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misecmisc1 · I am a Hindu · Veteran

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  • @Kerome said: Well you are in India so you have burning ghats and public cremations, you can spend time there to truly get acquainted with the impermanence of the body. I remember when I was on holiday in India I had a little apartment whi…
  • @Shoshin said: Here's a riddle of sorts for you @misecmisc1 "There was a young Indian man who said 'Though it seems I know that I know...But what I would like to see is the "I" that knows me when I know that I know that I know !" …
  • A Zen teacher said: the conditioned life is the functioning display of unconditioned. The unconditioned is the essential nature of the conditioned life.
  • Hi All, I watched 2 you tube videos on the teachings of Vedanta and found them insightful, so thought of sharing with you all : Thanks. To me, Vedanta seems very similar to Zen. To me, what is referred to as Turiya or the fourth state…
  • @Jeffrey said: For you I might work on understanding your own experience of meditation and explaining it to others rather than trying different instructions. Just pick any instruction and try to understand your own experience and explain it to o…
  • @federica said: Here you go, @misecmisc1 , "knock yourself out" as they say... Hands & Arms Position The position of the hands during Zazen is the same for the full lotus, half lotus, seiza and chair positions. This hand posi…
  • @misecmisc1 said: Thanks. But I am more into Zen specially Dogen's Zen.I was talking about what is done in zazen, which is just sitting meditation. I try to sit in zazen, but with only one difference from Fukanzazengi's instructions, which is rel…
  • But what I feel is poems like above ^^ or instructions like above ^^ do not lead anywhere - saying things like there is nothing to do - so then should effort be put at spiritual practice like meditation or not? If we put effort in meditation, then t…
  • @Jeffrey: Thanks for the above insightful poem. When I read poems like these, somehow something inside me feels nice. Some of such poems include Hsin Hsin Ming and there is a poem by Nio Tau Fajung (hope I am spelling the name correctly) namely Song…
  • @lobster said: Shikantaza earlier ... http://newbuddhist.com/discussion/21844/shikantaza-easier-said-than-done/p1 Thanks @lobster for the above informative thread URL link.
  • @Kerome said: @misecmisc1 said: Want the final goal of spiritual path. Different people look for different things. Some want ultimate truth, others want bliss. If you just want good karma, then why not look for a job w…
  • @Lee82 said: Interesting that you appear to want to help others for your own advancement, that is perhaps worth reflecting on. Well, my motive behind trying to help others is also selfish because the idea is to create good karma for me.
  • @Jeffrey said: What are you hoping to have as a result of the spiritual path? Want the final goal of spiritual path.
  • @Vimalajāti said: @misecmisc1 said: Hi All, In just sitting meditation, what is it that we are trying to do? Means do we need to observe what is going on within our body, or, do we need to observe what is going on in external s…
  • Thanks. But I am more into Zen specially Dogen's Zen.I was talking about what is done in zazen, which is just sitting meditation. I try to sit in zazen, but with only one difference from Fukanzazengi's instructions, which is related to hand mudra. I…
  • Hi All, In just sitting meditation, what is it that we are trying to do? Means do we need to observe what is going on within our body, or, do we need to observe what is going on in external surroundings? What is it that we are trying to achieve by …
  • Hi All, What is the difference between knowing something and grasping that knowing? Please suggest. Thanks.
  • For me, my whole study of Buddhism is attributed to internet. After searching for what Buddha taught on Google, then getting the link of the PDF file for What Buddha taught book by Bhante Rahula I think, then I had some meditation query I think whic…
  • Agreed that helping others is of much importance, but is it the only important thing to do? If helping others is the most important thing to do, then why in Therevada Buddhism the monks focus on their liberation first and then usually after becoming…
  • @Shoshin said: Meditation on Impermanence There's really nothing to it @Shoshin: Can you please explain your above sentence in slightly more detail? Thanks.
  • @federica said: @pegembara said: Go attend the funerals of those who are near and dear, friends and relatives, acquantances. There is a Burmese saying, “One visit to a funeral is better than ten visits to the monastery.” …
  • @federica said: @pegembara said: Go attend the funerals of those who are near and dear, friends and relatives, acquantances. There is a Burmese saying, “One visit to a funeral is better than ten visits to the monastery.” …
  • @Socair said: Just wondering is the buddhist society of Western Australia the best place on youtube to watch his dharma talks or is does he have his own youtube channel? Thank you. As far as my information goes, buddhist society of Wester…
  • Nearly 2 years back, when I was applying for my visa for Aus, I had a wish in my mind that I can try to meet Ajahn Brahm if I go to Aus. Luckily in last year when I reached Aus, then within 3 months of my stay in Aus, I came to know about an event w…