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by Nightbird
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Wisdom of Solomon
Replies: 10
Views: 2510

Re: Wisdom of Solomon

One point of interest is Wisdom as She, the Gnostic Sophia also was a She. Even Prajnaparamita or perfection of wisdom is personified in Mahayana Buddhism: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_2ZXSsLYde8U/SrzOG49lWtI/AAAAAAAABK0/a3aTh0Zz_hU/s1600/java-prajnaparamita.jpg A great sculpture that I've seen in the...
by Nightbird
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Forum activity
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Re: Forum activity

DNS, I find both Dhammawheel & Dharmawheel are geared for those who are actively practicing either Theravada or Tibetan Buddhism. Both sites are mainly tedious sutta/sutra discussions and citations and are pervaded by religious dogma. Not for me. Whatever this site was purporting to be, it seems to ...
by Nightbird
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Forum activity
Replies: 8
Views: 2752

Forum activity

I joined very recently, but it seems that this forum has lost any steam that it once may have had. I see less than 1 post per day, sometimes none. What is missing here? I will soon stop checking this forum as I see little interest from anyone. Why so, moderators?
by Nightbird
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Practicing the Perfections & Brahma-viharas
Topic: In Praise of Virtue
Replies: 40
Views: 9733

Re: In Praise of Virtue

He who gave us our nature to be perfected by our virtue, willed also the necessary means of its perfection. Edmund Burke My first thought after reading this was 'does our nature need perfecting at all?' Perfection is a religious concept, a measurement, of what we should be creating as opposed to wh...
by Nightbird
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Conceptions about God
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Conceptions about God

number 25 The Christian tradition holds that God is neither male nor female, but transcends gender.[9] While this may be true for some liberal denominations, for mainstream Christianity and the more literalist and evangelical versions, God is always a "He." God created man in his own image, the fir...
by Nightbird
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Engineered form of Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 2577

Re: Engineered form of Buddhism

Would someone like to comment further on Ch’an. Are there any Esoteric-style visualization methods? I am primarily practicing Mahamudra at the moment in the context of TB. Chan by and large absorbed the other Chinese Buddhist schools, so a plethora of different practices have continued. I imagine i...
by Nightbird
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Mahayana Buddhism
Topic: Chinese Buddhism
Replies: 13
Views: 3589

Re: Chinese Buddhism

Would it not be more correct to refer to Chinese Buddhism as Chan/Ch'an? After all, some of the greatest sages have lived and taught there and still have widespread influence on everything Buddhist. The patriarchs, beginning with Bodhidharma, up through all the Tang masters such as Huangbo, and on t...