2 types of selflessness

Okay, I just want to make sure I have this correct concerning the two types of selflessness. Hopefully someone can help. So there are the selflessness of self and the selflessness of phenomena. Is it that the selflessness of phenomena refers specifically to the 5 aggregates? You also could have say...
by ground
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: GRIEF
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: GRIEF

:good: dukkha is the best of all teachers ... "The knowledge of destruction with respect to destruction has a supporting condition, I say, it does not lack a supporting condition. And what is the supporting condition for the knowledge of destruction? 'Emancipation' should be the reply. ... And what ...
by ground
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: GRIEF
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: GRIEF

I take "grief" and "distress" to be synonyms here "And what are the six kinds of renunciation distress? The distress coming from the longing that arises in one who is filled with longing for the unexcelled liberations when — experiencing the inconstancy of those very forms, their change, fading, & ...
by ground
Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: GRIEF
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: GRIEF

I take "grief" and "distress" to be synonyms here "And what are the six kinds of renunciation distress? The distress coming from the longing that arises in one who is filled with longing for the unexcelled liberations when — experiencing the inconstancy of those very forms, their change, fading, & c...
by ground
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Sayings of Tripitaka Dharma Master
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Sayings of Tripitaka Dharma Master

"If mind has something to value, it will surely have something to despise. If mind has something to affirm, it must have something that it negates. If mind takes one thing to be good, then all other things are nongood. If mind has affection for one person, then all other persons become people whom ...
by ground
Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Krishnamurti and Buddhism
Replies: 107
Views: 9110

Re: Krishnamurti and Buddhism

"When the worldy morons encounter a devilish, cock-and-bull fellow who babbles a demonic line, they come up with a demonic interpretation and use it as compass. This is beneath comment. How can they perform the function of a great thing? Hearing that a certain person leads a group of millions, thei...
by ground
Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: The individual in dzogchen, independence, dharmakaya
Replies: 121
Views: 7762

Re: The individual in dzogchen, independence, dharmakaya

Acid_Trancer wrote:2. If it is indivudal:

Why the natural state is not something independent ?
Individual or not. State or not. Who knows?

As long as there is clinging to all these ideas there is conditioned dependence.

Kind regards
by ground
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Where does omniscience come from?
Replies: 28
Views: 3887

Re: Where does omniscience come from?

"Not knowing is unimpeded knowing. Not seeing is unimpeded seeing."

excerpt from The Bodhidharma Anthology, J. L Broughton
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