How to Realize Emptiness in Daily Life?

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How to Realize Emptiness in Daily Life?

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:06 pm

HOW TO PRACTISE?

To realise emptiness, externally we need a qualified teacher, and internally we need enough merit (or karma), purification, practice of ethics, keeping our vows and generating single-pointed concentration.
In the Tibetan tradition: first one tries to intellectually understand it, then later the realisation can ripen in the well-prepared field of our mind.
It is advised to analyse the "I" first, and then later one analyses other phenomena in the same way, for example using the "fourfold analysis":
1. Identify object of negation: inherently existent "I"
2. Determine possibilities of how the "I" exists: is it the body, the mind, both or different? (We can say, "I have have a body and a mind", which would indicate that the "I" is something different from the body and the mind, but is that possible?)
3. Is the "I" same as body and/or mind?
4. Is the "I" other than body and mind?
"While you are meditating there is an "I" (representing the Self) which appears to exist from its own side. Right on top of that think, 'the I is merely labelled'. Just meditate on the meaning of the I being merely labelled. I is a name; a name does not exist from its own side, a name is given, imputed by the mind. We can completely agree with that. This I is merely labelled; concentrate on just that. Try to feel that. This automatically eliminates eternalism, the view of a truly existent I."

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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Use less water, recycle that paper sheet, use energy saving bulbs, when eating be grateful, forgive & forget...

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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Re: How to Realize Emptiness in Daily Life?

Postby Individual » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:19 pm

People can practice bodhicitta before emptiness, realize emptiness before practicing bodhicitta, realize and practice both in tandem, or perhaps do something else entirely that's essentially the same thing.

It doesn't matter who teaches it or what it's called; if it works, everything else is irrelevant. With the realization of emptiness, there are no dull and intelligent bodhisattvas, there is no Mahayana and non-Mahayana. With bodhicitta developed, though, one does not always express it like this (or even express it at all!), to avoid causing confusion. :)

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