Who is GOD in Buddhism?

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Jechbi
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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?
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
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


metta

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.

William Blake

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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?


Yes.
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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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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.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

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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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