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Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

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Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby Nori » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:33 am

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby James the Giant » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:45 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:58 am

If one wants to indulge in the conspiracy theory mind-set, I would recommend someplace other than here.

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:57 am

I agree. Send all of these conspiracy threads to the sin bin, and let the conspiracy theorists wonder if you're working for the FBI.

This forum is primarily for discussing the Buddha's teaching — there should be room for other topics too, but there is no benefit to the forum from these threads. There are other forums better suited to discussing politics.

As Buddhists, should the moderators be wasting their precious time trying to keep the peace in controversial threads?
• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby James the Giant » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:04 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:06 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: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby PeterB » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:06 am

I think that terms like " breaching Right Speech " tend to be thrown around too liberally...but in this case, when for reasons which convince no reasonable reader, other human beings who happen to be politicians are being gravely slandered, I think calling that " a breach of Right Speech " is justifiable.

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby PeterB » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:09 am

If Nori you want a psychoanalytic view of the need to believe this, then feel free to PM me.

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:10 am

Let me guess...

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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: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby PeterB » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:19 am


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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:22 am

“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: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby Ben » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:40 am

This is a reminder to everyone that we have a wealth of very worthy discussions taking place here at Dhamma Wheel. Many discussions that have the potential to increase your understanding or give you inspiration to walk on the path.

One such example is the study group that commenced today on Venerable Analayo's "Satipatthana: the direct path to realization": viewtopic.php?f=25&t=9941

I hope to see you there - or elsewhere - on Dhamma Wheel.
kind regards,

Ben
“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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby Nori » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:06 am

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby PeterB » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:11 am

You are not listening are you Nori ?
You are being told very politely and quite clearly that DW is not the place for this.

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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby Nori » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:16 am


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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:38 am


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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby Dan74 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:38 am

Nori, I am not sure what Peter's reasons are, but my sense is that if you brought a significant new fact that has emerged in relation to 9/11 or other important events to members attention, that could be of value. Otherwise it just seems like a waste of time and indulging in unwholesome mind states.
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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:40 am


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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby chownah » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:15 pm

It is good to think outside the box....it is good to be open to the possibility that those in authority are not being truthful about their motives and their actions.....there have been a multitude of real and proven conspiracies thoughout time and every where in the world....It is good to discuss with others whether things are on the up and up or not....but I'm thinking that unless there is some connection with Buddhism then this is not a good place to discuss those things....this does not mean that one can not mention them or incorporate them in ones posting about Buddhist topics or as brief off the cuff remarks....but if long and contrary engagement concerning these issues (assuming there is not direct Buddhist connection) is the purpose of a topic then Dhammawheel is not the place for it in my view.
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Re: Fanning the Flames of Conspiracy

Postby Jhana4 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:48 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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