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by tkp67
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Christian Love
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Christian Love

True unconditional humanitarian love is rooted in the state of undefiled sentient consciousness. The belief systems that gave rise to developing that love are cultural tools for developing bodhicitta among the masses who have not cultivated merit to do so outside impetus of belief. This is why the l...
by tkp67
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Simulation hypothesis
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Simulation hypothesis

Perhaps some forms of buddhism and some forms of hinduism are compatible to simulation hypothesis; but for example in Christianity it is God who created the universe, created man and the earth is very real, not some simulation. To say Jesus Christ is a "simulation" would be a blasphemy to mainstrea...
by tkp67
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Simulation hypothesis
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Simulation hypothesis

I think this could be compatible with some Mahayana and some other older, early schools of buddhism. I believe there were some called "mind only" and believed there was nothing real, all is just illusion. This simulation hypothesis could be an extension or evolved form of those older buddhist tradi...
by tkp67
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Simulation hypothesis
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Simulation hypothesis

Supposing that some civilization, over all time (including the past and future), created an exact simulation of their world with high enough fidelity that its conscious minds were also simulated: 1. The inner simulation would create its own simulation (and recursively ever more nested ones) because...
by tkp67
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Yogananda on Christ's teachings
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Yogananda on Christ's teachings

One of the most profound understandings in all of this has been that when I had realized equanimity/oneness of humanity as well as life through christ I wasn't sated. I actualized it, I shared it, I saw it take root and flourish, I never questioned it. I assumed it was simply part of the process to ...
by tkp67
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Yogananda on Christ's teachings
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Yogananda on Christ's teachings

My experience transcend that but let me quickly explain. As a child my understanding of christ was that it was pure unconditional love. I identified deeply with that as what it should be. It was my refuge during abuse. Later in childhood (8 ish) a couple I met once and never again saw me and knew I ...
by tkp67
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 74
Views: 15611

Re: Theosophy

That ties it all together quite nicely. I had subliminal understanding of this as a child but questioned it from pragmatic point of views to actualize it as truth opposed to delusion. I knew it and then realized it. We are all relative potions of an absolute reality of such pervasive encompassing di...
by tkp67
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Pagan religions
Topic: Theosophy
Replies: 74
Views: 15611

Re: Theosophy

Esoteric philosophy reconciles all religions, strips every one of its outward, human garments, and shows the root of each to be identical with that of every other great religion. It proves the necessity of an absolute Divine Principle in nature. It denies Deity no more than it does the Sun. Esoteri...
by tkp67
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Yogananda on Christ's teachings
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Yogananda on Christ's teachings

Thank You. It is so very meaningful to me. I realized this on the deepest level some time ago. I took refuge in them. I realized it so deeply the love compassion and equanimity are part of me. That christ conscious was krishna conscious, that they came from the same source, that the teachings where ...
by tkp67
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Yogananda on Christ's teachings
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Yogananda on Christ's teachings

The bible is like the lotus sutra that it is most difficult to understand because the allegory acts as a psychological mirror. It appeals and repels people based on their perspectives. This analog continues to attenuate. For example, look at the segment of Catholics that reject Catholicism for Buddh...
by tkp67
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Life, Death and Rebirth
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Life, Death and Rebirth

Good post tkp67! The key to harmony is for individuals to notice and understand that differing motives & methods evoke similar harmless or altruistic qualities. Therefore beliefs about the exclusive truth of said motives & methods fade away. Yet that does not mean the different motives & methods di...
by tkp67
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Life, Death and Rebirth
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Life, Death and Rebirth

I think the problem that causes this confusion is the dynamic of all belief being developmental. In this context, a majority of belief systems require sole focus to manifest theory into realization putting many adherents in the proper stance to dispute all foreign belief at face value. Sadly this se...
by tkp67
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: The Greatest of All Gifts
Topic: Life, Death and Rebirth
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: Life, Death and Rebirth

https://www.amazon.com/Living-Buddha-Christ-20th-Anniversary/dp/159448239X Living Buddha, Living Christ Thich Nhat Hanhto My own .02 The christian notion of rebirth is not a promise of a repeat of THIS corporeal existence at some other time with full recollection and cognizance but a rebirth in the ...
by tkp67
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Purifying the mind and the idea of sin
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Purifying the mind and the idea of sin

Disagree strongly because he is using purity as compared to theist belief, it is comparative purity. The purity in way of mind from a buddhist POV lies below the formation of belief itself, regardless of what virtues that belief reveals because the purity of mind is an aspect of pure self. This tru...
by tkp67
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Purifying the mind and the idea of sin
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Purifying the mind and the idea of sin

Disagree strongly because he is using purity as compared to theist belief, it is comparative purity. The purity in way of mind from a buddhist POV lies below the formation of belief itself, regardless of what virtues that belief reveals because the purity of mind is an aspect of pure self. This true...
by tkp67
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Engineered form of Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 2630

Re: Engineered form of Buddhism

I can't read the Chinese portions of the website, but based on the above intros, it appears my own views are in close alignment with this monk, even with the use of the same terminology in seeking an 'original buddhism.' https://dhammawiki.com/index.php/Original_Buddhism The analogy of root (Dhama-...
by tkp67
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Engineered form of Buddhism
Replies: 17
Views: 2630

Re: Engineered form of Buddhism

Even the comparative teaching require comparative basis and even attempts to consolidate through an ideology such as that of nichiren which seems to do this requires the diversity of teaching to develop understanding. An essential part of some traditions recognition of contributors past is critical ...
by tkp67
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Dharma comparisons
Topic: Purifying the mind and the idea of sin
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: Purifying the mind and the idea of sin

I could talk about this topic from a christian perspective as I have deep relationship with that practice but it led me to the lotus sutra (some might content I led myself through it) and in the Lotus Sutra all beings in Buddhist cosmology bow to Buddha. After a decade of contemplation I see it to m...
by tkp67
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Suggestion Box & Help
Topic: Forum activity
Replies: 8
Views: 2789

Re: Forum activity

Conflict or at least animated back & forth is what seems to appeal to most. Avoiding boredom/craving excitement is a major driver for most of we humanoids. If a place or site or person or idea does not fill the bill of no tedium/yes thrill - then it is avoided. This is true, unfortunately. I've see...
by tkp67
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Secular Buddhism, secular Dharma
Topic: Altruism
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Altruism

I have met the rare person who values humanity for humanity's sake alone and belief is just that. Nothing more, nothing less. I think this is part of "inheritance" of pure mind and pure heart as he is an exemplary person by nature. I believe he understands it on some level but not one that is access...