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Killing Buddha site
« on: December 19, 2012, 09:30:41 AM »
http://killingthebuddha.com/

Not specific to Buddhism. And not about killing Buddha.
Named after a book by Jeff Sharlet. (which is good btw) Name is based on some Buddhist story (see below)

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Killing the Buddha is an online magazine of religion, culture, and politics. It began on November 13, 2000, when Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet invited readers who are both hostile and drawn to talk of God to join them in building an electronic Tower of Babel, a Talmudic cathedral of stories about faith lost and found. They named it after a saying of the Chinese Buddhist sage Lin Chi. Think of it like this:

    After years on his cushion, a monk has what he believes is a breakthrough: a glimpse of nirvana, the Buddhamind, the big pay-off. Reporting the experience to his master, however, he is informed that what has happened is par for the course, nothing special, maybe even damaging to his pursuit. And then the master gives the student dismaying advice: If you meet the Buddha, he says, kill him.

    Why kill the Buddha? Because the Buddha you meet is not the true Buddha, but an expression of your longing. If this Buddha is not killed he will only stand in your way.

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Re: Killing Buddha site
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2012, 06:29:31 PM »
http://killingthebuddha.com/

Not specific to Buddhism. And not about killing Buddha.
Named after a book by Jeff Sharlet. (which is good btw) Name is based on some Buddhist story (see below)

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Killing the Buddha is an online magazine of religion, culture, and politics. It began on November 13, 2000, when Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet invited readers who are both hostile and drawn to talk of God to join them in building an electronic Tower of Babel, a Talmudic cathedral of stories about faith lost and found. They named it after a saying of the Chinese Buddhist sage Lin Chi. Think of it like this:

    After years on his cushion, a monk has what he believes is a breakthrough: a glimpse of nirvana, the Buddhamind, the big pay-off. Reporting the experience to his master, however, he is informed that what has happened is par for the course, nothing special, maybe even damaging to his pursuit. And then the master gives the student dismaying advice: If you meet the Buddha, he says, kill him.

    Why kill the Buddha? Because the Buddha you meet is not the true Buddha, but an expression of your longing. If this Buddha is not killed he will only stand in your way.
Don't follow me like a  blind disciple.Find your own fucking path to enlightenment.Which means that the Dalai Lhama's mob have entirely missed the point.
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Re: Killing Buddha site
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 01:30:38 AM »
I respect the Dolly Llama (intentional misspelling) but for me he's just one of many sources.
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