Did Shakyamuni Buddha also give empowerments?

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Re: Did Shakyamuni Buddha also give empowerments?

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:18 am

Red Faced Buddha wrote:It seems like a very corruptible system.


Yeah well sometimes there's a storm and a transformer shorts out. Normal service gets restored.
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Re: Did Shakyamuni Buddha also give empowerments?

Postby heart » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:14 am

Red Faced Buddha wrote:
heart wrote:We don't need one man, but we need the lineage of genuine realization. That is the heart of Vajrayana. So it doesn't matter if Buddha taught Vajrayana, he had that genuine realization and through his students he transmitted it.

/magnus


It seems like a very corruptible system.


Of course, what isn't?

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Re: Did Shakyamuni Buddha also give empowerments?

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:32 pm

heart wrote:Of course, what isn't?

/magnus


I hear the Pope's infallible.

8-)
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Re: Did Shakyamuni Buddha also give empowerments?

Postby Red Faced Buddha » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:36 pm

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
heart wrote:Of course, what isn't?

/magnus


I hear the Pope's infallible.

8-)


:smile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Alexander_VI
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Re: Did Shakyamuni Buddha also give empowerments?

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:54 pm

Yes, hehe.

Well, infallibility, impeccability, potato, potah-to. To some a distinction without a difference. To others all the difference in the world.
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Re: Did Shakyamuni Buddha also give empowerments?

Postby heart » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:59 pm

Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
heart wrote:Of course, what isn't?

/magnus


I hear the Pope's infallible.

8-)


I doubt that :smile:

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Re: Did Shakyamuni Buddha also give empowerments?

Postby tomamundsen » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:05 pm

heart wrote:
Karma Dondrup Tashi wrote:
heart wrote:Of course, what isn't?

/magnus


I hear the Pope's infallible.

8-)


I doubt that :smile:

/magnus

Well, because you're not Catholic! But it's not really supposed to mean that the pope is always right and that if he says that the sun won't rise tomorrow that it won't. The gist of it, from my understanding, is that the pope's interpretation of scriptures and decisions regarding policies and views on ethics, morals, etc. is taken to be the entire Catholic church's view while he is in the position of being the pope.
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