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Pissing in the wind

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Re: Pissing in the wind

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Re: Pissing in the wind

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:33 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Pissing in the wind

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Pissing in the wind

Postby Kenshou » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:04 am

While what you have said is certainly relevant, since change begins with the individual, I was more referring to how, as you say, a more constructive dialog could be facilitated on the larger scale. I suppose it's not the sort of thing that can be forced to happen.

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Re: Pissing in the wind

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:23 am

It's a rather curious situation, that "advanced" practitioners can still cling tightly to their views, strongly defending and attacking conceptual positions. I've always been impressed with those who recognize the relative nature of our human conceptions and intellectual positions. Hopefully, teachers and practitioners who have truly tasted liberation will learn to hold their views less tightly over time. If not, it seems sensible that some of us might doubt how truly awakened they are.
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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Pissing in the wind

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Pissing in the wind

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All I see is a bunch of new- age slippy hippies.


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Re: Pissing in the wind

Postby nathan » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:38 am

But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Pissing in the wind

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"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV

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Re: Pissing in the wind

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:30 pm

Ian, I have one thing to say about your very well done post: Thank you.

But, of course, there is a great deal more to say. The most important thing is that he is not talking about the teachings of the Pali suttas at all in the above quotes.


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