Emptiness

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Re: Emptiness

Post by Josef » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:26 am

ItsRaining wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:03 am
Wayfarer wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:11 am
pretty heavy-duty academic reading, though. Thanissaro's is a better introduction for someone trying to get the basic drift.
He asked for the meaning of emptiness in the Mahayana not the sravakayana.
Agreed. Also, Bhikkhu Bodhi's translations are far superior if one does want to examine Pali sources.
Kye ma!
The river of continuity is marked by impermanence.
Ceaseless flowing of appearance.
Beautiful and repulsive.
The dance of life and death is a display of the vast expanse.
With gratitude the watcher and the watched pass through the barrier of duality.

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Re: Emptiness

Post by Crazywisdom » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:43 am

Josef wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:25 am
Crazywisdom wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:41 am
Shantideva I believe ch 9
Seconded.
“We have to be 21st century Buddhists with real understanding of the Dharma. Once you have such understanding, you’ll also be in a position to correct others. It’s important to go through the process of learning, reflecting and developing conviction and then thoroughly familiarising your mind with what you’ve understood. As far as the awakening mind is concerned, there is no better text than Shantideva’s ‘Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ and it’s good to start with chapters 8 and 6. Similarly, chapter 26 of Nagarjuna’s ‘Fundamental Wisdom’ explains how you go through rebirth because of ignorance, while chapter 18 shows how an understanding of dependent arising counters that ignorance."

https://www.dalailama.com/news/2015/giv ... -at-gyumey
She glares menacingly at your corpse.

The criticisms of others are like wrathful mantras. Fast purification. Welcome it. -can’t remember who

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