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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:36 pm 
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A peaceful mind is capable of leaving a bodily state of 'sitting' in order to deal with a disturbance with a peaceful mind and then returning to that 'sitting'.

Why assume that because one of those present makes a noise, that indicates success in disturbing his peaceful mind, let alone those of others who did not react.?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:41 am 
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Heruka wrote:
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Uh, what? You don't call someone an asshole to make them feel good. It's a harsh insult meant to hurt someone's feelings. Whatever caused the impulse to hurt someone's feelings, acting on that impulse and harshly insulting someone is clearly not a step in the direction of forgiveness or freeing oneself of ill will.



being afraid to hear what is not pleasent to our ears is still grasping no?


the dhammapada clearly says,

by oneself, wrong is done


the conditions were present for this nonsense to arise, the teachings of cause and effect say that it is not what arises, but how we react to its arrival that conditions us.

Hello Heruka,

Right... reacting by calling someone an asshole conditions us, but not in a way that is in a step in the direction of forgiveness or freeing oneself of ill will.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:52 am 
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Huseng wrote:
shel wrote:
Uh, what? You don't call someone an asshole to make them feel good. It's a harsh insult meant to hurt someone's feelings. Whatever caused the impulse to hurt someone's feelings, acting on that impulse and harshly insulting someone is clearly not a step in the direction of forgiveness or freeing oneself of ill will.


Not really. Asshole in modern English just generally refers to an inconsiderate person. It is often said in jest.

Oh really? Wow, I'm so outta touch.

Anyway, I took your word for it and wrote a post to you using the word, clearly in jest. It was deleted for some reason!!

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Below I've provided the Terms of Service for review for those in this thread who need reminding. Ad hominem remarks won't be tolerated (such as calling people assholes)


Perhaps Ngawang Drolma also needs a lesson in modern English? :tongue:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:29 am 
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shel wrote:
Right... reacting by calling someone an asshole conditions us, but not in a way that is in a step in the direction of forgiveness or freeing oneself of ill will.


Forgiveness is a blessing step for mind purification, but still bit conditioned state when root thinks something out there need its' forgiveness. This is not in compassion-wisdom, in recognition of nature, then no duality or nonduality in perceptions need a name and all is compassion. So is there been told.

ps; Good thoughts and bad thoughts are habitual tendencies, karma.

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