ram peswani wrote:
I have learnt three positive things from you all.
1) I have now confidence that i can write with quiet a speed due to practice that i got replying to you all
2) The violent reactions indicate that if i write a book , it will be very popular, due to noise and acclaim that it will produce
3) So much of science and language has changed that Lotus sutra can now be made to reach, scientific and well educated people who are free from dogmas
with these new power of discoveries
I never could have imagined that such Mahayana site could try to choke up creative writings. I am also pleased that i am now not going to write about vehical and suniata on this site with this new language and throw it away, idea of book will be better
I am truely sorry that i have disturbed some of you so much but to tell you the truth i have not reached the reason behind it. I have to find the reason in me.
you have not disturbed me, but you have to realise that some of the stuff you are saying is just not true. For example when I pointed out to you at least nine Sutta from the "Hinayana" that refer or talk directly about sunyata you just ignored the post because it did not fit into your view.
yes it did not fit in, because Lotus sutra is like a parent and all other sutts are his childern, AND YOU ARE NOT A CHILD.
Some of the people here have "attacked" you in an immature manner, others have tried to engage you with intelligent debate and others have even expressed concern about your well-being, but you are so stuck in your concepts that all you do is repeat the same points over and over without taking into account some valid criticisms. If you are here to advertise your theory, fine, go for it, but don't expect people to buy it.
It's not a matter of choking creative writing, it has to do with what is Buddhism, and what is not.
Some one needs to be explained that you have disrespect for Guattam Buddha as he is not a friend to you.
Too much DEVOTION BREEDS EXTREMISM AND chokes up the reality of meaning of Lotus Sutra. Devotion helps but it should not suffocate to the extent that you goad others, so that they come to the level of insulting.
You present your view as Buddhist but your knowledge of Buddhism is limited to a rather bizzare reading of the Lotus Sutra that does not even come close to all the classic interpretations of the Sutra, a Sutra that is the very basis for some schools of Buddhism. When I said for you to go find a teacher versed in the Lotus Sutra you believe I was trying to choke you? You think I was saying it because I was disturbed? NO! I said it because I believe that it will help you develop an even deeper understanding of the significance of the Lotus Sutra.
There you may be right, but I had explained that my first stage was some HIGHER POWER introducing me in Buddhism in MEDITATION. Lotus sutra was explained to me in meditation. you others may not believe this, but the postings should not have reached this stage. I read Lotus sutra much later. 99.999 % of Indians do not know of Lotus sutra. They just know that many of enlightened persons have come to India in the past and Guatam Budha is one of them.
In fact if you go to Eagle peak and nearby areas, people respect more or may be equally Jain Tiranthakars who was there in Guatam Buddhas life.
And other parts of India would rather talk about Krishna, Rama and other saints, giving very low status to Buddhism. I would never get angry with them because i have for many years been following their path and understand their mentality.Your site is showing me the signs of EXTREMISM which is very very sad.
Most Mahayana scholars use the Lotus Sutra to show that women are equal to men and capable of reaching enlightenment, they consider the Lotus Sutra as proof of womens capacity to become enlightened and you use it to justify womens inferior position? Maybe we here are incapable of explaining this to you, maybe you are unwilling to understand this. Go find a good teacher to spell it out to you. IN PERSON!
AGAIN I HAVE EXPLAINED THERE IS NO GENDER BIAS HERE. IN MY WAY I HAD SAID THAT VEHICLE SIZE IS NOT BIG ENOUGH TO CARRY TWO SEXES AND FUTURE BHODDHISATTVAS ARE TRYING FOR THE EVOLUTION TO FLOW FORWARD AS TWO SEXES HAVE PRODUCED MUCH VARIETY. WHAT MORE CLEARER INDICATION THAT DRAGON GIRL TURNS INTO MALE BEFORE BECOMING BUDDHA. ALREADY GUATAM BUDDHAS TEACHING CREATED ENOUGH TURMOIL IN INDIA AND IT IS NOT POPULAR HERE, BECAUSE INDIANS DID NOT BELIEVE IN SUNIATA , THEY WERE FIRMLY ANCHORED IN ATMA AS THE SUPERIOR SOURCE OF UNIVERSE.
HE COULD NOT HAVE OPENLY BANISHED TWO SEXES AT THAT TIME. BUT NOW SCIENCE AND WORDS ARE AVAILABLE TO EXPLAIN THE TRUTHS.
I HAVE READ ABOUT SUNIATA THREAD AT YOUR SITE TO SOME EXTENT. EXPLANATIONS ARE MORE CONFUSING THAN IF SUNIATA COULD BE SHOWN FROM OTHER ANGLES. AND I HAD MANY OTHER ANGLES. A VIEW IS MORE CLEAR IF SEEN FROM VARIOUS ANGLES.
I HAVE FINEST OF TEACHER INSIDE ME. DO NOT BOTHER ME ANY MORE OTHERWISE I WILL CARRY A STICK AND RUN AFTER YOU.
PS Good luck with the book.
PPS Can all the immature twits stop taunting the man? Even if you do not agree with what Ram is saying you should at least show some respect for the fact that Ram is old enough to be your grandfather!