Animal sacrifice cancelled.

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Animal sacrifice cancelled.

Postby Indrajala » Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:32 am

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Animal sacrifice cancelled.

Postby Blue Garuda » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:12 pm

Hopefully views are shifting - Kali Ma is celebrated as part of the eternal cycle of destruction and creation - a necessary and benevolent deity who is being seen more and more as a mother deity for propitiation with offerings which are not in the form of animal sacrifice. That's what I observed in India a decade or so ago, but I've no idea if it is spreading.

I hope so.
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Re: Animal sacrifice cancelled.

Postby Caz » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:20 pm

Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.

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Re: Animal sacrifice cancelled.

Postby vinodh » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:18 pm

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yo dharmaṁ paśyati, sa buddhaṁ paśyati

One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha
śālistamba sūtra

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
sadāśāntiṁ vibhāvitvā gacchāmi śaraṇaṁ hyaham

Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]
saddharma-laṅkāvatāra-sūtra


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