I believed in an eternal mind instead of god. I was wrong. Nothing governs the universe.

I believed in an eternal mind instead of god. I was wrong. Nothing governs the universe. There is the spiritual realm and the physical realm. The spiritual realm is not a mind as I previously believed. It is simply spirit. I believe in the dharmakaya. The eternal self hidden inside every living being. The law-body. Is Mahayana Buddhism true? I'm still not convinced. But I have found that the eternal mind I talked about often is not real. The eternal self however, is. I currently follow my own beliefs instead of Mahayana Buddhism. Thoughts?

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  1. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    The universe is governed, Christ proved he was the one who governs the universe while he was on the cross, when the sun went dark and the earth shook, proving he truly did have power over both the heavens and the earth.

    There's a ton of historical evidence that those truly took place too, look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUtwaN7lQbU

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I believe meditation heightens spiritual insight and leads to enlightenment. I firmly believe that. Since Jesus never taught meditation or practiced it, I reject Christianity. I want salvation in this life. I don't want to wait until I die to experience bliss.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        What is meditation?

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          Focusing the mind and resting still. For example on an object, or nothing, or your breathing.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            If a man goes into the empty desert for 40 days and eats nothing, focusing on God the entire time...surely that counts?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            No. That is good for the soul but it isn't "Dhyāna", meditation as described in Hinduism and Buddhism. It doesn't focus the mind continuously on one thing and is something totally different.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Perhaps that specific practice is less important than you seem to think it is. Christ's followers have done ten thousand times more to decrease suffering in Buddhist and Hindu lands than Buddhism ever has. Christendom creating antibiotics, antiparasitics, and industrialized agricultural are what has been rescuing people from disease and suffering, not a bunk of meditating monks.

            I'm sure it can be good for you, but so can hobbies and exercise.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I would rather not have those and be enlightened. Sorry man but I currently believe firmly even in the fact that meditation is conducive to enlightenment, not praying to some dude in the sky.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Well what exactly do you mean by enlightenment?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Insight into the real nature of reality. And it comes with an immense feeling of bliss if it's done correctly. That is my sole aim in life. Who knows, maybe one day I will not gain anything and turn towards Christ, but right now I don't feel like that is correct for me.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Is there anyone alive today who is enlightened?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know, because I'm not convinced of any religion at the moment. Maybe, if Mahayana Buddhism is correct, somewhere in Japan or china or Taiwan there's someone old who meditated for long enough to have had such an experience.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            You don't seem very sure that it's even possible to get the thing you're looking for. There are hundreds of millions of Hindus and Buddhists alive today...if you can't even find one who's achieved this goal, why think you will? Even worse, why think you can?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I feel it. We live in the darkest time in this world cycle, so it's hard to find anyone enlightened.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            Who was the most recent person who was enlightened?

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            No idea man.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            So out of all the countless people who have spent countless time meditating for thousands of years, not one of them has been successful enough that even someone so deeply interested in the subject as yourself has even heard of them?

            You must be able to see that it's a fool's errand. It's like looking for immortality. Countless people throughout all of history have sought it...but not one of them was successful.

            Think it through and you must be able to see that this isn't the way

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            I think you're right, but I'm doubting it as long as I'm not sure what samadhi produces in the mind. Samadhi is absorption in the object of meditation. I just don't know what it will do. When I achieve it and it does nothing I know Christ is the way.

            Good. May I suggest that you begin trying to pick a particular Buddha or Bodhisattva to perform sati (devote) yourself to? Amitabha Buddha is a popular one, for instance. If devotionalism isn't your thing, then perhaps try Zen or Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (Chan Buddhism in America). Otherwise, I would say to look into either Theravada or Vajrayana depending on your persuasion.

            I'm really just a tourist in Buddhism. Most likely I will just go back to Christianity after I achieved samadhi but who really knows. Thanks.

  2. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    there's no "spiritual realm". in the very best case it's a delusion, but usually it's just a talking point credulous morons employ to fabricate a bogus claim of superiority.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can sense it with my mind. It is clearly real. You're just mentally blind. Like someone who has no eyesight.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      How can anyone say such a ridiculous thing. Even the most ardent materialist athiest can't deny there is a mental plane that arises from humans, and animals, engaging with one another.

  3. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anon don't be a LARPing gay and just practice Buddhism if you find it compelling. If it's what you genuinely find to be the proper explanation for the universe then find a sangha and proper teacher of the Dharma. Also say "Namo Amida Bu" every once in a while if you're going Mahayana.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Once I'm convinced i will do it yes. I practice mindfulness and meditate. Maybe it will give me insight that Mahayana is correct.

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Good. May I suggest that you begin trying to pick a particular Buddha or Bodhisattva to perform sati (devote) yourself to? Amitabha Buddha is a popular one, for instance. If devotionalism isn't your thing, then perhaps try Zen or Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (Chan Buddhism in America). Otherwise, I would say to look into either Theravada or Vajrayana depending on your persuasion.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          cringe idolator.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >find a sangha and proper teacher of the Dharma
      Noo! You can't just have your own beliefs or think for yourself, you need a heckin guru to indoctrinate you

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