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by Rakz
Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?
Replies: 51
Views: 10020

Re: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?

So in other words you accept the Dharmakaya as true but reject the Sambhogakaya of Amitabha? Denying the Sambhogakaya of a Buddha is still slander. The trikaya doctrine is fundamental in Mahayana and last time I checked Jodo Shinshu is Mahayanist.
by Rakz
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?
Replies: 51
Views: 10020

Re: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?

Andreas you're wrong about Shinran. There is a quote by which Shinran says quite explicitly that the people who slander the dharma by saying "THERE IS NO BUDDHA" are not to be reborn in the Pure Land. Those are the words of Shinran. Not Rennyo.
by Rakz
Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Death Stories
Replies: 45
Views: 11829

Re: Pure Land Death Stories

Pure Land death stories do exist but sadly very hard to verify. Kind of like the rainbow body phenomenon.
by Rakz
Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:53 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?
Replies: 51
Views: 10020

Re: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?

Pure Land is a meanings, not the end by itself When I read this thread then this - again - seems to be the only view people have on Pure Land Buddhism and this is the only view that *may* cause the question whether it is contradictory to Buddhism or not. I don't know how many times I have tried to ...
by Rakz
Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Padmasambhava as the incarnation of Amitabha?
Replies: 17
Views: 3684

Padmasambhava as the incarnation of Amitabha?

Is this the view of all Tibetan schools? How was he come to thought of as that incarnation?
by Rakz
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Why do poor people support tax breaks for the rich?
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Why do poor people support tax breaks for the rich?

They are brain washed by the propaganda of trickle down politics.
by Rakz
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Osho on Love
Replies: 13
Views: 2878

Re: Osho on Love

osho was nothing but a criminal. its beyond me why people still have respect for this guy.
by Rakz
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?
Replies: 51
Views: 10020

Re: Is Pure Land "Buddhism" contradictory to Buddhism?

Buddhism as something that matches with science and rationalism is a modern myth, a way of presenting Buddhism to those conditioned by such thoughts. But as you have noticed yourself, there is lot of "religion" going on in this religion too. There are people who have difficulty conceiving an actual...
by Rakz
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: which pure land do you seek?
Replies: 62
Views: 14665

Re: which pure land do you seek?

Aren't we already present in the Buddha Kshetra of Shakyamuni ? If you are able to see this as a pure land then all the power to you but for most of us it is a world is full of death, disease, and destruction. Not to mention the many personal responsibilities we have to our families. Amitabha's pur...
by Rakz
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pure Land Resources
Replies: 71
Views: 37431

Re: Pure Land Resources

Thank you Gordo.
by Rakz
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Discovering Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Mahayana/Vajrayana Links and Resources
Replies: 426
Views: 101076

Re: Pure Land Resources

Thank you Gordo.
by Rakz
Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: What is the one thing?
Replies: 19
Views: 2253

Re: What is the one thing?

:popcorn:
by Rakz
Sat May 28, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Pureland newbie!
Replies: 24
Views: 7493

Re: Pureland newbie!

Good move. Me personally I've felt a lot less dukkha after making the switch.
by Rakz
Sat May 28, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Tibetan Medicine
Topic: Remedy for low energy
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Remedy for low energy

are you getting enough sleep?
by Rakz
Sun May 22, 2011 9:28 am
Forum: Pure Land
Topic: Faith and Letting Go
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Faith and Letting Go

People like Shinran usually have not heard of Amitabha until some turning point in their lives. Those whose have heard of Amitabha's vows but still deluded (still creating evil karma) due to lack of faith, lack of understanding of karma, and lack of knowledge on Buddhism in general are considered l...
by Rakz
Fri May 20, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Supermonk - A Buddhist Comic
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: Supermonk - A Buddhist Comic

"There is no supermonk here"

".........Oh my god that was deep"

hahahaha
by Rakz
Thu May 05, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Pure Lands
Replies: 61
Views: 8792

Re: Pure Lands

That's probably what he meant.
by Rakz
Thu May 05, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: dumb question
Replies: 59
Views: 6328

Re: dumb question

So enlightenment is not permanent? Dharmata sounds a lot like Nirguna Brahman in this case. No, enlightenment is permanent. And yet form still arises. But a buddha perceives form as self-liberated (not separate from emptiness), while a sentient being perceives form as self-existing (separate from e...
by Rakz
Wed May 04, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Nyingma
Topic: Smoking tobacco
Replies: 156
Views: 31742

Re: Smoking tobacco

Dear Namdrol, I am aware of the view of tobacco, but what is the TM opinion of Marijuana? Both recreational and medical uses? Herb does not have many medical uses in TM -- and it is very bad for meditation. Stoners can't meditate well since herb messes with short term memory. If one is a stoner, an...
by Rakz
Wed May 04, 2011 3:32 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: dumb question
Replies: 59
Views: 6328

Re: dumb question

However, I have found a resolution - Yes, while the sambhogakaya and nirmanakaya depend on ignorance to arise - it is only because ignorance cannot perceive the inseparability of the 3 kayas. If all beings were enlightened, forms would still arise and dissolve into dharmata - because that is the na...

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