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Author Topic: Diamond Sutra (PLEASE READ! UNMISTAKEN CAUSE OF HAPPINESS)  (Read 5132 times)
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« Reply #15: May 17, 2010, 08:41:14 pm »

Thanks for the info, Karen.

De nada. Rereading it, the text is a translation of the Sutra--but don't ask me whose, I'm not that much of a scholar. in any case. (My first reading was more cursory than I care to admit in public. Bad Buddhist, no wish-fulfilling jewel.)

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« Reply #16: May 17, 2010, 08:49:55 pm »

As they say in my online gaming group, "So many <3s."
Heh - I figured you were one of those who'd appreciate it.  Feel free to make use of it if you find it useful - I suspect that might come up quite a bit.

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« Reply #17: May 17, 2010, 10:14:28 pm »

De nada. Rereading it, the text is a translation of the Sutra--but don't ask me whose, I'm not that much of a scholar. in any case. (My first reading was more cursory than I care to admit in public. Bad Buddhist, no wish-fulfilling jewel.)

I've found a copy of the entire text online: http://www.diamond-sutra.com/diamond_sutra_translation.html -- I haven't had a chance to read it. But at least skimming it convinced me posting it it is not the attempt to proselytize that the excerpt here looked like.
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« Reply #18: May 18, 2010, 12:28:36 am »

Know this! The Goddess came to me, Goddess Yahweh, and revealed this, she has been studying as a monk, and so gave some of her power to God, because she was insane and because there was no sense in her ways for some time, but in the beginning she was there, and her alone. And she is the first and last.

But...but...I thought Yahweh was the JCI god. And male. *confused*
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« Reply #19: May 18, 2010, 12:41:31 am »

But...but...I thought Yahweh was the JCI god. And male. *confused*

Not related to what blueheron said, but depending on which of the letters of JCI you belong to, and depending on how far you go into them, YHWH is both male and female at the same time. Male pronouns just became more popular (or just through politicking), until it was expected that God is both, but primarily male (which is more prevalent in Christianity, and I assume Islam, than perhaps Judaism).
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« Reply #20: May 21, 2010, 03:08:16 pm »

Not related to what blueheron said, but depending on which of the letters of JCI you belong to, and depending on how far you go into them, YHWH is both male and female at the same time. Male pronouns just became more popular (or just through politicking), until it was expected that God is both, but primarily male (which is more prevalent in Christianity, and I assume Islam, than perhaps Judaism).

No, I think it's mostly Christianity that thinks of YHWH as (for the most part) male.  Judaism and Islam both take the "God is both male and female" approach.
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« Reply #21: May 21, 2010, 04:47:07 pm »

No, I think it's mostly Christianity that thinks of YHWH as (for the most part) male.  Judaism and Islam both take the "God is both male and female" approach.

And even that is ill-informed Christianity.  Official doctrine is in agreement with the other Abrahamic religions.
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« Reply #22: May 21, 2010, 07:22:05 pm »

No, I think it's mostly Christianity that thinks of YHWH as (for the most part) male.  Judaism and Islam both take the "God is both male and female" approach.

Actually Allah is genderless. 'He' is unlike anything in creation, hence no gender.
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« Reply #23: May 21, 2010, 08:00:49 pm »

Actually Allah is genderless. 'He' is unlike anything in creation, hence no gender.
And even that is ill-informed Christianity.  Official doctrine is in agreement with the other Abrahamic religions.

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