Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

The Proclivities of Evil

The best way to expose evil is through its actions. The proclivities of Satan and Māra are well documented. The activities of Satan or the Devil are many, but for the most part fall into the following categories: temptation, deception, obstruction and torment, possession and instigation, and destruction. (Boyd) Satan the Tempter The best known instance is the temptation of Jesus in the desert. Alone, living in the wilds with little food or shelter for 40 days, Jesus as human was susceptible Read more [...]

Prior to Christmas

Throughout Christendom the great feast of the Incarnation highlights again and again the early infancy narratives found within the gospels of Matthew and Luke, narratives that focus on the birth of the Christ-child, the Prince of Peace. It’s interesting to note that there are numerous parallels within many spiritual traditions throughout the millennia that speak of a miraculous birth of a long-awaited Messiah, most notably within many Pagan motifs like the one describing how the Egyptian Deity Read more [...]

Jesus and the Dharmakaya

Some modern sources wrongly make the assertion that the Dharmakaya (the absolute, imageless Buddha Body of Perfect Suchness within the Buddhaic Trikaya) is comparable to the Christian notion of the unseen Creator God, the one who has created all things, both visible and invisible, within the sphere of phenomenal reality. The Dharmakaya is not linked with any Eternalist-Creationist notion of some Divine Being that has formulated the created order; on the contrary, it is creation-less and existential-less Read more [...]
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