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Author Topic:   If ID is taught in public schools, Dependent Origination must also be
Enochian
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Message 1 of 26 (623521)
07-07-2011 5:24 PM


If ID is taught in public schools, Dependent Origination must also be taught as it explains how things arise WITHOUT an intelligent agent.
Everything exists as thoughtforms merely designated upon causes and conditions. This applies to yourself, deities, time, the causes and conditions themselves, and even the principle of causality itself.
Since each cause is actually an effect of a previous cause, there is no first cause or beginning. Causality is an impersonal law of the universe, just as gravitation is.
In fact an intelligent agent is specifically ruled out because it is is not possible for some indepedent, uncaused "thing" to interact with our dependently originated universe. It would be like trying to run Microsoft Windows on a paper book. Utterly incompatible.
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Enochian
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Message 3 of 26 (623523)
07-10-2011 11:57 PM


how about now?
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Enochian
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Message 17 of 26 (624344)
07-17-2011 12:55 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by Robert Byers
07-13-2011 4:20 AM


Robert Byers,
Dependent origination is NOT obscure. Every WESTERN PhD graduate in philosohy is familar with it.
It is the only teaching that ties every level of buddhism from Theravada to Dzogchen.

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