Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

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Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:46 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:16 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Postby genkaku » Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:35 pm

The great English-mangler and baseball manager Casey Stengel once observed, "If people won't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them."

When was there ever a time in which some did not involve themselves in foolish or harmful pursuits? EVER? The difficulty for those who do not engage in such pursuits is to recognize that just because they are right doesn't make them "right."

A student once asked my teacher, Kyudo Nakagawa Roshi, what he thought of the student's going to stay at a particular monastery. The monastery was run by a man my teacher did not hold in high esteem ... in fact, I believe, he thought the man was a fool. Nevertheless, my teacher told the student, "If you want to go, just go."

When circumstances present themselves and we are offered the opportunity to speak about foolish behavior, then we may speak up. Whether right or wrong is not so much the point. The point is to speak up as circumstances dictate and be ready to correct our own errors. More than that -- eg. imagining some goodness, virtue, correctness or whatever -- is probably too much.

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Postby Prasadachitta » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:28 pm

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:21 am

Greetings Gabriel,

You posed a couple of questions to me, but Jechbi seems to have answered them adequately to cover anything I might say.

Time now just to add a Dhammapada quote!

As a bee gathering nectar
does not harm or disturb
the colour and fragrance of the flower
so do the wise move through the world

(Dhammapada, verse 49).

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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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Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:54 am

How wise was Gandhi or Martin Luther King?

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Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:49 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: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby appicchato » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:02 am

Wise enough to know not to get into mindless debates...

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