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  • @Kerome said: Apparently Jiddhu Krishnamurthi was enlightened and despite 70 years of trying, did not leave any enlightened students. One of his dying comments was that people did not take enlightenment seriously... Osho’s comment on this …
  • @pegembara said: Suffering automatically ends when you know "That All Five Skandhas Are Empty." https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/kn/snp/snp.5.15.than.html Always mindful, Mogharaja, regard the world as …
  • @lobster When your ass goes numb on the cushion, it doesn't feel like such a smart ass.
  • @lobster Yeah, I prefer the philosophies of Nagarjuna and Chandrakirti even though they're tough to decipher. Western philosophy has only brought me more misery. But in college it made me sound like one of them smart fellers.
  • @Shoshin said: What is your plan ? In a sense, when it comes to an Enlightened mind...Compassion (it would seem ) is the fuel that keeps the lamp alight Working towards Enlightenment (for me) means to work for othe…
  • @Jeffrey said: Based on understanding impermanence my plan is for today and the very next step. Though it would be nice to read all of the books I've bought about Buddhism and some in most particular. In particular I'd like to review the Jewel …
  • I started off Zen for selfish reasons, went to Theravada for selfish reasons, then found myself drifting toward Mahayana, having generated some bodhicitta, I guess. I find Lamrim to be the most complete, comprehensive path, but I also learn from tho…
  • May we all become Buddhas so we can best help everyone else become Buddhas then they can help others become Buddhas and then those Buddhas can help others become Buddhas.
  • @lobster said: meanwhile I beheaded a garden Buddha oops ... I think in the vinaya it says if you behead a Buddha statue and happen to be a lobster, then in the next life you will have very small pincers.
  • The truth is beyond concepts, notions, ideas, labels, duality. Not even Nagarjuna's finger is the moon. Like the Buddha's finger, it is also pointing at the moon.
  • Prime example of cherishing others over one's self. Ironically the only way to become happy is to stop focusing on your own happiness and start focusing on the happiness of others. This guy generates even more happiness than that he bestows upon the…
  • @seeker242 said: @JaySon said: Status is like the label on a soup can. Fundamentally it doesn't change the soup at all. I think it can in that it can cause the soup to go sour. Believing the label is the soup…
  • @Carameltail said: @JaySon said: The you being judged is also a label, and judging is like putting labels on that label. Judgement to me is more of a subjective conceptual changing landscape than a label which a lot mo…
  • The you being judged is also a label, and judging is like putting labels on that label.
  • @lobster is a role model for lobsters everywhere. @federica Do you ever think how everything is labeled in stacks from name to career title to body to arm to leg to atoms to molecules to nucleus? Weird, huh? But I guess it's useful for convenienc…
  • True. They are always in competition to gain higher labels of wealth and get insanely jealous of each other. They're also terrified of losing their current labels.
  • Coooooooooool From left to right: Fearlessness, Wisdom, Bodhicitta, Moral Discipline
  • @lobster said: @pegembara has provided two excellent posts based on being in the present/mindful being not some imagined cosmic super-sentient future life/realm. I dub thee Thich Nhat Hanh Junior.
  • @federica said: @pegembara said: @JaySon said: Nonetheless, there is a mental continuum that passes from life to life. Until? Or is it forever and ever without beginning or ending? …
  • @pegembara said: @JaySon said: Nonetheless, there is a mental continuum that passes from life to life. Until? Or is it forever and ever without beginning or ending? Beginning and end are just concepts, no…
  • We should start a raft business.
  • @person said: Throw it out once you've crossed to the other shore, not before. The raft of conceptuality can't take you all the way to the shore of suchness. At some point you have to abandon the raft of conceptuality and swim in the wate…
  • @pegembara said: @JaySon said: @pegembara said: That flame is impermanent and doesn't get passed on to another candle when it is extinguished. What is impermanent has no real essence and is not self. There is no …
  • @Socair said: @JaySon said: @Traveller said: @JaySon Can you link me a quote to where Ajahn Chah ever claimed to be enlightened? I've studied his teachings for the past seven years and haven't found one yet. I'…
  • @pegembara said: That flame is impermanent and doesn't get passed on to another candle when it is extinguished. What is impermanent has no real essence and is not self. There is no "thing" to get passed. Just empty phenomena/processes. C…
  • @lobster In the end, you have to throw it all out, not just the teachings of the Buddha, but even your witty banter. @David Release the poop.
