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  • This is an excerpt @Jason from The Song of Lodro Thaye (Rain of Wisdom Text) apropos of our recent discussion about meditation. It explains how proper meditation should be done. Lodro Thaye was a great Tibetan scholar. He was responsible for the R…
  • @Kundo said: Yes but you're missing my point - deliberately or not. I CBA arguing so _ /\ _ Please restate your point, and we'll discuss it if you like.
  • @Jason said: @Tsultrim Yes, and i'm a Vajrayanist and i'm taught to work with the world's energies, and i have been provided with a tool box as well from the Buddha up through enlightened teachers of my Vajrayana lineage to my teach…
  • @Kundo said: @Tsultrim said: @Kundo I'm sure you have lived long enough and being in the Dharma have seen many things you once thought worked that later didn't, especially if they were ego oriented. Yes, but without t…
  • @> @Jason said: @Tsultrim said: @Jason said: @Tsultrim said: At a certain point, Mind is all the pleasure, joy, gladness etc. we need. Directing it elsewhere is to lose the pleasure, …
  • @Kundo I'm sure you have lived long enough and being in the Dharma have seen many things you once thought worked that later didn't, especially if they were ego oriented.
  • @Jason said: @Tsultrim said: At a certain point, Mind is all the pleasure, joy, gladness etc. we need. Directing it elsewhere is to lose the pleasure, joy, gladness etc it provides. Looking for pleasure, joy, gladness etc outs…
  • @Tsultrim said: @Jason said: I'd just add that pleasure, joy, gladness, etc. isn't verboten in Buddhism. And sometimes, directing the mind towards something pleasant or inspiring can be beneficial to one's meditation, as suttas like…
  • @Jason said: I'd just add that pleasure, joy, gladness, etc. isn't verboten in Buddhism. And sometimes, directing the mind towards something pleasant or inspiring can be beneficial to one's meditation, as suttas like SN 47.10 illustrate: …
  • @ScottPen. Stay away from Bandaid Buddhism, little psychological ploys that barely cover a wound in mind that includes believing in a self, seeing the world as real and that you are separate from it. You need a dressing for the wound that lasts and …
  • Basically, and to be honest I respond to your comments as fair enough. I am genuinely annoyed by being annoyed and I try to work with it through meditation. You know what I mean, you follow me huh? Of course different strokes for different folks, wh…
    in Platitudes Comment by Tsultrim May 23
  • Hi @ScottPen, I have some responses to your posts. First, what i will say follows the teachings and practices of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. The Dharma i know is and isn't about behavioral adjustment. At first, we do make changes in how we act, so…
  • Don't eat the menu for the meal.
    in Platitudes Comment by Tsultrim May 23
  • @Kundo said: @Tsultrim said: In my experience and many others the more psychological pain you have the better. Can you explain that a bit further please? Hello@Kundo. I find the best and most universally applic…
    in Inquiry Comment by Tsultrim May 22
  • What came to mind when reading the topic are what's called samaya corrupters in Tibetan Buddhism. Classically, samaya is the connection one forms with ones's guru during an abisheka (bestowment of a vajrayana deity on the practitioner). The ultimat…
  • @David said: Make me one with everything. _ I would if i could. An applicable platitude
    in Platitudes Comment by Tsultrim May 22
  • @ScottPen said: @Tsultrim said: @ScottPen I recommend this: try to develop a meditation practice, if you haven't already.> @Tsultrim, I appreciate the feedback! Yes, I'm new at all of this but I've been meditating a…
    in Inquiry Comment by Tsultrim May 22
  • Hello @ScottPen welcome to the forum.
  • Beginner's Luck I looked at a religion called Buddhism, where I can't even try I can’t do anything, it’s enough to make you cry. It’s a place where all they talk about is nothing And everything I want to add is something. And then they qu…
  • Well thought out , lived and informative. Thank you.
