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Magick and Buddhism

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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LonesomeYogurt
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Re: Here's an interesting one for you...

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:35 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Magick and Buddhism

Postby manas » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:28 pm

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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LonesomeYogurt
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Re: Magick and Buddhism

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:12 pm

Manas is right - Crowley's, or any magick practitioner's, attainment of Jhana is still wrong concentration if it is not aimed at dispassion and release.
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Magick and Buddhism

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Re: Magick and Buddhism

Postby danieLion » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:00 am

Properly distinguish among Crowley's personal ideas/opinions/behaviors, Magick proper, Systematic Thelema and the order of the A.'.A.'., which does not require, or to my knowl-dge even encourage, sex magick, drug use, or anything else generally considered "unethical" by the the more dogmatic minds among us.

When you fail to make these distinctions you are in my opinion off topic from the "Magick" portion of the OP.

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Re: Magick and Buddhism

Postby convivium » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:07 am

his name is the great beast 666. :twisted:
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Magick and Buddhism

Postby polarbear101 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:58 am

So drinking water is magick if I will to drink water. I guess we're all magicians. But I now find this all very mundane.
"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: Here's an interesting one for you...

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Re: Magick and Buddhism

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Re: Magick and Buddhism

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:27 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Magick and Buddhism

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