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Buddha Nature ?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Consider it done Aloka.. :smile:

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Re: Buddha Nature ?

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:08 pm

I find this thread interesting because many of the people at my local "insight" group are into this pudding thing - feeling "connected", saving the planet, etc.

Perhaps at the next discussion I'll tell them that they are in danger of "stepping back from the utterly radical position that the Buddha took" (thanks Peter).

I just have to figure out how to quickly add that they should be working to help others and the planet. But out of compassion. If they think they can actually fix themselves, others, or the planet, they haven't been paying attention...

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Buddha Nature ?

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:58 pm

Ken Wilbur? No thank you, especially in this section.

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Re: Buddha Nature ?

Postby meindzai » Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:10 am

Fundamental authentic trans-personal self? LOL

Lemme guess, he has a bunch of books, he's a "brilliant thinker", and his books are recommended by Oprah..

{googles}

http://wilber.shambhala.com/

"most comprehensive philosophical thinker of our times"

http://www.oprah.com/oprahradio/Philosopher-Ken-Wilber

Oh man, I didn't really think i was going to be so horribly right...

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Re: Buddha Nature ?

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Buddha Nature ?

Postby ground » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:14 am

This discussion appears to be a discussion about the different skilfulness of different metaphors. If party A utters what they perceive to be a metaphor party B may infer party A's affirmation of a "reality" which they (party B) themselves believe to be a mere fabrication. However to infer affirmation of "reality" from utterance of a metaphor is not valid because the nature of metaphors is indefinite.

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Postby PeterB » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:20 am

I dont think that the Mahayana see Buddha Dhatu as a metaphor. In fact I think they see it as the criterion of objective reality.

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