Repentance Practices

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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by Spike » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:06 am

bokki wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:54 am
no way will i say more.

or, you go first.

ok? what do you say about it?
I have never considered that focusing on Buddhadharma would be a beginningless sin.

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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by bokki » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:22 am

an endless sin?
Another log on the fire,
10,000 frogs singing in the rain,
burst into flames.
- Linda Anderson

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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by loves' the unjust » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:27 am

bokki wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:48 pm
im slow,
but does one know that an action
will change the history of karma,
and thus makes it a nonlinear unknown,
in the playout of "linear" karmic results.
when it is ripe it then falls upon the one responsible . . .
exmpl:
i run my car across a dog.
i am now an owner of a dog rescue pound.

is my karma good or bad?
I understand you.Your karma is good.
You can talk to me.
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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by bokki » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:43 am

ok, sorry for that reply, spike. beginningless, endless, somebody plz say something about it...?
and i am not going to play the fool any more..

oh, wait..,
"I understand you.Your karma is good.
You can talk to me."
im so happy to be able to talk to you.
i hope i ain't gonna repent it.
Another log on the fire,
10,000 frogs singing in the rain,
burst into flames.
- Linda Anderson

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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by loves' the unjust » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:02 am

bokki wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:43 am
ok, sorry for that reply, spike. beginningless, endless, somebody plz say something about it...?
and i am not going to play the fool any more..

oh, wait..,
"I understand you.Your karma is good.
You can talk to me."
im so happy to be able to talk to you.
i hope i ain't gonna repent it.
It's your goodness.you always have a fragrance of a mastery.
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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by lindama » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:05 pm

loves' the unjust wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:02 am
It's your goodness.you always have a fragrance of a mastery.
very nice, I've been searching for the words.

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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by loves' the unjust » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:38 pm

oke
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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by Dan74 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:47 pm

Most of the replies don't resonate with my experience. Evil karma = ignorance, yes, I am ignorant, otherwise what am I doing here? Repent means I acknowledge it, I face it. In this facing, in the moment of full acknowledgment there is purification. Beginningless because I can discern no beginning. I guess it's been like that for a long long time over many lifetimes, but I am not sure. That's ok.

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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by Spike » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:35 pm

Dan74 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Repent means I acknowledge it [karma], I face it. In this facing, in the moment of full acknowledgment there is purification.
Put another way: it is realizing that the mind is pure.

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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by loves' the unjust » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:18 pm

Spike wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Dan74 wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Repent means I acknowledge it [karma], I face it. In this facing, in the moment of full acknowledgment there is purification.
Put another way: it is realizing that the mind is pure.
I am more than 15 years of in this zen world, i haven't been heard "the mind is pure". :D
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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by Spike » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:02 pm

Spike wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Put another way: it is realizing that the mind is pure.
I am more than 15 years of in this zen world, i haven't been heard "the mind is pure". :D

Well then, maybe in another 15 years? :D My teacher used to call it: "the readiness of time".

Similar to the way a sculptor works on a block of stone, chipping away, until the realization is achieved. It was always there.

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Re: Repentance Practices

Post by loves' the unjust » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:36 pm

Spike wrote: Similar to the way a sculptor works on a block of stone, chipping away, until the realization is achieved. It was always there.
:namaste:

I think they have to do your sculpture.
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