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I am a Buddhist and if anyone wants to question my beliefs then they are welcome to do so...

 
 
Wilso
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2014 06:54 pm
@reasoning logic,
reasoning logic wrote:

How can you be sure that the words he spoke were not being made up by his own brain, the same way that you might think of another person who makes such claims today?


You're wasting your time with that lunatic. He's only a brain snap away from a mass shooting.
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2014 07:16 pm
Quote:
Reasoning Logic asked: How can you be sure that the words [Jesus] spoke were not being made up by his own brain, the same way that you might think of another person who makes such claims today?

His 37 miracles were his 'credentials'!
"Even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father'" (John 10:38)
Heck he was almost as big as David Blaine..Smile
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IRFRANK
 
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Reply Tue 4 Feb, 2014 09:02 pm
@Frank Apisa,
You say that simply because that supports your point of view. So be it.
nacredambition
 
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Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2014 07:37 am
@Wilso,
Just flew in for some unconditional happiness.

Reminds me of the time I was confronted in the shower with why are you singing about "that's what a penis is"?

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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2014 08:40 am
@IRFRANK,
IRFRANK wrote:

You say that simply because that supports your point of view. So be it.


IRFRANK wrote:

You say that simply because that supports your point of view. So be it.


No...I say it because Wilso summed up igm's thoughts much better than your suggestion that the summation was wrong.

But apparently you are not going to get that. So be it.
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igm
 
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Reply Tue 4 Mar, 2014 06:46 am

What if our religion was each other
If our practice was our life
If prayer, our words.
What if the temple was the earth
If forests were our church
If holy water - the rivers, lakes, and oceans
What if meditation was our relationships
If the Teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being

~ Ganga White

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igm
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 03:10 pm
https://scontent-b-cdg.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1902925_722795567752765_917430950_n.jpg
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 03:46 pm
@igm,
igm wrote:

https://scontent-b-cdg.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1902925_722795567752765_917430950_n.jpg


Amen!

Great smile on that owl. Wink
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 03:58 pm
@igm,
Laughing Buddha!
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IRFRANK
 
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Reply Sat 15 Mar, 2014 09:19 pm
@igm,
Love it.
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igm
 
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Reply Mon 17 Mar, 2014 01:55 pm
https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/1981873_746653502047092_1435361227_n.jpg
IRFRANK
 
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Reply Tue 18 Mar, 2014 08:30 pm
@igm,
Beautiful. I try to apply this to many things.
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neologist
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 09:51 am
@igm,
What is, or who is a mahasiddha?
igm
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 03:43 pm

"Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
Keep your behavior positive because your behavior become your habits.
Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." by Mahatma Gandi.


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igm
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 03:44 pm
@neologist,
neologist wrote:

What is, or who is a mahasiddha?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahasiddha
neologist
 
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Reply Wed 19 Mar, 2014 07:53 pm
@igm,
I was hoping for a down to earth explanation from the grand igm.
igm
 
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Reply Sun 23 Mar, 2014 04:48 pm
@neologist,
neologist wrote:

I was hoping for a down to earth explanation...

Disappointment is as good as any lesson in life... as a goad to seeking that which is beyond disappointment.
Krumple
 
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Reply Sat 29 Mar, 2014 07:57 pm
@igm,
igm wrote:

neologist wrote:

I was hoping for a down to earth explanation...

Disappointment is as good as any lesson in life... as a goad to seeking that which is beyond disappointment.



I have a question for you igm

If the Buddha's teaching work, why are there no living Buddhas around? I have never met one. I have seen a lot who try to claim to be but they really don't reflect what the Buddha taught. I see them wearing Rolex watches and owning BMWs and taking expensive trips around the world.

Surely if the Dharma works there should be thousands, hundreds of thousands of living Buddhas, but I have not met a single one. Why is that?
JLNobody
 
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Reply Sat 29 Mar, 2014 09:16 pm
@Krumple,
Krumple, as I understand it we are all Buddhas, although most of us act either as if we were not or as if we are striving to become one. Siddartha awakened to (recognized) his Buddha mind/original nature/"true self" (which is not the same as his psychological ego), and when we ritually bow to the image/idea of the Buddha (as well as the Dharma and our Sangha) we are bowing not to the historical "Buddha" but to his original mind which is also bowing to our own Buddha nature which we must come to recognize as he did. I've known many Buddhas--including you.
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igm
 
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Reply Sun 30 Mar, 2014 03:56 pm
@Krumple,
You've asked this question before... you didn't like my answer... I have the same one now as I did then Smile
 

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