Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

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Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby gavesako » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:39 am

I think this rightly belongs in the "Lounge" section:

Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

http://spreadtheflame.com/2012/11/chris ... igination/

:rolleye: :offtopic:
Bhikkhu Gavesako
Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby Modus.Ponens » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:33 pm

That was hilarious Bhante. :mrgreen:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:35 pm

:rolleye: indeed.

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby Dan74 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:06 pm

I've seen worse. It appears to be a sincere, well-meaning and reasonably intelligent attempt. Though it does seem to make a huge leap of faith and logic at the crucial spot and proclaim Jesus to be an answer to all "issues" of Buddhism, when Buddhism gives a more cogent answer already.
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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby m0rl0ck » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:21 am

:jumping:

Hey its the internet, everybody has the god given right to make a fool of them selves :)
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby Alobha » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:32 am

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby plwk » Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:20 am

Yes Bhante, when the kool aid runs out, there's still... Image

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby polarbear101 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:22 am

Inevitable. :sage:
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby Kusala » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:46 am

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” - Gandhi
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby James the Giant » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:33 am

This may not be relevant, but I love it anyway...

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Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby Dan74 » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:43 am

_/|\_

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Re: Dependent Origination & Jesus the Liberator

Postby Kusala » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:49 am

Image

"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "


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