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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
@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…
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…
@ScottPen I recommend this: try to develop a meditation practice, if you haven't already.> @ScottPen said:
I want to hear opinions on this topic and discuss it as to get a better understanding towards it. In the co…
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…
What do we need to do to realize the above teachings?
_The more you talk and think about it,
the further astray you wander from the truth.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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 …
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…
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…
All these things I write
Are just pale shadows
Rough reflections of thought
Passing through language
From my mind to your mind!
Hi Kerome, your short poem stimulates me to do one myself.
"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…
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 …
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.
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…
@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…
So a recent trend in my meditation has been a niggling, sometimes thundering doubt that I don’t know what I’m doing. This voice says things like:
“I’m not doing the right practice. Breath-focus is a ba…