  • @ScottPen I recommend this: try to develop a meditation practice, if you haven't already.> @ScottPen said: @Elauderd said: I want to hear opinions on this topic and discuss it as to get a better understanding towards it. In the co…
    in Inquiry Comment by Tsultrim May 21
  • @misecmisc1 said: Thanks all for your responses. Another question - this is related to Do nothing meditation - meaning literally just sit and don't do any other thing - no observing of breath, no observing of bodily sensations etc - meanin…
  • @seeker242 said: @misecmisc1 said: What do we need to do to realize the above teachings? Stop thinking. _The more you talk and think about it, the further astray you wander from the truth. Yes Reveren…
  • @Shoshin said: I don't really know who I AM .. for I change from one moment to the next The aggregates that seem to make up ME are somewhat complex One moment I AM happy...Life's great....in fact a box of birds The next moment shit m…
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 20
  • @misecmisc1 said: Hi All, I felt i should add a few things to your post@misecmisc1 So what exactly is meant here in the above teachings? The three realms are the desire, form and formless realms - so literally every possible realm. …
  • @misecmisc1 said: Hi All, I have been studying the various Chan masters' life story and their teachings from the website https://terebess.hu/zen/zen.html In Diamond Sutra, in its end, the Buddha says that - _Like a meteor, like dark…
  • They used to be able to do it with the eyes, now the ears. I always wonder with discoveries like that what the military applications might be. Maybe something like give up to one group and fight to another.
  • Yes @adamcrossley i've heard comments similar to yours about rebirth. For example, that we are dying and being born moment to moment. Certainly being carried away by thought is something like dying, we are no longer in touch with life in the here an…
    in Inquiry Comment by Tsultrim May 19
  • We are all one in emptiness So let all the i ams gather To be cleansed of concept in the river And washed of ownership's sins. How easily the baptized bob to the surface Up from the depths of original sin. How they gasp when dripping they ar…
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 18
  • Great, @Vimalajati.
  • @Shoshin said: How Mindful Are You ? Or to put another way... "How Dukkha-savvy Are You ?" (Are you aware of the unsatisfactory nature of day to day living in Samsara) I can't believe there is a Buddhist sect that doesn't extol…
  • @adamcrossley said: What if the metaphysical realities of karma and rebirth aren’t verifiable, but the teachings that accompany them are? So, instead of challenging ourselves to believe in a cosmic law of moral right and wrong, what if we …
    in Inquiry Comment by Tsultrim May 18
  • Check your messages, Vimalajati
  • Check your messages.
  • No it's a hawk but a small one , not to worry. A cat or squirrel would be more than it could handle. For that kind of prey, a Great Horned Owl would do nicely.
  • More likely the household grasshopper.
  • @Elauderd said: I want to hear opinions on this topic and discuss it as to get a better understanding towards it. In the context of the way of inquiry, Since Buddha taught pretty clearly that one shouldn’t blindly believe things, and that they sh…
    in Inquiry Comment by Tsultrim May 17
  • @Socair said: @Tsultrim said: @seeker242 said: "I think therefore I am." So what happens when you don't think? Really, you aren't, but you mistakenly believe that you are. Whe…
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 16
  • There's the problem from where I sit. You figure that if something takes up no space it doesn't exist but emptiness denotes change which denotes potential, not a magic nothing. Things both exist and don't exist in the absolute world. They do…
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 16
  • @Kerome said: All these things I write Are just pale shadows Rough reflections of thought Passing through language And electronics From my mind to your mind! Hi Kerome, your short poem stimulates me to do one myself. Al…
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 16
  • @seeker242 said: "I think therefore I am." So what happens when you don't think? Really, you aren't, but you mistakenly believe that you are. Whether you think or don't think doesn't change that fact. From a Buddhist insight st…
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 16
  • Being Mind.
    in Yikes Comment by Tsultrim May 16
  • @David said: @Tsultrim said: I'll make this short because I'm posted out. You don't own anything. The nothingness I speak of is inseparable from awareness, it's commonly called emptiness or sunyata in Buddhism. It is an experience …
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 16
  • I'll make this short because I'm posted out. You don't own anything. The nothingness I speak of is inseparable from awareness, it's commonly called emptiness or sunyata in Buddhism. It is an experience without an experiencer.
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 16
  • Poem in Response to Jason's Poem I am not, therefore i write Because i want you to know the same, Some way to relieve your pain. No matter what i write I never have a shape or form For i am nothingness that knows. My words scream, "Here…
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 16
  • @Shoshin said: @Tsultrim and "I" are just having fun/enjoying our selves nothing serious well apart from getting other "I" ams to perhaps think about who they are in the scheme of things...which in a sense is nothing really special ...Just a bund…
    in I AM Comment by Tsultrim May 15