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What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

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What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby cooran » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:47 am

Hello all,

Christopher Titmuss has published 42 items which he says were not taught by the Buddha.
Interesting!
http://www.dharmafacilitators.org/index ... idnotteach

with metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:51 am

:clap:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:00 am

Some of the items would need further comment or qualification, but over all pretty good stuff.

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:05 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Reductor » Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:49 am

I found 39 funny. Very good stuff. Bookmark worthy, even.

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:00 am

Cooel!
“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: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:28 am

Titmuss gets mentioned in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4623&p=72609&hilit=Titmuss#p72446

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby danieLion » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:43 am

Glad to see 41 "We create our own reality." That bugs me.

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:51 am

Greetings,

Mind precedes all experienced phenomenon, but does not precede the sky and the earth.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Postby Sanghamitta » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:30 pm

:clap: :anjali:
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby bodom » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:51 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby bodom » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:23 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby daverupa » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:44 pm

A good list overall.

#13 happens twice; an interesting artifact of composition...

#20 is ultimately trying to have it's cake (i.e. #1) and eat it too via "nevertheless...".

#40 is a contradiction, perhaps required in order to maintain the #1/#20 dissonance.

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby perkele » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:55 pm

Point 14 I find worthing noting: "Extinction of desire. The word ‘khaya’ often translated as extinction, destruction or dissolution, means the ‘exhausting’ of desire. In the exhausting of desire, we can engage in wise intention and wise action not corrupted with the preoccupations of the self and what it pursues."

How often am I thinking of extinction and destruction of all that evil stuff in my mind, while it keeps growing and growing in the process.
Exhaustion is much more exhausting to think of, but much more rewarding for sure.

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Re: What the Buddha did not teach - Christopher Titmuss

Postby Will » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:28 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25


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