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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But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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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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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: Who is GOD in Buddhism?

Postby retrofuturist » 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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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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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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