Harmony

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master of puppets
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Harmony

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I come in the terms of harmony.
Or living in harmony.
It sounds mostly a chinese term but what it means, really?

let's discuss
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Brahma
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Re: Harmony

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To me there is a mental harmony in perceiving that all beings have the same capacity for Buddhahood and are therefore in that way equal. This is a view of equanimity and a harmonious way to interact with the world. Harmony means not being opposed to truth.
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FiveSkandhas
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Re: Harmony

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調和...
調: the tonal center...speaking next to a mouth under the earth enclosed by a roof
和: softening, concord. A piece of millet next to an open mouth. More generally, social getting along together.

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Re: Harmony

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On the path we need first to be careful not to choose contacts which are taking us away from the path of liberation. Those who try to destroy harmony can discourage/frustrate so that we give up. Or can be teachers to help/to encourage to realize "Great Harmony".

By realizing the impossibility of an independent own me-mind and an independent world full of all kind of independent impermanent beings.

Because there is no any other wall in between than believing in an independent me-mind. This is not same as being nothing, there is not such wall, that's all.

I guess then Bodhicitta gets a chance to flourish.

ps see below Matthieu Ricard. :reading:
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.
https://www.matthieuricard.org/en/blog/ ... he-self--2

Simplicity reveals the nature of the mind behind the veil of restless thoughts.
https://www.matthieuricard.org/en/blog/ ... plicity--2
master of puppets
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Re: Harmony

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Quite good. thanks

You don't express the truth but the truth express itself.
I get.
master of puppets
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Re: Harmony

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I think I understand zen.open for any questions?
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Re: Harmony

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imho it starts with one's own ability to create harmony within
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