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by Tao
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Enlightenment
Replies: 55
Views: 1706

Re: Enlightenment

> Gatelessgate with eyes open or closed, can you (or anyone else) say more about this? You can see the nature of mind and have a wrong interpretation of the seen. LIke an atman view, it's quite easy in fact, at the begining. That's because of previous beliefs or not enough clear view (vipassanic), b...
by Tao
Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:02 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 1102
Views: 159352

Re: Great Vegan Debate

>Of course, one should avoid eating meat if one can.

That's enough, We agree 100% then. I can so I will. Even when offered.

When we all do all we can, it's ok.

Best regards
by Tao
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:40 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 1102
Views: 159352

Re: Great Vegan Debate

>simply eating meat offered to you does not.

Of course it does. If you reject the meat, next time you wont be offered so it will reduce the future killing. Even the meat rejected will probably be eaten by the others so more killing will be reduced.

Accepting meat always causes more slaughtering.
by Tao
Mon Jan 23, 2023 11:38 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Great Vegan Debate
Replies: 1102
Views: 159352

Re: Great Vegan Debate

The Buddha probably never said not to launch nuclear radiation over the land, but it doesnt sound good at all. Same for killing sentient beings. I dont mind in the end what Buddha said, no good conscious person (be it buddhist or not) kills or eats sentient beings except in extrem need. That's compa...
by Tao
Fri Dec 30, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Not feeling physical pain.
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Not feeling physical pain.

Kai lord wrote: Fri Dec 30, 2022 4:53 pm
Tao wrote: Thu Dec 29, 2022 2:22 pm Interested on it, what will be the source for this?
Found it. From The verses delineating the eight Consciousnesses by Xuanzang, specifically the chapter on The first five consciousnesses.
Thank you a lot. :namaste: :namaste:
by Tao
Thu Dec 29, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Not feeling physical pain.
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Not feeling physical pain.

>according to Yogacara, from the state of the second dhyana onwards, the five sense consciousnesses are suspended.

Interested on it, what will be the source for this?
by Tao
Thu Dec 29, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Not feeling physical pain.
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Not feeling physical pain.

> but generally it's more like with each practice session pains and sufferings are less intense and more bearable.

Not same practices but I have the same feeling.
by Tao
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Mahamudra
Topic: Nature of Mind
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Nature of Mind

ON the other hand, on Mahamudra, Gampopa itself said (in "Gampopa teaches essence Mahamudra") that "Alaya is the essence not realized and is the root of Samsara, when realized is the the root of wisdom". Volume I. So as far as I understand the only difference is that you can pres...
by Tao
Thu Dec 29, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet and Fitness
Topic: Not feeling physical pain.
Replies: 18
Views: 930

Re: Not feeling physical pain.

>You may feel it, yet it doesn't bother you. That's the way I always see it described. Pain is perception. If you get to control contact over perception, you can have "pain"/perception without vedana (no contact) 16º Karmapa too was having a painful cancer and no big problem for him....
by Tao
Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: can Buddhist nuns/monks have tattoos?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: can Buddhist nuns/monks have tattoos?

>Are you saying, they won't ordain people in Japan as soon as they are wearing a tattoo? No, I didnt say so But you can even be not allowed to enter some gyms if your tattoo is at sight. So you can be nun probably (I dont know) but you will be a very strange nun for them For example: 1) Expect to co...
by Tao
Wed Dec 21, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Ethical Conduct
Topic: can Buddhist nuns/monks have tattoos?
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: can Buddhist nuns/monks have tattoos?

>would a tattoo essentially be making me stuck with an "identity"? Tattoo is mostly a cultural thing, so in some countries (like in some Theravada ones) there's no problem at all. But in some countries can be a problem (like Japan). So it depends on the choice of your ordination. https://q...
by Tao
Tue Dec 20, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Direct perception of interdependent origination
Replies: 33
Views: 1439

Re: Direct perception of interdependent origination

I think you can break the chain at different links, and it will depend on practices.

For example, seeing thoughts pass with great ecuanimity is of course no-contact, there's minimal vijnana of the thought but no feeling arise... so it broke at contact, that will be a typical shikantaza situation.
by Tao
Thu Dec 15, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rtog pa - subtle cognition?
Replies: 220
Views: 9023

Re: Rtog pa - subtle cognition?

I think people is trying to make an object of rigpa, like when you say "it has emotions" or "it has no emotions". Rigpa is wisdom (cognition) so it has nothing of itself but it has cognition of phenomena, all of them. So it has no emotions but it clearly perceive emotions. Or may...
by Tao
Wed Dec 07, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rtog pa - subtle cognition?
Replies: 220
Views: 9023

Re: Rtog pa - subtle cognition?

How matter I try to see, there is no way to form concepts without grasping and so believing thoughts as being me, mine... It can. But after recognition of own nature or rigpa (Mahamudra or Dzogchen). But "you" dont form them, they just form and are seen as not constructed by a "me&qu...
by Tao
Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rtog pa - subtle cognition?
Replies: 220
Views: 9023

Re: Rtog pa - subtle cognition?

When recognized, everything would change. There is no way one can do normal samatha after recognition. Even one is trying to do normal samatha, one’s recognition would not go away while mind having fixation on single object or many objects or no object. Ok, that's clear for me. That's also what hap...
by Tao
Sun Dec 04, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Rtog pa - subtle cognition?
Replies: 220
Views: 9023

Re: Rtog pa - subtle cognition?

> Now, tsal corresponds to the dharmakaya, rolpa with the Sambhogakaya and tsal with the nirmanakaya.

First Tsal is Dang I presume. ¿?
by Tao
Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Buddhism before Gautama Buddha
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Buddhism before Gautama Buddha

Even in the Pali canon there're previous buddhas like Kassapa. In Mahayana more of them... Kassapa Buddha (Pāli), known as Kāśyapa (काश्यप) in Sanskrit, is one of the ancient Buddhas whose biography is chronicled in chapter 24[1] of the Buddhavaṃsa, one of the books of the Pali Canon. He was the las...
by Tao
Thu Nov 24, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: On fetters
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: On fetters

Famous Mahayana quote: problem is not enjoyment, problem is attachment. - Tilopa

So for Mahayana enjoying arts is ok. Attachment to it, is not.
by Tao
Wed Nov 23, 2022 4:45 pm
Forum: Academic Discussion
Topic: Nagarjuna's Argument Against Motion
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Nagarjuna's Argument Against Motion

Not very different from the pardox of Aquiles and the turtle...

Mathematics solved it with calculus

You just have to reverse the reasoning.

Motion starts at beginning plus and infinitesimal motion

Same way that Aquiles gets the turtle adding up infinite small quantities...
by Tao
Wed Nov 23, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Karma and Consequences
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Karma and Consequences

Agree.

Karmic seeds are stored in Alaya, and that's "your" mind. Not an universal mind

That's why (Astus cited):

> The main element of karma is intention, and the main effect is in one's experience.

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