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New Bhikkhu Bodhi Interview

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"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)

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"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 Ben » Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:57 am

What I am saying is that you are not qualified to criticise Bhikkhu Bodhi.
“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.
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"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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When it comes to developed monks who have been practicing for years in the forest and developed their meditation, I think it is great that they offer guidance in various areas, including politics. For newly ordained monks or undeveloped monks, it is best that they focus on the practice and leave worldly matters behind. The Buddha also mentioned that even a king should be guided by the dhamma. If developed monks don't advise them, then how will they be guided by the dhamma.
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"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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Well, aren't monks human?

If you find someone really hungry would you not feed him? Is this not what the Buddha has taught by "cherishing every living being"? Or is cherishing "like a mother does her only child" just expressed in teaching the Dhamma?
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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 Jhana4 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:45 am

Some of the comments in this thread have convinced me to a much greater degree that the assertion that Theravada encourages selfishness is correct after all.
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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