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Re: The Unified Theory Of Religion

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Posted by Glenn on January 13, 2001 03:05:23 UTC

But here where the analogy breaks down...

What most clearly distiguish Buddhism from other religions, especilally in the Judaic-Christian, is that Buddhism sees the cosmos itself as being the " LAW ". A Buddha is someone who has recognized his identity with the cosmic Law. This is much different from postulating an absolute deity who creates and dominates the Law. And the difference Between these two types of religions are evident in their cosmological theories.

I firmly believe, that what your are attempt to explain is equivalent in the Buddhist concept of "Ku",the potential state of Life which transcends the dualistic distinction between existence and non-existence.

Nicheren Daishonin said: " Earth is comparable to the physical law of life; cosmic space is comparable to the spiritual law of life. The two are inseparable. " Cosmic space ", the Buddhist concept called in Sanskrit "sunyata" and in japanese "Ku", has been translated as nothingness or the Void, but is actually the Spiritual Law of Cosmic Life as a whole. Perhaps the best way to understand this interpretation is to consider that nothing exist except in relation to everything else, which is to say the totality of the cosmos. The Spiritual Law of Life,then, is one and the same as the spiritual law of the cosmos.
Nicheren Daishonin's meaning was that the universe is performing rhymical movements in which physical world and the cosmic spirit are one.And we call this " MYSTIC LAW ", the Life essence of the cosmos which is the ultimate principle or the totality of universal existence.

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