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Sectarianism

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Sectarianism

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby Dan74 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:03 am

"Letting go" is certainly good advice and should be applied as much to the passive-aggressive victim-Hinayana with "poverty-stricken practice" attitude as to the "superior Great Vehicle" with all the bells-and-whistles attitude.

There is a lot to be said for simplicity, there is a lot to be said for a wide array of practices and rituals too, but until and unless one has troubled oneself to delve even a little into both, it'll be like Ñāṇa described below.

And now I will let go of this computer and not log on until Sunday night.

Have a good week-end, All!!!
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Re: Sectarianism

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby PeterB » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:31 am

" Letting go" is just about the most vacuous cliche trotted out on Buddhist Forum Boards...and all the more misleading because everyone thinks they know what it means...

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Re: Sectarianism

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby PeterB » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:59 am

True but it frequently its NOT contextualised....just slopped out as though it was self explanatory,


And of course all the time "sectarian" goes unexplored.
One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.
And one mans sectarian is another mans practitioner who is digging for the mother lode in one spot, rather than having a neurotic need to be all inclusive.
If it were not neurotic it would not be a source of anger.

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:36 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby Prasadachitta » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:56 pm

Hi Ben,

I have had a similar experience among fellow practitioners. A few of my Buddhist friends were talking about some peoples practice being a bit fanatical and they both looked at me with a pregnant glance which I was really surprised by. Like you say I just feel motivated to practice precepts and do what I can to further the Dhamma practice of myself and others. I get the impression that if you give in wholeheartedly to your Dhamma motivation it can cause some disaffection with those who might feel it challenges them. I really dont feel fanatical but maybe that is how I am seen by others. I must admit that this is difficult for me. I am blown by the 8 winds and trying to maintain awareness of it.


Metta

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby Kenshou » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:12 pm

Honest self-discipline is rare and strange. May you guys get many more funny looks.

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby kirk5a » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:43 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Sectarianism

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See there you go.... :lol:

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby kirk5a » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:57 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:04 pm

Jolly good. There's the words all right....Now all we need to do is all start living it...

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:05 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Sectarianism

Postby Individual » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:13 pm

I don't think anything needs to be said about sectarianism other than that it is a bad thing and a sign of ignorance.
The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Sectarianism

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