It's not often that I read anything here that really makes me smile.
This did for some reason.
DarwidHalim wrote:This watermelon is pushing the cat out of a lake.
Andrew108 wrote:Then there are those who teach themselves from books and become their own teachers..
Andrew108 wrote:Talking about death is a good one. Buddhists think that they can work a few tricks into dying and get something out of it. When I saw my Mum die I realised that you just die and there's no room for contrived tricks or techniques. I hated all the Buddhist books about how to die well. How to have a good death. It's an industry preying on our fear. Just like Madhyamaka makes geniuses of us all and Dzogchen will give us rainbow bodies.
There is no Madyamaka there, there is no Dzogchen there, there is no Mahayana there, there is no Theravada there. Why should we care about it?
DarwidHalim wrote:There is no Madyamaka there, there is no Dzogchen there, there is no Mahayana there, there is no Theravada there. Why should we care about it?
conebeckham wrote:This is all well and good, Watermelons, cats, and yogic drowning, but who's going to get my son a job, that's what I wanna know?
viniketa wrote:Do I detect a bit of a crises in faith, here, Andrew108? It's an easy 'view' to fall into. Once the falling starts, stopping the falling is difficult. Even if just seen as 'metaphors', the lessons of Buddha are important.
Perhaps you need a rest from Buddhist forums
P.S. Apologies if I am misreading and becoming too serious!
Andrew108 wrote:Openness means not having a strategy or wish to control someone or condition them with Buddhist views.
viniketa wrote:DarwidHalim wrote:This watermelon is pushing the cat out of a lake.
Obviously, the watermellon is pulling the cat out of the lake...