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by Rick
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

PadmaVonSamba wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:27 am At least that’s what the worm in the bottle told me.
Worms get it.
by Rick
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

Thundering Cloud wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:53 pm Hopefully some of this helps? :smile:
Definitely! Good food for thought, yum yum.
by Rick
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

One needs to determine/explain whether the term, “continuity” is referring to: —an unbroken continuum of a single entity, like string wrapped around a spool -or- —an ongoing “chain reaction” of separate cause-and-effect events, such as a line of toppling dominoes. I think that generally, and with r...
by Rick
Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

Sam.E wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:59 am What do you hope to gain from the answer?
A deeper understanding of the nature of how things exist in time.
by Rick
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

Well, there is continuity in the sense of cause-and-effect. Conventionally, but not ultimately, since there is ultimately no cause/effect (opening of MMK) ... right? ... any example of phenomena that you consider, such as a rose, that example is always going to be some compound of aggregates, of co...
by Rick
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

For something to be continuous, its essence/identity would have to remain the same while its form changed. For the life cycle of a rose to be continuous, it would have to retain its essence/identity as a rose while its seed germinated, sprouted, grew, withered, died. Ditto for human, frog, mountain,...
by Rick
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

Thanks SilenceMonkey. I'll look into the info you shared. Zen was my first Eastern love, perhaps it's time for a re-dive?
by Rick
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

If you are referring to cognition , continuity and process are two different things. What led me to post this is the experience I have from time to time (in everyday life, off the cushion) of moving from moment to moment to moment, each moment fresh and new, a toggling of semi-autonomous moments ra...
by Rick
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

Johnny Dangerous wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:10 pmThe notion of a discrete process in time is as much an illusion as the cake.
I wish all illusions tasted that good ...

Thanks for the info, I'll check it out.
by Rick
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte ... of frickin' course!!!
by Rick
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

It's clear how 'baking a cake' is a process* with a beginning (intention to bake), middle (following recipe), and end (cake done, ready to eat).

In what way is baking a cake *not* a process?

* a set of actions taken to achieve an end
by Rick
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Re: Continuity

Conventionally true, ultimately false?

If so, true conventional truth or false conventional truth?
by Rick
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 24
Views: 855

Continuity

Is continuity mind-made, a connecting of the dots by the brain and imagination?

Are time-dependents like processes, evolution, becoming merely appearances?

Is flow an illusion?
by Rick
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One
Replies: 35
Views: 1598

Re: Buddha or Coffee: Choose One

Coffee is emptiness. Emptiness is coffee.

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by Rick
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Oops
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Oops

I fell for it, took emptiness as a view, failed to get that emptiness too is empty. It's understandable ... we non-enlighteneds need something to hold onto ... and, after all, Mahayana talks endlessly of the right view. But still, what a grand irony, enshrining that which un-enshrines everything, in...
by Rick
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Practice question
Replies: 32
Views: 2488

Re: Practice question

This sounds like a training program, a forcing of the brain-mind to move towards X and away from Y over and over and over until it is so habituated to X that X feels natural, like ... how could I ever have wanted to move towards Y? If Buddhism's main goal were to free humanity from their self-impose...
by Rick
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la
Replies: 226
Views: 53473

Re: Illuminating Quotes by Malcolm Namdrol-la

Malcolm wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:05 am The study of tenet systems should reduce your concepts. Not increase them.
Rick wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:02 pm What would I be without my beloved concepts?
Malcolm wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:19 pm Awakened.
by Rick
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness question
Replies: 42
Views: 2419

Re: Consciousness question

Roger that.
by Rick
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness question
Replies: 42
Views: 2419

Re: Consciousness question

Simon and Malcolm, but what an un-thinkably huge loss ... so much of my joy and comfort comes from thought ... pain and terror also, but one learns to live with the darkness, respect it, even appreciate it for its there-ness.
by Rick
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Consciousness question
Replies: 42
Views: 2419

Re: Consciousness question

Malcolm wrote: Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:05 am The study of tenet systems should reduce your concepts. Not increase them.
What would I be without my beloved concepts?

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