Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

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Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Postby SDC » Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:26 am

Is there room for improvement?

Yes.

Is improvement possible?

No. It's too big.

Was the Buddha perfect?

He is in my imagination and that is enough to help me strive to improve my current situation towards that direction.

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Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Postby mirco » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:41 am

"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Postby daverupa » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:46 am

I'm waiting for

1. What does Buddhism not do that it should do?

2. What does 'perfect' mean?

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Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

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"An important term for meditative absorption is samadhi. We often translate that as concentration, but that can suggest a certain stiffness. Perhaps unification is a better rendition, as samadhi means to bring together. Deep samadhi isn't at all stiff. It's a process of letting go of other things and coming to a unified experience." -

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Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

Postby Spiny Norman » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:36 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
Dairy Lama

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Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

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Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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Re: Improving Buddhism/The Imperfect Buddha

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When did I say should?


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