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by Brahma
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Any explanation
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Any explanation

Buddha is quoted as saying: “there is no first beginning, no first beginning is knowable.” Samyutta Nikaya 15.1-2 There is an idea of the Adi-Buddha. Whether Gautama is the Adi-Buddha has been debated, but according to the Lotus Sutra Siddhartha was not the first Buddha, He was a Bodhisattva named ...
by Brahma
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Does true omnipotence exist?
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: Does true omnipotence exist?

Become a Buddha and figure out if you are Omnipotent. :twothumbsup:
by Brahma
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Reaching the path
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Reaching the path

To me "reaching the path" means coming to a place in one's life when their entire life is dedicated to the Buddha Way. There are some meanings in the Lotus Sutra about how some very small and also large tokens of forbearance towards honouring the Buddha will help one enter the Buddha Way, towards be...
by Brahma
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Help Required
Topic: It's very hard living with demon attacks.
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: It's very hard living with demon attacks.

You could ask for Avalokakitesvara's protection, the protection of Bodhisattva Perceiver of the World's Sounds. Here is an excerpt about Him from the Lotus Sutra's text: "Suppose there were a hundred, a thousand, ten thousand, a million living beings who, seeking for gold, silver, lapis lazuli, seas...
by Brahma
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus sutra
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: Lotus sutra

Actually, you do not know if your severe punishment has yet to come. You say, "It would have harmed me by now," but you do not know that. Your harm could be still on its way and not arrived yet. I have been on lotus sutra for last 26 years, day in , day out. And I have suffered a lot during this pe...
by Brahma
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Sūtra Studies
Topic: Lotus sutra
Replies: 20
Views: 387

Re: Lotus sutra

Punishment comes only to those who blaspheme the Lotus Sutra, and the blasphemy has to be serious for the Mystic Law to consider it as such. In the Lotus Sutra there is some information about what comes to those who blaspheme it. Misunderstanding it, however, is not blasphemy, and it is part of the ...
by Brahma
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Samsarically Satisfied?
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Samsarically Satisfied?

Some people just haven't accepted or wanted to think about the reason for leaving Samsara. They may very well have the Buddha Wisdom of knowing that they need to go into a Spiritual Lifestyle, but don't accept the valid points of it as a part of their every day lives, because it means waking up from...
by Brahma
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Mucalinda Buddha / Naga Buddha / Naga-Muni
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Mucalinda Buddha / Naga Buddha / Naga-Muni

Does anyone know if this has to do with the tradition of Vishnu (also called Narayan, also a Deity recognized in Buddhism) laying on a bed of Naga Serpents on the Causal Ocean in meditation? I know that followers of Sanatana Dharma see Buddha as an Avatar of Vishnu, so is there some connection betwe...
by Brahma
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What is the cause of desire
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: What is the cause of desire

I believe what the Buddha classified as desire or craving comes from the pull of a living entity to become a controller of the Saha world in order to acquire something for him/her/itself that feeds the senses, this may be called material sense gratification, and once someone experiences this they ar...
by Brahma
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: AI alignment
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Re: AI alignment

AI that is created by humanity as computerized technology with the intent of becoming some sort of model for an android to become a part of human society is my greatest hope for what can be done with regards to this kind of system, but at the same time it is the most difficult situation as the robot...
by Brahma
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: New

May Avalokakitesvara guide and Protect you throughout life and your Journey in Buddhism!

Om Mani Padme Hum! :twothumbsup:
by Brahma
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: New here

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by Brahma
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Vows, samayas and empowerment
Replies: 13
Views: 439

Re: Vows, samayas and empowerment

I think that there are many levels of consciousness at play during Empowerment and initiation, and though one may not fully grasp at what is going on, they may later realize they blossomed internally during the Empowerment and were fully present in a deeper subconscious way that affected their whole...
by Brahma
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?
Replies: 45
Views: 1812

Re: Describe Buddhahood to me. Are there different levels of it? And is there a higher level of Enlightenment than it?

Does anyone have a take on the concept of being fully present as a Supremely Perfectly Enlightened Buddha, provisionally, yet having other levels of Awakening to get to, as a Buddha? What could these be? For example One could come to Supreme Perfect Enlightenment but desire to Only serve the Buddha ...
by Brahma
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any details or evidences anywhere in any part of Mahayana Buddhism that Gautama Buddha is the Adi-Buddha?
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Are there any details or evidences anywhere in any part of Mahayana Buddhism that Gautama Buddha is the Adi-Buddha?

Caoimhghín, thank you for the East Asian Madhyamaka take on the Buddha and His Nirvana. There are a lot of deep questions as to whether the Enlightened One was ever even in this world in a material body, or whether He was an Emanation of Nirvana itself. When someone saw the Buddha, they may have ask...
by Brahma
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any details or evidences anywhere in any part of Mahayana Buddhism that Gautama Buddha is the Adi-Buddha?
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Are there any details or evidences anywhere in any part of Mahayana Buddhism that Gautama Buddha is the Adi-Buddha?

In the Lankavatara sutra Buddha discusses the question in what sense he is same as the previous Buddhas, then he enumerates some of the previous ones like Krakucchanda etc... But he also points out that names of buddhas are empty. Is Buddha B, u, d, dh or a? This is also asked in the Lankavatara. W...
by Brahma
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: Are there any details or evidences anywhere in any part of Mahayana Buddhism that Gautama Buddha is the Adi-Buddha?
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Are there any details or evidences anywhere in any part of Mahayana Buddhism that Gautama Buddha is the Adi-Buddha?

Thank you for your kind responses. To me the strength of the Adi-Buddha comes from the idea that there is an Eternal Buddha, and why I ask: "is it Gautama?" is because I want to perceive the secret of whether Gautama Buddha, the most revered Buddha in modern History, is the Adi-Buddha. I want to und...
by Brahma
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Extending a warm welcome to our many silent guests
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Extending a warm welcome to our many silent guests

I always feel like it's some kind of good energy coming from all the Buddha lands just to check out this little corner not DNS's world and ebb good and positive vibrations of Buddhism into us. I have almost 4,000 posts. How many more do I need to post for this to be part of my Dharma world too? :to...
by Brahma
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Extending a warm welcome to our many silent guests
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Extending a warm welcome to our many silent guests

I have like 545 guests online right now, sometimes it fills up the entire queue for me. There is quite a lot. I always feel like it's some kind of good energy coming from all the Buddha lands just to check out this little corner of DNS's world and ebb good and positive vibrations of Buddhism into us...
by Brahma
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: "There are more people alive than dead", true or false ?
Replies: 23
Views: 680

Re: "There are more people alive than dead", true or false ?

I expect that even the present population has caused damage to the life in the oceans that is difficult to repair. No necessary changes seem to be happening to prevent this damage to life and living beings. As per Lotus sutra our milkyway along with galaxis, stars and sun and earth are evolving a t...

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