Romance of the Heart Sutra

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Romance of the Heart Sutra

Post by The Cicada » Tue May 01, 2018 7:37 pm

In Christianity there are certain myths and stories that lead to the development of our idea of romantic love—but what does the Buddhist tradition say about this? What does the Buddhist tradition and its scriptures teach those of us not strong enough to relinquish all earthly desires about how to engage in intimate relationships?

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Re: Romance of the Heart Sutra

Post by dzogchungpa » Tue May 01, 2018 8:24 pm

There's a new book you might want to check out, see:
https://tricycle.org/magazine/passion-book/
There is not only nothingness because there is always, and always can manifest. - Thinley Norbu Rinpoche

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Re: Romance of the Heart Sutra

Post by humble.student » Wed May 02, 2018 3:25 am

The Cicada wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:37 pm
In Christianity there are certain myths and stories that lead to the development of our idea of romantic love—but what does the Buddhist tradition say about this? What does the Buddhist tradition and its scriptures teach those of us not strong enough to relinquish all earthly desires about how to engage in intimate relationships?
This book will give you all the details - and more - according to the Pali canon: "The Buddha's Teachings on Prosperity: At Home, At Work, in the World".

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Re: Romance of the Heart Sutra

Post by Grigoris » Wed May 02, 2018 8:19 am

The Cicada wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:37 pm
In Christianity there are certain myths and stories that lead to the development of our idea of romantic love—but what does the Buddhist tradition say about this? What does the Buddhist tradition and its scriptures teach those of us not strong enough to relinquish all earthly desires about how to engage in intimate relationships?
Tantra dude, it's all about the common basis of affliction and wisdom.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
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Re: Romance of the Heart Sutra

Post by Astus » Wed May 02, 2018 3:35 pm

1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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