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    Happiest man in the world?

    Since everything is but an apparition, having nothing to do with good or bad, acceptance or rejection, one may well burst out in laughter. ~Longchenpa(14th century Tibet) :)
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    Happiest man in the world?

    You could say that. Perception, is just that, a perception - not right, wrong, or I, me or mine. When you realise the interdependence of all things, perception finds no more footing. This is called pure vision. This is the view of the Buddhas, where there is no suffering.
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    Happiest man in the world?

    The practice of tummo / psychic heat, has a similar story. The heat produced through this practice is not the goal, but a remarkable side-effect. Yogis are able to live quite comfortably in extremely cold conditions, wearing nothing but a thin muslin cloth.
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    Is there a link between reincarnation and hell?

    Yes. If you engage in the non-meritorious, you will reincarnate in a place of pain and loss, in hell. If you engage in the meritorious, you will reincarnate in a place of pleasure and gain, in heaven. If you don't engage, you will not reincarnate, beyond pleasure and pain, beyond loss and gain.
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    How to have a mystical experience...

    I thought this was a good essay at the time: Schizophrenia and Mysticism (Bibliographic Essay)
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    the greatness of Gautam, why?

    Perhaps it is because they have humbly learnt not to judge their leaders by appearances. As Sakya Pandita says When a virtuous man disputes, he benefits all. A fool causes damage even by his friendship. Though the gods be angry, they defend all sentient beings. The Lord of...
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    the greatness of Gautam, why?

    Re: the greatness of Gautama, why? Happy fish are like happy folks. A being's compassion is indicative of their happiness. If you are so confident about your views, then why quibble endlessly on our forum? Go to the Buddhas and show them and their followers how to do it. That would be...
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    The Concept of Surrender in Buddhism

    All Buddhist doctrine has it's roots in the Four Noble Truths, the fundamental exposition of the nature of samsara; its arising; its cessation; and the path that leads to that cessation. That nature is suffering. The antidote to any suffering is compassion. So that's Karuna in a nutshell...
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    The Concept of Surrender in Buddhism

    As you say, common language is important. For some Buddhists, like Milarepa for example, 'love' is just covert egoism. If you're in love with someone or something, it's only because you see aspects of your self reflected in them. So you're more likely to hear Buddhists talking about karuna...
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    The Concept of Surrender in Buddhism

    That would be onesided - only the effect. But karma is intention as well, the cause. Cause and effect, or thusness. The state of conditionality (causes and conditions) which sentient beings ascribe to. The law governing samsara and the state of suffering. I'm making it sound complicated...
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    The Concept of Surrender in Buddhism

    If we suffer in this life, it is from accumulation of bad karma. This results from our own sin; sin, which from the Buddhist view is seen as conceit / wrong view. By confessing your negative deeds and hiding your good ones, you purify your karma. In Vajrayana, confession takes the form of a...
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    End destiny of man and life in Buddhism.

    An eternity of delusion. By the power of all the Tathagatha's, may this be dispelled and the gates of deathlessness be open to you.
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    End destiny of man and life in Buddhism.

    Nirvana is the opposite of samsara, and is an extreme. Buddha Shakyamuni taught the middle way beyond extremes.
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    the greatness of Gautam, why?

    "It was never my argument," replied Chuangtse. Hueitse expected an answer for his question. Chuangtse's question was rhetorical.
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    the greatness of Gautam, why?

    Chuangtse and Hueitse had strolled on to the bridge over the Hao, when the former observed, "See how the small fish are darting about! That is the happiness of the fish." "You not being a fish yourself," said Hueitse, "how can you know the happiness of the fish?" "And you not being I,"...
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    End destiny of man and life in Buddhism.

    You won't find a pure land on this earth. There isn't an inch of samsara that is free from war, perversion, crime, change - much less an island state injected with scriptures and separated from the evolving Buddhist traditions in Northern India. Basing the efficacy of the teachings on the...
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    Tell me Buddhists here and sympathizers, is this hate speech against you?

    I think you should remove yourself from the forum, go on a long holiday and forget about playing mind games with sincere practitioners. When you're more familiar with the subject, your posts will cut a lot more ground and you'll be able to make your point without being thrown out, even if it's...
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    Sarasvati

    http://orion.lib.virginia.edu/thdl/texts/reprints/kailash/kailash_05_03_03.pdf
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