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by Nugget
Mon May 14, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: How do we explain the experiences of Theists?
Replies: 23
Views: 2001

Re: How do we explain the experiences of Theists?

Just as an example, I will relate an experience of the Christian mystic Teresa of Avila. Her experience of religious ecstasy in her encounter with the angel is described as follows: “ I saw in his hand a long spear of gold, and at the iron's point there seemed to be a little fire. He appeared to me...
by Nugget
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: happy easter!
Replies: 13
Views: 1575

Re: happy easter!

cooran wrote:Hello all,

What does the Easter Bunny have to do with Easter?

Follow that wispy light. It leads to what look like eggs bunched together. And one will be bigger than the rest, looking like a Moon in the clouds. Pagan nimittas, expressed in ordinary language.
by Nugget
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Philip K. Dick
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Philip K. Dick

I've read 'The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch', and I enjoyed it. It reminds me of 'The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus', because of the obvious overlap with the Imaginarium, and I think of both as like the Guru-Disciple relationship of Indian Tantra and Vajrayana, where the Guru manipulates the ima...
by Nugget
Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Early Buddhism
Topic: Buddha's skin colour
Replies: 71
Views: 25006

Re: Buddha's skin colour

I read a sutta recently, the name of which escapes me, that mentions that the Buddha's face would become more clearly defined, and his body more golden, in response to his receiving angry words from someone. That the Buddha is golden as a result of giving homes to the homeless supports a notion I ha...
by Nugget
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Ten Bulls
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Ten Bulls

Nice, Thales.

Even a child, watching the tip of its nose would understand this:

"Hey diddle diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle, the Cow jumped over the Moon."
by Nugget
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Saviour archetype in Buddhism and Christianity
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Re: Saviour archetype in Buddhism and Christianity

I enjoy these comparisons between faiths. It is worth considering the idea of the Guru who, through initiation, imparts a part of himself to the disciple, and effects a transformation within the acolyte, a rebirth of the student, a 'Virgin birth' of spirit, apparently without father. In this light, ...
by Nugget
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Chakras and Buddhism
Replies: 19
Views: 4816

Re: Chakras and Buddhism

I experience chakras when I meditate. A general practice of mindfulness can help to discern them. There is a lot of detail in the 'fine material body', and chakras are a part of this. Are they relevant to Buddhism? They are certainly interesting in themselves, and I presume they come under the banne...