Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Malcolm
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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Malcolm » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:26 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Malcolm » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:52 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby conebeckham » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:53 pm

Perhaps we need to define what a "view" is.


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Astus » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:02 pm

Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:03 pm

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Acchantika » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:04 pm

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:10 pm

Thoroughly tame your own mind.
This is (possibly) the teaching of Buddha.

"I must finally conclude that this proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me or conceived in my mind."
- Descartes, 2nd Meditation 25

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Malcolm » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:19 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Lhug-Pa » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:21 pm

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Malcolm » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:24 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Malcolm » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:44 am





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby deepbluehum » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:00 am

Do you ever get the feeling you are in a room full of smokers discussing the fresh air in Switzerland?

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Malcolm » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:17 am





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Malcolm » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:23 am





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby conebeckham » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:41 am

I like fresh air.
Just sayin'.


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby padma norbu » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:11 am

pretty sure my post was the most awesome one here. sorry you guys missed it. :shrug:
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron

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