Buddhism and religion

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby pink_trike » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:43 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: Buddhism and religion

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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby pink_trike » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:02 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: Buddhism and religion

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Re: Buddhism and religion

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby christopher::: » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:04 am

Jeff (PT)... as someone who agrees with much that you say about direct experience and takes a similar "outside" approach to dharma practice as yourself, I am still having trouble following your reasoning.

As tilt has said, you seem to be using the terms religion, religious and religious impulse in ways that are unclear to many of us here. Sher provided Ninian Smart’s model of the Seven Dimensions of Religion. Could you take a little time to explain how your "model" and views of religion differ, or are similar. I posted Sher's summary of Smart's model on the last page (5).

Thanks.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Buddhism and religion

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:28 am

MMK23,

A tip of the hat to you, sir or ma'am (whatever the case may be).

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Guy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:34 am

My understanding is that Buddhism is a religion, practicing the N8FP is religious practice, but the completion of the path (ie. Arahantship) is beyond religion. So it seems to me that the goal of the Buddhist religion is to let go of everything, even religion.

With Metta,

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Buddhism and religion

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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:07 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby pink_trike » Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:16 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby christopher::: » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:28 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Prasadachitta » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:06 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby kc2dpt » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:31 pm

- Peter


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Re: Buddhism and religion

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- Peter


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Re: Buddhism and religion

Postby Samanera Tris Andika » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:45 pm

Hii all.. Namo Buddhya seems fun here :anjali:
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