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Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

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Postby Cittasanto » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:38 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

Postby Hanzze » Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:34 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Hanzze » Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:34 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Hanzze » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:20 am

Yes, that is what I am talking about. You can see it easy on how a person actually lifes and acts. Some build a very nice home, breaking body and mind apart, giving an amount of mind to "that's the way it is" and enclose the other in a bubble of ideas of homelessness.
Mostly they cut only pieces out of a content, the whole would destroy their bubble and find no ground for an "homeless" argument.

It's not possible to have no believes as long as you don't know. If you like people believe that you actually know the final homelessness, that what is the different with an other believe? You would only be able to provide a way and the way you act and live would be a reverence to believe that it is possible. Sure many would tend to believe living room ascetics or others who sell sap wood. We wan' it all.
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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

Postby Hanzze » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:37 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

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Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Uncertain Minds: How the West Misunderstands Buddhism

Postby Hanzze » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:45 am

That is something you might should think about.
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_


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