A new low in religious scholarship

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A new low in religious scholarship

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:44 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6681511.stm


In his fatwa, Dr Atiya, the head of al-Azhar's Department of Hadith, said such teachings could equally apply to adults.

He said that if a woman fed a male colleague "directly from her breast" at least five times they would establish a family bond and thus be allowed to be alone together at work.

"Breast feeding an adult puts an end to the problem of the private meeting, and does not ban marriage," he ruled.
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Re: A new low in religious scholarship

Postby Astus » Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:01 pm

I don't see that much problem here. Just compare it to a Kalachakra initiation:

"The three exalted initiations are as follows: the vase initiation is the gnosis of bliss and emptiness that arises from the disciple touching the consort's breasts. The secret initiation is the gnosis of bliss and emptiness that arises from the disciple savouring the bodhichitta (sperm), the wisdom-gnosis initiation is the experience of connate joy that arises from the disciple and consort themselves engaging in union." (source)
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: A new low in religious scholarship

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:55 pm

Astus wrote:I don't see that much problem here. Just compare it to a Kalachakra initiation:

"The three exalted initiations are as follows: the vase initiation is the gnosis of bliss and emptiness that arises from the disciple touching the consort's breasts. The secret initiation is the gnosis of bliss and emptiness that arises from the disciple savouring the bodhichitta (sperm), the wisdom-gnosis initiation is the experience of connate joy that arises from the disciple and consort themselves engaging in union." (source)


I guess ill have to check the employee manual again, but i am pretty sure that kind of stuff wouldnt fly where i work.
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