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filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

26 Jul 2010

I don't think I believe in "awakened ones" any more I made the point that we tend to put the idea of "enlightened/awakened" on a romantically high pedestal, we over idealise it. Hence we get the resulting 90% bollocks as you say. It's like making someone a mahatma or a saint, so...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

26 Jul 2010

Some say, "Jah Rules" ... others not ... but here we're talking about the awakened ones. The discussion about Buddhism here is not to my mind about which 'church' or 'denomination' to follow ... as you say, maybe it's a question of "go and see". People will be drawn to the style ...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

25 Jul 2010

ex-l wrote:So, do you know anyone that is enlightened ...

yes - Annamaria
annamaria wrote:I woke up on Sunday morning last week and knew my time [as a BK] is over...

Re: Introduction - and how to connect with you best?

25 Jul 2010

Dear Annamaria, Welcome back to the wider world. That was a nice way to realise you were no longer a BK - to just "wake up" and know it. Not sure if this answers your question about how to tell others ... Personally, I did not go around announcing or telling BKs generally that I was no lon...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

24 Jul 2010

one might apply the principle of "not taking that which is not given" as "not answering a question which was not asked", i.e. I offered you one opportunity (answering the one that was asked), you took a different one without permission. Mu - a Zen response to many a question. It...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

24 Jul 2010

one might apply the principle of "not taking that which is not given" as "not answering a question which was not asked", i.e. I offered you one opportunity (answering the one that was asked), you took a different one without permission. Mu ... a Zen response to many a question. ...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

23 Jul 2010

back on topic - if you "unpack" Buddhism from its 'wrapping" there's incredible insights, psychological, ontological, philosophical, aesthetic, and so on. if you "unpack" BK -ism you have something old, something new (age), something borrowed, and please repress the blues. N...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

23 Jul 2010

Dear ex-l You seem as disillusioned with Buddhism as you are with BK-ism ... I hope you took the time to read and understand that link "Kill the Buddha" which i think responds directly and in agreement with your criticisms of Buddhism as religion. It gives the nice example that it was the ...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

22 Jul 2010

ex-l - you are right in your critique of Buddhism as religion. We should Kill The Buddha " who is the most enlightened'?" is that like "the most pregnant"? :D Surely another's enlightenment is only recognised as per our own enlightenment? If you knew, would you "follow"...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

21 Jul 2010

I have a neighbour, a Greek man, who is a radical socialist & atheist. But he had his son baptised in the Greek church. I asked him why and he said he wants his son to be part of the Greek culture. Thailand is dominated by Theravada (Hinayana) Buddhism - more conservative, more similar to the Br...

Re: Does BK Cult Strip You of Your Childhood, Manhood, Womanhood

21 Jul 2010

Mr Green is right. It replaces our own with the identity and esteem that is bestowed by the yugya, and which you inevitably lose if you leave, so people cannot feel free to move on. I notice that my reply to Enlightened's question of me, above, has been moved to another topic - it now looks like...
filthy shudra

Re: Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

20 Jul 2010

"The muddied pool does not become clear by stirring it" ... You are right to say that there is as much bullsh** in what is called Buddhism as in any other tradition - the bullsh** however does not come from the great teachers or the great teachings but from those who adopt the costume. Any...
filthy shudra

Re: Does BK Cult Strip You of Your Childhood, Manhood, Womanhood

20 Jul 2010

Dear ex-l I agree with a lot of what you say. Especially that getting active and enjoying a group activity etc. But you said no one replied with personal experience. My contribution was personal experience - why do you say "theoretical"? I am not saying that people should do what I do - ju...

BKWSU using Chinese and Japanese Buddhist aesthetics

18 Jul 2010

I notice another BKWSU retreat center in the USA called Anubhuti Retreat Center in Novato, California. Anubhuti means "spiritual experience" and their courses and retreats include classes in Tai Chi and Hatha Yoga. I am noticing more and more that Western BKs using the aesthetic style of ...
filthy shudra

Comparing Buddhism and Brahma Kumarism

16 Jul 2010

Dear Filthy Shudra, Is there any particular type of Buddhism (as there are many branches) that the ex-BKs you know of find particularly useful please? Dear Enlightened, Of the ones I know - a couple have gotten into Tibetan Buddhism, others not 'committed" to any particular type. As you learn ...
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