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  • @federica said: Yeah, but we don't all walk the path you're walking, even though all roads lead to Rome... Thus in this context, it is impossible for YOU to say. Not for me. You really should allow for the fact that others ha…
  • @federica said: If Emptiness is Formless, then it should be no surprise that it could be referred to as 'Wordless' also... The purse is empty of money. We can speak of the emptiness of the purse in this regard. See? One should be aware …
  • @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason said: @herbie, let me ask you the same question I asked seeker: Say you're walking down the r…
  • @Kerome said: @herbie said: Well, see I repeatedly said that the conventional is deceptive. Conceptuality and words are/belong to the conventional. So I do not think there is a categorical disagreement as to our views. A differ…
  • @Kerome said: @herbie said: @Kerome said: @seeker242 said: My teacher once said "Nothing that I can say can help you!" That's the single most helpful teaching I ever g…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: I am certainly not trolling. My illustration is seriously meant. And I do not think you were trolling and thus intentionally misguiding others. Yes, you are trolling. I told you I'm not i…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: Well, I am not a native speaker but I think 'illustrating' is more to the point. From my perspective we're both illustrators, complementing each other. I think "trolling" is more to the…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: I am not arguing. Would you prefer the term badgering? Yes, I think that would be a better term for it myself too. Well, I am not a native speaker but I think 'illustrating' is mo…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: your approach is not consistent. One the one hand you say the best teacher for you is one who can't say words of help for you on the other hand you are referring to a text, i.e. words, you obviously co…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: Sorry but you have said "It would do everyone well to try and understand it." So it's been you who claimed that there is something to understand about this text, not me. Since the claim is yours you ar…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: @seeker242 said: @herbie said: Now, is this a teaching that teaches you something or is it not? If it doesn't teach anything, for what purpose do you quote…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: Now, is this a teaching that teaches you something or is it not? If it doesn't teach anything, for what purpose do you quote it? It does not teach something. I quote it because it would…
  • @seeker242 said: @Kerome said: @seeker242 said: My teacher once said "Nothing that I can say can help you!" That's the single most helpful teaching I ever got. That puts me in…
  • @Kerome said: @seeker242 said: My teacher once said "Nothing that I can say can help you!" That's the single most helpful teaching I ever got. That puts me in mind of something Osho once said, that his wor…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: Since you still call this person 'teacher': what did he teach you so far? Nothing! Like I said, best teacher I ever met! If he really didn't teach you anything and you consider hi…
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: @seeker242 said: My teacher once said "Nothing that I can say can help you!" That's the single most helpful teaching I ever got. That's the righ…
  • @JaySon said: Here's a practice I find helpful for eradicating attachment and ignorance. These aggregates are the base to be labeled "I". They are not the "I." Once you've examined your aggregates and found them to be devoid of self…
  • @seeker242 said: My teacher once said "Nothing that I can say can help you!" That's the single most helpful teaching I ever got. That's the right timepoint to say 'Goobye' to such a 'teacher'. At least he has helped you to realiz…
  • @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason said: @herbie, let me ask you the same question I asked seeker: Say you're walking down the road and you see someone choking. Nobody else is around and they'll die if you don't h…
  • @Shoshin said: We all live in a world where Dukkha happens AKA Samsara (First Noble Truth Dukkha)...Sometimes it's subtle, other times gross... But it's always there lurking, waiting for an opportunity (an unguarded mind) to make it's presence…
  • @Kerome said: I came across this on a blog on spirituality and psychology... A truly spiritual person – the ideal of humanity – knows his deepest emotional truths and has full connection with his whole range of feelings, including his…
  • @Jeffrey said: @herbie I thought you were saying that using your concentrated rational expression you get 'in the zone'. That is a concentration and it can happen doing sports or in your case focusing on writing. However in my understanding bei…
  • @Alex said: Ah thanks @herbie the approach between Soto Zen and Theravada near me is similar, but the latter has a slightly more ‘technical’ approach re breath counting etc., and like yours, the guy babbles. So, on the whole, I’m preferring the S…
  • @Alex said: Hi all, I’ve started my journey to find a Sangha and have tried Triratna (not right for me), Samatha (great, slightly complex breath counting / following, but felt effective and a very relaxed, supportive Sangha) and Sōtō Zen (…
  • @Shoshin said: If "I" were to single out one teaching...it would be on "Anatta" "I Am" just an abstraction drawn from the karmic memory energies of the experiences had by the five clinging aggregates which make up the psycho physical pheno…
  • @federica said: Because you see things uniquely from your perspective. The perspective of others are legion. When one person says grey, and many others say white, the person who says grey should pause and reconsider. If they're outnumbe…
  • @federica said: @herbie said:...But as a consequence when I practice rational analysis in the sphere of communication listeners or readers are often put off by my words because the words appear to be 'cold' or even arrogant. From my pers…
  • @Jeffrey said: I'm not sure 'desire realm' is same thing as a 'writing style' of cool rationality versus warm engaging writing style. It strikes me that an attitude of coolness or analysis does not correlate (to me) to being outside of the desir…
  • Post-meditation appearances pop up out of nowhere sealed by suchness. Non-abiding, non-attention. Abiding in non-abiding that's proper attention. Do neither agree nor disagree.
