Reasons for Conventional Reality

General forum on the teachings of all schools of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. Topics specific to one school are best posted in the appropriate sub-forum.
Josef
Posts: 1626
Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:44 pm

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Josef » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:44 am


User avatar
Astus
Former staff member
Posts: 6615
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:22 pm
Location: Budapest

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Astus » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:27 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.



User avatar
LastLegend
Posts: 2857
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:46 pm
Location: Washington DC

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby LastLegend » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:37 pm

I wonder why Buddha did not establish a basis Buddhist view for conventional reality.

Maybe we should not view mind as an entity.
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―

Jnana
Posts: 1106
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:58 pm

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Jnana » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:53 am


User avatar
LastLegend
Posts: 2857
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:46 pm
Location: Washington DC

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby LastLegend » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:34 am

You are right.

I was responding to Astus' suggestion.
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―

User avatar
Virgo
Posts: 2147
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:47 am
Location: New England

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Virgo » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:07 am

Good ol' reality. I love it.

Kevin

User avatar
Sherab
Posts: 1017
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:28 am

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Sherab » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:34 am


User avatar
cloudburst
Posts: 320
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:49 pm

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby cloudburst » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:07 pm


User avatar
wisdom
Posts: 473
Joined: Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:33 am

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby wisdom » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:19 am


User avatar
Malcolm
Posts: 24173
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Malcolm » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:04 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

zangskar
Posts: 160
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:05 pm

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby zangskar » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:57 pm


User avatar
Astus
Former staff member
Posts: 6615
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:22 pm
Location: Budapest

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby Astus » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:25 am

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.



User avatar
gad rgyangs
Posts: 1141
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:53 pm

Re: Reasons for Conventional Reality

Postby gad rgyangs » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:19 am

for the broke:

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


Return to “Mahāyāna Buddhism”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests