There is clearly a lack of a third

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There is clearly a lack of a third

Post by Viach » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:49 pm

There is clearly a lack of a third, Buddhist yogi. That is, Buddhist yoga, with its understanding of the dreamlike nature of what is happening, is the middle path between two extremes (science and religion).

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Re: There is clearly a lack of a third

Post by Grigoris » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:12 pm

Viach wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:49 pm
There is clearly a lack of a third, Buddhist yogi. That is, Buddhist yoga, with its understanding of the dreamlike nature of what is happening, is the middle path between two extremes (science and religion).
Hate to be the one that breaks it to you, but Buddhism is a religion. Buddhist yoga is religious.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: There is clearly a lack of a third

Post by Viach » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:38 pm

Grigoris wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Viach wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:49 pm
There is clearly a lack of a third, Buddhist yogi. That is, Buddhist yoga, with its understanding of the dreamlike nature of what is happening, is the middle path between two extremes (science and religion).
Hate to be the one that breaks it to you, but Buddhism is a religion. Buddhist yoga is religious.
Buddha never created any kind of religion ~ Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
In general, people say, ‘We are following Dharma”, and speak of it as a kind of religion created by Buddha Shakyamuni. That is not a correct point of view. Buddha never created any kind of school or religion. Buddha was a totally enlightened being, someone beyond our limited point of view. The teaching of the Buddha is to have presence in that knowledge.”( https://quotes.justdharma.com/buddha-ne ... -rinpoche/)

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Re: There is clearly a lack of a third

Post by Grigoris » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:27 pm

Viach wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Buddha never created any kind of religion ~ Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
Pretty funny quote considering ChNN's religious heritage and the fact he founded a religious organisation.
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: There is clearly a lack of a third

Post by Punya » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:14 am

It depends how you define religion, which is apparently controversial. The dictionary.com definition applies if you ignore the "especially" bit:
A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
While the Oxford dictionary definition seems narrow, conservative, even un-informed:
The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.
I seem to remember reading a description some time ago that referred something like a codified set of beliefs consistently practiced. That element seems to be missing from the first definition.
We abide nowhere. We possess nothing.
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