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by reiun
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

At Dai Bosatsu Zendo one of our prayers included the phrase "in order to continue our practice for all beings". This is the reason for attaining buddhahood, to make this practice the highest. It is just a step. There can be no higher purpose than to practice on behalf of others, to dedica...
by reiun
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

My point still stands. There is no healthy reason evident to belabor this. You say "meditation" was the question, vs "meditation or practice" per Seitaka. Just try to let it go. The point is that there is a point on which all Mahayana schools agree: in order to attain buddhahood...
by reiun
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

The question was not the highest form of practice, that is clearly the bodhisattva yāna in toto. The question was, what is the highest form of meditation, by which people generally mean some kind of meditative absorption (samapatti) or samadhi. I answered that question very precisely. You are answe...
by reiun
Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

The question was not the highest form of practice, that is clearly the bodhisattva yāna in toto. The question was, what is the highest form of meditation, by which people generally mean some kind of meditative absorption (samapatti) or samadhi. I answered that question very precisely. You are answe...
by reiun
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

Yes indeed. Vajropama samadhi is not the "highest and most powerful practice". It is just a stage. Buddahood, in the liberation of all sentient beings, is. It’s definitely the highest and most powerful samadhi involved in aiding sentient beings, it’s not merely a “stage.” Without it the t...
by reiun
Wed Aug 04, 2021 3:03 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

But Vajropama samadhi is indispensable for buddhahood. Which is a static achievement not necessarily related to the liberation of all sentient beings, thus not the highest or most powerful practice, unless actualized. You can’t actualize it until you are on the verge of buddhahood, that is the poin...
by reiun
Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

Malcolm wrote: Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:01 am But Vajropama samadhi is indispensable for buddhahood.
Which is a static achievement not necessarily related to the liberation of all sentient beings, thus not the highest or most powerful practice, unless actualized.
by reiun
Wed Aug 04, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

Vajropama-samādhi is the nirvikalpa samādhi of an ārya, someone who has realized emptiness already. Ordinary nirvikalpa samādhi merely leads to birth in the realm of unconscious devas. Would you perhaps have some sources in mind for the above conenction between nirvikalpa and vajropama samadhi? I c...
by reiun
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

The answer is simple, and not sectarian at all, since it is mentioned in every sūtra and tantra that discusses Buddha's awakening. The highest meditation is Vajropama Samadhi, since only it has the ability to obliterate all traces of the two obscurations in their entirety. From Buddhistdoor.net, on...
by reiun
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3905
Views: 512343

Re: Music time

by reiun
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: Highest form of meditation?
Replies: 45
Views: 976

Re: Highest form of meditation?

Seitaka wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:28 pm Which in your experience or according to your studies of Buddhism is the highest or most powerful form of meditation or practice?
Koans (with dokusan). During sesshin.
by reiun
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?
Replies: 44
Views: 713

Re: What's with all the monarchism being fed to kids?

Danny wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:40 pm The struggle was to not to appear to be the thing you just over turned,
Might you be British? And therefore, no doubt, a master of the English language?
Danny wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:40 pm but had no idea what’s happens next??
So, "What is happens" . . . ?
Danny wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:40 pm Yankees...
Nope, Southerner here. And posting sober.
by reiun
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3905
Views: 512343

Re: Music time

by reiun
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Soto
Topic: Vipassanā in Zen Buddhism
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Vipassanā in Zen Buddhism

SilenceMonkey wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:56 pm As for analytical meditation... perhaps gong'an (koan) or huatou (wato).
Per Philip Kapleau, The Three Pillars of Zen: "Koans cannot be solved by recourse to logical reasoning, but only by awakening a deeper level of the mind beyond discursive intellect."
by reiun
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Music time
Replies: 3905
Views: 512343

Re: Music time

by reiun
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Dai Gohonzon
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Dai Gohonzon

some random thoughts. Forgetting about your own personal problems and realize they are temporary but focusing on others is the Buddha's way. As a practical matter, imo, to be fit to focus on/take care of others, one must first and always focus on/take care of oneself, i.e., take responsibility for ...
by reiun
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Nichiren Shoshu
Topic: Dai Gohonzon
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Dai Gohonzon

some random thoughts. Forgetting about your own personal problems and realize they are temporary but focusing on others is the Buddha's way. As a practical matter, imo, to be fit to focus on/take care of others, one must first and always focus on/take care of oneself, i.e., take responsibility for ...
by reiun
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The karmic consequences of keeping pets
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: The karmic consequences of keeping pets

tobes wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:53 am
reiun wrote: Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:05 pm In Zen Buddhist Mu koan work, a dog helps 'point the way'.
and a cat is cut in half.......
Not in Mu koan.

Not in real life either, just a story, like so, so many others in religious mythology.
by reiun
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Are forums still a thing?
Replies: 19
Views: 432

Re: Are forums still a thing?

I appreciate Dharmawheel and the work of its contributors, moderators and administrators. In particular, during the pandemic's shut-in heighth, this forum was a worthwhile read during a period of curtailed activities. I have only known two Tibetan practitioners, both through school friends of my dau...
by reiun
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: The karmic consequences of keeping pets
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: The karmic consequences of keeping pets

In Zen Buddhist Mu koan work, a dog helps 'point the way'.

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