Malcolm wrote:smcj wrote:You guys have balls to cop to believing in buddhas that help. That's not politically correct here at DW.
Buddhas help in the same way the sun shines, impartially and without any thought.
...which is 100% antithetical to the idea that the universe is a fundamentally cold, cruel, impersonal place and that we are totally on our own.
JD wrote:The conversation gets trickier when you try to define in what ways they can "help", but I would wager that most practitioners here believe that there are serious blessings to be had. The trouble is that inevitably the conversation turns to whether or not enlightened beings can take away or take on the karma of others, the answer to that usually seems to be "no", and some people take this to mean there is no help.
So maybe we should have a conversation about exactly that.