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Adamantine wrote: tamdrin wrote:
Jinzang wrote:Whether a teaching is high or low, ultimate or relative, depends mostly on you and your receptivity to the truth. Siddhartha got the most profound understanding of the meaning and purpose of renunciation just by going for a ride on his chariot. How often do we drive around and what understanding do we get from what we see? Receptivity and sincerity are everything.
Ever been to India? If you have it is easy to see how one may generate renunciation just going in the street there. As opposed to America per say...
Yes in some ways the U.S. is like Siddhartha's palace: old age, sickness and death are hidden away. . to a certain extent anyway. It's almost impossible not to be confronted by it every moment in some parts of India.
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conebeckham wrote:As for me, I am reading Taranatha's Lam Rim--all about the Four Thoughts. Highly recommended, for all....I'm one for repeated exposure.
You got an electro version of that for perusal? Thank you!
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Nope--no electro version, unfortunately. It's published by LTWA, and I found a copy pretty cheap from Alibris.
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