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Re: Buddhism on God

Postby Indrajala » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:06 pm

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Re: Buddhism on God

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The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
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Re: Buddhism on God

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Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Buddhism on God

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Re: Buddhism on God

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Re: Buddhism on God

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Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Buddhism on God

Postby mzaur » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:05 am

If I remember correctly, Buddha Shakyamuni gave the noble silence to such metaphysical questions... so couldn't it be argued that Buddhism (at least the kind stemming from the historical Buddha) is agnostic?

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Re: Buddhism on God

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Re: Buddhism on God

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


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Re: Buddhism on God

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Re: Buddhism on God

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Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Buddhism on God

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Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.

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Re: Buddhism on God

Postby Indrajala » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:39 pm

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Re: Buddhism on God

Postby In the bone yard » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:55 pm

I think what Jesus was teaching in the Bible was the Pointing Out, pointing out God.

"Where once I was blind now I can see"

Jesus cured the blind.
Ignorance makes us think he literally cured blind people who were clinically blind in the medical sense.
I was raised a Catholic and believed this at one time... my parents still believe this. :shrug:

We also have to consider that all translations we have of the Bible were based off one single translation from hundreds of years ago. We have many different translations and each one is a little different. Translating that which cannot be understood intellectually must be translated by someone of Source, of purity, who can actually see and understand the teachings in the way they were meant. Otherwise understanding that comes from it it is pure duality and full of intellectual speculation.

God is everywhere. Lift a rock and he is there.
God is Mahamudra, rigpa, the Universal Ground, etc...

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Re: Buddhism on God

Postby Norwegian » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:00 pm

To me God sounds more like a preta anyways...

But, I agree with Namdrol.

For me, what's important when I look at another religion, let's say Christianity, since this is the topic here - or rather the God of that specific religion - I look at what this God teaches. How does this God behave? And so on.

All in all, my conclusion is that if this being exists, then it's an atrocious being, utterly devoid of compassion, and just through and through cruel. I want nothing to do with that. Then there's the supposed omnipotence of this God, which is another problem altogether.

So, I don't really need Buddhist texts for this one. I rejected the Christian God long before I started studying Buddhism.

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Re: Buddhism on God

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Re: Buddhism on God

Postby Sönam » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:57 pm

I must be deep stupid, I still do not understand what God could be instead of being a word and a sound ... No one has yet given me any answer concerning any quality and how it could be seen or heard or experimented or anything ... it's just that some peoples have "decided" that they have been "physically" created by someone or something "at the very beginning" of a physical creation chain. How do they know that there is a very beginning? on what they base their assumption? Is'nt it that this idea more than being eternalist is just in a way materialist?

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