The hearer and the sound?

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Re: The hearer and the sound?

Post by LastLegend » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:52 am

:cry: Whatever poison I spit out, I’ll reabsorb it. Be careful guys haha.
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Make personal specific vows to [for example, absorb karma of sentient beings], so that they can reach enlightenment quickly. With deep faith and trust, effects will be experienced immediately. If we can’t fulfill our vows, no problem Buddhas will help us do us; thus generate merit and strength to speed us up and lead us straight to unborn wisdom. This is not a matter of truth or not but faith and willingness. That’s what I was taught. Be aware take karma of sentient beings can be overwhelming. Only do what we are capable of.

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Re: The hearer and the sound?

Post by LastLegend » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:12 am

PadmaVonSamba wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:28 am
LastLegend wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:21 pm
how should mind be trained when hearing sound in a way that’s not mistaken as self?
If you regard the self as having some kind of inherent existence,
then, naturally, you'll regard sound as having some kind of inherent existence.
But, if you regard sound as not having any kind of inherent existence.
then use that as a means to realize that the self likewise does not have any kind of inherent existence.

This is a good opportunity to study the Heart Sutra.
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I think you have asked for a fighter in me to come out. So here I am: what’s your base or your boss?
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Make personal specific vows to [for example, absorb karma of sentient beings], so that they can reach enlightenment quickly. With deep faith and trust, effects will be experienced immediately. If we can’t fulfill our vows, no problem Buddhas will help us do us; thus generate merit and strength to speed us up and lead us straight to unborn wisdom. This is not a matter of truth or not but faith and willingness. That’s what I was taught. Be aware take karma of sentient beings can be overwhelming. Only do what we are capable of.

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Re: The hearer and the sound?

Post by tkp67 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:57 am

might be more easily grasped if you simply equate it to the conscious interacting with the subconscious

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Re: The hearer and the sound?

Post by LastLegend » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:07 am

Even at subtlety there is distraction-of dharma learning habit. This is where you kill your teacher and the Buddhas! Not literally of course!


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Make personal specific vows to [for example, absorb karma of sentient beings], so that they can reach enlightenment quickly. With deep faith and trust, effects will be experienced immediately. If we can’t fulfill our vows, no problem Buddhas will help us do us; thus generate merit and strength to speed us up and lead us straight to unborn wisdom. This is not a matter of truth or not but faith and willingness. That’s what I was taught. Be aware take karma of sentient beings can be overwhelming. Only do what we are capable of.

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