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(BBC)   "On one hand, I felt happy because when your daughter becomes god, having a god in the home is a delightful thing"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 86
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2014-06-20 10:04:47 AM
She's worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal, who believe she's a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga.

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.
 
2014-06-20 10:05:39 AM
flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.
 
2014-06-20 10:06:37 AM
There's not a whole lot going on in Nepal, is there?
 
2014-06-20 10:14:37 AM
Came for Kamichu, leaving with second best.
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2014-06-20 10:23:14 AM
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2014-06-20 10:26:40 AM

WelldeadLink: Came for Kamichu, leaving with second best.
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Well played.
 
2014-06-20 10:28:03 AM
Not amused
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2014-06-20 10:32:22 AM
Thinks she's doing it all wrong
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2014-06-20 10:41:06 AM

Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.


Wait, Buddhists have sects?
 
2014-06-20 10:43:51 AM

Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.


Well for one, Hinduism is not Buddhism. And second, I'm not certain I would say that there is no diety in Buddhism itself. Buddhism involves a belief that there is no diety except everything that is extant in the universe, including oneself. So although a Buddhist's worship of the divine includes oneself, it is not technically an atheistic discipline.
But Hinduism, one could say, contains almost all religions. India has a fascinating religious history, many thousands of years old, and has continued to evolve by being tolerant and including other religions within itself. In the case of this Kumari, she embodies Durga, who is an aspect of the Goddess Shakti, who represents the primordial power that makes all things manifest. Many things may be made of this power, and Durga makes righteousness and victory over evil.
Once she's no longer a girl, she can no longer be the embodiment of Durga, and faces the world on her own. It's an interesting parallel to American spoiled bratz - but in reality, there's almost nothing in common, because after being a Goddess this girl will probably not be a complete and utter c*nt, whereas America manufactures these types of women by the millions. That's the main difference.
 
2014-06-20 10:46:41 AM

The hopeless imp: Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.

Wait, Buddhists have sects?


Mostly in lotus position.
 
2014-06-20 10:50:28 AM

The hopeless imp: Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.

Wait, Buddhists have sects?


Lots and lots of filthy, dirty sects.


(You know, because much of south Asia lacks basic sanitation.)
 
2014-06-20 11:00:31 AM

The hopeless imp: Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.

Wait, Buddhists have sects?


Yep. Kind of like how when Christianity swept through Europe they picked up some of the local pagan customs, the same thing happened to Buddhism as it swept through Asia. Thus leading to different sects. For example, you can really see the difference if you compare Buddhism in Japan with Buddhism in another place like Nepal. The Shinto religion has really shaped Buddhism in Japan.
 
2014-06-20 11:03:03 AM

The hopeless imp: Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.

Wait, Buddhists have sects?


Yep. Some are even trans-sect-tuals.
 
2014-06-20 11:15:35 AM
Stephen_Falken

Well for one, Hinduism is not Buddhism.

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Did I suggest otherwise?

And second, I'm not certain I would say that there is no diety in Buddhism itself. Buddhism involves a belief that there is no diety except everything that is extant in the universe, including oneself. So although a Buddhist's worship of the divine includes oneself, it is not technically an atheistic discipline.

I disagree, in a general sense. I'm unfamiliar with any widespread Buddhist concept of the whole of existence as a "deity" (sounds more like the Hindu concept of Brahman, which most Buddhists seem to reject) and many Buddhists don't seem to believe in a discrete self beyond a relatively transient collection of experiences, divine or otherwise (though some accretions can be long-existing, and considered gods). It sounds like you're getting some atman in your anatta.

That being said, I'm neither Hindu nor Buddhist, and both have all kinds of flavors, so I'm sure there's someone out there who's a Buddhist and believes the Buddhas fight Xenu so that we don't have to desire Brahma on our own, and even less ridiculous schools of thought, so anything's possible.
 
2014-06-20 12:04:46 PM
Stephen_Falken:

Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.

Well for one, Hinduism is not Buddhism. And second, I'm not certain I would say that there is no diety in Buddhism itself. Buddhism involves a belief that there is no diety except everything that is extant in the universe, including oneself. So although a Buddhist's worship of the divine includes oneself, it is not technically an atheistic discipline.


There's also the fact that most Buddhist sects recognize that there are supernatural beings that are to be respected and revered, even if they're not "worshiped" as such. Kind of like Catholics have Mary, umpteen saints and angels, but they're not strictly speaking supposed to be prayed to.

Within Buddhism itself there's the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and then there's the ones borrowed from Hinduism... Go to any Royal Palace or major temple complex in Buddhist SE Asia for example, and you will invariably find a gigantic frieze portraying the Ramayana or Churning The Ocean of Milk. The Naga is widely revered as a protector spirit (guardian angel) because one protected the Buddha Gautama. And so on.

Nepalese Buddhism is more influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, but The Living Goddess is definitely an Indian Hindu borrowing.
 
