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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:40 am 
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tobes wrote:
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In all the various wonderful descriptions of Amitabja's Pure Land, has anyone heard their political system described?


Vow number 10 of Dharmakara in the longer sutra sounds a lot like Lennon's political utopia;

"Blessed one, may I not awaken to unsurpassable, perfect, full awakening if the living beings who are born in this buddha-field should conceive of any idea of property, even if it is only with regard to their own body."

"Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world"

Who was arguing for natural property rights again?? Not in the pure lands!

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Well, I think the first quote is a reference to emptiness and the second is a reference to communism.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:14 am 
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Malcolm wrote:
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Dharma never promises another better life. In fact it assures us that if we are passive and refuse to put the teachings into practice we will certainly not experience a better life in the hereafter.

The Buddha of the hell realms is Yamaraja.

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That's the first time I've heard of Yama being referred to as a buddha. Yamaraja=Dharmaraja right?


It is a Xitro thing.


Ohhh, ok. I'm assuming this isn't invoking the dharmapala, right? Something that's "unique" to zhitro?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:12 pm 
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Lotus_Bitch wrote:

Ohhh, ok. I'm assuming this isn't invoking the dharmapala, right? Something that's "unique" to zhitro?


There is a Muni for each of the six realms.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:06 pm 
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Malcolm wrote:
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Ohhh, ok. I'm assuming this isn't invoking the dharmapala, right? Something that's "unique" to zhitro?


There is a Muni for each of the six realms.


Gotcha :thumbsup:

This wouldn't be the first time I've heard about the 6 munis. I have an infatuation with the hell realms, so I'm always trying to learn more about buddhas and bodhisattvas that are particularly associated with this realm.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:45 pm 
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tobes wrote:
smcj wrote:
In all the various wonderful descriptions of Amitabja's Pure Land, has anyone heard their political system described?


Vow number 10 of Dharmakara in the longer sutra sounds a lot like Lennon's political utopia;

"Blessed one, may I not awaken to unsurpassable, perfect, full awakening if the living beings who are born in this buddha-field should conceive of any idea of property, even if it is only with regard to their own body."

"Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people sharing all the world"

Who was arguing for natural property rights again?? Not in the pure lands!

:anjali:


Correction, not in Amitabha's pureland, populated only by males.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Malcolm wrote:
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Ohhh, ok. I'm assuming this isn't invoking the dharmapala, right? Something that's "unique" to zhitro?


There is a Muni for each of the six realms.


In the mandala of xitro, does Yamaraja have the same appearance as the dharmapala of the same name?

All I need is a yes or no answer...I must know!!! :tantrum: :D

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Lotus_Bitch wrote:
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Ohhh, ok. I'm assuming this isn't invoking the dharmapala, right? Something that's "unique" to zhitro?


There is a Muni for each of the six realms.


In the mandala of xitro, does Yamaraja have the same appearance as the dharmapala of the same name?

All I need is a yes or no answer...I must know!!! :tantrum: :D

No.

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