a reply to: bluemooone2
The Buddha Manjushri was caught in a similar position; he tore the heads off of ten gods and wore the face as his own those not knowing his original
face could not bear witness to any but the god they recognized as being their god.
The ten perfections... destroyed those god's working by Bumi's or those that deal boons to each other through kamma. Siddhars and the like dealing in
manipulation of others Bosayers etc.
They all are known to swindle and cheat life to try to escape death; instead of treating life as the great perfection... in doing so life no matter
the size or form will continually raise you up to the sum of all parts. Awareness as the elements will do the same and create a firmament.
When the historical Buddha used earth as witness; he was sitting of course the demons/mara collectively called the emptiness in which he dwelled many
things eventually they called what he was sitting on: water. He knew it was earth without a word, so when he touched it as earth as his witness to
their lies they all sank beneath the surface.
The entire earth is sentient only in delusion is it not...
Of course best to go back to form in the midst of emptiness while fools only kid themselves of what reality actually is.
Word is not reality it happens but it is a sound extruded from the link of causation known as contact.
He realized the spot where he died as an elephant beneath a tree and sat there; as a root dweller... brahma means bull which encomapsses many animals.
The lion he supposed was the only other brahmin that could conquer him in that form, as a man to other men nothing better to conquer than that thing
called "self" all that self others have fed you with that is not oneself, and all that self a you has fed you not oneself.
The true self eventually presents itself as the notself that has been shed continually tries to kill or tame what cannot be killed or tamed the link
in causation known as the old man and the corpse, once free the stick is used to enlighten while the mara only plays fetch... it is the shadow or not
self the one that would have incarnated if realization had not occured.
The one full of pride, greed and arrogance... to think there is anything except that moment that has never ended and yet has never began.
The five skandhas can be transformed; into the Buddhakaya.
The nose and taste are easiest to clear as they work as one... when dealt poison of any sort; consult the lore of the peacock and never mind the
parrots of whatever form the dhammakaya sorts those two.
Chakravartins are a dangerous bunch; best to avoid those; the historical Buddha's father was one, and in a sutta the Buddha asked others to go check
on him; as he never wanted to go see him himself. As the tradition of transmigration was something of other domination instead of self domination; not
wanting to die and lose what the Buddha had already given up he continually tried to dominate and go back to the younger form of his son.
In the Hindu epics the same thing sort of occurred however; Rama was happy to give his all to his son Vishnu while the jealous son decided to play
reverence to his brother instead of the father simply in order to try to piss off the latter. Despite Vishnu telling him time and time again to
practice; his brother had other plans; much like Devadatta had for the Buddha as a cousin.
Great wealth can be stolen from those sorts of realized saints; in an effort to make profit off of what others call prophets... consider how much
money has been made off of all sorts of people over the full course of time called devotees. The true one's never charge the way; only point to where
your own line exists in your personal battle or struggle to regain a house one has never really left behind.
Some would say many of these despite the names are all the same; except for that thing known as personality... so of course the more one is taught to
emulate the easier it is for that figurehead god or whatever is being emulated to flow through as an energy or spirit.
So of course kicking that "self" out at both ends means liberation from both or the neither either and the true self continually remains.
I can enter and leave my own wheel of life at any time; so it is best to focus on those whos path is easier to follow.
So hey if interested? Sitting is only sitting nothing else should ever occur if that's what one is asked they are doing... if one lies when asked?
Expect a trip straight into hell.
Compassion allows a crossing of the six realms and loving kindness let's life as form simply flow. So of course; the precepts mean an undoing or an
end to past kamma that when others reap past they cannot sow or grow a root... forced instead to devour their own.
The five senses can be transmuted into the five buddha families they should know better however than to try to take a crown left on the last throne
called death... as one already occured for most on birth.
There are these types of birth; womb, egg, moisture, and spontaneous.
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