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by Enochian
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98528

Re: and again ... Jesus is a bodhisattva

Jesus did not teach Dependent Origination, the central teaching which ties every level of Buddhism from Theravada to Dzogchen.

Thus he does not have any connection to Buddhism.

Lastly, I don't recall any truly omniscient / divine master such as Jigme Lingpa mentioning Jesus. :shrug:
by Enochian
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98528

Re: and again ... Jesus is a bodhisattva

Which "Holiness" are you referring to?

Dalai Lama?
by Enochian
Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Interfaith Dialogue
Replies: 2049
Views: 98528

Re: and again ... Jesus is a bodhisattva

Jesus may exist, but he would be dependently originated, and thus not really the Creator.
by Enochian
Sat Jul 23, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 112
Views: 9648

Re: Thoughts

It wasn't anything personal against you.

Its just that you ALL seem so confused.

For myself, it is pretty simple. I live by whats in my signature.
by Enochian
Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Dzogchen
Topic: Thoughts
Replies: 112
Views: 9648

Re: Thoughts

This thread is why I am not a Dzogchen practitioner.

Its not that complicated. Read my sig.
by Enochian
Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Meditation
Topic: sleepiness at meditation
Replies: 34
Views: 2880

Re: sleepiness at meditation

Let the body go to sleep.

The mind can stay awake.

It is a novel state.
by Enochian
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What was the first sutra you ever read ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1243

Re: What was the first sutra you ever read ?

The base meaning of the sutras is :

Everything exists as thoughtforms (appearances) merely designated upon causes and conditions. This applies to yourself, the Buddhas, the causes and conditions themselves, and even the principle of causality itself.
by Enochian
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What was the first sutra you ever read ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1243

Re: What was the first sutra you ever read ?

Enochian - there are a lot of layers to this sutra. The Madhyamaka aspect is just one of them. I wouldn't dismiss it so lightly. I am not dismissing the Heart Sutra. The true bottom line meaning has already been extracted by Madhyamaka. Thus no need to read it........Study Madhyamaka instead.
by Enochian
Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Mahāyāna Buddhism
Topic: What was the first sutra you ever read ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1243

Re: What was the first sutra you ever read ?

I don't get this thread. Why do you need to read sutras, when Mādhyamaka (or if you must Yogacara philosophy) extracted the essence of the Sutras for you? I feel sad for you guys who are trying to extract meaning out of the Heart Sutra, when its already been done by Nagarjuna, more than a millennium...
by Enochian
Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?
Replies: 124
Views: 9351

Re: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?

Namdrol wrote:
Enochian wrote: The divya caksus IS used from within dhyāna, the fourth dhyāna to be exact.
The divine has to do with seeing gods, not recalling past lives.

What about past lives of others?

A lot of books on google books mention this...
by Enochian
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?
Replies: 124
Views: 9351

Re: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?

Namdrol wrote: This is all predicated on skill in samadhi.

I don't get how samadhi actually becomes mastered. If the mind is merely a wind, kumbhaka seems the better way to go.

Mastering samadhi seems like trying to capture water in a seive.
by Enochian
Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?
Replies: 124
Views: 9351

Re: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?

Namdrol wrote:
This is all predicated on skill in samadhi.

I thought samadhi was garbage and it was all about working with the channels and chakras, although I am sure the two can be done at one time.
by Enochian
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?
Replies: 124
Views: 9351

Re: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?

Yes but according to every level of buddhism, you need to have something called the divya caksus to have PERSONAL EXPERIENCE with rebirth. Not necessarily. With sufficient mastery of dhyāna one will recollect past lives. The divya caksus IS used from within dhyāna, the fourth dhyāna to be exact. My...
by Enochian
Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Dharma in Everyday Life
Topic: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?
Replies: 124
Views: 9351

Re: Reincarnation: A gift or a curse?

One does not have to believe in rebirth in order to follow the teachings of the dharma. There is no point in following Buddhadharma if you do not accept rebirth. N Yes but according to every level of buddhism, you need to have something called the divya caksus to have PERSONAL EXPERIENCE with rebir...
by Enochian
Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: "Ego" and Buddhism
Replies: 32
Views: 2177

Re: "Ego" and Buddhism

I'm only a regular Mahayana guy with no guru, but my understanding of ego is in my signature.
by Enochian
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Tibetan Buddhism
Topic: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss
Replies: 69
Views: 8344

Re: Tantric sexual bliss vs. dhyanic bliss

Which is higher?

Clear Light of Sleep OR the fourth Jhana where the divya caksus is accessed?
by Enochian
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer
Replies: 60
Views: 6341

Re: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer

The problem is that Intelligent Design is something designed by Christian liars to force Creationism on America. This is established fact at both the scientific and legal levels. If Meyers really had something novel to say, he shouldn't have used such a contaminated phrase like "intelligent Design"....
by Enochian
Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer
Replies: 60
Views: 6341

Re: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer

Well if you all watch the PBS documentary I cited earlier, it is very clear that Intelligent Design is nothing more than a shell game by Christians.

Judge Jones specifically said in his decision that "the designer postulated by their argument is the God of Christianity."
by Enochian
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer
Replies: 60
Views: 6341

Re: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer

Will wrote:.....Meyers version of ID...
Will,

The court ruled after a LENGTHY trial that ID is merely creationism.

So please say "Meyers version of creationism" in the future.

:thanks:
by Enochian
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer
Replies: 60
Views: 6341

Re: Signature in the Cell by Stephen Meyer

Award winnning PBS documentary on Intelligent Design:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 2613200911" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;