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Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby Annapurna » Wed May 12, 2010 9:12 pm

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby PeterB » Thu May 13, 2010 7:40 am

I was a joke Anna...the bit implying that it was a recognised syndrome.
What is not a joke is that there are some people, and you are not one of them, who feel compelled to put the contrary view on every thread. Even to the point of contradicting what they have said.on other threads.
It would appear that for such people Buddhadhamma is a continuation of their triumphs at their school debating society.
It has nothing to do with clarity, empathy, or goodwill.
It is about point scoring.
Fortunately such people are rare,one or two on most forums, although they abounded on the old Grey Forum.
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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby PeterB » Thu May 13, 2010 9:08 am

There is of course always the alternative of not preaching at all.
Of discounting the choir and instead engaging in a genuine exchange of views in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 13, 2010 9:10 am

"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: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby sukhamanveti » Thu May 13, 2010 12:21 pm

Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby PeterB » Thu May 13, 2010 12:41 pm

Personally I "ignore user" them Anna..but I know that not everyone is happy with that solution..

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 13, 2010 12:45 pm

"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: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby PeterB » Thu May 13, 2010 12:49 pm

Buddhadhamma ..the anti- Papanca meme..

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby altar » Thu May 13, 2010 12:56 pm

This reminds me of a "fault-finding mentality" in buddhism. "Without abandoning three things, one is unable to abandon lack of interest in seeing noble ones, disinterest in their teachings, and a fault-finding mentality. They are: restlessness, lack of restraint, and immorality." From 199. Birth, Old Age, and Death, AN anthology of Nyanaponika Thera.
http://books.google.com/books?id=N7zCNa ... 22&f=false

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby sukhamanveti » Thu May 13, 2010 1:10 pm

Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby sukhamanveti » Thu May 13, 2010 1:19 pm

Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby PeterB » Thu May 13, 2010 1:49 pm

It always feels like a bit of a cop out anyway..but ..

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

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Re: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby nathan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:55 pm

I disagree. Now I'm inspired to disagree with everyone. Btw, where can I redeem my points? I could use a discount on cottage cheese :smile: .
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: Contrarian Thought As Compulsion

Postby PeterB » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:16 pm

ding ding..... round two ladeez and gentlemen !

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