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Funny list of mental description of sects

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Funny list of mental description of sects

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:20 pm

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Funny list of mental description of sects

Postby Ron-The-Elder » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:41 am

Thanks, jhana.

Must have missed this one. Do you have a link to that specific article?
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: Funny list of mental description of sects

Postby Mawkish1983 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:46 pm

I think a bit of context would be good here :)

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Re: Funny list of mental description of sects

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:36 pm

Last edited by Jhana4 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Re: Funny list of mental description of sects

Postby seanpdx » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:39 pm

Tee-hee. This made me giggle. =D

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Re: Funny list of mental description of sects

Postby Kori » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:28 am

Sad, but true. :lol: It's amazing how easy it is to compare the Kalama Sutta to modern society...



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Re: Funny list of mental description of sects

Postby Jhana4 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:46 am

I don't see it as sad at all. The opportunity to be exposed to so many teachings is a result of prosperity. I'm guessing the city the Kalamas lived in was on some kind of trade route. Otherwise all of those different kinds of teachers wouldn't have bothered to go to there. It works the same way in our time. Big cities have more things, which attracts other things. Now we have the internet where you can get free pamphlets and free videos from around the world, whereas 10 - 20 years ago you might not have had access to that information. More opportunities to learn, more choices.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.


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