I don't get it...

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I don't get it...

Postby devilyoudont » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:08 pm

differs from Emptiness only by erring on the side of "is" more often than "is not", although it vehemently defies both. Is this typical of Advaita?

PS. Perhaps a more careful reading will reveal some form of subtle reification. (I seriously doubt they promote annihilation) Dunno.

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Re: I don't get it...

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Re: I don't get it...

Postby LastLegend » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:27 am

The mind cannot be conceptualized or imagined. You will immediately have an identity or self when you imagine or conceptualize what emptiness of the mind is like. Language has its limitation, as soon as we give a word to describe a state of mind such as emptiness, we are falling under form. But since we communicate by language, we have to use it. So look at your mind, it is empty. It cannot be grasped or seen. You cannot get behind it. But that's what you have.

So if you conceptualize or imagine, you are giving it an identity or self.
NAMO AMITABHA
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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: I don't get it...

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Re: I don't get it...

Postby LastLegend » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:05 am

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: I don't get it...

Postby devilyoudont » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:10 am

That's fine dude, you can keep to your Emptiness of unthinking bliss and I'll "keep to" my inconceivable Buddhadharma. All I'm saying is, I can deny yours, but you literally cannot deny mine. All you can do is try, and it's beneficial for all beings for you to do so. Keep it up.

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Re: I don't get it...

Postby LastLegend » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:17 am

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: I don't get it...

Postby devilyoudont » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:25 am

Thanks, I'll keep your kind words in mind.

Now, doesn't anyone have any opinions on the teachings of the AG? Read it, that's not that bad. I kinda liked it. :thinking:

LL, don't you have any opinions about the topic at hand? Or will having opinions violate your Emptiness? :tongue:

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Re: I don't get it...

Postby LastLegend » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:34 am

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: I don't get it...

Postby devilyoudont » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:55 am

Waaah, come back LL! :tantrum:


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