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Describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist

Postby FiatYod » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:24 am

How would you describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist who "knows his stuff"?
(knows his stuff, i.e. Buddhist stuff, but not necessarily others' stuff)
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Re: Describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist

Postby Takamba » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:06 am

If you meet Ra-Hoor-Khuit on the road, kill him.

or fill him


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Re: Describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist

Postby Hermitas » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:41 am

I don't know my Buddhist stuff, so...

But my dilettante's answer would be "Buddha defying Mara."
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Re: Describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist

Postby seekinghga » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:50 pm

Am I too late to lend words on this matter?

"Success is thy proof: argue not; convert not; talk not overmuch!"
- AL III:42

Ra-Hoor-Kuit is the magician, as the Buddha is the proverbial mystic. One is active, the other passive. The goal is the necessarily equivalent, though the approach is seemingly divergent. RHK is dynamic, Buddha is dynamically passive. Um, just brainstorming... :(

"The light is mine; its rays consume
Me: I have made a secret door
Into the House of Ra and Tum,
Of Khephra and of Ahathoor.
I am thy Theban, O Mentu,
The prophet Ankh-af-na-khonsu!
By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat;
By wise Ta-Nech I weave my spell.
Show thy star-splendour, O Nuit!
Bid me within thine House to dwell,
O wingèd snake of light, Hadit!
Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit!"


Try to sell him candy... And remember, the first real question to ask is "does power corrupt?" It's not so much the sources that need corrected, but, then again, maybe it is...


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Nirvana literally means "to blow out." Nirodha is cessation. Match that with Nuit's words.
"And they that read the book and debated thereon passed into the desolate land of Barren Words. And they that sealed up the book into their blood were the chosen of Adonai, and the Thought of Adonai was a Word and a Deed; and they abode in the Land that the far-off travellers call Naught."
- LXV 5:59
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Re: Describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist

Postby zeph » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:56 am

Atman?
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Re: Describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist

Postby seekinghga » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:33 am

zeph wrote:Atman?

The concept of Atman is anathema to Buddhism. Nirvana is the cessation of all conceptualization of a self or whom one is. The supposed discrepancy between Atman and Nirodha is a difference in dialogue and philosophy, however. In practice they are one and the same. Do you think that Buddhists see rocks and mud and other things devoid of consciousness as "enlightened?"

In terms of Thelema, Atman would be closest to Hadit, the Innermost Self. Ra-Hoor-Khuit is the dynamic aspect of passivity. It represents the destructive force which actively annihilates one's beliefs and preconceived expectations, which are the harbors of Choronzon's ships. RHK's chapter of Liber AL also introduces the most Crowleyian part of the book, indulging the man's fantasies of being the top dog. A world religion with him as the prophet and sole authority? Consider that the term "Beast" appears only once in chapter 1, no times in chapter 2 (except when describing objects), but then is peppered throughout 3.
"And they that read the book and debated thereon passed into the desolate land of Barren Words. And they that sealed up the book into their blood were the chosen of Adonai, and the Thought of Adonai was a Word and a Deed; and they abode in the Land that the far-off travellers call Naught."
- LXV 5:59
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Re: Describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist

Postby FiatYod » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:37 pm

Takamba wrote:If you meet Ra-Hoor-Khuit on the road, kill him.

or fill him


I don't know anymore!

Is that your way of telling the Buddhist "You are not going to like this guy..."?

BTW, was the kill->fill change made by the OTO? If so, doesn't it violate the command not to change even the style of a letter in this book?

Hermitas wrote:I don't know my Buddhist stuff, so...

But my dilettante's answer would be "Buddha defying Mara."

Interesting! Very simple and quite accurate (as far as my Understanding goes).

seekinghga wrote:Am I too late to lend words on this matter?

"Success is thy proof: argue not; convert not; talk not overmuch!"
- AL III:42

Ra-Hoor-Kuit is the magician, as the Buddha is the proverbial mystic. One is active, the other passive. The goal is the necessarily equivalent, though the approach is seemingly divergent. RHK is dynamic, Buddha is dynamically passive. Um, just brainstorming... :(

"The light is mine; its rays consume
Me: I have made a secret door
Into the House of Ra and Tum,
Of Khephra and of Ahathoor.
I am thy Theban, O Mentu,
The prophet Ankh-af-na-khonsu!
By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat;
By wise Ta-Nech I weave my spell.
Show thy star-splendour, O Nuit!
Bid me within thine House to dwell,
O wingèd snake of light, Hadit!
Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit!"


Try to sell him candy... And remember, the first real question to ask is "does power corrupt?" It's not so much the sources that need corrected, but, then again, maybe it is...


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"Nothing is a secret key of this law. Sixty-one the Jews call it; I call it eight, eighty, four hundred & eighteen."

Nirvana literally means "to blow out." Nirodha is cessation. Match that with Nuit's words.

Nope, you're not too late. The comparison between a Buddha and RHK is interesting.
And what do you mean by "Try to sell him candy"?


zeph wrote:Atman?

Atman is a Hindu concept, and it is a major point of difference with Buddhism, as seekinghga mentioned. So I don't think it would fit, but thanks anyway. :)
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Re: Describe Ra-Hoor-Khuit to a Buddhist

Postby seekinghga » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:48 pm

FiatYod wrote:The comparison between a Buddha and RHK is interesting.

RHK is EXTREMELY dynamic, outgoing, opposite-of-introverted. It is that aspect of Horus which embodies spiritual or magical results of that manner. Buddha sits and lets it all fade around him. RHK confronts it all until it is mastered and it falls around him, AND that means as everything that is not Hadit.

And what do you mean by "Try to sell him candy"?

I was being literal. There are lots of candies which serve as blessings. :)
"And they that read the book and debated thereon passed into the desolate land of Barren Words. And they that sealed up the book into their blood were the chosen of Adonai, and the Thought of Adonai was a Word and a Deed; and they abode in the Land that the far-off travellers call Naught."
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