crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

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crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

Post by salayatananirodha » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:54 pm

I decided to try to volunteer for a letter-writing program to prisoners, but it turns out to be a little different from what I expected.
I was assigned two letters, one was by a self-identified Hindu who lacks access to information about his religion and who is looking to receive mantras and images. My thought, besides that it is irrelevant to me, was that these religions have in common devanussati, or recollection of heavenly beings. Could I submit something like this acceptably?

Or should I state to the coordinator that answering this kind of letter wasn't why I signed up and that my intent would be to turn him away from hinduism to buddhism?
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


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Re: crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

Post by binocular » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:59 pm

salayatananirodha wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Or should I state to the coordinator that answering this kind of letter wasn't why I signed up and that my intent would be to turn him away from hinduism to buddhism?
What do you think is your level of attainment in terms of the Dhamma?
Is it sufficient for you to take it upon yourself to teach others?
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Re: crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

Post by salayatananirodha » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 pm

you don't have to have any attainment to teach.
better for someone to hear the dhamma from a third party than not at all
my point here is that i dont support hinduism and i dont want to lend any support to it
16. 'In what has the world originated?' — so said the Yakkha Hemavata, — 'with what is the world intimate? by what is the world afflicted, after having grasped at what?' (167)

17. 'In six the world has originated, O Hemavata,' — so said Bhagavat, — 'with six it is intimate, by six the world is afflicted, after having grasped at six.' (168)

- Hemavatasutta


links:
https://www.ancient-buddhist-texts.net/index.htm
http://thaiforestwisdom.org/canonical-texts/
http://seeingthroughthenet.net/wp-conte ... _Heart.pdf
https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

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Re: crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

Post by auto » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:28 pm

aham brahmasmi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aham_Brahmasmi
The difference between Brahma and atma emerges most clearly where they appear side by side with one another such as - स वा अयमात्मा ब्रह्म विज्ञानमयो मनोमयः प्राणमयः – 'That Self is indeed Brahma, as also identified with the intellect, the mind and the vital-force'.[6] The Isha Upanishad tells us that the Supreme Brahma present in the Mukhya Prana is the bearer of the secret names of Aham and Asmi.[7] Sankara proclaims that there is a plane where everything is entirely "different"; where laws of maya no longer apply; where distinctions like subject and object fall away; where Tat Tvam Asi and Aham Brahma asmi are actually felt.[8]
there is a plane where sense of self is felt. Heed in this. Even Sankara approves.

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Re: crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

Post by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:22 am

binocular wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:59 pm
...
What do you think is your level of attainment in terms of the Dhamma?
Is it sufficient for you to take it upon yourself to teach others?
salayatananirodha wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 pm
you don't have to have any attainment to teach.
better for someone to hear the dhamma from a third party than not at all
...
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  • "the one thing all the mistaken views have in common is the assump­tion that the self exists" ~ DN1
  • "It is an entirely and perfectly foolish idea" ~ MN22
  • The No-self doctrine is found only in the teaching of the Buddha.
  • No-self (anatta) means that there is no permanent, unchanging entity in anything animate or inanimate. ~ SN22.59

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Re: crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

Post by Meezer77 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:32 am

I’m very much on the fence and am not dogmatic in my beliefs, maybe the prisoner is too? Buddhism’s roots are in Hinduism somewhat (maybe some will disagree, but from what I’ve learned that seems to be the case). Some people have mental health issues and Buddhist/Hindu practices such as yoga and meditation can help alleviate the symptoms.

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Re: crypto-buddhist hindu stuff?

Post by Meezer77 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:35 am

Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT therapy, based it on what she had learned from a Zen retreat she was at.

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