"...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
-Padmasambhava

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby Karma Dorje » Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:47 am

"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
-Padmasambhava

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:01 am

Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby Karma Dorje » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:07 am

"Although my view is higher than the sky, My respect for the cause and effect of actions is as fine as grains of flour."
-Padmasambhava

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby reddust » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:08 am

Those mythological flying palaces were really spaceships. I don't know if all the fancy show in the ancient myth and lore are real. I am keeping an open mind about the whole thing. But I can't help laughing when I watch ancient aliens TV show on this history channel and they go on and on about the Vimanas :twothumbsup: Vimanashair.jpg
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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:37 am

Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby Norwegian » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:43 am

"Thus, one should investigate [if a teacher]
Has the knowledge of what should be practiced.
Whether he knows the number of insects
Is not of any use to us.

We seek one who is valid,
Knowing what to adopt and discard
As well as the method to do so,
Not one who knows everything.

Whether or not he can see what is distant,
He should see the reality we seek.
If seeing what is distant makes one valid
Then we should honor vultures here."
-- Dharmakirti


"These sizes, distances, and so forth are flatly contradicted by the empirical evidence of modern astronomy. There is a dictum in Buddhist philosophy that to uphold a tenet that contradicts reason is to undermine one's credibility; to contradict empirical evidence is still a greater fallacy. So it is hard to take the Abhidharma cosmology literally. Indeed, even without recourse to modern science, there is a sufficient range of contradictory models for cosmology within Buddhist thought for one to question the literal truth of any particular version. My own view is that Buddhism must abandon many aspects of the Abhidharma cosmology. To what extend Vasubandhu himself believed in Abhidharma worleview is open to question. He was presenting systematically the variety of cosmological speculations that were then current in India. Strictly speaking, the description of the cosmos and its origins - which the Buddhist texts refer to as the "container" - is secondary to the account of the nature and origins of sentient beings, who are "contained".
-- His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby smcj » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:16 am

Don't take me too seriously.

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby dude » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:36 am

You think preventing or causing hail, healing mantras, etc are bullshit too?

Now that's a much more important question, isn't it?

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Re: "...but the science of Buddhism will never change."

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:42 am

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Profile Picture: "The Foaming Monk"
The Chinese characters are Fo (buddha) and Ming (bright). The image is of a student of Buddhism, who, imagining himself to be a monk, and not understanding the true meaning of the words takes the sound of the words literally. Likewise, People on web forums sometime seem to be foaming at the mouth.
Original painting by P.Volker /used by permission.


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