the Dharma's Will/ Buddha's Will/ through Dharma

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the Dharma's Will/ Buddha's Will/ through Dharma

Postby Rael » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:10 pm

in a thread this popped out of me...Dharma's Will

Is the Buddha's Dharma Kaya a the Buddha using His Will..

or is this a dangerous flawed view....

or the makings of making something more clear....

help please....
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Re: the Dharma's Will/ Buddha's Will/ through Dharma

Postby Jikan » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:06 pm

In the Vajrasamadhi Sutra and Wonhyo's commentary on it (published as Cultivating Original Enlightenment), the Dharmakaya is presented as actively drawing sentient beings to enlightenment.

In the Lotus Sutra, we learn that Shakyamuni Buddha is ultimately and in all instances drawing all sentient beings to enlightenment by means of contrivances, tricks, situational humor, and other upaya. Is this to be interpreted as the personal work of one Buddha and his emanations, or as the Dharmakaya talking (as it were)?

My point is that there may be grounds in some Mahayana texts, including some apocryphal sutras, for such an interpretation. As for me: :shrug: what do I know?
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