Enlightenment, What is it? Who Cares?

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Post by neon tetra » Tue May 31, 2011 10:53 am

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Buddha wrote:Be a lamp unto yourself.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue May 31, 2011 4:24 pm

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.

Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.

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Post by TomServo » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:31 am

Sorry wrong thread...wtf?
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Post by moonrise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:42 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.

Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.

Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.

Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.

Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Sound advice Ugly Doughly. I hear ya'!!

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Post by moonrise » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:43 am

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:37 pm

I got that shit beat!
Check this homey!

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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:15 pm

Some may call that "bhogah"
Some may call that blasphemy
Some may call that cool

Who cares? Who's on first?
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Post by TT120 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:43 pm

I have nothing to add. I just wanted to be included in this thread.

I'm already enlightened enough. I have enough stuff to remember right now.
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Post by neon tetra » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:14 pm

Buddha And The Goddess
by Rick Fields


Thus have I made up:
Once the Buddha was walking
along the forest path in the Oak Grove at Ojai,
walking without arriving anywhere or having any
thought of arriving or not arriving.
And lotuses, shining with the morning dew
miraculously appeared under every step
Soft as silk beneath the toes of the Buddha.
When suddenly, out of the turquoise sky,
dancing in front of his half-shut inward-looking
eyes, shimmering like a rainbow
or a spider's web
transparent as the dew on a lotus flower
--the Goddess appeared quivering
like a hummingbird in the air before him.
She, for she was surely a she
as the Buddha could clearly see
with his eye of discriminating awareness wisdom,
was mostly red in color
though when the light shifted
she flashed like a rainbow.
She was naked except
for the usual flower ornaments
goddesses wear.
Her long hair
was deep blue, her eyes fathomless pits
of space, and her third eye a bloodshot
song of fire.
The Buddha folded his hands together
and greeted the Goddess thus:
"O goddess, why are you blocking my path?
Before I saw you I was happily going nowhere.
Now I'm not so sure where I go."
"You can go around me,"
said the Goddess, twirling on her heel like a bird
darting away,
but just a little way away,
"or you can come after me
but you can't pretend I'm not here,
This is my forest, too."
With that the Buddha sat
supple as a snake
solid as a rock
beneath a Bo tree
that sprang full-leaved
to shade him.
"Perhaps we should have a chat,"
he said.
"After years of arduous practice
at the time of the morning star
I penetrated reality and."
"Not so fast, Buddha," the Goddess said,
"I am reality."

The earth stood still,
the oceans paused,
the wind itself listened
--a thousand arhats, bodhisattvas and dakinis
magically appeared to hear
what would happen in the conversation.
"I know I take my life in my hands,"
said the Buddha,
"But I am known as the Fearless One
--so here goes."
And he and the Goddess
without further words
exchanged glances.
Light rays like sun beams
shot forth
so brightly that even
Sariputra, the All-Seeing One,
had to turn away.
And then they exchanged thoughts
And the illumination was as bright as a diamond candle
And then they exchanged minds
And there was a great silence as vast as the universe
that
contains everything
And then they exchanged bodies
And then clothes
And the Buddha arose
as the Goddess
and the Goddess arose as the Buddha.
And so on back and forth
for a hundred thousand hundred thousand kalpas.
If you meet the Buddha
you meet the Goddess.
If you meet the Goddess,
you meet the Buddha.
Not only that. This:
The Buddha is emptiness,
The Goddess is bliss.
The Goddess is emptiness,
The Buddha is bliss.
And that is what
And what-not you are
It's true.
So here comes the mantra of the Goddess and the
Buddha,
the unsurpassed non-dual mantra. Just to say this
mantra,
just to hear this mantra once, just to hear one word
of this
mantra once makes everything the way it truly is: OK.
So here it is:
Earth-walker/sky-walker
Hey silent one, Hey great talker
Not two/ not one
Not separate/ not apart
This is the heart
Bliss is emptiness
Emptiness is bliss
Be your breath, Ah
Smile, Hey, And relax, Ho
Remember: You can't miss.
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Post by Huathe » Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:07 am

Enlightenment can mean " Full comprehension of a situation ".

In spiritual terms the word usually means a spiritual revelation or deep insight into the meaning and purpose of all things, communication with and/or understanding the mind of God.Also,profound spiritual understanding or a fundamentally changed consciousness where everything is perceived as a unity.

A final blessed state free from ignorance, desire and suffering.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:59 am

After the Buddha was enlightened he was walking down the road in a very happy state. He was supposed to have been quite a handsome prince before going off to be a monk. So here's this handsome prince now recently enlightened, wearing golden robes and obviously quite happy, and very special from all accounts. And he met some people and they said, "You seem very special. What are you, are some kind of an angel or a deva?" He seemed inhuman in some way. "No." "Well, are you some kind of a god then?" "No." "Well, then are you some kind of a wizard or magician?" "No," he replied. "Well, are you a man?" "No," he said. "Then what are you?" And he answered, "I am awake."

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Post by cowboyangel » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:41 pm

Desire is God too! Illusion is God too! Ignorance is God too! Is there anything that isn't?

{oh...and does God place everything in a vertical or horizontal hierarchy?}
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Post by FIGJAM » Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:37 pm

I found this enlightening! 8)

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:44 pm

Very nice, NT.

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Post by Isotopia » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:14 pm

"The wild geese do not intend to cast their reflection, The water has no mind to receive their image."

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:31 pm

Only because I can....

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