tiltbillings wrote:So far this is one dumb-assed thread. Maybe it might get better. . .
P.S: I think the OP took 'free-for-all' a bit too literally.
And Maya is the name of my daughter.David N. Snyder wrote: Maya (Pali version not the Sanskrit one) is the name of Buddha's mother!
Awesome name.David N. Snyder wrote:Cool.bodom wrote:And Maya is the name of my daughter.David N. Snyder wrote: Maya (Pali version not the Sanskrit one) is the name of Buddha's mother!
And Deva is the name of my daughter.
lovediction wrote:Thank you for the welcome.David N. Snyder wrote:Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
When you use the term maya, are you referring to the sanskrit term for "illusion" ?
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Actually, i really meant Mara.
Therefore, Buddha is Mara, Mara--Buddha.
That said, in terms of Genius I sincerely believe Gotama ranks in the top three geniuses the world has ever seen. In terms of mind, he is number one.
This sentence.............we need a "hand on the forehead" smilie.lovediction wrote:Gotama Buddha's Dhamma is a contradiction of his own teachings...
So there is only one...a false one. So you were just trying to plainly state that "there are contradictions in the teachings"? Yes? No?lovediction wrote:As a matter of fact Buddhas greatest idea was to expound a false dhamma to doubtful men.
"But understand him"...what about him do they understand if his teachings are a contradiction? So he has something to offer? Are you saying that buried within the teachings are the true answers? If so, I'm sure many would agree, as the teachings are quite profound and take a mature, patient mind to understand fully.lovediction wrote: Those that see through Buddha BUT UNDERSTAND him are enlightened people.
Ah, a Freudian slip then. (When you mean to say one thing but you say a mother).David N. Snyder wrote:Happy Mothering Day ! ! !Fede wrote: (Mothering Sunday in the UK... have a great one, all mothers!)
How ironic, this thread was accidentally called "Buddha is Maya" when the OP meant to say "Buddha is Mara."
Maya (Pali version not the Sanskrit one) is the name of Buddha's mother!
The teaching of a teacher may be inconsistent, i.e. contradictory, but a teacher cannot be a contradiction of his teaching. One may say that a teacher does not live up to his own teaching, however this does not necessarily entail that his teaching is inconsistent.lovediction wrote:Gotama Buddha's Dhamma is a contradiction of his own teaching and he subjects man for 2,500 years into his sangha by his rule.
Some followed his teachings and some did not. Some misunderstood his teachings and actually became enslaved by their own ideas about his teachings and some did not, but this happens in the context of all religions and philosophies. There was nobody who imposed anything on anybody.lovediction wrote: That is, Buddha's destiny to be king came true and he has done the most remarkable feat than any other king in history. He has ruled men past his own death over centuries without even being present.
What is the intended meaning of this statement? Okay, teachings based on conventional speech are either right or wrong. But it is up to each individual to prove its validity or to disprove it for him-/herself. It cannot be proven to others since the teaching refers to unconventional phenomena that cannot be perceived like conventional phenomenon by means of the conventional senses that are shared by many.lovediction wrote:As a matter of fact Buddhas greatest idea was to expound a false dhamma to doubtful men. Those that see through Buddha BUT UNDERSTAND him are enlightened people.
This implies that there has been the knowledge of "being buddha" before. But to "forget" does not seem to be compliant with "being buddha" which means "knowing", "seeing" or some even say "omniscient". But this "knowing", "seeing" or "being omniscient" is said not to cease after it arose before. Therefore those who "know that they are buddha" and afterwards forget this seem have fallen prey to delusion in the first place.lovediction wrote:Buddha plays Maya to those who forget they already are buddhas.
Good question - and are "Mara's daughters" literally Mara's daughters?Monkey Mind wrote:All right. Random question... Does Mara ever manifest as a woman or female form? Or is Mara always male?
MN 115 The Discourse on Many ElementsMonkey Mind wrote:All right. Random question... Does Mara ever manifest as a woman or female form? Or is Mara always male?
(King of Death = Mara in the Nanamoli/Bodhi translation).It is impossible that a woman should be the King of Death. It is possible that a man should be the King of Death.