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/x/ likes buddha?
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>>17240844
Perhaps, but I have to kill him if I meet him.
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>>17240869
Why anon?
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I don't like them.
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>>17240876
It's just what I've heard...
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>>17240882
You mean indians?
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>>17240886
Heard from who?
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>>17240869
Which one?
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Why is he depicted more as an Asian than a curry (I know they're Asian too but... Come on)?

I honestly don't know much about him, he was rich and walked away to pursue enlightenment. Very noble after all.

Why then is his path so convoluted? His moral teachings are there, but why is his meditation path so hidden?
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>>17240844
You rang?
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>>17240967
It's like how blacks depict Jesus as black, some Asians depict him as asian.

Since most Buddhists are Asian, that is how Buddha is depicted
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>>17240967
>Why then is his path so convoluted? His moral teachings are there, but why is his meditation path so hidden?

Well it's not really hidden at all, but people like the idea of epic quests. The best place to hide treasure is in plain sight. The only reason to put it in a fort is to draw attention to the fact that it's treasure.

People also make the mistake of assuming that perfect emulation will lead to the same outcome every time, which is not the case.

Just because you followed in Siddhartha's exact footsteps does not guarantee you Buddhahood at the conclusion of your journey.

Buddha operates on a principle of "the more words you use to describe or explain a perception, the further that perception is from the truth."

Same principle as jokes, really. You either get them or don't- and even if you still laugh after it's explained, it's never as funny.
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>>17240982
That what I was thinking as soon as I hit send...

For entry level Buddhism where does one start? The sutras?
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>>17240999
>For entry level Buddhism where does one start? The sutras?

I'd recommend watching "One Punch Man." It'd save you a great deal of time.
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>>17241008
I-isnt that an anime? Are you One Ruse Man?
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>>17241021
I'm a bodhisattva, for the time being. Most of my path lay in westernized traditional Zen. First time I saw "One Punch Man," I couldn't stop laughing because it's entirely about the joke of "enlightenment."

I can explain it to you if you like, but it might take a bit, and it probably won't be as helpful to you if I do.
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>>17240967
He looks like an indian to me. Maybe he looks nonIndian to you bcoz of his fair skintone.In ancient times Indians use to have fair skintone bcoz of their good diet and lifestyle,even in our time you can take a look at indian monks (Buddhist,Jain and hindu) they look better than average indian.

Maybe its curry that made Indians darker.
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>>17241008
Seriously though I appreciate your responses.

>>17241029
I had to Google what the term meant and I didn't know there was a word for it. I feel like that all the time, I'm just muddled by my own lack of self-discipline and feelings of hopeless and overwhelmed of where to start.

Ive never seen the show and don't know much about Buddhism so they would be wasted on me.

>>17241039
I do suppose with him coming from a rich background he was possibly not as exposed to the elements as most Indians would be.
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no, i like butter tho.
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>>17241058
>Seriously though I appreciate your responses.

I appreciate yours as well!

>I feel like that all the time, I'm just muddled by my own lack of self-discipline and feelings of hopeless and overwhelmed of where to start.

Stop trying to sail against the wind. Start learning to sail.

>Ive never seen the show and don't know much about Buddhism so they would be wasted on me.

Quite the contrary. You'll learn more from them in your current state then you will if you know anything at all about what they mean.
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>>17241063
Sorry, had my tripcode turned off.
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>>17240982
>It's like how blacks depict Jesus as black

No anon,it's like how white depict jesus as white.
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>>17240931
Probably Buddha...?
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>>17240967
He looks pretty Indian to me. Lol
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>>17241085
That too. Wasn't he middle eastern looking?
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>>17241063
Fair enough. I'll give it a watch, Ive also got a great book on meditation that's been suggested by a lot of people as one of the best meditation books out there.

Have a great day. I'm about to pass out.
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>>17241105
I hope you have a very pleasant evening!
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>>17241102
Yeah he was.
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>>17241112
>>17241102
>>17241085
Reminder that Jesus was white because David was white because Cain was white because Cain's real father, Enki, aka the Serpent, aka the "devil" who is actually humanities REAL father, and the TRUE God was white, and Jesus' Father/God is the serpent from Eden.
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>>17241189
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>>17241063
>Stop trying to sail against the wind. Start learning to sail.

