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mujushinkyo
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Post by mujushinkyo » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:03 am

Shakyamuni Buddha recommended a path of Dhyana (Zen) plus Direct Inquiry & Analysis.

As he was dying, he refused to name a lineage successor. Instead, he said the Dharma was his successor, and that students should "Be a light for yourselves, go all out, work hard, attain liberation."

THIS would seem to settle all questions about which lineage is the right one, which teaching is the right one.

No lineage. As for teachings, the Dharma is not a teaching, it's just Reality as revealed by Dhyana (Zen) and Direct Self Inquiry & Analysis! No Self, No Lasting Phenomena. Clinging to what doesn't exist or last causes anguish. Releasing oneself from such clinging is Cessation of Anguish (NIrvana)!

What's the problem? This is simple. Anyone can do it. Ambitious people are at a disadvantage.

"Delightful is the Dharma. Delightful in the beginning, delightful in the middle, delightful at the end."

Let's do it! What bullshit all the arguments are. If you're truly pursuing Dhyana plus Direct Inquiry you have no time for throwing your intellectual weight around or playing "Buddhist" games.

Aum Swasti!

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Re: No Lineage

Post by Tilopa » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:05 am

Yeah right. :zzz:

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Post by Grigoris » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:53 am

Drowning in the ocean of their own making,
the ignorant curse the boatman who is trying to save them,
and refuse to grab hold of the lifeline which is thrown to them.
:namaste:
"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
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: No Lineage

Post by DGA » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:49 pm

That's great, but you forgot to link your blog.

:cheers:

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Re: No Lineage

Post by LastLegend » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:15 pm

I am Pure Land bitch. :anjali:
NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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Re: No Lineage

Post by plwk » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:50 pm

You sure 'Sakyamuni' 'recommended' anything? Last I heard from some 'Zennies' that He spoke nothing... :tongue:

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Post by LastLegend » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:05 pm

plwk wrote:You sure 'Sakyamuni' 'recommended' anything? Last I heard from some 'Zennies' that He spoke nothing... :tongue:
:rolling:
NAMO AMITABHA
NAM MO A DI DA PHAT (VIETNAMESE)
NAMO AMITUOFO (CHINESE)

Bodhidharma [my translation]
―I come to the East to transmit this clear knowing mind without constructing any dharma―

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