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I am the big bad, unqualified, silly billy Dharma Expounder (she likes it).

I do this out of love. I invite all of you who have questions, or are new, or are old, to ask what you will, and find here what I may answer, and then I also invite those great Buddhist minds to correct anything I say which they may deem wrong or false or bad or naughty.

This way, whether what I say is "True Dharma" or not, some hero should appear to correct it, and you are all free to ask your most intimate, sincere, and genuine questions, and I assure you, you are unlikely to find a more excellent teacher than me at this very moment, and if you do, well that is fantastic!

I love the sound of innocence, creeping up to humbly ask a genuine heartfelt question. Upon hearing a stupid answer, they do not recoil, but their eyes brighten! The ones who recoil, well they already knew what they wanted to hear, didn't they? Upon not hearing it, they became disgusted, but I did not answer wrongly! If my answer is wrong, simply make it opposite and you'll have the right answer!

Its so easy! Its so wonderful! You can't lose!

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... I invite all of you who have questions, ...

I wonder how long you will be spamming this forum.

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I am the big bad, unqualified, silly billy Dharma Expounder (she likes it).

I do this out of love. I invite all of you who have questions, or are new, or are old, to ask what you will, and find here what I may answer, and then I also invite those great Buddhist minds to correct anything I say which they may deem wrong or false or bad or naughty.

This way, whether what I say is "True Dharma" or not, some hero should appear to correct it, and you are all free to ask your most intimate, sincere, and genuine questions, and I assure you, you are unlikely to find a more excellent teacher than me at this very moment, and if you do, well that is fantastic!

I love the sound of innocence, creeping up to humbly ask a genuine heartfelt question. Upon hearing a stupid answer, they do not recoil, but their eyes brighten! The ones who recoil, well they already knew what they wanted to hear, didn't they? Upon not hearing it, they became disgusted, but I did not answer wrongly! If my answer is wrong, simply make it opposite and you'll have the right answer!

Its so easy! Its so wonderful! You can't lose!
What is Dharma?

Sincerely;

peace

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... I invite all of you who have questions, ...

I wonder how long you will be spamming this forum.

Maybe not too long, but you should "spam" it as well, with as much good as you can while you are able. Please, do it.

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What is Dharma?

Sincerely;

peace

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Great question!

When I use the term Dharma, I mean to refer to the concept of Right Conduct, Best Conduct, and the transmission of the message of Noble Action and all that inspires and motivates and causes such. So when I use the term, and what I refer to, is the religion, and the religion is really One, and it is Goodness and Nobility after Truth and Acknowledgment.

So based in the reality, the Dharma when I use the term means what is best and most noble and good of all, to make the best of reality and make reality better and best of all, for yourself, for others, overall greatness and goodness.

When I say, the Dharma is the Religion and there is only One Religion, this Religion or Dharma is very simple, very easy, and exists all over, it seems apparent and obvious.

It is simply the idea that you should do good and thereby achieve goodness, and avoid bad and avoid badness. That what you do in cultivating merit and excellence, will be worthwhile in achieving true serenity, and what you do in badness, even if you seem to get away with it, will have its dire consequences for you, and that there are forces which will ensure the proper execution of all these things, just as the sun and the moon and the Earth follow their courses.

So this Dharma is the Dharma that even children can understand. That you are not left alone, that you will reap what you sow, that there is justice and good and you should be at the forefront of excellence in every way, that if you do wrong you will suffer, if you do right you will succeed, you will never fail if you do right, you will never lose if you do right, even if it seems you are losing, do good and achieve good.

The people from all the religions often like to make things complicated, they like to bring in contentions and fuss and troubles and hardships and challenge the reality of people, challenge the existence of people, saying "you are not this, you are not that", these are all the subtle tactics of Evil Temptation to try to seduce and suppress nobility from growing and cultivating, but nobility grow and cultivates through the soil, it fights through the dirt to come out and blossom in the great love of right.

So struggle in good, move hard towards right, and do not settle for less, or you will never escape the dirt. This is the One Religion.

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What is Dharma?

Sincerely;

peace

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Great question!

When I use the term Dharma, I mean to refer to the concept of Right Conduct, Best Conduct, and the transmission of the message of Noble Action and all that inspires and motivates and causes such. So when I use the term, and what I refer to, is the religion, and the religion is really One, and it is Goodness and Nobility after Truth and Acknowledgment.

