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by muni
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How To Deal with Homeless People?
Replies: 33
Views: 5182

Re: How To Deal with Homeless People?

It is true some are trying to cheat fellows with their needs, take advantage of. But we should be careful, not thinking all homeless are just cheaters who are going to buy alcohol, drugs or any other/ or are too lazy to find a job. Because then a huge group of fellows will be left without any needfu...
by muni
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Tibetan and Mahayana and kshangabhanga of cittas and a self
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: Tibetan and Mahayana and kshangabhanga of cittas and a self

moments of consciousness with no permanent atman behind it. As it's said, ‟There is no thread passing through the beads of the necklace of rebirths.” Over successive rebirths, what is maintained is not the identity of a ‟person,” but the conditioning of a stream of consciousness. So as well there i...
by muni
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: COVID - Where are we now? Where are we going?
Replies: 28
Views: 2013

Re: COVID - Where are we now? Where are we going?

Sweden always had another approach, and I cannot say all countries had to do like that, I really don't know. There has been vocal support and much criticism of Sweden's approach both from within Sweden and from outside. Here is a recent article from critics' side: https://science.sciencemag.org/con...
by muni
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?
Replies: 34
Views: 1240

Re: Is suffering intimately connected with the biological aging of cells?

Of course Buddhism suffering is by our idea of self. While bodies becoming older ( cells renew less) are causing suffering; bones become fragile, eyes are less good, hearing quality can go down, there are the many diseases due to the deterioration of the body joins, cartilage, teeth, circulatory sys...
by muni
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Harmony
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Harmony

On the path we need first to be careful not to choose contacts which are taking us away from the path of liberation. Those who try to destroy harmony can discourage/frustrate so that we give up. Or can be teachers to help/to encourage to realize "Great Harmony". By realizing the impossibility of an ...
by muni
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: COVID - Where are we now? Where are we going?
Replies: 28
Views: 2013

Re: COVID - Where are we now? Where are we going?

I am taking this meanwhile older tread back, to say, take care, people in America and elswere... When things are going little better, is it the moment to remain cautious to avoid a new huge wave like there is now in some countries of Europe and go eventually back to a lock down. Sweden always had an...
by muni
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the exact correlation between Nirvana and Buddhahood?
Replies: 23
Views: 1005

Re: What is the exact correlation between Nirvana and Buddhahood?

Nirvana is a step towards Buddhahood, but what has to be realized inbetween? I have not understood this question in my post above. My bad. In between Nirvana and Buddhahood? H H Dalai Lama explained once that the most subtle state of mind is clear light. There are other names meaning same like Rigp...
by muni
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is the exact correlation between Nirvana and Buddhahood?
Replies: 23
Views: 1005

Re: What is the exact correlation between Nirvana and Buddhahood?

So in a sense Nirvana is an Expedient Means doctrine that leads to Buddhahood. But in what way? Nirvana is a step towards Buddhahood, but what has to be realized inbetween? Many methods are there, there is something for each of us, to be able to support being mindful of body speech and mind, to not...
by muni
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Hypothetical debate team number 2! Arguing against "All is consciousness!"
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Hypothetical debate team number 2! Arguing against "All is consciousness!"

debating in favor of the Hindu idea that all is mind... Depends what is meant with "consciousness". The independent personal experience? All is out what is not mine. Or hindu as display of awaken Mind? No hindu out there, no single one. Guess that one to stand there so alone...out. Oh dear... ..and...
by muni
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Subtle body
Replies: 73
Views: 4121

Re: Subtle body

But if channels, pranas etc are purely rupa, then why the association with sambogakaya (eg in the speech empowerment)? Speech is part of rupa skandha; likewise the sambhogakaya is part of the rupakaya. Running here over the tread, see this. Interesting, Malcolm. Thanks. I was just wondering how is ...
by muni
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Subtle body
Replies: 73
Views: 4121

Re: Subtle body

1. Does the subtle body exist conventionally? Or is it just a way to work with with our anatomy and physiology? Please see lower and higher not as more worthful or so but more as a way of investigation; "According to the lower schools of Buddhist thought, when a being, like Sakyamuni Buddha, attain...
by muni
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Looking for Buddhist logical statements that disprove the idea that "All is one"
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Looking for Buddhist logical statements that disprove the idea that "All is one"

I have posted these words by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo already many times. Therefore excuse me to post it again. However it provides for me a remembering light right now and I hope it can serve others as well more clarity.

by muni
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Looking for Buddhist logical statements that disprove the idea that "All is one"
Replies: 19
Views: 1002

Re: Looking for Buddhist logical statements that disprove the idea that "All is one"

This is for our logical thinking mind a big NO. Because then "one what"? Cannot because: the dependency-emptiness. While H H Dalai Lama speaks of global oneness. For example for the Yogi the inseparability of all and all could be like this: "Throughout the entire universe, all beings and all that ma...
by muni
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 2026

Re: What is meant by no self?

I'll admit I started on Buddhism by picking up one of those Idiot's Guide books because I wanted to learn about world religions. After reading it it sent me into spiraling depression and sucked all the joy from my life. It was very life denying, essentially saying everything I did was wrong. It rui...
by muni
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: What is meant by no self?
Replies: 50
Views: 2026

Re: What is meant by no self?

"According to Buddhism, our view of the self as a singular, distinct, autonomous and lasting entity is at odds with reality and, therefore becomes a source of frustration and suffering. An exacerbated feeling of self-importance, self-cherishing, and self-centeredness are the basis for impulses of at...
by muni
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 3225

Re: Feeling Emotions

Prayer for feelings not to overwhelm. *Chenrezig*_/\_


*Om Mani Peme Hung/ Om Mani Padme Hum*




(Caring love is not love opposing hatred.)
by muni
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 3225

Re: Feeling Emotions

You do not have to take everything Buddhism says if it feels not alright for you. Because that doesn't help at all. When the talk about non attachment leads to an image of apathy, then this is not helpful. The problem is that words can be interpreted in so many ways, while we think their meaning are...
by muni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 3225

Re: Feeling Emotions

This is just not true.
Okay.
Here is some interesting read regarding emotions and meditation.
https://tricycle.org/magazine/meditating-emotions/
by muni
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?
Replies: 46
Views: 3018

Re: How is it possible that Enlightened beings can have no siddhis but obscured beings can?

Buddha having / not having? Buddha "is supreme" Siddhi, playing whatever.

Which is fortunate for those less inclined to spiritual pride
My dream is higher than yours.
by muni
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Feeling Emotions
Replies: 59
Views: 3225

Re: Feeling Emotions

I actually struggling a lot in early Buddhist readings because of teachings like that and became very depressed as a result so I don't think it's very helpful (or relevant). I'm not sure those things are boundless since they haven't been tested to be be so, we just assume as such (though the gramma...

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