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Opinion

Postby deepbluehum » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:54 pm

Is it just emotion or something?

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Re: Opinion

Postby Yudron » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:00 pm

Yes, it is a thought/emotion. Lama Sonam Tsering RInpoche is well known in our sangha for saying that a sign of accomplishment is practice is having fewer and fewer opinions.
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Re: Opinion

Postby Namgyal » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:26 pm

'The Conqueror has said that emptiness is the remover of all views'. [Nagarjuna]

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Re: Opinion

Postby Terma » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:17 am

Yudron wrote:Yes, it is a thought/emotion. Lama Sonam Tsering RInpoche is well known in our sangha for saying that a sign of accomplishment is practice is having fewer and fewer opinions.


:good:

At the risk of having an opinion here myself, I think this makes perfect sense! haa haa :tongue:

I knew a Dharma sibling who had a zest for just shrugging her shoulder's in indifference after a period of discussing something. A little comical, but I took it as a teaching as well.

It does make for a good little reflection, on how our views change, or lessen for that matter, as we progress.

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Re: Opinion

Postby deepbluehum » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:18 am

Yudron wrote:Yes, it is a thought/emotion. Lama Sonam Tsering RInpoche is well known in our sangha for saying that a sign of accomplishment is practice is having fewer and fewer opinions.


No opinion, no decoration. --Drubpon Gonpo Dorje Rinpoche

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Re: Opinion

Postby Dronma » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:32 am

We can have as many opinions we like.....
The problem starts when we are strongly attached to them! :evil:

PS. My personal opinion...... :rolling:
"My view is as vast as the sky, but my actions are finer than flour"
~ Padmasambhava ~

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Re: Opinion

Postby muni » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:09 am

Oh, :thanks:

Of course what a release, as all are smoothly written on water.

I used to collect my good ones. Then I run, run for a bucket to try to catch them and hold them. Okay, not true.

Rejecting, accepting opinions, mine are best, these are less, that one was completely right and that one baaaah, not so good but here now this one.......... :rolleye: Chasing smoke!

Clouds have a lot of opinions about other clouds and about sky... Sky not, brightful sky just remain peaceful aware of itself. Be the sky not the clouds (who said that?)

Of course , my opinion; nature of mind ( knowing, compassionate) is not exactly like the sky, but nice metaphor, I guess.
Projecting onto others is projecting onto projections. The answer lies in us, not in the other.

Don’t investigate the root of things,
Investigate the root of Mind!
Once the mind’s root has been found,
You’ll know one thing, yet all is thereby freed.
But if the root of Mind you fail to find,
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Re: Opinion

Postby muni » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:48 pm

Dronma wrote:We can have as many opinions we like.....
The problem starts when we are strongly attached to them! :evil:

PS. My personal opinion...... :rolling:


Yes. :smile:

Attachment. Like they are everlasting born in the sky.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulqMglcY ... =endscreen Tsoknyi Rinpoche here explains how by dualism we take all so serious.

:namaste:
Projecting onto others is projecting onto projections. The answer lies in us, not in the other.

Don’t investigate the root of things,
Investigate the root of Mind!
Once the mind’s root has been found,
You’ll know one thing, yet all is thereby freed.
But if the root of Mind you fail to find,
You will know everything but nothing
understand. Guru Rinpoche.

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Re: Opinion

Postby muni » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:37 am

I think, by the flow of interconnection, or the welfare of all; is there not such strong suffering by holding on, by attachments to opinions. :smile:
Projecting onto others is projecting onto projections. The answer lies in us, not in the other.

Don’t investigate the root of things,
Investigate the root of Mind!
Once the mind’s root has been found,
You’ll know one thing, yet all is thereby freed.
But if the root of Mind you fail to find,
You will know everything but nothing
understand. Guru Rinpoche.

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Re: Opinion

Postby lobster » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:14 am

'The Conqueror has said that emptiness is the remover of all views'. [Nagarjuna]


IMHO :oops:

Most of us have hopefully entered meditation, were an opinion or Entrenchment is uppermost.
On finish, the hardness has melted away . . . :smile:


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