So based in the reality, the Dharma when I use the term means what is best and most noble and good of all, to make the best of reality and make reality better and best of all, for yourself, for others, overall greatness and goodness.

When I say, the Dharma is the Religion and there is only One Religion, this Religion or Dharma is very simple, very easy, and exists all over, it seems apparent and obvious.

It is simply the idea that you should do good and thereby achieve goodness, and avoid bad and avoid badness. That what you do in cultivating merit and excellence, will be worthwhile in achieving true serenity, and what you do in badness, even if you seem to get away with it, will have its dire consequences for you, and that there are forces which will ensure the proper execution of all these things, just as the sun and the moon and the Earth follow their courses.

So this Dharma is the Dharma that even children can understand. That you are not left alone, that you will reap what you sow, that there is justice and good and you should be at the forefront of excellence in every way, that if you do wrong you will suffer, if you do right you will succeed, you will never fail if you do right, you will never lose if you do right, even if it seems you are losing, do good and achieve good.

The people from all the religions often like to make things complicated, they like to bring in contentions and fuss and troubles and hardships and challenge the reality of people, challenge the existence of people, saying "you are not this, you are not that", these are all the subtle tactics of Evil Temptation to try to seduce and suppress nobility from growing and cultivating, but nobility grow and cultivates through the soil, it fights through the dirt to come out and blossom in the great love of right.

So struggle in good, move hard towards right, and do not settle for less, or you will never escape the dirt. This is the One Religion.
So far so good; excuse the pun please, it wasn't initially intentional.

So; this One religion, based on dharma; it  doesn't divide along any lines?

peace

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... I invite all of you who have questions, ...

I wonder how long you will be spamming this forum.


I was thinking the same.  When you made you coming back reintroduction, you said someting to indicate you wouldn't  stay long.  It also seemed like you followed your old pal hanzee over from a forum he was banned on.  You havent moved on, even though friend hanzee did.  I suspect our new friend will be around, mining dead threads for a while.

Get used to it.

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I am not Artis from E-Sangha, VisuddhiRaptor mentioned that. I was on E-Sangha though and I think my name there was Ananda or something. I was well liked there as far as I was aware but some moderator guy got angry with me for posts comparing various religions positively, he had a particular distaste for Islam since he was likely from the region where they are now killing Muslims and terrorizing them in the name of Buddhism while people sit around secretly approving or thinking wrongfully "they must deserve it".

I am not trying to "spam" or be a "troll" really, I am just posting while I am able and the intention is to attract people to the Dharma, free of major constraints or blocks or shunning.

I am also on other websites too, I'm all over the place. Many people seem to get cranky regarding my efforts all over the internet, but I encourage them to simply do the same, spread good as much as possible, even if it is through correcting me, but generally their intent seems somehow to be to silence and suppress rather than to really spread Dharma everywhere they can in as many ways as they can.

Buddhism is not about sleeping for me, its about perpetual praise of virtue, perpetual and repeated purification through noble action and cleansing. It is not about saying "Ha! You are not a saint!" but being in every way a wonderful and energetic person, trying to encourage or incite others to be such too, a life giving and reviving Buddhism that is heavy on ethics, morality, and other things like that.

I'm also trying to remind people that Buddhism is not Western Science. This is not to discourage people from Buddhism, but rather to discourage people who are coming to Western Science and trying to dispute everything that has been said in a Buddhist context for a long time because it doesn't quite fit their Western Science idea, so they will tear off its legs and arms and make it fit even at the cost of its life.

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So far so good; excuse the pun please, it wasn't initially intentional.

So; this One religion, based on dharma; it  doesn't divide along any lines?

peace

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Thank you for your question. A good question can lead to a good answer, good in many ways for potentially many people, including the one who answers, in this way all the time and words used with a good intent do not become entirely or purely exhausting but rather a gain rather than a loss, the same as a little effort and a little care can grow a forest which provides shelter and shade and food.

