ground wrote:How does a statement hold anything?
Astus wrote:I don't know what depths you refer to.
ground wrote:Consciousness grasps itself.
ground wrote:The conceiver and the conceived ... one or two? Subjectively and objectively ... one or two?
Astus wrote:The will for enlightenment usually comes from understanding suffering and its causes.
Of course they are. Where has the Buddha taught anything to the contrary?Azidonis wrote:There are some who believe that logic, reason, and science are pathways to enlightenment.
gregkavarnos wrote:Of course they are. Where has the Buddha taught anything to the contrary?Azidonis wrote:There are some who believe that logic, reason, and science are pathways to enlightenment.
Do not use your own incapacity as a reason to repudiate what you cannot actually engage in or turn away from. Rather, think with anticipation, "When will I practice these teachings by actually doing what should be done and turning away from what should not be done?" Work at the causes for such practice--accumulating the collections, clearing away obscurations, and making aspirational prayers. Before long your mental power will become greater and greater, and you will be able to practice all of the teachings that you were previously unable to practice.
-Lam Rim Chen Mo eng v01 pg 49 tib pg 15
zenkarma wrote:How smart do you have to be to be enlightened? Can even a stupid person of low iq get it, and is it easier or harder for them?
Also i read about the different "capacites" of different people. Do people of higher capacity need extra help? Because reading various buddhist bulletin boards, it seems that the ones that talk the most about capacity have the more complicated practices.
gregkavarnos wrote:Which self exactly does one reflect upon?Sara H wrote:... and reflect upon yourself.
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