Response to Wrong Views?

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Re: Response to Wrong Views?

Post by Malcolm »

Queequeg wrote:I guess that's one way to see it.
This is why Dzogchen teachings are definitive, everything else is provisional.
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Re: Response to Wrong Views?

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Queequeg wrote:
Malcolm wrote: People are not handing out liberation through wearing mantras in Times Square. It would be strange if they were.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if they were! Instead of a tourist trap, it'd be an enlightenment vortex!
This morning I reimagined Time Square as Bodnath with a Giant Stupa where the ticket booth is.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta
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Post by ECS »

If one refer to knowledge as basis as what in our current culture , yes there is right verses wrong , true verses false , good verses bad ... but perhaps Buddhism is not knowledge therefore in my current mind there is no right or wrong view ... as everyone is constantly in own Buddhism process same as us ... learning is a process , Buddhism is a natural process of realization not determination of knowledge.
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Re: Response to Wrong Views?

Post by muni »

That is a conceit, I think.
The Buddhist conceit is high, higher than the conceit of others who are not so fortunate like we are.
Whether we seek God outside us or Dharma, Buddha outside us. :spy:
Conversely, viewing the self as a mere convention or as a designated label for our dynamic stream of experience - consciousness in relation to the body and the world - is in harmony with the interdependent and impermanent nature of reality; and leads to a state of well-being grounded in wisdom, altruism, compassion, and inner freedom. ... he-self--2

Simplicity reveals the nature of the mind behind the veil of restless thoughts. ... plicity--2
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