Author Topic: Why did the Lord Buddha admonish Samana Vakkali?  (Read 1075 times)

Offline VisuddhiRaptor

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Re: Why did the Lord Buddha admonish Samana Vakkali?
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2017, 02:17:30 am »
Marvelous, VisudhhiRaptor, marvelous!
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Thank you, good sir.  :anjali:

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Re: Why did the Lord Buddha admonish Samana Vakkali?
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2017, 05:55:30 pm »
No one should worship the body of a man or a form. The best form of worship is through noble motion or action rather than inaction or apathy. The language of Buddhism typically has motion or processes involved like "getting across". What the Buddha seems to have tried to express was the reality and the truth, and the reality and truth is what underlies all things, including the form or body of men and women. To worship the surface would only do some things, but to work through the Dharma actively would be of the greater overall benefit. That is the proper sort of worship, where the idea of the Dharma kaya or Ultimate comes from, disregarding the man, even the message or words which are all expressions of the Truth, as is anything else, however distorted or misleading for those who don't look past it for what is really good or useful or best or true or lasting.

 


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