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The Hard Sutra

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The Hard Sutra

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Re: The Hard Sutra

Postby mettafuture » Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:16 pm

Lol. Short and to the point. :D

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Re: The Hard Sutra

Postby KonstantKarma » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:36 pm

:twothumbsup:

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Re: The Hard Sutra

Postby Virgo » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:13 pm

I dislike it when people make up their own sutras.

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Re: The Hard Sutra

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Re: The Hard Sutra

Postby KonstantKarma » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:41 pm

At the risk of pissing everyone off :stirthepot:

I wasn't aware we had perfect transcripts of Buddha's teachings to begin with?

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Re: The Hard Sutra

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:44 pm

Greetings KonstantKarma,

You might be interested in this...

What the Buddha Really Taught - Bhikkhu Sujato
http://sites.google.com/site/santipada/ ... allytaught

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The Hard Sutra

Postby KonstantKarma » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:52 pm

Noted, Retro. ;)

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Re: The Hard Sutra

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:40 am

• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: The Hard Sutra

Postby Kare » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:02 am

"Now what do you think, Sona. Before, when you were a house-dweller, were you skilled at playing the vina?"

"Yes, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were too taut, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"No, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were too loose, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"No, lord."

"And what do you think: when the strings of your vina were neither too taut nor too loose, but tuned[1] to be right on pitch, was your vina in tune & playable?"

"Yes, lord."

"In the same way, Sona, over-aroused persistence leads to restlessness, overly slack persistence leads to laziness. Thus you should determine the right pitch for your persistence, attune[2]the pitch of the [five] faculties [to that], and there pick up your theme."

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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