OR you could ACTUALLY learn to sail and find out sailing against the wind is very much a thing sailors do. All the time.
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>>17241208
He thinks Cain was White so you can say "White to the Core!"
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This thread is about Jesus and sail boats.
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>>17242470
Jesus is the sail boat captain (of my heart)
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>>17240844
As someone who is probably more enlightened than the buddya, I think he is okay.
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>>17241099
Wtf are you talking about, shithead.
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>>17242488
Slenderman things, I guess. This is /x/ - it's all about Slenderman...
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pretty dank guy. i still respect him as a great teacher even though my path went far from buddhism into hindu tantra, particularly aghora.
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>>17242483
> uses eye of Ba'al
> more enlightened than anybody
Ha.
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>>17242593
Are you saying I'm not?
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>>17242483
>more enlightened
you realize there arent any levels of enlightenment? i think you may be not enlightened, senpai, youre just lost in your own ego.
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>>17242602
>you realize there arent any levels of enlightenment?

If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.
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Buddha Maitreya is the current one. He'll reveal himself in a few years. He is the highest version of Christ.
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>>17240931

It was said by some Zen master.

That if you meet the buddha, kill him.
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>>17242608
exactly., what is your point?
if you meet the buddha, kill him because if you believe you are enlightened and better, you arent. The road is yor spiritual path, the buddha represents yourself.

Theres nothing to gain or loose in enlightenment.
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Buddhism is possibly the least bad religion, but it's still something mankind would be better off without.
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>>17242725
manking cant exist without religion. literally everything we do is religious. science, smoking, tv, worshipping football teams. Nigger do you even nietzche?
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What do you guys think of the fact that the dali lama will be appropriated by China once the current dali lama passes away? There will literally be a false dali lama complete with a false following to go on for ages until the end of time, all in the name of squashing any sort of independent spirit of Tibet.
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>>17242750
no one will care about the next dalai lama. the current one has assured he wont reincarnate.
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>>17242763
How can he be so sure???
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>>17242626
You cannot meet him because he lives within all of us, if you see him, he is an imposter and must die?
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>>17242789
he is a bodhisattva, his rebirths are controlled. evry dalai lama leaves messeges about where he will reincarnate. he decided to just go into nirvana and not come back.
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>>17242839
senpai, its a metaphor. if your on a spiritual path, and you think you are buddha, and you feel that you are sooo great and so holy, it means youre just lost in another ego again. you have to kill that.

the road is a metaphor for you spiritual road or path.
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>>17240980

You again, sick

Unfortunately I dont have a slurry of stupid questions to ask you so I guess Ill come back tomorrow

Actually, here's a good one: If you wanted something from/for me, what would it be?
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If Im already enlightened, how do I realise it?

The best thing I can come up with on my own is to just be happy and enjoy stuff from an "outside" point of view. It works for me at least but Im no interdimensional x-ray-vision superpsychic....
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>>17242696
Stop trolling please.
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>>17242920
but im not trolling? i only enjoy enraging christcucks and iscon.
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>>17242845
Is that true? Could you give me the source of this please?
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>>17242470
>d is about Jes
yeah, jesus was the boat that simon took to get new disciples from this sea,
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>>17242915
lol you'll realize. the physical will melt into maya and you'll see the prana coursing through all things. you will be all things. you'll know you exist because of everything around you and that you are one with everything around you. but not only will you know, you'll see it as infinite rays binding all things to the infinite.
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>>17240844
look how comfortable and relaxed that motherfucker is. just look.
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>>17240980
look at this motherfucker here throwing gang mudras like a motherfucker. just look.
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>>17241029
you're as much a bodhisattva as the dump I took this morning
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>>17243233
Just google it yourself. He is the incarnation of avolekitesvara. Read about the dalai lama and youll know, im too lazy to link you up senpai
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>>17243475
Thank you senpai, so what does it means? His decision was made because the end of times? Or is it because the humanity doesn't need his guidance anymore?
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>>17242849
Ooo THANK you for this! Buddahood is a complicated mistress, but I love the path. There is no ego though. The ego is just another illusion on the road to enlightenment.
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>>17242920
Sorry, but he's right.
You either know or don't know.

If you think enlightenment is some staircase where you learn more and more then you're wrong. That's not enlightenment; it's study.

Enlightenment is the realization of truth, and has no progress other than simply doing so.
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>>17240967
I think the point is that there is no one single path. I mean there are teachings to guide you but only you can forge your own path to personal and spiritual enlightenment
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>>17243336
this
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To "kill the Buddha" means to kill your concept of Enlightenment.

It's not about killing your ego or killing a guy who claims to be the buddha.

If you're clinging to an idea of enlightenment, that ain't it. So kill that thing so you can move on.

Enlightenment is beyond words and ideas.

By clinging to a concept of it you are deluding yourself in believing that you can achieve it. It's a merry go round created by your mind to keep you thinking that you're getting somewhere when you're avoiding the only real thing that's here.

