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by SunWuKong
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 2788

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Ah, yeah. What I'm suggesting is that while outwardly he argued against ch'an, at the same time he transmitted some insights to his debate opposites, resulting in a kind of syncretism. Its only a theory, and I may never get a chance to explore it fully, but if you take the window of time between Zhì...
by SunWuKong
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 2788

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Thanks!
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: East Asian Buddhism
Topic: Tiantai Meditation
Replies: 48
Views: 2788

Re: Tiantai Meditation

Anecdotally speaking, it's rather obvious that the "zhi" and "guan" aspects of meditaion in the seminal Tiantai texts are none other than the "shi" and "kan" of shikantaza the dual nature is also expressed in the words "Silent Illumination" - the seamlessness of this is rather underscored by the con...
by SunWuKong
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: I found this statue...
Replies: 23
Views: 3216

Re: I found this statue...

Upper left hand holds a lotus or an utpala Upper right hand holds a sutra (?) Middle left hand holds a conch (?) Middle right hand holds a mace. Bottom left and right hands rest on the knees, palms up. this sounds like Avolokistisvara (misspelled), one of the earliest venerated bodhisattvas in Indi...
by SunWuKong
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 2761

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

Shakshuka Sauté diced onions and red peppers Add Spanish smoked paprika and ground cumin seed Add equal amount of diced tomatoes A bit of diced garlic, then simmer Stir in some non fat feta cheese Top with eggs or egg whites, cover with lid until eggs are lightly poached Baked fennel bulbs with lemo...
by SunWuKong
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations
Replies: 57
Views: 2761

Re: Vegetarian Diet Recommendations

avoid sugar and fats. complex carbs, not simple carbs. Lots of carrots, sweet potatoes, whole wheat, brown rice, all kinds of vegetables and protein! Nuts, seeds, beans, low fat dairy. When I switched to a no meat or fish diet and went from about 240 to 230. My ideal weight as per body mass index in...
by SunWuKong
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Transitioning from Theravada toMahyana
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Transitioning from Theravada toMahyana

Hello DW, I am a little lost and confused and have been posting on the Dhammawheel.com website a bit lately. I recently experienced a nervous breakdown, almost losing my mind in the most severe way possible. I actually converted to Christianity for a short time during this episode and it took me ab...
by SunWuKong
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Prajnaparamita in 8,000 lines
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Prajnaparamita in 8,000 lines

Thanks!
by SunWuKong
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Spirit harm
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: Spirit harm

Online, I have been a friend and confidante of a person who has severe paranoid schizophrenia, for several years. He went through exactly the thing you are describing, with the addition of accusing voices inside his head. We usually chatted until he calmed down, but he went through a lot. While ther...
by SunWuKong
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4743

Re: Guru Devotion

So that’s the real answer to the OP, after all this obfuscation. “You’ll never understand it.” And I’m okay with that. The inability to speak plainly tells volumes. No, I’m not going read a whole lot about it, but thanks for the suggestion. I’ll just go back to my “Pop Zen” where things simply are w...
by SunWuKong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4743

Re: Guru Devotion

So you don't criticize the fellow who just earlier said he had 50 gurus? What kind of devotion is that? What are you talking about? Actually i want to rephrase that. I don't care if along one's path one has 50 gurus. It's none of my business. But to say an entire nations devotion to the Dalai Lama ...
by SunWuKong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4743

Re: Guru Devotion

who is telling you how to have regard for a guru? goes unanswered except "everyone here" and that won't resolve the issue of how one pays due respect. There are many instructions for this in both sūtra and tantra. Buddha is sufficient as a guru for me. The Buddha passed away 2,500 years. When did y...
by SunWuKong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4743

Re: Guru Devotion

I thinks it’s mostly important concept in India and Tibet, you’d have to prove its efficacy in Vajrayana elsewhere, I’m open to it but skeptical. There really is no Vajrayāna anywhere but among Himalayan and Mongolian people, apart from Western and Chinese devotees. Shingon is Mantrayāna, not reall...
by SunWuKong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4743

Re: Guru Devotion

Again and again we are reminded that Devotion to one's teacher is essential to vajrayana practice. But what does it mean? Tibetans histories are filled with examples, of course, but what if one simply cannot develop what they imagine is required? What if a teacher never really expresses a demand fo...
by SunWuKong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Is Mind Fundamental?
Replies: 61
Views: 2685

Re: Is Mind Fundamental?

To be precise, your trying to make a broad generalization about all human minds? In Buddhism, it’s thought that there is a commonality that the entire species shares. So if by “mind” you refer to the sentient knowing, understanding that takes place you might call that mind. But it doesn’t define the...
by SunWuKong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Guru Devotion
Replies: 99
Views: 4743

Re: Guru Devotion

Again and again we are reminded that Devotion to one's teacher is essential to vajrayana practice. But what does it mean? Tibetans histories are filled with examples, of course, but what if one simply cannot develop what they imagine is required? What if a teacher never really expresses a demand fo...
by SunWuKong
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Less time on computer
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Less time on computer

Some of us spend much time on the computer, some little. How is a good method if one would like to spend less time? Not a personal matter, more a discussion piece. If being on the computer gets you in touch with people around a topic (say developing siddhi) that you do not have access in real life,...
by SunWuKong
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Homosexuality
Replies: 46
Views: 2302

Re: Homosexuality

Just so people are aware: I am watching this topic closely. If I get even the faintest whiff of homophobia, I will act swiftly and without mercy! So, do not feign ignorance in the event of a moderation action. You have been warned. I’m not so sure that the Sutras etc say anything specific about hom...
by SunWuKong
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: Lying; Is it Acceptable?
Replies: 21
Views: 1206

Re: Lying; Is it Acceptable?

Find out what the consequences are. I never believe a liar twice
by SunWuKong
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: A Dangerous Fallacy.
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: A Dangerous Fallacy.

Again, hearsay evidence has no validity. Case dismissed.

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