Where can you hear worldly deities?

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Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Tiago Simões » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:50 am

That's the question. I heard it on a Q&A video and found the answer given interesting, what would you answer?
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Tiago Simões » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 pm

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Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Aryjna » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:02 pm

The question doesn't seem to make much sense. I at least cannot understand what it may be about. Why would you hear worldly deities and what does location have to do with it?

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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Tiago Simões » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:21 pm

Aryjna wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:02 pm
The question doesn't seem to make much sense. I at least cannot understand what it may be about. Why would you hear worldly deities and what does location have to do with it?
Hmm guess it doesn't. The question that was asked in the Q&A video was "Can one communicate with worldly deities?", and I'm not quite sure, but I do think it was a child/teen asking... And yes location played a role in the answer by the Lama. I wanted to hear some answers here before sharing the video so not to influence said answers.
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Tenma » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:46 pm

Tiago Simões wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:50 am
That's the question. I heard it on a Q&A video and found the answer given interesting, what would you answer?
You can hear them in your mind. Demons, spirits, etc. Are delusions of the mind. Thus, you hear them in yourself. Nothing more.

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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Sentient Light » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 pm

You mean like devas? I would reckon that devas can be communicated with through a manokaya, if one masters the meditative attainments. AFAIK though, devas are largely not interested in the affairs of humans. Yakshas are far more common to interact with us, but I would be reticent to use the term "deity" to describe a yaksha.
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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Tiago Simões » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:14 pm

Sentient Light wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 pm
You mean like devas?
I would assume so. Here is the Q&A:

(22:45 for question)

Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Mantrik » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 pm

Tiago Simões wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Sentient Light wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 pm
You mean like devas?
I would assume so. Here is the Q&A:

(22:45 for question)

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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Tiago Simões » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:34 pm

Mantrik wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:22 pm
I've never met him but I've always liked his approach.
Aye, just ordered his recent book last week.
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Sentient Light » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Tiago Simões wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Sentient Light wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 pm
You mean like devas?
I would assume so. Here is the Q&A:

(22:45 for question)

I'll watch it later, but since you're OP.... do you have any actual questions to be answered, or is this just sorta open-ended? Cause if it's open-ended, I have nothing more to contribute.
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Re: Where can you hear worldly deities?

Post by Tiago Simões » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:25 pm

Sentient Light wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:08 pm
I'll watch it later, but since you're OP.... do you have any actual questions to be answered, or is this just sorta open-ended? Cause if it's open-ended, I have nothing more to contribute.
I would call it, an open-ended discussion on the answer given by LJT. Is he talking about Devas? Or something else...
Then, the Licchavi Vimalakīrti spoke to the elder Śāriputra and the great disciples: “Reverends, eat of the food of the Tathāgata! It is ambrosia perfumed by the great compassion. But do not fix your minds in narrow-minded attitudes, lest you be unable to receive its gift.”

- Chapter 9, The Feast Brought by the Emanated Incarnation
The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Teaching of Vimalakīrti”

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