In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

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In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

Post by rightviewftw » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:56 pm

As far as i am concerned it is the wormholes, the seven suns, the Tathagata's constant ownage and the cosmology in general.

What would you deem as the most awesome?

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Post by DNS » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:00 pm

I wrote an article on the appeal of Buddhism.

I would say my favorite things on that list are:

*A meditation technique beyond relaxation, but also for wisdom. There is a clear path for spiritual and personal development.
*Compatibility with biological evolution.

In my opinion, the single greatest, significant event in human history is the understanding that we are animals and evolved. Prior to that, there was the mistaken belief that we were created by a creator-god, completely separate from other animals. In my opinion, this is completely compatible with the Aggañña Sutta (evolving simple beings to more complex ones and no creator and the desire, craving element mentioned in this sutta compatible to natural selection). And the fact that rebirth includes the animal realm, thus our connection to other animals in that way too.

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Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

Post by JamesTheGiant » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:59 pm

rightviewftw wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:56 pm
the wormholes,
Cool, like on DS9 or Stargate?
Where are they mentioned in the suttas?

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Post by rightviewftw » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:31 pm

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:59 pm
rightviewftw wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:56 pm
the wormholes,
Cool, like on DS9 or Stargate?
Where are they mentioned in the suttas?
That is how Ven. Yuttadhammo told the story of the Dhammapada 49 and how i remembered it.
However i am not sure where he got the actual description of the wormhole. I tried to find it online but couldn't.
the Buddha was waiting with five hundred bhikkhus at the Jetavana monastery in Savatthi, forty-five yojanas
away from Rajagaha. Maha Moggallana, by his supernormal power, then took both Kosiya and his wife together with their basket of
pancakes, to the presence of the Buddha.

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Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:14 am

it is the only system that with direct application and understand yields release from stress
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Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

Post by pilgrim » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:23 am

It does not explain away the hard realities of life with bullshit mythologies but teaches one how to deal with it.

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Post by retrofuturist » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:25 am

Greetings,

Nirodha.

Metta,
Paul. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

Post by rightviewftw » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:36 am

Andhakara Sutta: Darkness

"There is, monks, an inter-cosmic void, an unrestrained darkness, a pitch-black darkness, where even the light of the sun & moon — so mighty, so powerful — doesn't reach."

When this was said, one of the monks said to the Blessed One, "Wow, what a great darkness! What a really great darkness!
Over 2000 years later i also say - Wow

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Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

Post by Pondera » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:33 am

I like that the Buddha had forty teeth - as opposed to us regular people who have only 36. My wife has a very strong jaw line. She used to have 40 teeth before she had a couple pulled. Kay. I’m done bombing the board for the evening. Cheers.

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Re: In your opinion what are the most awesome things about Buddhism?

Post by Dinsdale » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:24 am

It's a journey of discovery, rather than a taking on of beliefs.
Buddha save me from new-agers!

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