Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Grigoris » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:52 pm

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby wisdom » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:46 pm

Marcus Aurelius's 'Meditations', a work of Stoic Philosophy, is strikingly close to Dharma in many ways.

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Indrajala » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:49 pm

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Grigoris » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:54 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Grigoris » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:21 am

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Indrajala » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:26 am

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Grigoris » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:14 am

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Grigoris » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:19 am

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Astus » Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:24 pm

An interesting source for an ecumenical outlook of Buddhism is Yogi Chen who studied both Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism. Another could be the Tendai type of ecumenism as it includes so many different practices, although within a single frame of theory.

As for this Greek part, this could be interesting for some:
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Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.



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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Malcolm » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:17 pm

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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: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Grigoris » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:23 pm

A classic case of the student thinking they are better than the teacher!

Now go put some pants on, there are wimmen and children present! :tongue:
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Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Stewart » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:54 pm

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Beatzen » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:59 am

It's always nice to see cooperation across sect lines. After seeing some of the sect-bashing that goes on on this board (last time, by one of your tibetan practitioners), it's refreshing.

Promoting one particular sect over the other is ridiculous. Claiming that your school is the 'heir of indian buddhism' - that's b.s., they're all heirs of indian buddhism. And it loses sight of the fact that the dharma is right under your nose, so to speak. Even if Gautama Buddha had not formulated a noble eightfold path, I believe there would still be people in the world who were capable to intuit reality from nonsense, incorporating loving kindness and compassion into their relationships as well.

It takes unions of all kinds to give society communion. That's what the Sangha is about, right? Communion with eachother in practicing a way of liberation which is good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good in the end.
"Cause is not before and Effect is not after"
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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Beatzen » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:43 pm

"Cause is not before and Effect is not after"
- Eihei Dogen Zenji

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Re: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

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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: Is ecumenical Buddhism realistic?

Postby Beatzen » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:06 pm

"Cause is not before and Effect is not after"
- Eihei Dogen Zenji


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