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#33 Sudhamma

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 12:20 AM

Dear Sagebrush, You may like to visit this site: http://www.journals....?journalCode=hr to address your question on the subject of Immortality in Daoism.

 

Dear SeekerOfHealing, Before the Buddha decided to end his existence on earth, he was asked by his chief retainer Ven. Ananda whether there was anything that was not taught to him. The answer was no. One could check all the suttas and sutras of both traditions for dhamma deviations relating to "MCO and other stuff" and such an exercise will fail. Even in Vispassana, breathing and walking meditations, there is no "MCO and other stuff, nor anything that was unspoken.  


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 04:48 AM

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Dear SeekerOfHealing, Before the Buddha decided to end his existence on earth, he was asked by his chief retainer Ven. Ananda whether there was anything that was not taught to him. The answer was no. One could check all the suttas and sutras of both traditions for dhamma deviations relating to "MCO and other stuff" and such an exercise will fail. Even in Vispassana, breathing and walking meditations, there is no "MCO and other stuff, nor anything that was unspoken.  

 

I've heard that most of the buddhist scripture survives today thanks to chinese and tibetan translators because muslims destroyed all major buddhist libraries in India.

Many tantras were lost and entered the realm of legends and you could hear many stories of masters who recovered previously lost texts from the dakinis.

 

It's true that in theravada there are no references to MCO exercises, but maybe there's something in chinese buddhist scriptures...



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 06:14 AM

in anapansati sutta you have MCO stage. 



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 07:40 AM

It's true that anapanasati sutta has been variously interpreted to produce different meditation methods, but I'm quite sure that to find a reference to MCO there would require a special stretch of the cognitive mind of the reader.

 

Curiously, only daoist meditators and chinese buddhists sometimes claim that MCO happens by itself without the practice of guiding Qi.


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:44 AM

To Cheshire Cat, you can refer to the Pali Canon published by The Pali Society, UK for the Buddhist scriptures whihch can be cross-referenced with the Chinese Buddhist Canons.

 

To SeekerOfHealing, Anapansati meditation, 'watching the breadth' is a practise of awareness and mental concentration. There is no MCO nor its stages, no cultivation of qi, no chakras either, no hui-yin nor bai-hui, no storing of qi into the dan-tien. Buddhist breathing meditation demand natural breathing using the lungs, not diaphramic, and so, how to develop any 'orbit' without qi cultivation, without focusing on the points of both du and ren mai to accomplish a basic mco. Rhetorically, can MCO happen naturally? The primary objective of Buddhist meditation is not mco nor the cultivation of qi or any alchemic training of nei dan, but to rein in the 'monkey' mind before going into absorptions or jhanics stages. It is during this absorption meditations, the 4 jhanas, that the successful meditator (becoming an arhant) can develop superhuman abilities, but it is not the motive of the practice. Even in this advance stage of meditation, there is no mco, no nei dan. 


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:57 AM

How easy is to spot amateur? Thru breath you can attain immortality and Dao, breathing can tap into pre-natal energies that's why some of Arhants choose to become immortals. 



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:27 PM

Who is considered an arhant? The historical Buddha is an Arhant of the superlative level. Being an arhant means that he/she has removed that last fetter that cause rebirth into any plane of existence. No more samsaric existence which by the way, also dictates all heavenly abodes including those of immortals. Immortals are within the realms of gods. Arhants and Buddhas are not as they have ended the cycle of rebirths within the six planes of existence, heavens included.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:30 PM

No, that's your ideas based on thinking which makes no sense. You can not take what you think to what is true on experiencial level. First attain arhanthood then we will talk about what is it. 



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:43 PM

How easy is to spot amateur? Thru breath you can attain immortality and Dao, breathing can tap into pre-natal energies that's why some of Arhants choose to become immortals.


No, that's your ideas based on myths and legends which make no sense. You can not take what you think to what is true on experiencial level. First attain Dao and immortality with breathing meditation, then we will talk about anapanasati in daoist terms.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:47 PM

To Cheshire Cat, you can refer to the Pali Canon published by The Pali Society, UK for the Buddhist scriptures whihch can be cross-referenced with the Chinese Buddhist Canons.


I think that the most important portion of chinese buddhist scriptures belong to mahayana. Does the Pali society study mahayana texts? I knew that it's very rare to find an Indian mahayana scripture thanks to muslims. ..

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:58 PM

The attributes of an accomplished arhant is in the Buddha-Dhamma. Feel free to check it out. Don't need to be a medical doctor to know another.

 

To Cheshire Cat, you may like to check the web-site of The Pali Society on the Mahayana Canon.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:35 AM

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To Cheshire Cat, you may like to check the web-site of The Pali Society on the Mahayana Canon.

 

can't find such a thing. Can you provide a link?



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:29 AM

I think that the most important portion of chinese buddhist scriptures belong to mahayana. Does the Pali society study mahayana texts? I knew that it's very rare to find an Indian mahayana scripture thanks to muslims. ..

 

Many mahayana texts were in fact chinese from the beginig, they are called chinese apocrypha.

So, even without muslim conquest in the north you will never find a sanskrit original of some renowned mahayana sutras.

 

https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/8170303419



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:14 AM

Many mahayana texts were in fact chinese from the beginig, they are called chinese apocrypha.

So, even without muslim conquest in the north you will never find a sanskrit original of some renowned mahayana sutras.

 

https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/8170303419

 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:26 AM

Many mahayana texts were in fact chinese from the beginig, they are called chinese apocrypha.
So, even without muslim conquest in the north you will never find a sanskrit original of some renowned mahayana sutras.

https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/8170303419


Mahayana agamas from sanskrit are 95% similar to Pali early buddhist texts.

buddhist = taoism with less focus on ming, but still they have ming methods but different. Arhant blocks leakage so do not die, some of them just realize nibbana and dies in 7 days as their fulfilled their life. The yang shen that most people understand that they save their consciousness while dying is false neidan - as consciousness is taji results of yin and yang workings so it will dissolve. Wuji consciousness is much different, it's not related to anything in taji but at the same relates to everything in taji.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:38 PM

Buddhist lost Ming Gong and today they dont have complete system.Even Dzogchen Diamond body is not the same as Yang Shen which is everlasting.

 

Physical Immortality is real,just read carefully pre-Nei Dan books from the time of Ge Hong.

 

Master Chen Yingning the best explain why Daoism way of Immortality is suprime in relation to Mahayana Buddhism and their false doctrine of Emptiness.

 

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