Cultural Buddhism vs what being a Bhudda is!

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Cultural Buddhism vs what being a Bhudda is!

Postby guiseppe » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:04 am

Okthe thing i find tobe a paradox around culture and religion is the fact that it seems to devoid fromthe escence where the teacher seems to be excluded...it bacame tradition and religious and most practinoers seem tobe more cought upp in the cultural path then finding a path that leads them to enlightment...interesting note! Also i consider meny people outside of buddhism to sutch as Terrance Mcenna, enyways goodluck with whatever you are doing and reach your goal instead of pursuing the practices as the goal and be in compassion be in that you are!!!

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Re: Cultural Buddhism vs what being a Bhudda is!

Postby heart » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:24 am

guiseppe wrote:Okthe thing i find tobe a paradox around culture and religion is the fact that it seems to devoid fromthe escence where the teacher seems to be excluded...it bacame tradition and religious and most practinoers seem tobe more cought upp in the cultural path then finding a path that leads them to enlightment...interesting note! Also i consider meny people outside of buddhism to sutch as Terrance Mcenna, enyways goodluck with whatever you are doing and reach your goal instead of pursuing the practices as the goal and be in compassion be in that you are!!!


You know Terrance Mcenna died from a brain tumor at the age of 53?

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"To reject practice by saying, 'it is conceptual!' is the path of fools. A tendency of the inexperienced and something to be avoided."
- Longchenpa

"Even though you have recognized your essence, if you do not get accustomed to it,
You will be carried away by the enemy of thoughts, like a small child in a battle field.
So long as you are not free from the limitations of accepting and rejecting,
That long will you not recognize the view of the innermost secret heart-essence."

-Longchenpa

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Re: Cultural Buddhism vs what being a Bhudda is!

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:54 am

Whereas you are not caught up in culture and are on the path of enlightenment? :shrug:
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Re: Cultural Buddhism vs what being a Bhudda is!

Postby oushi » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:29 am

guiseppe wrote:Okthe thing i find tobe a paradox around culture and religion is the fact that it seems to devoid fromthe escence

From this "essence" nothing can be devoid.
heart wrote:You know Terrance Mcenna died from a brain tumor at the age of 53?

What a great loss....
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Re: Cultural Buddhism vs what being a Bhudda is!

Postby muni » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:44 am

Whether our grasping mind is focussing and so rejecting or accepting this or that culture, or we deeply respect and trust those who have already realized what dual mind/discursive thought cannot grasp.

I think we can 'use' the curing tools from what is called traditions, culture without aversion/attachment since these are not the problem. Clinging is.

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What you must do is to rest in the spaciousness
Of the equality of appearance emptiness

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Re: Cultural Buddhism vs what being a Bhudda is!

Postby Roland » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:05 pm

oushi wrote:
heart wrote:You know Terrance Mcenna died from a brain tumor at the age of 53?

What a great loss....


A great loss indeed. One of my favorite beings that ever lived.
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Re: Cultural Buddhism vs what being a Bhudda is!

Postby muni » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:22 pm

What you must do is to rest in the spaciousness
Of the equality of appearance emptiness


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