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Spc 64 Cult

The term Cult usually refers to a social group defined by its religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. A cult is a social group with socially deviant or novel beliefs and practices, although this is often unclear. Sub-categories of cults include: Doomsday cults, political cults, destructive cults, racist cults, polygamist […]

The Buddha and the Devil

It is said that after Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in India, he was confronted by the devil Mara who attempted to sway him from his determined commitment to spread his teachings of universal enlightenment with the people of India and the entire world. Shakyamuni states:   It is better for me […]

An Ocean Promenade

  An Ocean Promenade Ocean Beach If I could I would tell you everything Jim. The way our conversation started reminded me of a puzzle I bought for my niece with a vivid, colorful & elaborate illustration of a carnival at Venice Beach. His name is Jim & he was wearing a light-colored Tommy Bahama […]

Earthly Desires Are Enlightenment

I think it was Socrates who said that having few desires is the path to happiness. The earlier [Hinayana] Buddhist teachings teach the attainment of happiness or enlightenment through the elimination of desire. Although Hinayana Buddhism teaches that earthly desires must be eliminated to attain enlightenment, Mahayana, and particularly the Lotus Sutra, teach that earthly […]

The Opening Of the Eyes

This I will state. Let the gods forsake me. Let all persecutions assail me. Still I will give my life for the sake of the Law…   Here I will make a great vow. Though I might be offered the rulership of Japan if I would only abandon the Lotus Sutra, accept the teachings of […]