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What did you expect?

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Michael_S
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What did you expect?

Postby Michael_S » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:36 pm

I seem to recall reading a sutta in which someone is complaining
about the difficulties of life and people, and the buddha responds in
several refrains "What did you expect?"
Does this ring a bell with anyone? I've looked but don't know how to find it
so I can read it again. Thanks
Mike

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Re: What did you expect?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:02 pm

I know it and will try to locate it in my files
http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: What did you expect?

Postby cooran » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:21 pm

Hello Michael_S, all,

Maybe something like this?

"But, Ananda, haven't I already taught you the state of growing different with regard to all things dear & appealing, the state of becoming separate, the state of becoming otherwise? What else is there to expect? It's impossible that one could forbid anything born, existent, fabricated, & subject to disintegration from disintegrating.

"Just as if the largest limb were to fall off of a great tree composed of heartwood, standing firm; in the same way, Sariputta has attained total Unbinding from this great community of monks composed of heartwood, standing firm. What else is there to expect? It's impossible that one could forbid anything born, existent, fabricated, & subject to disintegration from disintegrating.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: What did you expect?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:27 pm

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: What did you expect?

Postby cooran » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:30 pm

Good one, Annapurna! Thanks.

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Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: What did you expect?

Postby Annapurna » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:40 pm

Thank you, Chris :anjali:
http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: What did you expect?

Postby Michael_S » Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:33 pm

Thanks Anapurna (and the others who have looked for it).
That is the one I was thinking of. I should memorize it since
it applies to vexing situations presently endured.
-Michael


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