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by dharmagoat
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:02 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'the root of samsara'
Replies: 23
Views: 2582

Re: 'the root of samsara'

So the question is, "how do we recognise our own ignorance"? A tough one. Maybe the buddhanature is learning to solve your own "problems" and not to refer to someone else. I agree that practicing the Dharma is about discovering things for ourselves. But when it comes to pointing out our own ignoran...
by dharmagoat
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'the root of samsara'
Replies: 23
Views: 2582

Re: 'the root of samsara'

How does a student of Buddhism begin to learn to recognize the 'root of samsara' ..? In this book I'm reading it says that the 'root of samsara' is the habit of impure perception. Or the accumulation of bad habits I believe impure perception is ignorance. So the question is, "how do we recognise ou...
by dharmagoat
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: 'the root of samsara'
Replies: 23
Views: 2582

Re: 'the root of samsara'

Wesley1982 wrote:How does a student of Buddhism begin to learn to recognize the 'root of samsara'..?
By 'root of saṃsāra' do you mean 'i-ness', clinging to a concept of self?
by dharmagoat
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:15 am
Forum: Meditation
Topic: (: Medicine Buddha Dharma practice:) Anyone is welcome
Replies: 37
Views: 9271

Re: (: Medicine Buddha Dharma practice:) Anyone is welcome

I thought Bhaisajyaguru belonged to the eastern Buddha Land Abhirati, traditionally. What would be the correct way to prounounce the name?.. Bha-aisha-jya-guru Bhaiṣajyaguru (भैषज्यगुरु) is pronounced Bhai-shaj-ya-gu-ru, that is, if it is pronounced as it is written. It might be pronounced Bhai-sha...
by dharmagoat
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Hi

Hello Mike, welcome to the forum.
by dharmagoat
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 33241

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

Challenge23 wrote:These experiences will serve to confirm whatever premise you used to begin with. Which one is Really Really True?
None of them? All of them? 'One' seems to be an arbitrary number. From what you describe, it doesn't really matter. This is my point of view too.
by dharmagoat
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Can you tell me who is depicted in this sculpture?
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Can you tell me who is depicted in this sculpture?

Exquisite. The third eye indicates that it is probably White Tara.
by dharmagoat
Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 808

Re: Hello

Hello DetachedWatcher, welcome to the forum.

It gets even more interesting when you start posting.
by dharmagoat
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kensho and Satori
Replies: 54
Views: 10175

Re: Kensho and Satori

mujushinkyo wrote:Love!
Where?
by dharmagoat
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Institutional Buddhism
Replies: 650
Views: 70021

Re: Institutional Buddhism

Come on everyone, let's double our efforts to be enlightened. Uh huh but ya know the upgrade from 60 watts to 80 watts alone can sometimes be daunting to some... And sometimes it's hard to tell if there's any remarkable diff between one with a master and one who doesn't especially when there's a bl...
by dharmagoat
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 33241

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

If the Dharma is like medicine, as my lama once described it, and if we trust our physician, then we simply take it as it is given. If it works, we realise that our physician was right in administering it. If not, we may then choose to change our physician. At no point do we actually need to underst...
by dharmagoat
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Institutional Buddhism
Replies: 650
Views: 70021

Re: Institutional Buddhism

heart wrote:Interestingly my Guru said the same thing yesterday. He said before there was many realized masters but no disciples and now there are many disciples but very few realized masters.
Come on everyone, let's double our efforts to be enlightened.
by dharmagoat
Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kensho and Satori
Replies: 54
Views: 10175

Re: Kensho and Satori

Please get rid of the picture of Hsi Yun. It doesn't suit you, and it's a little offensive for me to see this picture of a great Zen Master attached to your words. It is very confusing when members of this forum provide images of their teachers as their avatars. I am just as guilty, my teacher is a...
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kensho and Satori
Replies: 54
Views: 10175

Re: Kensho and Satori

I get $100.00 USD per hour as a freelance writer. To coach a person full time for two weeks and to make sure they get it right -- that's intensive and it takes a lot of effort. So, of course I have to charge some money, unless I believe the person has such unbelievable potential that I'm driven to ...
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?
Replies: 240
Views: 33241

Re: How can Buddhists be so sure of themselves?

Once you apply proper scientific and philosophical rigour and recognise the distinctions between philosophy and science, it's pretty clear that there are issues of philosophical interpolation involved in such assertions. A good point, Anders. Although these issues may seem petty to a scientist, the...
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kensho and Satori
Replies: 54
Views: 10175

Re: Kensho and Satori

Believe it or not, there are people in the world who will only take Zen seriously, and do the work it takes to get kensho, if they have to pay for it! It's perverse, but that's how it is. I have only heard this justification from those who are making the money. If it has any truth at all, it would ...
by dharmagoat
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Zen
Topic: Kensho and Satori
Replies: 54
Views: 10175

Re: Kensho and Satori

Are kensho and satori a matter of degree?
by dharmagoat
Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: I'm da illest buddhist you ever seen...
Replies: 7
Views: 2555

Re: I'm da illest buddhist you ever seen...

Anders wrote:"The instructor told us to do a 45 minute meditation. I nailed it in ten."

:rolling:
That's my favourite too.
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What are common mistakes that beginners make?
Replies: 30
Views: 3619

Re: What are common mistakes that beginners make?

I have a common mistake that beginners make: Trying to be Tibetan... or Japanese, or Thai, or Sri Lankan, or Korean... but especially Tibetan.
by dharmagoat
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: What are common mistakes that beginners make?
Replies: 30
Views: 3619

Re: What are common mistakes that beginners make?

plwk wrote:Start collecting statues, malas, cute mala bags, brocades, books, incense and etc more than one's shelves and drawers can fit...
Not a problem, just get more shelves and drawers.

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