What does Buddhism say about success?

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Postby odysseus » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:53 pm

Disclaimer: I'm not a Buddhist teacher, I speak only from my own understanding. I cannot teach, but I can preach so don't preach to me.

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"Do yourself a favor and get out of Samsara!" Dudjom Rinpoche, Counsels From My Heart

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Disclaimer: I'm not a Buddhist teacher, I speak only from my own understanding. I cannot teach, but I can preach so don't preach to me.

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Re: What does Buddhism say about success?

Postby philji » Thu May 08, 2014 4:17 pm

It says rejoice in another's. Great merit and in so doing you too will be successful...perhaps at what really matters..

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Postby Kaccāni » Thu May 08, 2014 4:42 pm

Me still thinks success is overrated.
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Re: What does Buddhism say about success?

Postby Kaccāni » Thu May 08, 2014 9:34 pm

I'm afraid I didn't make that point clear enough. I have nothing against retreats.

I was just pondering why people would make them who view them as something to "get through without much trouble", and whether in that attitude doing something else might not be more useful anyway.
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Re: What does Buddhism say about success?

Postby Andrew108 » Sat May 10, 2014 10:32 am

Institutional Buddhism would say - "give us some money so that your success will continue."
An honest teacher might say - "use your success to benefit others."
A yogi might say - "Even though it seems I have nothing I am in fact rich enough. Whereas you only think you have success. Your success is just temporary!"
The Blessed One said:

"What is the All? Simply the eye & forms, ear & sounds, nose & aromas, tongue & flavors, body & tactile sensations, intellect & ideas. This, monks, is called the All. Anyone who would say, 'Repudiating this All, I will describe another,' if questioned on what exactly might be the grounds for his statement, would be unable to explain, and furthermore, would be put to grief. Why? Because it lies beyond range." Sabba Sutta.

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Re: What does Buddhism say about success?

Postby Lindama » Wed May 14, 2014 7:00 am

Buddhism has nothing to do with success or failure.

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Re: What does Buddhism say about success?

Postby dude » Wed May 14, 2014 7:14 am

of course it does

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Re: What does Buddhism say about success?

Postby Zhen Li » Wed May 14, 2014 7:18 am

Neither success, nor failure, nor both, nor neither.

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Re: What does Buddhism say about success?

Postby Kaccāni » Wed May 14, 2014 9:56 am

If you´re only aware that you´re aware there´s nothing left to "achieve". Do you call that "success"?

Sure, you can go on to explore the world, explore phenomena, be that inner fire, extend that to meridians, practice an art, just be, meet people, basically whatever you want, with "want" being more like "see what comes".

But how do you want to define success, when there is nothing left to "achieve", but you´re only exploring?
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