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by Brahma Das
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Great quote from the Diamond Sutra That Cuts Through Illusion
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Great quote from the Diamond Sutra That Cuts Through Illusion

“Subhuti, if there were as many Ganges Rivers as the number of grains of sand of the Ganges and there was a Buddha land for each grain of sand in all those Ganges Rivers, would those Buddha lands be many?” “Yes, World-Honored One, very many.” The Buddha said, “Subhuti, however many living beings th...
by Brahma Das
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Hindu Dharma
Topic: Should Hinduism be deemed solipsism or extreme idealism?
Replies: 7
Views: 71

Re: Should Hinduism be deemed solipsism or extreme idealism?

Here are some quotes from the Bhagavad Gita As It Is: BG 7.4, Purport: "For material creation, Lord Kṛṣṇa's plenary expansion assumes three Viṣṇus. The first one, Mahā-viṣṇu, creates the total material energy, known as the mahat-tattva. The second, Garbhodakaśāyī Viṣṇu, enters into all the universes...
by Brahma Das
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Hello

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by Brahma Das
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Religion quiz
Replies: 51
Views: 49385

Re: Religion quiz

You have a devotion to the Urantia book. Though it may be that at this point you have realized that it's not really all truth, but needs someone to guide people through it's pages. Maybe that person is you. There is a similar theme with Madame Blavatsky's work in Theosophy, who wrote some very dark ...
by Brahma Das
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Matter is imaginary, therefore I can walk through a wall.
Replies: 21
Views: 209

Re: Matter is imaginary, therefore I can walk through a wall.

I'm sure you have access to Scriptures of your own, but here are some links to some information: https://vaniquotes.org/wiki/Category:Matter_and_Spirit https://prabhupadabooks.com/ This is some very good Vaishnava Philosophy, and the entirety of the books can also be found on Vaniquotes. Anyway, you...
by Brahma Das
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Matter is imaginary, therefore I can walk through a wall.
Replies: 21
Views: 209

Re: Matter is imaginary, therefore I can walk through a wall.

Here is from a Vedic text by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: The Lord's worshipable form (arcā-vigraha), which is installed in temples by authorized ācāryas who have realized the Lord in terms of Mantra Seven, is nondifferent from the original form of the Lord. The Lord's original form is that ...
by Brahma Das
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: On Your Way Home
Replies: 10
Views: 12695

Re: On Your Way Home

Don't become disheartened. I deeply respect your personal journey through Buddhism, and you will succeed at whatever you determine to accomplish in Buddhism. But you must understand what you are determined for, otherwise how can you be determined that for which you do not notice? As soon as you noti...
by Brahma Das
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Meme Sharing Thread, Part I
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Meme Sharing Thread, Part I

I'm not sharing my Meme. :heart:
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by Brahma Das
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: On Your Way Home
Replies: 10
Views: 12695

Re: On Your Way Home

I urge you to read the Lotus Sutra, which can be found online. It contains the key to Enlightenment. The Buddha said to Shariputra, "A wonderful Law such as this is preached by the Buddhas, the Thus Come Ones, at certain times. But like the blooming of the udumbara, such times come very seldom. Shar...
by Brahma Das
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: On Your Way Home
Replies: 10
Views: 12695

Re: On Your Way Home

I am glad you wrote your book. Just don't get caught in materialism. Also, there is great truth and merit in everything the Buddha's Sangha have done to protect and progress the Dharma. Can you find the living Buddhas of today and yesterday? They are there. Can you see them accepting the Dharma as w...
by Brahma Das
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: On Your Way Home
Replies: 10
Views: 12695

Re: On Your Way Home

Well if you spinoff and create your own form of Buddhism and don't respect the Sangha and Ekayāna then you haven't even properly accepted your refuge yet. I'm not downplaying the importance of your Spiritual experience, but please trust the Buddhas that have brought this Buddhism to you. Whatever th...
by Brahma Das
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: On Your Way Home
Replies: 10
Views: 12695

Re: On Your Way Home

I'm reading some of that thread. The entire basis for Buddha's Buddhism is the Noble Eightfold Path and the four Noble Truths. If you don't practice Right View, or "don't care" anymore as if being God is some kind of synthetic drug high, and that that is the goal of liberation for you, you will beco...
by Brahma Das
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Love is only way
Replies: 29
Views: 476

Re: Love is only way

That Sadhguru article is quite nice, thank you for sharing. Om Mani Padme Hum :anjali: .
by Brahma Das
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Love is only way
Replies: 29
Views: 476

Re: Love is only way

Love isn't the only emotion. And there is no real understanding without a Loving mind. That is called unenlightenment and thinking one is lost in the material world due to them not being able to perceive the Supreme Lord right in front of them in a Loving manner, with the pulp of Love. In this falle...
by Brahma Das
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: General Buddhism forum
Topic: On Your Way Home
Replies: 10
Views: 12695

Re: On Your Way Home

Wonderful! I sense the cool and clear stream of Nirvana in you. I certainly beleive that there are some issues with people striving for such the the Same goal in such different ways that they don't tend to recognize the Same goal is the Same for all, and this gets them to conceptualize and imagine i...
by Brahma Das
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Changing avatar image not working in options.
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Changing avatar image not working in options.

Hmmmm.... still doesn't work. See here how there is a difference in the bar on the Dharmawheel.net and Dharmapaths.com user control panels where you can upload the avatar? Clicking on it still doesn't produce effects here on Dharmapaths. It was the same before and after I deleted my old image avatar...
by Brahma Das
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Love is only way
Replies: 29
Views: 476

Re: Love is only way

Also what wisdom is there without Love? The wicked are not wise. Only Love is wise. And no True Love is unwise. God is indestructible. And God is Love. Continue on your Path. This brief lightnig flash of the material world isn't even five seconds in the Spiritual World in it's entire scope. So don't...
by Brahma Das
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Love is only way
Replies: 29
Views: 476

Re: Love is only way

There is no end to the Spiritual Path and there is no end to Love. Love is infinite, Unlimited, Eternal, indestructible, and what constitutes the Soul and is the basis for being and even non-being. Love is Krishna. Love is who you are Riju. So therefore one may merge into God, just like one may drin...
by Brahma Das
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: Master Hua on Cultivation
Replies: 27
Views: 58023

Re: Master Hua on Cultivation

Sutra: “You are still not aware of the subtle demonic events that can occur when you cultivate shamatha and vipashyana.... A demonic intrusive entity, while rebuked, contained, and even judged and punished righteously still can affect one. It is like a person standing in front of you yelling obscen...
by Brahma Das
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: EMPTINESS.....Strange but true
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: EMPTINESS.....Strange but true

There is a great chance for progress if one surrenders to Krishna. If one is lucky enough to come in contact with a devotee of Krishna and learn the principles of Bhakti Yoga from them, then the seed of devotional service will progressively bring them to Krishna-Prema, the Love of Krishna and Radhar...