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  "But," asked Vaccha persistently, "when one who has this emancipation of mind
(freed from self) dies, where does he go, where is he reborn?
The Buddha replied:
"The word 'reborn' does not fit the case."
"Then he is not reborn?"
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vertical line Posted on Oct.21.2012 @ 03:38AM EDT by justin
the source of Buddhism is the Buddha, his message is passed on by sutras.

If i do not know something and i have found the buddha's words ring true to me (through experience)  as a begining point to my own experience. Then would not it make sense to not invent all amazing things to talk about such as enlightenment, satori and just in a way ask the buddha? (read the sutras?) and proceding this point experience the information?

or should i run around sprouting all kinds of ideas of the top of my head?

It is much harder to argue against sutras (and to continue to claim budhism as the source of the espoused ideas) when confronted with the source material.

I think it is easy to forget what it is (buddhism/Zen)  and so it is important to occasionally re read the source for clarity and path designation.

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Reply from justin
Oct.21.2012
03:41AM EDT 
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vertical line buddhism without buddhas teachings is Brahmaism :) (or something else again.
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Reply from justin
Oct.21.2012
03:50AM EDT 
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vertical line someone who understands the buddha also understands that the Dharma is only a raft to be left when it is not needed anymore.

So they also understand the Dharma is only a begining point, and it is crutial to begin with the right preperation for the journey. (right understanding).

But being the great teacher (buddha)  he was i can see no reason to change the lessons unless i find a better way to teach them.

And i am yet to find a better description of everything then the one occuring in the Diamond Sutra.

It is important to understand the basics first.

(if you can not see the dellusion how can you rid yourself of it?)
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Reply from leoj99
Oct.21.2012
04:27AM EDT 
vertical line The first chapter of the Diamond Sutra covers all the teachings of Buddha.

Diamond Sutra
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Reply from Joe Chip
Oct.21.2012
07:40AM EDT 
vertical line - At that I said, "Who art thou?"
- He answered, "I am thy Perfect Nature. If thou wishest to see me, call me by my name."

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