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five grades of dhyana; other religions etc.

Postby klqv on Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:34 pm

five grades of dhyana
1st is outsider dhyana; i wondered if it can be experienced by say mystic christians
5th is the perfect bodhidharma dhyana that is what zen adds.


all but the 5th are step by step gates [according to zongmi anyway]; does that mean that one cannot reach any kind of buddhahood or bodhisattva hood with them?
what does that mean in terms of saving sentient beings?
God is dead!
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