How many steps do you have to take to find reality?
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>>17241208
Actually first I'm black, second the belief that Cain is white comes from the Hebrew Israelites(black supremacist group) who believe Cain was white and use that to condemn all white people and state that all white people are murderous savages.
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Buddism is the true patrician religion next to Agnosticism
hands down
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>>17243904
Na fuck that noise I've reached nirvana for glimpses of moments kill urself my man.
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>>17243562
>>17243562
Probably because he knows China is hijacking the brand.
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>>17243336

>If Im already enlightened, how do I realise it?
>lol you'll realize.

But how nigger
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So what the fuck do you do once you're enlightened? Die and go to another dimension? Fly away because you weigh nothing? Magically summon infinite pizzas?
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>>17244573
I think your namefagging and comment both have proven you false
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>>17240869
>>17240869
You don't kill the buddha, you join him and become on his lvl.
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>>17244776
I think enlightened people wouldn't make a decision based on politics
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>>17240869
Game recognize game. I see you, senpai.
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>>17246553
politics is a joke
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>>17240876

Not >>17240869, but he's referring to one of a duo of statements made by Linji, a Chinese Zen monk.

The second one is "If you meet your forefather; kill him."

Normally, this is explained non-violently by saying that it means to tell anyone calling himself a Buddha that he's missing the point of Buddhism. This is a valid interpretation in the sense of correct doctrine, but it isn't want Linji meant.

Linji meant that a Buddha has no desires, and so wouldn't care if he was killed, and moreover is trying to achieve nothingness in the first place. This is the same reason he tells you to kill your forefather (As opposed to your father, who would still be alive;) so that you would never be born. The grand father paradox, and again this is what a Buddhist is striving for.

But there's a deeper meaning to the koan; a Buddhist doesn't want anything, including to be without desires. He doesn't care if he has desires or not. From one incarnation to another, he just goes with the flow, back to the source.

And when you get to the source, you realize that by going to the other shore, you didn't wind up someplace new - you just made it to the other side of the Atlantic. Desire is an innate part of samsara, and can't be eliminated. From nothingness came desire, and back into nothingness desire will go.

So, you choose a pleasurable incarnation. Moreover, you wake up to the fact that you've picked every incarnation.

>>17240934

All of them.
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I've done some basic research on Buddhism a while back but everyone always described it so cryptically. So what even is Buddhism? What does a Buddhist strive for, and why? and what's enlightenment?
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>>17246615
Exactly.
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>>17241102
>>17241112
a lot of people in the levant look like european caucasoids
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>>17246615
Contrary to popular belief, Enlightenment isn't actually the point of Buddhism at all. It's more besides the point, really.

Buddhism is about adhering to the precepts that the Buddha created. He created a lifestyle for people that attempts to ease their suffering to as little as possible. It won't free you, but it will allow you to feel more happy and secure, so that you can live your life harmoniously.

Freedom for the Buddha was only important for his own journey. He spoke of enlightenment only as a possibility, not as a goal because he didn't believe that enlightenment was for everybody. What the Buddha intended to do with his religion was to make people live a dharmic life, not to become liberated.

People mistake Buddhism as a strict path for Enlightenment which is what creates the confusion. Because anybody who looks into Gautama's Buddhism sees that Enlightenment isn't actually the point at all.

Zen Buddhism seems the only one sect that makes enlightenment the central focus, and it has little to do with Gautam Buddha's teachings, and more to do with the enlightened masters that started the sect.
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>>17247762
All have an inner and outer structure. One is the faith of the people, usually syncretic hogwash mixed with what little useful philosophy the dirt farmers have managed to throw together. That is the dharmic life you speak of and sum up rather well. The inner path is that of the monk. It is the fast road. It is the light that guides the masses. Enlightenment of all beings is definitely the point, but the timeframe so slow that it's hard to even call it anti-natalist.

At the heart of zen is the same heart, the same sutras, the same rules and regulations and interpretation. The only difference is the approach.
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>>17243904
actually kill the Buddha means spank the monkey, choke the chicken. it's a masturbation euphemism.
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>>17246450
mudra vipassana, nigger, mudra vipassana

learn learn learn learn learn learn learn everything you learn

and read read read read read read read everything you read

-- Gordon Gano
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>>17248126
Thanks for the clarification. I was indeed talking about the dharmic lifestyle that's tailored more towards householders, farmers, and worldly people in general.

There is indeed that inner path of the monk, which I see most pronounced in the Zen tradition. Although, I have to say that Zen is a very fast and straightforward approach to enlightenment, but that the other monastic sects of Buddhism seem less invested in it.
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