Now even though I understand many people place a lot of emphasis on very technical nuances of Buddhist philosophy, which in many ways can inhibit people in what they say even before they can create important momentum, I will answer you as best I can, and As best I can is with what I hope you will recognize as innocence and purity. If you find anything I say the opposite of true, simply reverse it to see the version you may better prefer, and if you wish to spread good and find what I do or say bad, convert my efforts into good by using what I say to motivate you to say good too. This way we all win and benefit one another. The best approach to dealing with me is to approach me with love and respect, even more than one might know for themselves. Then the whole experience can be pleasurable, because you are speaking to someone you enjoy and feel wonder regarding and are fond of. This changes the nature of the interaction. It is a natural tendency in many people to view others as arrogant and conceited and delusional, and rarely do we have a pleasant time with each other as we work at trying to harm each other in some way. I do not want to harm people who are good, I want everyone to be good and happy and not doing bad things. What I say is going to be child-like, simple, even stupid. Ignorance is not bliss really, nor is ignorance formed into various complex shapes to bedazzle people. Buddhism, or the Buddhism I happily try to spread is very simplistic because I do not think it is right to hide away a good thing in elitist terminologies or hide it away from animals or villagers. Some people get so good at hiding and making exclusive things that they can't even find it again themselves, it is just gone, and needs to be made again from scratch, and hopefully this time there won't be a consensus leading to it being inaccessible for frequent and total ease in transmission.

I mention this to lead me to the next point, as I am also monitoring the communities receptivity to this particular version or way, what ends up popping up and being disputed or attacked, etc. This is because my interest is certainly not "preaching to the choir", but to have methods to transfer Dharma through other means and to avoid obstructions, even if that means in other projects I have to eschew the word Buddhism to avoid the obstructions of those who would say "This is not Buddhism! They have no authority or knowledge or permission! Do not listen to what they say! You will be misled and harmed by what they say! We are the real Buddhists! This one is a liar spreading lies! We hold the Dharma! The Dharma is not whatever they say!".

I won't dispute this in relation to other projects, nor am I keen on really "proving it the case that what I say is surely the Dharma". I will happily accept the hard work and good efforts of those "proving me" right or wrong "according to" whatever they find authoritative beyond what I say.

Let me go further to say, if the Pali Canon, a major Buddhist figure or writing, or anyone else clearly states something like "The Dharma is to go about doing evil" I will not make apologetic appeals that "they must not mean that" or "this is what it means", but rather acknowledge that, and continue on spreading this Dharma. This means, I somewhat blasphemously perhaps do not really deeply care "what really happened, who really said what and what they really really meant in their heart of hearts". I don't care if this is or is not Buddhism or if the Buddha would've repudiated me as a Heretic for spreading things which are not what the Buddha says. There is actually more than enough evidence that this is indeed the Dharma, but it is irrelevant to me who said it, where and when it was said. Just thank goodness it is being said at all.

So that is my preliminary or preparatory speech. What it was meant to prepare one for or give a little background for was the upcoming answer to your question.

"So; this One religion, based on dharma; it  doesn't divide along any lines?"

I have to be clear here, it does divide. It separates right from wrong, good from evil, heaven from hell, beneficial from harmful. It does so even in very simplistic ways. It is not meant to blur lines and make people wonder if they should suffocate a baby or not. It is clear, they should not.

It does not fear Western Science or Philosophy or Atheists or "The Man", that it will say "oh yes, everything is subjective, yes sometimes it is ok to suffocate a baby, no one is watching and nothing comes of nothing, there is no good and bad or harm and benefit".

These are devices of evil which are used to keep people in loss and failure. It is also not right to view such things as good or fine, but as not good and not fine, they are to be identified and eschewed where possible if one hopes to be good, and those who flirt with and mingle with and practice growing such things, do not end up well.

So this Dharma is also "superstitious" in that it not only divides harm from benefit and good from evil, but also suggests that there is indeed a response to everything, that there are indeed replies, witnesses, monitors, and that no one "gets away" with what they do, but rather that they will be recompensed and their recompense will be "real", as "real" as anything else you experience.

This is the message also in practically all major religions regardless of where they are from. The Universal Dharma comes again and again, elucidating things in various ways, giving more tools for use and benefit, but most importantly saying:

Do Good, Avoid Evil, You will prosper by your efforts in goodness, and beware the Lie.

There is then so much dispute. People pop up saying No No! Thwy pop up saying No! There is no such thing! Buddhism was against such thing! Buddhism was not about doing good and avoiding evil! It was about such and such etc. So be it, then call this Dharma by whatever name, it remains the Ideal and the Truth.

I see it in the texts everywhere, even in the nature of all things, even on shampoo bottles and music videos.

