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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:44 am 
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Just out of curiosity,who is your favorite Buddha or Bodhisattva?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:46 am 
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Lol, Shakyamuni I suppose. A lot of people would say the same...

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:49 am 
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I have lots of favorites.
My teachers and vajra siblings top the list.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:05 am 
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Red Faced Buddha wrote:
Just out of curiosity,who is your favorite Buddha or Bodhisattva?


You are. :namaste:
In the future we all become Buddhas. :bow:

Please send amrita and all required blessing into the past :applause:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:22 am 
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lobster wrote:
Red Faced Buddha wrote:
Just out of curiosity,who is your favorite Buddha or Bodhisattva?


You are. :namaste:
In the future we all become Buddhas. :bow:

Please send amrita and all required blessing into the past :applause:


:tongue: LOL.I'd probably be a Wrathful Deity.Got to go get a Pure Land before they're all out of stock. :buddha1:

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:48 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Red Faced Buddha wrote:
Just out of curiosity,who is your favorite Buddha or Bodhisattva?


Guru Rinpoche, Avalokiteshvara.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:08 pm 
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"Seevoice" is the best. :twothumbsup:

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Astus wrote:
"Seevoice" is the best. :twothumbsup:

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Never heard of her.My favorite is probably Manjushri,next to Amitabha Buddha and Avalokiteśvara.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Red Faced Buddha wrote:
Never heard of her.My favorite is probably Manjushri,next to Amitabha Buddha and Avalokiteśvara.


Guanyin (observe+sound) = Avalokitesvara

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"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)


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Amitabha and the historical Buddha.


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Amitabha is my homeboy.


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Amitabha is my homeboy.


Sounds like a great song title! :D

:namaste:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Avalokiteśvara = Chenrezig (སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ spyan ras gzigs):

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Amida Buddha, tops.

Vairocana, Dainichi are cool :)


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It's an even tie between Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara and Shakyamuni. :smile:

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Astus wrote:
Red Faced Buddha wrote:
Never heard of her.My favorite is probably Manjushri,next to Amitabha Buddha and Avalokiteśvara.


Guanyin (observe+sound) = Avalokitesvara


I'm fond of Guan Yin,she's one of my favorite Bodhisattvas(not only because she and Avalokiteśvara are kind of the same person.)my only problem with Avalokiteśvara is that it's painful trying to remember his name.

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my own mind.
everything else is secondary.

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