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Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby chicka-Dee » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:42 pm

I think we tend to like to forget that we each have the potential for abhorrent behaviour. The motivations behind so called 'sinful' actions are very complex, and nothing occurs in a vacuum. Once one is able see, even a little tiny bit, that had they themselves, let's say, had the same upbringing and life conditions of that guy behind bars, that they could have ended up committing some sort of similar sin and wound up in the same circumstances, then compassion naturally comes in to fill that tiny bit of space left open.

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Postby Prasadachitta » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:12 pm

Hi All,

I would like to point out that this thread is meant to be about teachings which tend to support and promote negative thoughts and actions. Its not about the actions themselves.


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Postby kannada » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:29 pm

Just a view - nothing more...

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Postby genkaku » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:24 pm

Hi Macavity -- I'm not entirely sure what a 'worldling' might be, but being 'like' a madman strikes me as unduly serene or Jesuitically sophomoric ... reminds me of the old phrase, "a little bit pregnant." Either someone is mad or they are not. Either they are pregnant or they are not. Either it's a duck or it's not.

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Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:06 pm

The Buddha was never coy about calling a spade a spade was he. He, as in all things provides the model for Right Speech.
On the one hand his speech is always tempered and appropriate to the stuation, on the other hand he doesnt pull his punches. A lesson for those of us who tend to be over-emphatic, as well as to those who see all expression of dissent or disagreement as contradicting Right Speech.

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Postby Prasadachitta » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:42 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 genkaku » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:00 pm

I wonder:

It seems to me that the Eightfold Path is a free-standing invitation. It needs no help from Gautama, and whether or not he enunciated such suggestions -- while nice and perhaps inspiring -- is purely secondary.

The importance of the Eightfold Path does not lie with Gautama, however grateful anyone might be for his efforts and wisdom. The importance lies specifically with those who choose to exercise -- succeed or fail... no difference -- its wisdoms. Let's not get sidetracked.

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