If I am wrong in my message, then what? That I lived and went on in stating that things are simple, one should do good and avoid evil? That one should treat gently the animals and plants and even inanimate things? That one should be beneficent and giving and charitable with their energy time and efforts in being good all around happily? What do I lose in this? Does it matter to me if someone wrapped up in robes or scriptures does not respect me or approve of me? Yes, it can be disturbing, there is no shame in feeling senses clearly, but in the end it is not the biggest deal if I spread the way of prosperity and they did not like it or like me doing that. I will get what I will get, they will get what they will get. May we both be turned utterly good for serene and perpetual excellence, peace, and pure undisturbed satisfaction.

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To further clarify though, even though I would reject any statement in any writing which can not clearly be turned to good uses, I find that there is a tremendous emphasis on nobility and virtue and goodness in a great deal if not all Buddhist writings. I do not think, regardless or source or history, one needs to reject tools just because they are Mahayana, Vajrayana, Blahblahvana, even Muslimana and Christianan or even more radically Sanatan or Satanan, or whatever other mouthy soundy things so long as they can be used for good. We are dealing with the Ultimate Reality, and the truth is everywhere.

This is an intent which goes beyond the "prophets" or "gurus" as they have only ever been useful so far as their words and ideas can be beneficially used.

So I was not suggesting scriptures should be disregarded, but that the truth transcends them and is first, they only work to describe the truth in order to help people if they are good.

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... When you made you coming back reintroduction, you said someting to indicate you wouldn't  stay long.
No, that may be your wishful thinking.  :teehee:


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Whatever the case, I will post while I am available to do so. My email is theartismagistra@gmail.com if anyone does not feel comfortable discussing things in the public forum. I may become busy with other projects so that is why I said it may not be too long. Whatever the case though, my intentiins are good and I can easily be ignored and disregarded, though I hope one can derive good directly or indirectly by my writing in either agreeing or turning it opposite in case one thinks it is wrong or backwards.

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To further clarify though, even though I would reject any statement in any writing which can not clearly be turned to good uses, I find that there is a tremendous emphasis on nobility and virtue and goodness in a great deal if not all Buddhist writings. I do not think, regardless or source or history, one needs to reject tools just because they are Mahayana, Vajrayana, Blahblahvana, even Muslimana and Christianan or even more radically Sanatan or Satanan, or whatever other mouthy soundy things so long as they can be used for good. We are dealing with the Ultimate Reality, and the truth is everywhere.

This is an intent which goes beyond the "prophets" or "gurus" as they have only ever been useful so far as their words and ideas can be beneficially used.

So I was not suggesting scriptures should be disregarded, but that the truth transcends them and is first, they only work to describe the truth in order to help people if they are good.
I appreciate your thorough response friend.

I would indeed agree that there must be a division between good and evil.

I would also agree that seeking the attainment of peace for self alone is ultimately an act of greed and not the middle way.

It seems to me that your main point in your response to me was that division is between good and evil and not between names of divisions or sects of the spiritual man.

peace friend.

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Oops, looks like you got banned at the "Wizard forums" after asking for questions from the members there:


http://wizardforums.com/Thread-The-Artis-Magistra-Hi-Any-questions-Feel-free-to-ask-them-here


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May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May they all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be deprived of true happiness devoid of any suffering.
May they abide in great impartiality, free from attachment to loved ones and aversion to others.

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I'm on a great deal of forums, and in each I try to bring people to the same messages regardless of the terminology they might prefer. The questions there were to see if anyone was enthusiastic about answering.

The fun thing about that website is that I appear banned, I control the ban appearance, I can turn it off or on, but I prefer it on since it boggles people how I can be posting or operating while banned.

This special privilege was granted to me because in a very short amount of time I managed to disrupt the whole websites structure and send fleeing the people on the website who were suppressing others, they resembled the same sorts of people on this forum.

Suppressors are people who try to shut down creativity and then direct people to just read old stuff and they themselves stagnate and when they get any chance insult people.

VissudhiRaptor types, Pixie types, they were all there, all being sleepy and suppressive, and finally after they worked hard to have me removed and have my writing removed as well they departed.

This same structure repeats itself, and I find myself coming into these situations with an intent to help and improve by bringing attention to the way people are treating one another and demonstrating to newcomers.

The "losers" even are being called to win, because they deparyed they were then brought to writing and re-writing exciting new materials which they had not for years, what had once been exciting for them, was now made alive again through their writing about it again rather than just directing people to it or telling people to shut up or whatever.

 


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