2014-06-20 12:06:31 PM
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Hey! What's going on in here?
 
2014-06-20 12:11:49 PM

Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.


But, I was told that it was pretty core to Buddhism.  Like, the whole point of Buddhism is to cease to exist.  That The Buddha's big accomplishment was that we wasn't re-incarnated again; when he died, he just went "foof" like a candle flame being blown out.  A n immortal god would have to be, like, the biggest screw-up of all time under that system.

/In which case, what's up with the Dali Lama?  Can't he get it right?
 
2014-06-20 12:14:14 PM
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Well, credit where it's due: having one in your home would be quite delightful, indeed.
 
2014-06-20 12:35:39 PM
flondrix

But, I was told that it was pretty core to Buddhism.

Some forms of it. Others have gods. It is what it is. As someone pointed out earlier, it's kinda like Christianity spreading through Europe and picking up all kinds of pre-Christian stuff...when Buddhism moved into certain areas and cultures, the people kept their gods.

A n immortal god would have to be, like, the biggest screw-up of all time under that system.

Having (essentially) super-powers doesn't necessarily mean you're enlightened. The gods can be stuck in the same cycles as the rest of us.
 
2014-06-20 12:51:21 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

There are many perks to being the mother of a living god...
 
2014-06-20 12:53:45 PM

Wrath of Heaven: How to be a god:

1. Be attractive
2. Don't menstruate
3. Don't be unattractive


www.quickmeme.com

Real Gods are immortal.
 
2014-06-20 12:53:50 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: [www.animefringe.com image 240x232]


What series is that from?
 
2014-06-20 12:58:05 PM

Latinwolf: Jim from Saint Paul: [www.animefringe.com image 240x232]

What series is that from?


Kamichu. It's lighthearted and amusing.
 
2014-06-20 01:15:25 PM

rzrwiresunrise: How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood?


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BEHOLD, A GOD WHO BLEEDS!
 
2014-06-20 01:20:23 PM

captjc: Wrath of Heaven: How to be a god:

1. Be attractive
2. Don't menstruate
3. Don't be unattractive

[www.quickmeme.com image 625x422]

Real Gods are immortal.


Obligatory
 
2014-06-20 01:56:05 PM

rzrwiresunrise: How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood??


It's the rule. Of course it does.
 
2014-06-20 02:12:42 PM

rzrwiresunrise: FTFA: "This divine life ended abruptly when Chanira was 15, on the day she first menstruated. Suddenly she was no longer the Kumari."

How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood?? Proof again that people will believe in all kinds of dumb shiat.


Do you want your god terribly biatchy one week a month.

And checking the forecast for next week there is a 80% chance of fire literally raining from the heavens but that should move out and make way for the swarms of locusts coming in on Wednesday.  We will have a plague front moving up from the south later in the week but right now it's not sure exactly which one it's going to be.  NOAA's preliminary data shows a mix bag of small pox, anthrax....and....this just coming in....irritable bowel syndrome....ouch
 
2014-06-20 02:27:08 PM
I'm getting the feeling there are a lot of former goddesses gritting their teeth and thinking, "If only I still had my powers... You'd ALL be sorry, so very, very sorry...."
 
2014-06-20 02:31:57 PM

mekki: The hopeless imp: Facetious_Speciest: flondrix

I was taught in school that Buddhism has no deity.

It doesn't. Some sects have plenty, though.

Wait, Buddhists have sects?

Yep. Kind of like how when Christianity swept through Europe they picked up some of the local pagan customs, the same thing happened to Buddhism as it swept through Asia. Thus leading to different sects. For example, you can really see the difference if you compare Buddhism in Japan with Buddhism in another place like Nepal. The Shinto religion has really shaped Buddhism in Japan.


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2014-06-20 03:19:25 PM

vudukungfu: Maybe it's real

Maybe it's Maybeline.


Maybe it's Belldandy.

/Pic looks more like Urd though
 
2014-06-20 04:18:11 PM

flondrix: rzrwiresunrise: How the FARK does menstruation suddenly revoke one's godhood?

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BEHOLD, A GOD WHO BLEEDS!


rerunningfromreality.files.wordpress.com

I...AM...KIROK!
 
2014-06-20 05:04:55 PM
I'll bet he would revoke her godhead, if you know what I mean (and I think you do).
 
2014-06-20 05:25:23 PM

Carn: [i44.tinypic.com image 465x346]

Dog butt Jesus approves.


I took a look at dog butt Jesus. Then I scrolled down and the light on the dog's leg looked like a strike of lightning. I was like, what the heck?
 
2014-06-20 08:42:08 PM

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Do you want your god terribly biatchy one week a month.


I think you win the thread.
 
2014-06-20 10:10:02 PM

DigitalCoffee: [www.cosplayhouse.com image 448x640]
Hey! What's going on in here?


The manga this one is based on just had it's last chapter a couple of days ago.
 
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