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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

Postby dhamma_newb » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:01 am

The watched mind brings happiness.
Dhp 36

I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:41 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: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:32 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: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:27 am

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The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

Postby Sanghamitta » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:52 am

But your having relinquished modship does not alter your automatic response of assuming the worst in my posts Retrofuturist..it was ever thus...
So I will take responsibility for that and withdraw from the discussion..

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The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

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Re: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:47 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: Tell me.. why so much emphasis on this or that tradition..

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:26 pm

I believe the question posed in the opening post has been well and truely answered with a variety of perspectives and so I will now shut it down.
kind regards,

Ben
“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.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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