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Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

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Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

Postby cooran » Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:59 am

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant -- by Emily Dickinson

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise

As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind --
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With metta,
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Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

Postby zavk » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:51 am

And speaking of public restroom. Someone once told me about what he saw. It reminds me of the extreme misreading of the Kalamasutta that we encounter from time to time.

Graffito 1: Think for yourself!

Graffito 2: Don't tell me what to do, a**hole!

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Postby cooran » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:49 am

The words in the title of this picture - Painted in 1897 and 1898, "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" addresses Paul Gauguin's struggle with the meaning of existence.

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Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

Postby pink_trike » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:07 am

"To lapse into "explicate language" for a moment, the implicate order is much vaster than the explicate. It is like a great ocean reaching below the surface of the explicate. Although it is always possible to unfold some aspect of the implicate into the explicate, it is never possible to expose the whole of the implicate at any one time. While concepts of larger and smaller do not really apply at the level of the implicate order, one could perhaps say, loosely speaking, that the implicate order has the capacity to embrace and contain the explicate, but not vice versa. This means that what appear to be separate objects in our everyday world have arisen out of the same common ground and thus retain connections and attractions for each other, correlations that lie outside the normal range of explicate causality."

"...Bohm's notions are all about process, or the holomovement: that is, the movement of the whole. For Bohm, the ground (if we wish to call it that) or "all that is" takes the form of ceaseless movement. Within this movement can be discovered an endless process of unfolding and enfolding as the implicate order temporarily exposes aspects of itself to the explicate. The fact that our world appears stable is not so much that objects remain static in our world,but that the same patterns are constantly born again only to die away as fast as thought. Our minds and bodies encounter the surface of things, and of the apparent stability of the explicate, without being truly aware of the constant movement below."

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Postby tiltbillings » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:17 am

"What are we to make of a creation in which the routine activity
is for organisms to be tearing others apart with teeth of all types-
biting, grinding flesh, plant stalks, bones between molars, pushing the
pulp down the gullet with delight, incorporating its essence into one's
own organization, and then excreting with foul stench and gasses the
residue. Everyone reaching out to incorporate others who are edible to
him. The mosquitoes bloating themselves on blood, the maggots, the
killer-bees attacking with a fury and a demonism, sharks continuing to
tear and swallow while their own innards are being torn out-not to
mention the daily dismemberment and slaughter in "natural" accidents
of all types: an earthquake buries alive seventy thousand bodies in Peru,
automobiles make a pyramid heap of over fifty thousand a year in the
U.S. alone, a tidal wave washes over a quarter of a million in the
Indian Ocean. Creation is a nightmare spectacular taking place on a
planet that has been soaked for hundreds of millions of years in the
blood of all its creatures. The soberest conclusion that we could make
about what has actually been taking place on the planet for about three
billion years is that it is being turned into a vast pit of fertilizer."
--Ernst Becker THE DENIAL OF DEATH

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Postby tiltbillings » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:20 am

The emergence of intelligence, I am convinced, tends to unbalance the ecology. In other words, intelligence is the great polluter. It is not until a creature begins to manage its environment that nature is thrown into disorder. Until that occurs, there is a system of checks and balances operating in a logical and understandable manner. Intelligence destroys and modifies the checks and balances even as it tries very diligently to leave them as they were. There is no such thing as an intelligence living harmony with the biosphere. It may think and boast it is doing so, but its mentality gives it an advantage and the compulsion is always there to employ this advantage to its selfish benefit. Thus, while intelligence may be an outstanding survival factor, the factor is short-term, and intelligence turns out to be the great destroyer. -- written by a crazy character in SHAKESPEARE'S PLANET, a sci-fi novel by Clifford Simak, 1976.

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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Postby Kare » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:40 pm

Mettāya,
Kåre

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Postby Ben » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:17 pm

“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.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

Postby pink_trike » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:05 am

Some here may disagree with this one, but this is the lounge and I'm a cross-tradition practitioner.

Perhaps even this will have different readings by different folks. :rofl:
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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Postby zavk » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:25 am

Hmmm... do you guys go around collecting photos of road signs? Heh....


I think I once saw the spice mix, dukkah, mis-spelled as dukkha. I remember thinking, 'Yeah, it will sure spice up your life!'
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Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

Postby nathan » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:41 am

But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Postby Ben » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:08 pm

“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.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

Postby nathan » Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:57 pm

I can relate to this, heard recently:

"The saddest part of a broken heart
Isn't the ending so much as the start
The tragedy starts from the very first spark
Losing your mind for the sake of your heart"
-Feist

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/f/feist/let+ ... 46234.html
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Non-Buddhist writing that reminds you of the dhamma

Postby pererin » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:45 pm

The little daughter of a friend of mine fell over and cut herself. Her mother, concerned, went to pick her up. "Don't worry, Mum", said the girl, "It only hurts".


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