This blog's author experienced esoteric miracles in his life.
This blog's author heard from Lama Ole Nydahl that supernatural powers are a fact during a Triangle Project Buddhist Lecture. This lecture was probably most important lecutre i've been on, because it was when i took the Refuge in Lama Ole Nydahl.
This blog's author tries to find common points between religions & world views, things that bring together instead of separating - despite obstacles.
Part of these obstacles is inherent to Buddhism, i think.
i'll try my best to remain friendly to non-Buddhists and make meaningful efforts to bring us together, despite obstacles & their reasons that i'll mention in this article.
'Buddha avoided what today is called esoteric.
Although it is touching how some people tried to keep the idealistic feeling of the 1960's alive without drugs through the chrome-plated egotism of the following decades, their purely emotive approach to understanding the world is not enough.
To clearly know mind, one has to perfect all aspects of oneself, including critical reasoning.
Mixing together pleasant sounding spritual fragments from various sources and marketing these as timeless truths bring only sweet confusion.
Even with the finest of new packaging, but without the confirmation of generations of real experience, such mixing does not move beyond the realm of concepts and words.
Real knowledge always moves beyond and has massive power.'
-- Quoted from 'The Way Things Are' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.
i think there are benefits of bringing the ways together, mostly political.
if we can understand each other at least a little, and if we care enough at least - friendships can be meaningful.
i think real politics is not only sweet words & demands, it's also working within own's ranks so both parties can give and take, instead of only annoying each other.
i wish all beings peace & calm.
i wish all beings happiness without suffering.
i wish all beings perfect understanding - of themselves, as well as of their friends.
i wish all beings to reach their goals, to realize their mind qualities fully.
OM MANI PEME HUNG
FIVE WISDOM BUDDHAS
Namaste, blessed be.