The board and its direction (if any)

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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby alpha » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:24 pm

This forum is used by humans and can't be other than directionless.
Directionless is good and rich.
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby dharmagoat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:46 pm

So... What keeps a Buddhist forum Buddhist?
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby Osho » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:55 pm

Buddhists.
[Sorry, couldn't resist].
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby dharmagoat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:04 pm

Osho wrote:Buddhists.
[Sorry, couldn't resist].
;-)

Please explain further. What exactly is a Buddhist? How do Buddhists keep a Buddhist forum Buddhist?
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby Osho » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:14 pm

In a psychoneuroimmunological sense.
[We bore the malas off anyone else so they go elsewhere].
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby dharmagoat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:16 pm

Osho wrote:In a psychoneuroimmunological sense.
[We bore the malas off anyone else so they go elsewhere].

:applause:
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby alpha » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:18 pm

Buddhists are budhists when they do Buddhist things .In order to keep a Buddhist forum budhist they'll know that they will have to do Buddhist things
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby Osho » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:23 pm

Ooops missed your first Q.
A Buddhist is anyone whose speech acts indicates that s/he self identifies as such.
All the rest is just window dressing and daft clothes..
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby dharmagoat » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:25 pm

Osho wrote:In a psychoneuroimmunological sense.
[We bore the malas off anyone else so they go elsewhere].

But what if it is the Buddhists that are getting the malas bored off them?
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby Osho » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:35 pm

Bored!!!!
A Buddhist?
Obviously the wrong sort of Buddhist if boredom features.
Should be locked in a room and made to chant Nembutsu 'til they see sense.
That'd cure 'em.
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby KeithBC » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:45 pm

dharmagoat wrote:Please explain further. What exactly is a Buddhist? ?

A Buddhist is someone who takes (note present tense) refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby Osho » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:47 pm

Sanskrit's subtler.
There's a present continuous tense.
Greek too..... the aoristic

"To keep on keeping on"
doesn't quite do it justice, but close enough.
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby catmoon » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:59 am

I'd like to keep this thread on the subject of board directions and suggestions plz.
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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby Wesley1982 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:49 pm

dharmagoat wrote:Ironically, considering my stance against mysticism in general, I am one of those that came to Buddhism via Theosophy and the occult, reading such authors as I. K. Taimni and Dion Fortune in my youth. Although I have absolutely no interest in these traditions now, I agree that their part in bringing Buddhist ideas to the West is an interesting topic for discussion, but wince at the idea that either Theosophy or the occult could have any relevance to Western Buddhism now.


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Re: The board and its direction (if any)

Postby muni » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:49 am

KeithBC wrote:
dharmagoat wrote:Please explain further. What exactly is a Buddhist? ?

A Buddhist is someone who takes (note present tense) refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

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