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January 31, 2012

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Thank you.

Pathfinder, if there were such an empowerment, and afterwards we became arya-sravaka or bodhisattvas, The Zennist is saying we still have shit left to unload, shit that keeps us from fully realizing our Buddha-nature. Check out the story of the lost heir (chapter 4) in the Lotus Sutra.

Which of the plethora of Buddhist lists describes the "bad habits" you're referring to? the Three Poisons?

Is the "ontological root" of attachment to this world in seeing things as "existing" or "not existing" and judging "I want this" and "I don't want that"? - the dualism of the positive and negative mind?

Does the training required in purifying from the poisons mean practising in the paramitas? For instance, in the "ten" version, Diligence, patience, Discipline, Openness, and so on?

Is the depression following the moment of seeing beneficial itself? The Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra says the world only appears ugly, so that people would grow aversion to it and transcend it. Is it a trick of the buddhas, so to speak?

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