reply to post by IX-777
You wrote, "In Buddhism, as most religions, glorifies a specific person/
being/god, and contains a lot of teachings that has to do about "belief"
more than experience."
Buddha emphasized respect for reasoning and that we should examine
a path deeply rather than follow it blindly.
Buddha said to test what he teaches as if it was gold, scrape it, beat it,
test it in every way possible before accepting it. In other words
experience it rather than just blindly believe in it. If you were
knowledgeable about Buddhism you would know there are schools of
Buddhism such as Dzogchen that have teachings that are so much
based on experience that they find all concepts as mere belief. For
instance how does the concept "universe" allow one to experience the
entire universe-it doesn't of course. And Dzogchen yogis see all
concepts as belief systems. Like your concept of "tomorrow " it is
just a blur of faith and belief. The crux of this realization is in
what the great Mahasiddha yogi Tilopa said to Naropa. "It is not
concepts that are the problem but the grasping of them."
When Buddha became enlightened he knew people couldn't really
get it through concepts and was not going to teach it.
(This hardly sounds like someone into glorification.) However,
higher dimensional beings of light convinced him to give it a go
as there would be an occasional bright star who realized it.
There are very few people I've met who don't glorify themselves.
Sadhus and some yogis, an occasional saintly homeless shelter worker
who when given a choice between a big jewelry necklace
(that you wear) and feeding hungry people will spend the money on feeding the hungry.
(Somehow I also do not see humble Buddhist monks with few
worldly possesions who beg for food as glorifying themselves either.)
On the other hand, your photos (I visited your website) shows a
carefully constructed image of a normal new ager. The black new-agey
costume that you wear - that would feed an Ethiopian village for a few
weeks. Since I'm from the San Francisco area I've seen the black new age costume with the big rinky-dink jewelry necklace, the goatee, the
haircut it's a walking dime a dozen cliche in my part of the world.
It's reliance on external phenomena for inner peace.
Face reality- there are lots of new agers that dress and construct this same image.
Contrived photos read showing-off for the sake of self-glorification.
Self-appointed teachers with no lineage only self-glorification
reads as hypocritical.
Sadhus and yogis don't care about worldly possesions.
Milarepa the great Tibetan yogi lived on only nettles .
So much so that his skeletal body turned green but his passion
for true enlightenment was genuine. And he became so realized that he
could fly. Being realized results in what Hindus and Buddhists call
"Siddhis." Siddhis are spiritual powers. Telepathy, clairvoyance,
tummo-(inner heat of kundalini that can dry a wet towel in below
freezing temperatures, ) walking on water, healing the sick ,
holding your hand above a candle without burning -these
are experiential tests -tests based on yes, my friend experience.
Anyone can say anything but what are your Siddhis?
And let us experience them because claims are just subjectivity.
What is the nature of mind?
What are the different levels of realization between Bodhisattva,
yogi, Siddha, Mahasiddha and Buddha?
Since you make false claims about Buddhism when your understanding
of Buddha's enlightenment is shallow and kindergarten level at best
I thought I would do you a big favor and point out your ignorance so
that you could LEARN WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW. (The capitals are so
these words will resonate in your consciousness.)
And my helping you out of the darkness of your ego/pride ignorance is the
ultimate in positive kindness. I hope you accept a hand up and no
longer stew in your delusions concerning the Buddhadharma.