What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby Kusala » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:04 pm

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby phil » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:15 pm

Hi, in my opinion there is nothing wrong with it for those who enjoy playing with it, it probably helps them to be nice people, but it wasn't taught by the Buddha and has nothing to do with liberation.
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby Lazy_eye » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:27 pm

According to the Theravada, do all beings have the potential to achieve enlightenment/arahantship (provided, of course, that they follow the Eightfold Path?)

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:51 am

There is nothing wrong with Buddha Nature.
Just as there is nothing wrong with unicorns.
Its just that in nature they don't exist.

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:54 am

I've downloaded the talk, and will comment once I've listened to it in full.
he has a nice voice....
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby Aloka » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:55 am

There's also "Freedom from Buddha Nature"


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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:58 am

The yearly arrival of a Buddha-nature thread:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3878

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby Aloka » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:01 am

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In Tibetan Buddhism, 'Buddha Nature' is defined as "Unrealised enlightened mind, the essential nature of all sentient beings"

( from 'Awakening the Sleeping Buddha' by the 12th Tai Situpa)

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:15 am

And as usual it ended with two Mahayanists discussing it together...on this Theravadin website... :lol:
Which due to a liberal regime they are of course entitled to do...although the importance or non importance of Buddhadhatu in the Theravada, in fact its explicit rejection, was nicely ignored.. as per.

I mean it must be there somewhere in the canon....mustn't it ? :smile:
Perhaps if we try a dozen more rearrangements of the deckchairs..

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

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Re: What is Wrong with Buddha Nature

Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:23 am

Undies resolutely unknotted Tilt......air is flowing freely around my khandas... :smile:

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