Perhaps it was a moment of truly Untitled #9 - Chöd - Bardo Thodol (CD) reality for how it really is. In Zen this is called KenshoI just learned reading this book. There's a culture of not talking about deep experiences except to close spiritual friends.
I believe in a more open source Buddhism, where you can talk about things in public. I like the funny story where the meditator thinks they're enlightened, and then say oh no, I can't be because I'm still thinking about me, enlightenment experience isn't like that supposedly.
Deep meditative experiences have been similar to what my friend go in taking hallucinogens. He says he somehow can't meditate. I don't recommend hallucinogens because I haven't taken one and had a good experience or a spiritual experience, it was just drug using. I ended up writing on the dining table and using the word, "so-called" quite a lot.
Then I kind of slept through a friend's visit, a missed opportunity I regret. I think in a spiritual retreat setting, it could be beneficial if you have the disposable income for some. People do all kinds of things. I also felt the great wave of love from the Buddha once when on a day retreat, it was really weird.
My friend who did hallucinogens saw a green cloud of love. He has also made connections that I have made in therapy. There's no real telling what's going to happen to you when you meditate. Some get wild experience, and some get nothing. Please don't imagine nothing is happening if you put in the work. Even if you're just a little bit more centered, it's worth it, in my opinion, because those kinds of things are so hard to come by. I know people who refuse to meditate, and there are people who have bad experiences, and breaks with reality, negative mental events, and for that perhaps you need to work it through with a mental health professional.
You are the owner of your spiritual life and you also know what is going on so you need to be the one who protects yourself. The people who have challenging mental events need a lot of support and they need to communicate with others. There are also people who just don't want to have to meditate at work, and don't join in the group meditation at work and I think that is OK. Joanna Macy talks about systems theory, that even the smallest person can influence the systems.
That you can influence the world, there is no excuse for political apathy perhaps, to say, "who am I, I am just a small person. I would also wonder how you would know that an intervention would be good, but we think of heroes like MLK or Harriet Tubman or Frederick Douglass just telling his story or maybe even violent John Brown, unwilling to allow the immorality of slavery to continue, in terms of working on racial justice, and their influences were quite big. Today we think about Greta Thunberg and her pointing out how inept our current thinking is, and that her autism has given her a kind of clarity about the dangers we are facing by our actions towards the environment.
Meanwhile China tries to fat shame her Untitled #9 - Chöd - Bardo Thodol (CD). It's hard not to see most politicians as a bunch of compromisers or if they're a little bit more clear like Obama, then the opposition sets up to just obstruct them, constantly negatively spin everything against them.
The promise of Obama's campaign and the reality of his presidency are at stark contrast. He's the only president I thought to read his memoir because he wasn't a complete weasel. Clinton was more right wing than Nixon, and fell into the mythology of Kennedy, and didn't notice we don't allow presidents to get away with promiscuity any more.
The right will do anything now, they are ruthless to the point of nihilism, cultism and out and out lying because nobody is paying attention. All politicians fib and slant the truth, but lying as a strategy to obstruct, distract and confuse the populace feels like the legacy of Trump that is being carried forward today by disgusting politicians: Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz--I almost don't want them getting attention because they seem to thrive off the lurid exposure of their horrors.
Green says Jews shoot lasers from orbit. Gaetz has copied Trumps egregious sexual misconduct and participation in sexual slavery, and Ted Cruz flew off on vacation when his state was in crisis, among other things like regurgitating Russian political talking points as if he's part of Russia, not representing America.
It's hard to imagine with the hysteria of anti-communism history in America, how he can be such a shill for Russia. Nobody has any memory, nobody is paying attention, that's how they get away with this. At least to me.
They are more disgusted by the liberal imagination then all the people that died from Covid necessarily New Zealand had 35 deathsand will do anything it seems to stymie it, not it get a foothold, even if on the raw category of just saving lives, it would be more utilitarian.
There are already enough people, they would cynically point out, too many liberals and voting democrats. In all these big systems it's hard to see what I could do beyond the rather impotent act of voting and paying attention, but actually voting and paying attention is quite a big political act in this day and age.
Here is a list of elections that turned on one vote. I got into what I thought was a debate about being against polarization that was too polarizing. It's really hard to discuss things even online anonymously. What does this all have with nonduality? I'd say a fundamental feeling of lack of connection to the world is the nihilism behind all these shenanigans. They imagine they can do this harm and not be affected by it. Like they all won't have deathbed confessions like Lee Atwater, or the recent ones of a police officer who admitted to being involved in killing MLK and Malcolm X Gothamist.
KWL is a way of attacking books. What do I already know? What do I want to learn? What did I learn? He pointed out that the corporate system in the USA is geared towards greed. When a business has a question, the usual question is what will make more profits? So dump pollutants into the river? Yes, gives the shareholders more money than treating it.
Loy favors the Zen sect, been authorized to teach since Wikipedia says about the book: "Nonduality focuses on the nonduality of subject and object in Buddhism, Vedanta, and Taoism, with reference to several Western thinkers including Wittgenstein and Heidegger.
