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DAWN
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Heart of teachings.

Postby DAWN » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:10 am

Hello my friends,

I have some questions, it would be great if someone could answer be in brief (or not brief).

What is the Heart of teachings in Mahayana and Vajrayana?
What is the pillar?
What is the aim?

:namaste:

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Re: Heart of teachings.

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:39 pm

DAWN wrote:What is the Heart of teachings in Mahayana

Bodhichitta.

DAWN wrote:and Vajrayana?

Guru.
The self loathes suffering and loves the causes of suffering. It stupidly wages war in the name of peace. It wishes for enlightenment but detests the path to enlightenment. It wishes to work as a socialist but live as a capitalist. When the self feels lonely, it desires friendship. Its possessiveness of those it loves manifests in passion that can lead to aggression. Its supposed enemies—such as spiritual paths designed to conquer the ego — are often corrupted and recruited as the self’s ally.
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Re: Heart of teachings.

Postby DAWN » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:40 pm

Thanks you a lot, very clear :namaste:

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Re: Heart of teachings.

Postby catmoon » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:48 am

The pillar would be sila, the practice of virtue

The aim is the end of suffering and release from samsara.
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Re: Heart of teachings.

Postby plwk » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:03 pm

What is the Heart of teachings in Mahayana and Vajrayana?
Buddhahood
What is the pillar?
The Bodhisattva Path
What is the aim?
Buddhahood


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