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Came across this video of the life of Buddha. at 4:29:50 - 4:31:12 one of Budda's Bhikkhus "Ananda" asked him a series of questions minutes before he past away.
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"Ananda: Lord Buddha In this Celibate life one often encounters women. Some are mothers, sisters and relatives of monks. Others are those with faith in the Triple Gem.
Ananda: How should a Bhikkhu practise in relation to women?
Buddha: A Bhikkhu ought not look at a women at all. It is better this way.
Ananda: But if a Bhikkhu must see women, how should he behave towards them?
Buddha: Ananda, if its necessary to see women, they ought not to engage in conversation with them. It is better this way.
Ananda: If its necessary to converse with women, how should a Bhikkhu practise?
Budddha: In that case a Bhikku should have well-controlled mindfulness and sense restraint. He should have orderly speech. And guard his mind from falling prey to lust and infatuation... The beautiful things of this world themselves are not "sense-desire. But the lust that arises in ones mind due to unwholesome intention that is a person's sense-desire. Once one has abandoned pleasure in unwholesome states, the beautiful objects of this world still exist. But there's no way one can be harmed by them.

Question: We know that when Sujata ["good birth"] or Sahaja Maithuna, gave Buddha the bowl "rice milk"[sexual transmutation]. However as an ascetic in the forest he killed his desires by starvation. So that one above quote "rice bowl" symbolically states that he found the middle path, sexual magic after he starved his desires, especially lust?

Why did the Monk / Nun union after comprehension and starvation wasn't practiced in the past and today still not practiced?
Why is a Celibate life still practiced with gnosis or the Dharma when they know that Divine Mother is the only one that liberates?

Buddha's life
Buddha-Thus have I heard
This animation movie is about the life of Buddha based on Pali Canon (Theravada Buddhism) and other commentaries. It was produced by members of the Buddhist community in cooperation with the Department of Religious Affairs and the National Office of Buddhism, Thailand. It is considered one of the most accurate story of the Buddha. It is almost 5 hours long and very detailed. The production took 8 years to complete (from 2003-2011).
9 months ago
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You are studying material from the theravada tradition, which long ago rejected the sexual aspect of the teachings.

Buddha Shakyamuni said within 500 years of his death his teachings would be so disfigured as to be unrecognizable. You are reading materials that have had more than two thousand years to degenerate.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

9 months ago
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#26746
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You are studying material from the theravada tradition, which long ago rejected the sexual aspect of the teachings.

Buddha Shakyamuni said within 500 years of his death his teachings would be so disfigured as to be unrecognizable. You are reading materials that have had more than two thousand years to degenerate.

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

sulfurmercurysalt selected the reply #26746 as the answer for this post — 9 months ago
9 months ago
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For the record it wasn't a study it was research. I am privy of what he said that his teachings would become adulterated however this exchange at the bottom of this message seems to be correct of pure mind and heart. Knowing that the Buddha didn't record his teachings and they were kept from mouth to ear, anything on his life is in the dark. I do have copy's of The Gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus, The Gnostic Buddha and THE GREAT KAGYU MASTERS The Golden Lineage Treasury
We know that Master Samael quotes Buddha to almost the level of Master Aberamentho. Which tradition should we have confidence in?

This is what I do know as facts:

There are 3 main traditions in Buddhism and all other traditions spring off these 3 main traditions.

Two are Mahayana traditions: Zen Buddhism and Vajrayana. Both of these traditions have the tradition of Bodhisattvas and use the Bodhisatta Vow.

The third major tradition - and the oldest - is the Theravadan tradition (which is the only tradition that does NOT require working in-person with a qualified teaching monk to guide you).

As for sects, there are endless sects. I am only familiar with the 4 “schools” of Tibetan Buddhism: Sakya, Nyingma, Kagyu, and Gelupa/Gelug. The Dalai Lama, btw, is the figurehead for just the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism (not the leader of that school .. just the figurehead).

Ananda: If its necessary to converse with women, how should a Bhikkhu practise?
Budddha: In that case a Bhikku should have well-controlled mindfulness and sense restraint. He should have orderly speech. And guard his mind from falling prey to lust and infatuation... The beautiful things of this world themselves are not "sense-desire. But the lust that arises in ones mind due to unwholesome intention that is a person's sense-desire. Once one has abandoned pleasure in unwholesome states, the beautiful objects of this world still exist. But there's no way one can be harmed by them.
9 months ago
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All religions are beautiful, but they are also all degenerated. In the physical world, there is no school of any religion that is fully reliable. The only source for truly pure teachings is in the internal worlds.

There is no point in picking through the bones of dead traditions. It is better to awaken consciousness and attend the schools in the internal worlds.

The best exposition of the secret doctrine resides in the Gnostic synthesis of the great Hierophant Jesus the Christ.

Gnosis saves us work and study, for if we did not have the synthesis of Christ, we would need to bring into our heads millions of volumes and to travel around the entire world with the goal of finding the path. Fortunately, already one being did it, and this being was Jesus the Christ.

He studied in the Buddhist cathedral of Jokhang, investigating very ancient Tibetan books. Therefore, why do we need to do the same investigative work that he did? He already did that work. He delivered the whole of Yoga in a synthesized way, the whole of the secret science. What else could we want?

Our duty is to study Gnosis and to live it; this is what is important. If they laugh at us, if they attack us, if they calumniate us, what does it matter to science or to us?

You can be sure, beloved reader, the best of Yoga is within Gnosis. The best of Buddhism is within Gnosis, the best of the Egyptian, Chaldean, Zoroastrian, etc. science is within Gnosis. Therefore, what more? What more do we want? What more are we searching for?

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

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