Shingon Teaching Shingon is a form of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, it is also called Shingon Mikkyo. This school was founded in 804 AD by Kukai (Kobo Daishi) in Japan. The teachings of Shingon are based on the Mahavairocana Sutra and the Vajrasekhara Sutra, the fundamental sutras of Shingon. Through the cultivation of three secrets, the actions of body, speech and mind, we are able to attain enlightenment in this very body. When we can sustain this state of mind, we can become one with the life force of the Universe, known as Mahavairocana Buddha. The symbolic activities are present anywhere in the universe. Natural phenomena such as mountains and oceans and even humans express the truth described in the sutras. The universe itself embodies and can not be separated from the teaching. In the Shingon tradition, the practitioner uses the same techniques that were used over 1200 years ago by Kukai, and have been transmitted orally generation after generation to the present. As Shingon Buddhists, there are three vows to observe in our lives: May we realize Buddhahood in this very life. May we dedicate ourselves to the well-being of people. May we establish the World of Buddha on this earth. Becoming a Buddha in This Very Life (Sokushin Jobutsu) The unique feature of this Shingon Teaching is that one does not become a Buddha only in his mind, nor does one become a Buddha after one has died. It means one is able to attain perfection of all of the qualities of a Buddha while one …
Q&A: More probing questions in my ongoing quest to understand the “nothing is un-Wiccan” philosophy…?
Question by Mackenzie: More probing questions in my ongoing quest to understand the “nothing is un-Wiccan” philosophy…?
This is for the “Wicca is a specific religion, not anything you want it to be” people:
1) Why do you think people seize on the word Wicca so much? They act like you are stealing Christmas from them by trying to explain that the practices they described to you are not actually Wiccan beliefs and practices, not even by fairly loose eclectic definitions.
2) Why do you think people act like you are somehow trying to invalidate their beliefs and practices if you are trying to point out that by generally accepted core tenets of Wicca, the practice they consider Wiccan is not in fact Wiccan? Where does this hyper-sensitivity come from? Is this like “political correctness” gone wild?
They seem to think you are judging the practices & beliefs, when in fact you are just trying to clarify what it’s called and what it is more accurately associated with.
3) Why do you think people apply this idea to some but not other er religions? Like no one would argue that someone is not Catholic if they’ve never been baptized and worship the Goddess Kwan Yin, or that eating pork and lobster at a Seder is not a Jewish practice.
Answer by Prometheus Unbound
This is just what we need here – more disputes among Wiccans on the finer points of Wiccan theology…
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Oscar Wilde:”They know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” How does this apply to Spirit of…
Question by Plissken: Oscar Wilde:”They know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” How does this apply to Spirit of…
Oscar Wilde once said of his fellow-Englishmen: “They know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” How does this characterization apply to people possessed by Weber’s “Spirit of Capitalism.”
Answer by searchingforsometruth
its a brilliant quote
“we all be in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars”
Oscar Wilde too
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