THE EXPERIENCE OF SIDDHARTHA: ENLIGHTENMENT: THE BUDDHA.
BY MEANS OF
By G. Gilmore (originally appeared in religionandspirituality.com 02/08/06 ).
-And whats karma all about?
I recall back in the hairy 70s, living in a college dormitory as a head resident.
Someone arrived at my door just after a poetry reading which
By G. Gilmore (originally appeared in religionandspirituality.com 10/11/06 ).
-The traditional respect for the subtlety of Dharma should not conceal from us
what may be immediately understandable: Dharma is the Truth of the universe, more
Suffering in Buddhism
By G. Gilmore, originally published in religionandspirituality.com -01/18/06
-American experiences of Buddhism and Christianity have shared a lot in the last
forty years. A moments web-search can list over two million contacts. A goo
Nothingness in Buddhism
By G. Gilmore, published originally in religionandspirituality.com -3/01/06
-Perhaps it can annoy everyone if we attempt to discuss nothingness and
emptiness(!). It can certainly bring out the reactionary Western dismissal of Buddh
-For an American experience of dialogue about Buddhism in general, we would
have to include a discussion of Zen. But Zen is filled with riddles, beginning with the fact
that nothing can be said about Zen, and yet, from antiquity, Zen masters
By G. Gilmore (originally appeared in religionandspirituality.com 01/25/06 ).
-Long before Kurt Cobains sad departure, many Americans had heard the word
nirvana, eventually the name of Kurt Cobains band.
In India the word is nirvana, although the
Schools of Buddhism: Theravada and Mahayana
By G, Gilmore, published originally in religionandspirituality.com -2/15/06
-If, in Buddhism, everything is One, whats this with many schoolS of Buddhism?
Well, as the occasionally improper bumper sti
330 Million Gods.
By G. Gilmore (originally appeared in religionandspirituality.com 06/21/06 ).
-Hinduism is said to have three hundred and thirty million Gods. They dont. They
have one God. But a Westerner does have to make many qualifications, all of wh
HINDUISM AND REALITY
self-actualization and self-realization, graced and human: self-awareness
A. LEVELS OF NEED/DESIRE
B. LEVELS OF EXISTENCE/REALITY
C. LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE
1. PHYSICAL SATISFACTION
1. PHYSICAL REALITY
Zen and Horses.
-At an abyssal stage of my life, I went back to training horses. The unacceptable
word is breaking, while more current words might be schooling or gentling.
Indeed, before and apart from the sensationalism of the horse whisperer, many peop
Compassion in Buddhism
By G. Gilmore, originally published in religionandspirituality.com -2/01/06
-Buddhist experience and American experience do share a lot. Ive tried to show
the experiences of suffering, which most Americans might recognize as the ina
Immortality in Buddhism and Christianity
By G. Gilmore, originally published in religionandspirituality.com -3/08/06
-Immortality is the ultimate (in several senses!) issue between
Buddhism and Christianity. On the face of it, they are diametrically oppos