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Offline Arkena

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Upanishads and Buddhism
« on: May 26, 2017, 09:09:50 am »
Sorry if this in wrong place but I was doing a meditation the other day and got the intuitive message "upanishads" twice. According to what I could find although they are mainly connected with hinduism they do have a definite connection to Buddhism. Could anyone elaborate on this as the information is rather scarce?

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Re: Upanishads and Buddhism
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 12:38:45 pm »
Their idea of a higher self, is a pure form of self, although even more pure, is the Buddhist idea of abandoning self altogether…
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Re: Upanishads and Buddhism
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 12:12:36 am »
.... I was doing a meditation the other day and got the intuitive message "upanishads" twice. According to what I could find although they are mainly connected with hinduism they do have a definite connection to Buddhism. Could anyone elaborate on this as the information is rather scarce?


Hi Arkena,

When doing meditation practice, if thoughts arise about different things, its a good idea to return to the meditation object again.

There's a series of very short meditation videos by Ajahn Jayasaro on Youtube which you might find useful. This one is the introduction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd7a9Ur2x0o

Hope that helps a little.


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Re: Upanishads and Buddhism
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 12:35:02 am »
This was a more esoteric form of meditation not of the buddhist tradition that involved something similar to astral travel but not that exactly, not a concentration or mindfulness form of meditation.

The method is explained in this booklet: https://www.rosicrucian.org/downloads/Liber_777_1011.pdf

Thank you for your replies guys :)

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Re: Upanishads and Buddhism
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 07:34:55 pm »
Sorry if this in wrong place but I was doing a meditation the other day and got the intuitive message "upanishads" twice. According to what I could find although they are mainly connected with hinduism they do have a definite connection to Buddhism. Could anyone elaborate on this as the information is rather scarce?

Ty :)

The Upanishads, like any scripture, is fruit on a tree.  When speaking of Hinduism, Buddhism, Tao, Zen or other like traditions, you can imagine the fruit as emerging from the same tree, but different branches.  What would the root of the tree be in this case?  Meditation, or Mind.  In reality, there is no tradition outside the mind of man.  Learning is awakening latent infinity already present.  Manu is a Sanskrit term meaning man, or literally, "To Think."  Meditation is done with each thought.  This is the evolution of the mind.  The Ecstasy of the mind is slightly different.  While your meditation on this paragraph is talking in reflection, listening is meditation reflecting the light back.  Back where?  Your true (Sattva) being.  Any thought that says a relative is unnecessary or out of place on this tree is simply dividing his own branch from the others.  In truth, no branch on this tree is out of place.  Only our view of them is out of place.  Some fruit is rotten, yes, but this does not negate the value of seeing the relative in each.  Absolute requires total awareness.  Upanishads are simply a different view that is relative, which tells you one thing--wrong view.  Only one view is correct, never residing on any one branch.  See the tree as you are the fruit.  The essence here is to become the tree, then the forest, then the earth holding the roots, then the solar system, the universe and the multiversed human.  Read many of them. 

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Re: Upanishads and Buddhism
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 12:23:06 am »
If you don't know why that word came to your mind, don't bother. Meditative realizations are crystal clear, vivid vision, and leave the meditator with complete understanding and answers. Not puzzling.

Consider that as yet another unintelligible game of mind and forget it. Move on until you get a realization.

 


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