Not a Dharma story ... or is it?

Post sayings or stories from Buddhist traditions which you find interesting, inspiring or useful. (Your own stories are welcome on DW, but in the Creative Writing or Personal Experience forums rather than here.)
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Quiet Heart
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Not a Dharma story ... or is it?

Postby Quiet Heart » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:15 am

Shame on you Shakyamuni for setting the precedent of leaving home.
Did you think it was not there--
in your wife's lovely face
in your baby's laughter?
Did you think you had to go elsewhere (simply) to find it?
from - Judyth Collin
The Layman's Lament
From What Book, 1998, p. 52
Edited by Gary Gach

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Re: Not a Dharma story ... or is it?

Postby droogiefret » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:54 pm

I don't remember that particular story - are you sure you're not getting confused with the start of Matthew 18?

But there is some wonderful stuff in the BIble - one of my favourite passages being 1 Corinthians 13 - just think compassion every time you read the word 'love' - compassion as an antidote for negative afflictions is very dharma I think.

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Re: Not a Dharma story ... or is it?

Postby lobster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:54 am

I love the stories involving fish . . . maybe I am just indulging my lobsterian proclivities:
However the metta is not reciprocated . .
http://godhatescrustaceans.com/
Ichthys is also part of Buddhist iconography, representing the wide awake.

Glad to hear there is dharma in the bible. :thumbsup:

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Re: Not a Dharma story ... or is it?

Postby muni » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:23 pm

Children know they play while adults lost this knowing.

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Re: Not a Dharma story ... or is it?

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Re: Not a Dharma story ... or is it?

Postby muni » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:38 am

Pointings show the more we grasp 'real phenomena by our thoughts', the more minds' apprehended play becomes heavy serious.
I am a pirat says a child, I am a politician says the adult. I am Mary says the river.

Oh yes. Droogiefret, I try your medicine out, there we go... :smile:

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Re: Not a Dharma story ... or is it?

Postby MalaBeads » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:38 pm

:smile:

Definitely one of my favorite videos. Be ye like little children. And except for the attachment at the end.....well, you decide.

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I am well aware of my idiocy. I am also very aware that you too are an idiot. Therein lies our mutuality.


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