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by brendan
Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism
Replies: 376
Views: 32920

Re: Namkhai Norbu and Vegetarianism

Why are there animals again?
by brendan
Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Malcolm wrote:
brendan wrote:@Malcolm

The claim is that Buddha's are omniscient....so there for they are aware of _any illness_ for _any_ sentient being (Buddhist or non- Buddhist)......and they have the medication for any of these illnesses....?

Right. What is your question?
Contact. Thanks
by brendan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Sherab Dorje wrote:
brendan wrote:Yer I know...the medication is only enjoyed by the sentient being if the requirements are meet.
So why you asking the same question repeatedly?

Question hiding in statement?
by brendan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

@Malcolm The claim is that Buddha's are omniscient....so there for they are aware of _any illness_ for _any_ sentient being (Buddhist or non- Buddhist)......and they have the medication for any of these illnesses....? This has already been answered. Go back and contemplate the answers rather than j...
by brendan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

@Malcolm

The claim is that Buddha's are omniscient....so there for they are aware of _any illness_ for _any_ sentient being (Buddhist or non- Buddhist)......and they have the medication for any of these illnesses....?
by brendan
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Malcolm, this is your quote "All benefit that comes to us is the blessings of the Buddhas". Yes, because the buddhas only wish the best for sentient beings, it is therefore any benefit that befalls them is a blessing of the buddhas. This is also a quote, "Yes, and there is nothing Buddhas can do ab...
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

brendan wrote:
Johnny Dangerous wrote:You are still failing to convey what you mean, please post something a bit clearer.
OK Medicine Buddha.
Sorry for typing this in a Mahayana thread.
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

[Malcolm, Buddhas are beyond doctors. Buddhas are called "great physicians" for the very reason I state. And like doctors who can only treat patients who do what they say, Buddha can only help sentient beings who follow the path that they teach. As it is said: The munis do not wash sins away, nor r...
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Malcolm, Buddhas are beyond doctors. Buddhas are called "great physicians" for the very reason I state. And like doctors who can only treat patients who do what they say, Buddha can only help sentient beings who follow the path that they teach. As it is said: The munis do not wash sins away, nor re...
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Malcolm, Buddhas are said to also be beyond doctors.

You didn't have to type that (but thanks)...I have listing to and read about that response many times.
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Read the accomplishments. Anyway you are a moderator so I'm sure you are aware of the claims of what Buddhas have accomplished. Maybe you should read them more carefully. Malcolm, Buddhas are said to be able to manifest as _anything_...or as many atoms in the universe. There is still suffering...an...
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

The problem seems to be one of us has a very different cogninton of "guide" or "assist".

Also there still is suffering.



No disrespect intended.
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

dzogchungpa wrote:Didn't Avalokiteśvara say that there is no suffering in the Heart Sutra?

LOL
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Johnny Dangerous wrote:You are still failing to convey what you mean, please post something a bit clearer.
OK Medicine Buddha.
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:39 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

That is already understood (please stop it)...the point is after one has made the movement and meet the requirements. Why all the grandiose claims and chest beating just do what they claim they can do. Would you mind giving a concrete example of a specific claim made by Buddha Shakyamuni or anyone ...
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

The claims are that Buddha/Dharma does eliminate all suffering (or course via Dependent Origination)....but considering the claims..moving the goal posts (lack of a better term) seems a very appropriate term.[/quote] Can you present such claims, something found in a sūtra, for example? No, this is n...
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

That is already understood (please stop it)...the point is after one has made the movement and meet the requirements. Why all the grandiose claims and chest beating just do what they claim they can do.
by brendan
Thu Nov 13, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

The claims are that Buddha/Dharma does eliminate all suffering (or course via Dependent Origination)....but considering the claims..moving the goal posts (lack of a better term) seems a very appropriate term. Can you present such claims, something found in a sūtra, for example? Considering the clai...
by brendan
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

The claims are that Buddha/Dharma does eliminate all suffering (or course via Dependent Origination)....but considering the claims..moving the goal posts (lack of a better term) seems a very appropriate term. Can you present such claims, something found in a sūtra, for example? Considering the clai...
by brendan
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: The Truth of the First Noble Truth
Replies: 296
Views: 27987

Re: The Truth of the First Noble Truth

Yes, of course. As long as sentient beings are afflicted, they will continue to suffer. Who could expect anything else. It is not the Buddha's fault that sentient beings continue to cultivate afflictions. No one ever claimed the Buddha was able to remove the suffering of sentients beings through fi...

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