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Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:44 am

Just out of curiosity,who is your favorite Buddha or Bodhisattva?
A person once asked me why I would want to stop rebirth. "It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want to be reborn."
I replied. "Wanting to be reborn is like wanting to stay in a jail cell, when you have the chance to go free and experience the whole wide world. Does a convict, on being freed from his shabby, constricting, little cell, suddenly say "I really want to go back to jail and be put in a cell. It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want that?"
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby catmoon » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:46 am

Lol, Shakyamuni I suppose. A lot of people would say the same...
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Josef » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:49 am

I have lots of favorites.
My teachers and vajra siblings top the list.
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby lobster » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:05 am

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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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:22 am

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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I replied. "Wanting to be reborn is like wanting to stay in a jail cell, when you have the chance to go free and experience the whole wide world. Does a convict, on being freed from his shabby, constricting, little cell, suddenly say "I really want to go back to jail and be put in a cell. It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want that?"
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby plwk » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:48 pm

My parents...
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby oushi » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:56 pm

Buddha.
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby deepbluehum » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:21 pm

Red Faced Buddha wrote:Just out of curiosity,who is your favorite Buddha or Bodhisattva?


Guru Rinpoche, Avalokiteshvara.
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby jconnar » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:13 pm

awareness
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Astus » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:08 pm

"Seevoice" is the best. :twothumbsup:

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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; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:05 pm

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.
A person once asked me why I would want to stop rebirth. "It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want to be reborn."
I replied. "Wanting to be reborn is like wanting to stay in a jail cell, when you have the chance to go free and experience the whole wide world. Does a convict, on being freed from his shabby, constricting, little cell, suddenly say "I really want to go back to jail and be put in a cell. It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want that?"
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Astus » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:22 pm

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


Guanyin (observe+sound) = Avalokitesvara
"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)

“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; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Nosta » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:42 pm

Amitabha and the historical Buddha.
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Nighthawk » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:49 pm

Amitabha is my homeboy.
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby viniketa » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:55 pm

Nighthawk wrote:Amitabha is my homeboy.


Sounds like a great song title! :D

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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby dharmagoat » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:24 pm

Avalokiteśvara = Chenrezig (སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ spyan ras gzigs):

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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby steveb1 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:42 pm

Amida Buddha, tops.

Vairocana, Dainichi are cool :)
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby seeker242 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:37 pm

It's an even tie between Thousand-armed Avalokitesvara and Shakyamuni. :smile:
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:13 am

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.
A person once asked me why I would want to stop rebirth. "It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want to be reborn."
I replied. "Wanting to be reborn is like wanting to stay in a jail cell, when you have the chance to go free and experience the whole wide world. Does a convict, on being freed from his shabby, constricting, little cell, suddenly say "I really want to go back to jail and be put in a cell. It sounds pretty cool. Being able to come back. Who wouldn't want that?"
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Re: Who is your favorite Buddha/Bodhisattva?

Postby alpha » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:32 pm

my own mind.
everything else is secondary.
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