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  Posted on Sep.06.2009 @ 09:29AM EDT by chontri
In the teachings it says that:
"All compounded things are like dreams,
illusions, bubbles, and shadows;
they are like dew and like lightning,
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vertical line Posted on Dec.22.2012 @ 05:28AM EDT by IZIZIZ

Questions for mind

 

What is the difference between reality and mind?

If there was no reality, would there be mind?

What is mind?

What is not mind?

If there was no reality would god have a place to exist?

If mind did not exist would god have a place to exist?

 

Is there a single thing that stands in contrast to reality?


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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.22.2012
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Dec.22.2012
01:50PM EDT 
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These are the kind of highfalutin' metaphysical questions and grandiose philosophical speculations that the Buddha said were ultimately a waste of precious time as they are unanswerable and do not help us in the quest for self-realization.  I can see why he said this.  Can you?

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Reply from Joe Chip
Dec.22.2012
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vertical line Never invoke the Buddhas unless you really want them to appear.
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.22.2012
05:21PM EDT 
vertical line Your thouhts which are your mind are never reality...
Whatever you think are not real. Your words are not even real. Word are just telling about reality but never the reality itself.
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Reply from nibble
Dec.22.2012
10:40PM EDT 
vertical line ...ever gotten hit in the head with an unreal stone consisting of emptiness and swirling atoms causing unreal thoughts and unreal words to spatter forth? Ever had an unreal feeling?
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Reply from so_teh
Dec.23.2012
12:38AM EDT 
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vertical line A thought is one dimensional.
A shadow is two dimensional.
A chair is three dimensional.
You are multidimensional.
Mind only is infinitely dimensional.
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Reply from leoj99
Dec.23.2012
02:04AM EDT 
vertical line This is interesting.. hehehe...


Don't Mind to Lose Your Mind
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Dec.23.2012
10:27AM EDT 
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Thich Nhat Hahn on Buddha on highfalutin’ questions : 

The Buddha always told his disciples not to waste their time and energy in metaphysical speculation. Whenever he was asked a metaphysical question, he remained silent. Instead, he directed his disciples toward practical efforts. Questioned one day about the problem of the infinity of the world, the Buddha said, "Whether the world is finite or infinite, limited or unlimited, the problem of your liberation remains the same." Another time he said, "Suppose a man is struck by a poisoned arrow and the doctor wishes to take out the arrow immediately. Suppose the man does not want the arrow removed until he knows who shot it, his age, his parents, and why he shot it. What would happen? If he were to wait until all these questions have been answered, the man might die first." Life is so short. It must not be spent in endless metaphysical speculation that does not bring us any closer to the truth.

 That said, he does say ‘endless metaphysical speculation’, and this speculation does have an end, so here goes:

  1. What is the difference between reality and mind?

      About the same difference as between mind and reality. Reality is what is       and mind is that which apprehends reality as it appears to it.

 

  1. If there was no reality, would there be mind?

      What’s more to the point, If there was no mind, would there be reality?           Which came first, the chicken or the egg or, to be appropriately seasonal,   the turkey or the egg? 

 

  1. What is mind?

      All phenomena, including the world itself, are the same nature as the mind    that apprehends them and have no existence outside the mind. Some say that all phenomena are merely imputed by mind and have no existence from their own side. Most people don’t pay the question any mind. 

 

  1. What is not mind?

      Nothing is not mind. Except perhaps a fossilized piece of dinosaur $h¡†.         But even then probably not. 

 

  1. If there was no reality would god have a place to exist?

      God is the ground of being so the question is about as meaningful as asking    if God did not exist would God exist?

 

  1. If mind did not exist would god have a place to exist?

Meaningless question.  It is pointless to hypothesize the non-existence of mind or God. God does not exist in a place. God is the ground of being and as such mind and reality arose from God and are identical with God.

 

7.  Is there a single thing that stands in contrast to reality?

            No.  There is nothing that can stand in contrast to reality. Except perhaps                     if there were nothing at all anywhere in which case there would be no mind  around to realize that there was no reality there to apprehend.

How did I score, Iziz (i.e. God) ?  0 out of 7 ain’t  bad for such very hard questions. 

           

            Aaaagh, who shot that arrow? (dies).

 

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Dec.23.2012
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Dec.23.2012
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vertical line In short... stop thinking.. just eat watermelon...lol
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Dec.24.2012
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vertical line Listen - a Silent anagram.
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Reply from Sam Hardy
Jan.01.2013
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Sorry joe. I compltely forgot about your brief attention span and the fact that you are a self-appointed moderator.
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