Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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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."
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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

Postby Nemo » Tue May 08, 2012 5:27 pm

Nagarjuna springs to mind. Many of his alchemical practices involved Hindu worship of Shiva. Longchenpa was found to have implements for Hindu pudga near his hermitage. Bodhisattvas don't only appear to Buddhists. Karmapa and many other Lamas have had visions of HINDU Ganesha. The scandal! The correlations between Pashupatinath and Avalokiteshwara must be very disturbing to someone steeped in dogma. The identical mantras between some Hindu and Tibetan Tantric practices must be maddening.

The dogma only makes sense if the Gods and Buddhas are imaginary. Real beings are so much more complicated. Jambala is another example of a minor Hindu deity that is also a Buddhist protector. A protector who was a student of a Buddha from a preceding age. Ganesha, Saraswati, Lakshmi, etc, etc

I don't mix practices of course. But I am not so closed minded as to think that the Rahula that the Hindus worship is different from the one Buddhists do. Am I only allowed to do the Buddhist praises to Ganesha and not the Hindu ones?

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
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— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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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: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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Re: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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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: Death at Tibetan Buddhist meditation retreat in Arizona

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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: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions

Postby Lhug-Pa » Tue May 08, 2012 10:23 pm

Isn't it quite possible, even likely, that the Mahavidya/Tantric Mother-Goddess tradition is originally pre-Vedic Dravidian?

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Re: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions

Postby Malcolm » Tue May 08, 2012 10:31 pm





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: Buddhist Emanations in Indian Religions

Postby Lhug-Pa » Tue May 08, 2012 10:43 pm

Well I've heard something along the lines of that the Upanishads were originally composed by Dravidian Tantrikas, and then later on the Vedics tacked them onto the Vedas thereby trying to claim the Upanishads as their own.


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