Misunderstanding emptiness

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.
yadave
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby yadave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:02 am


User avatar
Tom
Posts: 401
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:12 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby Tom » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:03 am


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

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby Malcolm » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:31 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

yadave
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby yadave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:36 am


User avatar
Tom
Posts: 401
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:12 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby Tom » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:00 am


yadave
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby yadave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:32 am


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

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby cloudburst » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:41 am


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

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby wisdom » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:21 am


User avatar
catmoon
Former staff member
Posts: 3283
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:20 am
Location: British Columbia

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby catmoon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:06 am

Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.

User avatar
PadmaVonSamba
Posts: 2870
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 1:41 am

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:51 pm

Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

User avatar
PadmaVonSamba
Posts: 2870
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 1:41 am

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:54 pm

Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

User avatar
catmoon
Former staff member
Posts: 3283
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:20 am
Location: British Columbia

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby catmoon » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:12 pm

Sergeant Schultz knew everything there was to know.

yadave
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby yadave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:54 pm


yadave
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby yadave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:56 pm


yadave
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby yadave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:27 pm


User avatar
conebeckham
Posts: 4553
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:49 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA, USA

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby conebeckham » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:52 pm



"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")

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

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby Malcolm » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Last edited by Malcolm on Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:06 pm, edited 2 times in total.




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

yadave
Posts: 116
Joined: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:57 pm

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby yadave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:58 pm


Acchantika
Posts: 292
Joined: Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:04 am

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby Acchantika » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:09 pm

...

User avatar
conebeckham
Posts: 4553
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:49 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA, USA

Re: Misunderstanding emptiness

Postby conebeckham » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:17 pm



"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")


Return to “Mahāyāna Buddhism”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Queen Elizabeth II and 16 guests