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posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 11:19 PM
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a reply to: malevolent

There are many different Buddhist sects. They have different beliefs, different mythologies -- some original, (such as the Pure Land afterlife, a kind of Buddhist Disneyland) but more often drawn from the ambient culture. The idea of different 'heavens' (Thusitha, Nirmanarati, etc) is from the Mahayana tradition and is drawn from an ancient Indian cosmology in which the gods dwell on a vast mountain at the centre of the Universe, in ascending order of holiness and might. Mahayana Buddhism just appropriated that cosmology and replaced the devas and apsaras with buddhas and bodhisattvas.

None of this comes from the Buddha himself, btw. It was added on by followers who couldn't accept Gautama's teaching that salvation is very hard, attainable only by a few and can be found only by renouncing the world and following the life of a monk or hermit.

Popular Buddhism consists partly of efforts to avoid this unpalatable teaching and partly of efforts to supply the kind of mumbo-jumbo -- answered prayers, miracles, divine protection and so on -- that people need from religion but which the Buddha disdained to provide.


edit on 12/11/15 by Astyanax because: of phone dumbness.




posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax

i would like to learn more about it, if you would care to help me in learning more about it. what your talking about disneyland heaven is the deva?
edit on 12-11-2015 by malevolent because: added an after thought



posted on Nov, 12 2015 @ 11:40 PM
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a reply to: Astyanax

how are apsaras different asuras?



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:08 AM
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originally posted by: Murgatroid

originally posted by: Ladybug201
First of all, I don't believe there are people who don't believe in the existence of god. I believe they lie when they say they don't believe god exists.

Gotta agree...

I suspect that deep down inside all of us KNOW whats real and God has revealed Himself to everyone.



Thx for sharing, so they see there are people with different views.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:16 AM
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a reply to: Ladybug201

Still isn't true.
No matter what you believe.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:18 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Ladybug201

Still isn't true.
No matter what you believe.


What kind of reply is that?



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:20 AM
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a reply to: Ladybug201

What kind of op is that...
My post is factual your whole thread is bs.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:22 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Ladybug201

What kind of op is that...
My post is factual your whole thread is bs.


Do you always need to push your opinion on others?



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: Ladybug201

Lol whatever.
Pot kettle black.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:29 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Ladybug201

Lol whatever.
Pot kettle black.


It's a sad life having only bait Boymonkey74



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: Ladybug201

Its a sad life when you think everyone believes in god when it is obvious not all do.
I ask again troll or are you a little dim?.
If you actually believe what you post...the latter.
edit on 13-11-2015 by boymonkey74 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:36 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Ladybug201

Its a sad life when you think everyone believes in god when it is obvious not all do.
I ask again troll or are you a little dim?.
If you actually believe what you post...the latter.


I thought you were convinced god doesn't exist. Well..

What is it you are asking again? Your avatar looks more like a troll to me btw and I like to be talked to with my username Boymonkey74.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:39 AM
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a reply to: Ladybug201

I believe he already said he believed in god in this thread.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:41 AM
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originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: Ladybug201

I believe he already said he believed in god in this thread.


Well, everybody reaps what they sow. Let's all try to stick with the facts can we.
edit on 13-11-2015 by Ladybug201 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:42 AM
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a reply to: Ladybug201

Let's stick to the OP.

Care to address my very first post to you? I've waited 11 pages.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:51 AM
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a reply to: malevolent

Deva is Pali/Sanskrit for 'god'. Apsaras are heavenly beings, asuras are demons. They are no more real than Yahweh and his cherubim and seraphim.



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:56 AM
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a reply to: Ladybug201
Do you have an image of God? I'm really interested in what people's image of God is? Is it like a human ma in a robe like the Renaissance painters portrayed or a "feeling" ?



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 01:58 AM
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a reply to: Astyanax

in that case i would like to be an asura at least for the moment . Ladybug201 your own thread has fallen to crap your alligator mouth can't back up it's hummingbird ass so just stfup thanks
edit on 13-11-2015 by malevolent because: corrections



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 07:46 AM
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Thanks all for the discussion. It's truly been meaningful for me. Much was learned. I hope you guys can proceed interacting now with religious people without mocking them.

Thank you!



posted on Nov, 13 2015 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: Ladybug201
Thanks all for the discussion. It's truly been meaningful for me. Much was learned. I hope you guys can proceed interacting now with religious people without mocking them.

Thank you!



Not until they stop making silly comments like the one above....



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