  • @techie said: I think @herbie and @Jason represent two extremes. Herbie says do nothing until you're awakened. That's not what I've tried to express. Only in terms of engagement in politics I've said that if ever I would engage in politic…
  • @Jason said: @herbie, let me ask you the same question I asked seeker: Say you're walking down the road and you see someone choking. Nobody else is around and they'll die if you don't help. Do you have a responsibility to help? If not, why? and w…
  • @Jason said: We are social creatures living in a socially-created world. We depend upon one another to survive and to flourish. And from that point of view, I do think we have a moral responsibility towards others and to be engaged in what ha…
  • @federica said: Unconditional Compassion - Karuna - is most definitely conjoined with Emptiness. You need Emptiness for it to be Unconditional. Compassion is often practised in a Conditional way because many who practise compassion have an ag…
  • @Shoshin said: "Everything is perfect" @herbie, as long as we all keep in mind....... Different strokes for different folks Dear Dharma friend Shoshin, "Different strokes for different folks" of course applies in the context o…
  • @adamcrossley said: @herbie said: I'll take the middle way then: not autistic, not not autistic, not both and not neither. I’m not saying there’s no grey area, but it’s definitely for a specialist to decide. Also, a …
  • @federica said: @herbie said: As far as my assessment is concerned, since I do not agree with the world (and thus am not part of it), why should my assessment of anything whatsoever necessarily depend on worldly agreements? …
  • @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason…
  • @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason said: @herbie said: @seeke…
  • @Jason said: @herbie said: @Jason said: @herbie said: @seeker242 said: @herbie said: If you don't accept that respon…
  • @Jason said: @herbie said: @seeker242 said: @herbie said: If you don't accept that responsibilities of an individual can only arise through contracts that the individual in question has …
  • @genkaku said: Just a little noodling: A strange trait among overt and covert supremacists: How can they be as good as they are if they spend their time talking about being better than someone or something else? Is there a t…
    in supremacists Comment by herbie April 12
  • @Kerome said: Have you tried Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition, @herbie? It might combine well with your mindfulness practice. Thanks for the kind suggestion, @Kerome. Actually I am not looking for a suitable tradition. The reason I visit this …
  • @adamcrossley said: @herbie said: However I see that if one practices a secular type of buddhism, rejecting rebirth and the like then that's a totally different story. But I do not know what kind of buddhism you are practicing. Mayb…
  • @federica said: You're either autistic or you're not. It's a condition applicable to varying degrees, but it's not location-selective. I'll take the middle way then: not autistic, not not autistic, not both and not neither.
  • @seeker242 said: @herbie said: If you don't accept that responsibilities of an individual can only arise through contracts that the individual in question has consciously and voluntarily signed or though the autonomous reasoning of …
  • @federica said: I haven't rejected it. I accept it's there, and I even use parts that are of comfort and use to me, in a neutral way. But I don't FOLLOW it as sacrosanct, to the exclusion of other sources. I practise more than one tradition, beca…
  • @federica said: Your intention and transmission leaves MUCH to be desired. But then, maybe that's your 'conditioning' again..,. Hmh ... I thought that actually I am lacking compassion ... or it's a kind of 'light autism' ... autists s…