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by Rick
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Emptiness realization test
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Emptiness realization test

Well you know what they say: “Empty words, empty bottle.” — they
by Rick
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Emptiness realization test
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Emptiness realization test

Emptiness realization test for murKans:

Can you watch the breaking US news* today in perfect equanimity, without grasping or aversion?
by Rick
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

Re: Continuity

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte ... of frickin' course!!!
by Rick
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Continuity
Replies: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 25
Views: 1166

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: 1858

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: 807

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: 2868

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: 232
Views: 55990

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: 2746

Re: Consciousness question

Roger that.

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