Who is GOD in Buddhism?

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Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

Postby Jechbi » Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:44 am

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote: I am a malign thug, since the universe is entirely the consequence of my choices. Not Abhidharma karma, but there it is.

Maybe it's more like: "I am a malign thug, since the universe as I experience it is entirely the consequence of my choices." No?
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Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

Postby clw_uk » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:21 am

True but in Mahayana with its karmic maximalism, since the universe is a torture chamber


What a strange thing to say in Buddhadhamma


Dukkha is there because of ignorance, not because of the universe


If you think you suffer because of the universe or life in general then, to me, you dont understand Dhamma


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Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:31 am

Jechbi wrote:
Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote: I am a malign thug, since the universe is entirely the consequence of my choices. Not Abhidharma karma, but there it is.

Maybe it's more like: "I am a malign thug, since the universe as I experience it is entirely the consequence of my choices." No?


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Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:37 am

Greetings Jechbi & Tilt,

Yes... that would make for more sense to me.

I was hoping to clarify what KDT meant, and to see whether it matches that or not.

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Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

Postby Aloka » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:52 am

Indeed . As a Mahayana practitioner myself, I too am interested in clarification. :reading:


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