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Today's World Census Report
The Most Advanced Defense Forces in Buddhism
Nations ranked highly spend the most on national defense, and are most secure against foreign aggression.
As a region, Buddhism is ranked 21,438th in the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
|1.||The Republic of Wolf Android 15||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Never forget a brother”|
|2.||The Buddhist Republic of Swastik||Scandinavian Liberal Paradise||“Let Love Be the Bridge”|
|3.||The Peace of Buddhism||Left-Leaning College State||“We are here to awake from the dream of our separateness”|
|4.||The Sangha of Lord Buddha||Left-wing Utopia||“May all beings have happy minds”|
|5.||The Parinirvāṇa Vihāra of Bodhi Nirvana||Left-wing Utopia||“Peace comes from within.”|
|6.||The Five Treatises of Maitreya Buddha||Left-wing Utopia||“ॐ”|
|7.||The Wordless Transmission of Dharmakaya||Left-wing Utopia||“Gate Gate Paragate Para Sam Gate”|
|8.||The Kingdom of Lamdrup Songha||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“May the wisdom of Buddhas bring joy and awareness”|
|9.||The Followers And Teachings of The Buddha||Democratic Socialists||“Om”|
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Excerpt from Huangbo’s ‘On the Transmission of Mind’
Translated by John Blofeld
When a sudden flash of thought occurs in your mind and you recognize it for a dream or an illusion, then you can enter into the state reached by the Buddhas of the past- not that the Buddhas of the past really exist, or that the Buddhas of the future have not yet come into existence. Above all, have no longing to become a future Buddha; your sole concern should be, as thought succeeds thought, to avoid clinging to any of them. Nor may you entertain the least ambition to be a Buddha here and now.
Even if a Buddha arises, do not think of him as ‘Enlightened’ or ‘deluded’, ‘good’ or ‘evil’. Hasten to rid yourself of any desire to cling to him. Cut him off in the twinkling of an eye!
On no account seek to hold him fast, for a thousand locks could not stay him, nor a hundred thousand feet of rope bind him. This being so, valiantly strive to banish and annihilate him.
I will now make luminously clear how to set about being rid of that Buddha. Consider the sunlight. You may say it is near, yet if you follow it from world to world you will never catch it in your hands. Then you may describe it as far away and, lo, you will see it just before your eyes. Follow it and, behold, it escapes you; run from it and it follows you close.
You can neither possess it nor have done with it. From this example you can understand how it is with the true nature of all things and, henceforth, there will be no need to grieve or to worry about such things…
All the visible universe is the Buddha; so are all sounds; hold fast to one principle and all the others are Identical. On seeing one thing, you see all. On perceiving any individual’s mind, you are perceiving all Mind. Obtain a glimpse of one way and all ways are embraced in your vision, for there is nowhere at all which is devoid of the Way…
According to what has been said, we can encompass all the vast world systems, though numberless as grains of sand, with our One Mind.
Then, why talk of ‘inside’ and ‘outside’? Honey having the invariable characteristic of sweetness, it follows that all honey is sweet. To speak of this honey as bitter would be nonsensical! How could it be so? Hence we say that the Void has no inside and outside. There is only the spontaneously existing Bhutatathata (Absolute). And, for this same reason, we say it has no centre. There is only the spontaneously existing Bhutatathata.
Thus, sentient beings are the Buddha. The Buddha is one with them. Both consist entirely of the one ‘substance’.
Yuanwu said, “The sword that kills. The sword that gives life. These are artifices of the ancients, and yet they remain pivotal for us today. Trying to understand from words is like washing a dirt clod in muddy water. But not using words to gain understanding is like trying to put a square peg in a round hole. If you don’t use some idea you’ve already missed it. But if you have any strategy whatsoever, you’re still a mountain pass away from it. It’s like the sparks from struck flint or a lightning flash. Understanding or not understanding, there’s no way to avoid losing your body and life. What do you say about this principle? A bitter gourd is bitter to the root. A sweet melon is sweet to the base!”
The master then got down and left the hall.
This world is blind! There are so few Who see things as they truly are.
Come, take a good look at this world, Pretty like a king's chariot.
Though fools become immersed in it, For the wise there's no attachment.
See how much it's like a bubble! See how much it's like a mirage!
~ Dhammapada, Lokavagga: "The World"
Hey Hey! You’re Featured Today! Congratulations My Friends!
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Bodhi Nirvana, -allemeine, and Hms york
Congratulations on being featured. What an excellent and thoughtful region!
Are any locals here still active?
Bodhi Nirvana, -allemeine, and Hms york
Thank you for your kind words and congratulations, you are all very welcome, whether you wish to visit or stay.
We are all active invariably, as every day is Dharma.
-allemeine and RMSboatymcboatface
"The disposition is empty of the adventitious stains,
Which are characterized by their total separateness.
But it is not empty of the unsurpassed qualities,
Which have the character of total inseparability."
- Maitreya, Uttaratantra Shastra, I, 155