  • @Shoshin said: @JaySon said: I believe there are people who believe they are psychic. And I believe that we are all psychos (suffering from varying degrees of psychosis ...;) including those who 'believe they are psyc…
  • Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has a technique called the Superpowered Breath Meditation. It's described in an Appendix in The New Meditation Handbook. You breathe in and mentally chant Om. You hold the breath and mentally chant Ah. You breathe out and me tal…
  • Maybe there are psychics, maybe there aren't, but I'm pretty sure all these namaste people with their heads in the clouds aren't. If anyone is psychic, I'm betting he or she isn't talking about the moon's gravitational pull and how it affects the em…
  • I believe there are people who believe they are psychic.
  • @federica said: @JaySon said: I find him hilariously masculine. ....What....? I think of him as like the Marlboro Man Buddha of Thailand. He was so tough, using analogies like "starve the tiger in a cage" wh…
  • @DairyLama said: I was reading this today as it happens. I admire Ajahn Chah, but this spider analogy doesn't really work for me. The spider's behaviour is driven by hunger, which you could interpret as craving for flies. The analogy would wor…
  • I'm at work right now. Will post it when I can.
  • @Traveller said: @JaySon Can you link me a quote to where Ajahn Chah ever claimed to be enlightened? I've studied his teachings for the past seven years and haven't found one yet. I've come across some of his students who believed he was an ara…
  • @pegembara said: @JaySon said: Conventionally there's an I, but not ultimately. The conventional I doesn't exist at all and doesn't go from life to life. The mind, which is not self, goes from life to life. Quest…
  • The whole point of miracle powers is to be able to help others to the fullest. For example, being clairvoyant you can see the needs of one you're helping. Maybe Buddha had miracle powers and that's why he knew exactly what to teach each particular p…
  • I'm guessing then the disciple was promptly whacked with a stick for extra emphasis on attention.
  • I believe in the possibility of miracle powers.
  • @federica said: @JaySon said: @federica said: Why didn't you just say that in the first place? It would have saved a whole load of blah blah.... Why are you almost always rude? L…
  • @David said: Yeah, @Snakeskin seems to have a talent for wording. @Lobster ain't half bad either. I may not come across this way all the time but I like seeing where the compassion comes in. Like where the no nonsense logic of it all stems…
  • No problem, @David. It is exactly as @Snakeskin said. I wasn't able to clearly state it like he did. I'm not used to talking Dharma with others. I don't know any Buddhists and don't really know how to state what I'm trying to say as clearly as l…
  • @federica said: Why didn't you just say that in the first place? It would have saved a whole load of blah blah.... Why are you almost always rude?
  • @David said: @JaySon said: @David said: @JaySon said: @David said: The conclusion is to see that the boss is ignorant and ignorance is the only enemy so w…
  • If you want to check out what the Tibetans are doing, get a book called The New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. It lays out how to practice Lamrim meditation in a couple hundred pages.
  • There may be different levels of understanding. At the lowest level, you might not want to do any harm because karma will swing around and kick you. At the highest level, you don't want to do harm because all delusions have been melted and there's n…
  • @Socair said: @JaySon said: @federica said: @JaySon said: There is no Donald Trump. I think he might disagree with you there.... Humbly, of course.... …
    in Trump Comment by JaySon January 30
  • @pegembara said: @JaySon said: Tibetans like to say that Tantra is the only vehicle that can allow you to attain enlightenment in a single life and that, otherwise, it would take a few eons of collecting merit. Yet we've …
  • @David said: @JaySon said: @David said: The conclusion is to see that the boss is ignorant and ignorance is the only enemy so why be angry since the boss is only being himself which is a pile of ignorance. …
  • @Jeffrey said: The "I" is examined and not destroyed. "I" isn't here and never was. We just don't realize. Or maybe it is here but we don't understand. So where is the "I"? Body? I just mean the concept of the I, the figment of…
  • @Dakini said: @JaySon said: Tibetans like to say that Tantra is the only vehicle that can allow you to attain enlightenment in a single life and that, otherwise, it would take a few eons of collecting merit. Yet we've see…