Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dream on.




Question: (Unedited)


1. Is it okay for Buddhists to dream and have fantasies?

2. Who is more supreme? Buddha or the Universal Karmic Law?

Thanks a lot.


My comment:


Hi L,

Thank you for asking me.

1. Is it okay for Buddhists to dream and have fantasies?
Do you have a choice? It is very normal to have dreams. As for fantasies, it is one's choice whether to have realistic and wholesome fantasies or just wasting time building castle in the air.


2. Who is more supreme? Buddha or the Universal Karmic Law?
The Buddha was the supreme teacher in that he found truth and peace, and realized final liberation from suffering. The Buddha expounded the existence of the universal law of kamma which rules supreme in the conduct of life.

3 comments:

PM said...

When you are down and feeling miserable and no one to console you,fantasies to cheer oneself up to rid of the misery is okay. There is no harm in it as it is self pleasing.

Barry said...

Hi Justin,

Some Mahayana sutras portray the Buddha (or Buddha-nature) as the same as the universal law of karma. More accurately, they portray everything as having Buddha-nature and, thus, interpenetrated with the fundamentals of the universe.

Your friend in the Dharma,
Barry

Justin Choo said...

Barry,

"Long time no see."

Thanks for sharing.

Justin

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