A few connections from DhammaWheel

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A few connections from DhammaWheel

Post by Coëmgenu » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:01 pm

Hopefully everyone on here isn't also on DhammaWheel, then my sharing this here will have been for naught!

Some "Connections to (Non-Theravāda) Paths" from a thread on DhammaWheel:From Igumen Hieromonk Damascene's Christ the Eternal Tao, a combination of elements of DDJ XXV & IV:
There exits a being that is undifferentiated and complete,
born before heaven and earth.
Tranquil, boundless,
Abiding alone and changing not,
Encircling everything without exhaustion.
Fathomless, it seems to be the source of all things,
I do not know its name,
But characterize it as the "dào".
Arbitrarily forcing a name upon it,
I call it the "great".
(Imugen Hiermonk Damascene, Christ the Eternal Tao, p. 8, quoting and merging elements of Dàodéjīng XXV & IV, translation Gi-ming Shien & Eugene Rose, note: "there exists a being that is [...]" here can also be read as "there exists being that is [...]", note how much "a being" vs "being" changes the reading!)

1. 太初有道,道与神同在,道就是神。
At utmost inception there is the dào, the dào and the divinity are both-together, the dào is, precisely, the divinity.
2. 这道太初与神同在 。
This dào at this utmost inception and this divinity are both-together.
3. 萬有是藉著他而成的;凡被造的,没有一样不是藉着他造的。
All things are by means of his having made them; as all is by his making, there is not one thing that is not by means of his having made it.
4. 生命在他裡頭,這生命就是人的光。
There is life born within his inner being, this life precisely is mankind's light.
5. 光照在黑暗裡,黑暗卻不接受光。
This light illuminates inner dark, for dark cannot receive illumination.
(John 1:1-5, Chinese translation/CUV)

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Re: A few connections from DhammaWheel

Post by DNS » Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:02 am

Coëmgenu wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:01 pm
Hopefully everyone on here isn't also on DhammaWheel, then my sharing this here will have been for naught!
That's okay, this place needs more participation anyway, so a little duplication across the wheels is fine.

You'll find this place is very ecumenical and peaceful, thus, not as active as the other wheels. :tongue:

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Re: A few connections from DhammaWheel

Post by Lucas Oliveira » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:10 pm

Coëmgenu wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:01 pm

5. 光照在黑暗裡,黑暗卻不接受光。
This light illuminates inner dark, for dark cannot receive illumination.
(John 1:1-5, Chinese translation/CUV)
John 1:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... ersion=NIV
I was watching a movie today and I remembered this topic.

Image



contemplating the body as a body ... so much suffering because we cling to this piece of flesh ... we will have to work our whole life to sustain this body



and to free us, we just have to let go.

letting go of this body and this mind we turn to Light!



maybe I've been talking bullshit and that's pointless with the topic.

but

Coëmgenu, welcome to this forum!

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