The main argument is that these three Asian systems may be different attempts to describe the same or very similar experience. The categories of Buddhism no self, impermanence, causality, eightfold path and Advaita Vedanta all-Self, time and causality as maya, no path are "mirror images" of each other. Ultimately it becomes difficult to distinguish a formless Being Brahman from a formless nonbeing shunyata.
Buddhism can be understood as a more phenomenological description of nonduality, while Vedanta is a more metaphysical account. What want to learn: I wish to become more adept with the term "nonduality" and be able to use it.
Learned : This is his reworking of his dissertation at National University at Singapore More to follow. Also I rely in reader response to express my learning experience. The following blog entries entitled KWL will explore my responses to the book, based on what I know, what I want to learn and what I have learned.
I always loved the assignment of writing a journal and responding to a text. There was no need to grade just prove you're moving yourself through the material. Grades are a way of sorting out the quality of ideas, arguments and presentations, so we can keep lesser people out of say medical school or law school. We don't want people who don't deserve to be there, be there. How they come up with this judgments is perhaps based on knowledge, or maybe it's just sorting hat magic.
I know what hunger is because I have fasted for more than a day. I honestly never really faced hunger, even though I have food insecurity.
I know how to free form meditation because I kept to the structured meditation I was taught for 20 years. I am grateful for the efforts of others to make the Dharma available.
I know what tiredness in meditation is because I stayed up all night meditating. Restful sleep is such a comfort. I know what the pull of the internet is because I have not used the internet for 24 hours. Books are the original amazing technology.
I know what it is to apply your mind to learning because I have a home full of books I need to get rid of. Public libraries are glorious! I don't need to take hallucinogens because I've gotten everything everyone brags about use through intense meditation retreats. I have a feeling I could do without because of these experiences.
Novel experiences are scary, not having a partner for the first time in almost 40 years is scary because it's new. Maybe I don't want a romantic partner, I could live more simply without one. It's just an urge to couple.
I'm not saying cut everything out, willy nilly, that's just not possible. But these challenges make you see how your mind operates and you can be creative instead of reactive. There's a silver lining in most situations. My goal is to live with stillness, simplicity and contentment.
If you compare Buddha to God, then he looks human and mortal. Though how you get to God existing more than the Buddha, I don't know. Nothing is eternal. In the Buddha's cosmology he can teach the gods to work towards waking up. If you compare Buddha to humans, he's awesome. He did something first, he figured out something amazing. Even if that thing is just you becoming more mindful and moving to deepen that, his example, the teachings and the community of elders helps you on that path.
Taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, you bow to the example of enlightenment, the ideas that get there, the ways of being, and the community that supports that orientation. That is the act of being a Buddhist. No god is going to strike you down if you don't, or do for that matter. It's just a matter of mental commitment. It Untitled #9 - Chöd - Bardo Thodol (CD) I won't try to use myself as the center of everything. It means I will seek to do things on the path that the Buddha suggested will be beneficial.
It means I can follow the teachings to the best of my Untitled #9 - Chöd - Bardo Thodol (CD) of them. I can follow the 10 precepts. I can avoid intoxicants, which given my history, isn't easy. It means I shall try to avoid harming others.
It means I won't steal from anyone, and I will try to practice open handed generosity. It means I will try to live with stillness, simplicity and contentment. I will strive for kind thoughts and ways of being. If you need to take refuge in the god of your imaganings, that's OK. Just know the mental choices you make will have consequences, and anything off the path, will be off the path laid down by the Buddha, and where that leads.
If you don't think it's the best path, by all means seek another one. There is no extra source out there to punish you or bully you into their path, it's just you and your life. The imaginings of Abrahamic religions can be beautiful and lead to great things too. Even though in the west there's a lot of peer pressure and hype to believe in Christianity, that doesn't mean you don't have a choice. You can choose the best path for you. If you need some made up enforcer to a moral order or else you are a nihilist, then maybe you need that extra umph, if you can believe in it.
I can't so the Buddhist path works for me. I can also combine that with what makes sense for me. Syncretism allows me to use all the modern ideas around me in service of the goals of Buddhism: vegetarianism, environmentalism, liberalism--these all help me to be kinder towards others.
You can focus on conservatism or whatever makes sense for you in your environment. I can study the beautiful in art as a guide to striving for the ideals if I want. I know some communities push to avoid having fun with art, but I see ecstatic dancing joyful and connects me to what is great.
Great literature calls me to the spiritual life. Great music shows me there is something transcendental. Being in nature helps me to understand the many webs of consequences, to see out the beautiful. For me the path is beautiful.
Someone pointed out that the Buddha taught gods the way. So maybe that is more awesome than being a god, if gods don't know the path.
And if you need something extra, read the post on the Dharmakaya. There is a sutta that is very insistent that the Buddha doesn't not exist. It feels weirdly insistent, and feels like it drifts into perfection of wisdom style text. It makes me wonder if there's a sort of platonic element, maybe the forms that don't change partake in reality. Maybe the Buddha still exists in the Dharmakaya.
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