Fri 18 Sep, 2009 01:32 pm - Vajra: Ok To say that the entire world is only illusion is not a buddhist teaching.
NS: Of course it is! I can name several Buddhist schools that say as much. There is even the "Mind... (view)
Fri 18 Sep, 2009 07:33 am - Hi Krumple,
I suspect that we agree on a great deal of this Buddhist stuff. Have you done much reading in Buddhism's ugly child, i.e. Zen?
K: Perhaps I should have just said, "the... (view)
Thu 17 Sep, 2009 06:18 pm - Hi
Vajra: The natural reaction is to feel pity (compassion) for yourself in your own ignorance even though you are not within yourself due to the lack of self. This is the root of altruism... (view)
Thu 17 Sep, 2009 09:19 am - Hi Krumple,
K: The way we view others or ourselves is as a substantial entity but this is not accurate. People like to believe that they exist for ever, either life after life or as a disembodied... (view)
Wed 16 Sep, 2009 07:14 pm - Hello,
I find the altruistic 'bodisattva' element, found in most of Mayahana Buddhism, to be contradictory to, and a corruption of, essential Buddhist philosophy. I believe that some... (view)