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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #520 on: March 18, 2019, 09:35:52 am »

I visit Lula now for several years and still enjoy visiting it. Also for me the forum is most important, but even to keep that up costs money.
In a world everything on internet seems to be gratis, we know it is not. I try to avoid facebook and google for that reason.
Instead i am happy to give little support to some websites that matter to me and give real information, like Lula and Wikipedia.
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #521 on: March 18, 2019, 11:08:52 am »

Having been gifted a subscription for 3 years during Michael's stewardship - I'm not sure why but I'm very grateful - it is only recently that I've had to make the decision on whether to continue to be a subscriber. I'm here for the Forum, only occasionally visit the Home Page and rarely read the articles. The subscription fee was not an issue, a buck a month is not going to break the bank.

I decided to subscribe for a number of reasons, not least of which was the feeling that if the site fails to attract enough paying punters then it is likely that LuLa and the Forum I value would in turn fail. I also felt that it would be difficult to monitor and assess the direction of the site under the new management without being able to access the content.

I'm under no illusion that my contributions to LuLa matter to anyone other than myself, I contribute merely because over the years I have enjoyed doing so and hope to continue. I wish LuLa well.
Keith has described my own feelings about LuLa very accurately.

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #522 on: March 20, 2019, 08:36:22 am »

Far be it from me to teach/question you on things Buddhist (meant with sincerity), but from a layperson's perspective this comment in Wiki has me confused re your statement of Samsara and Nirvana being "one."

As a temple to dualistic thinking, wikipedia isn't the best source for an understanding of buddhist ontology. Josh is correct — samsara and nirvana are one. As it says in The Heart Sutra, 'Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form'. Transcendence is immanence.
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #523 on: March 20, 2019, 09:25:07 am »

As a temple to dualistic thinking, wikipedia isn't the best source for an understanding of buddhist ontology. Josh is correct — samsara and nirvana are one. As it says in The Heart Sutra, 'Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form'. Transcendence is immanence.

And to think that I imagined that gallerist-speak was something new!

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #524 on: March 20, 2019, 09:37:35 am »

As a temple to dualistic thinking, Wikipedia isn't the best source for an understanding of Buddhist ontology. Josh is correct — samsara and nirvana are one. As it says in The Heart Sutra, 'Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form'. Transcendence is immanence.

Indeed.
To explore more deeply people might look to terms such as Tathāgatagarbha, or Dharmakaya.
The idea of “Buddha nature”, or an endogenous Buddha quality resting and ready to be matured within all mind-streams (human and otherwise), the latter term is the idea of a non dual “space” of conscious arising which is both with and without form and beyond conceptual containment, only to be “known” through direct realization.

This dharmakaya is spontaneously and concurrently arrising beyond time and form and yet also manifesting within these, only to be reached through meditational equipoise and a “purified” view of phenomenon. 

This type of thinking amounts to what is called the prasangika madhyamaka, commonly known as the middle path. A view which is taught by the Dali Lama and the lineage I work with.
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(A galarist would obscure and abstract this - which would be a shame I agree!)
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #525 on: March 20, 2019, 10:01:40 am »

Indeed.
To explore more deeply people might look to terms such as Tathāgatagarbha, or Dharmakaya.
The idea of “Buddha nature”, or an endogenous Buddha quality resting and ready to be marured within all mind-streams (human and otherwise), the later term being the idea of a non dual “space” of conscious arrising which is both with and without form and beyond conceptual containment, only to be “known” through direct realization.

This dharmakaya is spontaneously and concurrently arrising beyond time and form and yet also manifesting within these, only to be reached through meditational equipoise and a “purified” view of phenomenon. 

This type of thinking amounts to what is called the prasangika madhyamaka, commonly known as the middle path. A view which is taught by the Dali Lama and the lineage I work with.
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(A galarist would obscure and abstract this - which would be a shame I agree!)

But hey, there's not a lot new under the spaced out Sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm6qw_yeo6o

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #526 on: March 20, 2019, 10:20:20 am »

But hey, there's not a lot new under the spaced out Sun:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm6qw_yeo6o



Uh oh, are we gonna start a metaphysical code chat through music !?
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #527 on: March 20, 2019, 10:38:38 am »

Having access to LuLa and youtube is all one needs for happiness

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Re: The Changing Landscape
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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #531 on: March 20, 2019, 05:50:23 pm »

There's apparently room for a new business opportunity on the new LuLa.

Artist statement on demand...

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Re: The Changing Landscape
« Reply #532 on: May 14, 2019, 06:49:56 am »

Sad to see this happen.  Still have the dvd but only once a year after Micheal is gone. And mainly to see old article or forum.
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