Some nice parallels

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Some nice parallels

Postby monktastic » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:54 pm

This undistracted state of ordinary mind
Is the meditation.
One will understand it in due course.

--Gampopa

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Re: Some nice parallels

Postby DGA » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:09 pm

If you select your quotations right, you can run a similar thought experiment between Nagarjuna and Marx (the first part of the Grundrisse is the place to start). Or Nagarjuna and certain parts of the Phenomenology of Spirit. These kinds of thought experiments can be entertaining, and it's possible to learn something from them I suppose.

What would you like us to learn from these parallels between Tulku Urgyen and Ramana?

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Re: Some nice parallels

Postby monktastic » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:37 pm

I can only share what I've found personally: that Maharshi's wisdom is more valuable than I had expected, and have been a welcome addition to my practice. I post this primarily for those who may otherwise have never looked in that direction; not to convince people who have already considered his teachings and found them lacking or antithetical to their own path.

Edit: and I find this parallel in particular to be solid. This is more or less Maharshi's primary practice advice, and it shares "something" with trekcho. How much, only the practitioner can decide.
This undistracted state of ordinary mind
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One will understand it in due course.

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Re: Some nice parallels

Postby monktastic » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:03 pm

This undistracted state of ordinary mind
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One will understand it in due course.

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Re: Some nice parallels

Postby greentara » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:41 pm

monktastic, Yes some very nice parallels. I have also been influenced by Ramana Maharshi and even though he advised most to attempt self enquiry, I have read that most devotees were unable to put it into practice. Ramana understood this and accepted, prayer, japa, even joyful kirtans .....as long as it was done with sincerity.
His quiet statement 'iru' just be, is simplicity itself. The simplicity is deceptive as people have always wanted complicated rituals, magical incantations, involved philosophy but the bareness of 'iru' is powerful, primeordial.


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