Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Postby alasdairyee » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:41 pm

My apologies I take that back. I'm sorry.

But would you mind being nicer?

I thought that comment was too harsh.

Namo Amituofo!

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Postby alasdairyee » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:02 pm

Ooops sorry i typed this before seeing your recent post. This is in reply to the one that is earlier. Not to add more fuel to this situation. But since I typed it I shall just let it stay.

Whatever it is, being practitioners ourselves. I believe, at least for myself, that my words are a reflection of my practice. If after 40 years of practice, I still lose my temper, speak harsh words, hate others, not show compassion to every other being, then that 40 years of practice, imo is wasted, nothing useful has been gained.

IMHO,Life is a chance to practice and develop virtues, if I don't take such opportunities, even in the lightest of situations, I wouldn't be able to develop them.
Virtues like certain lifeskills are for practical application, you can't read a manual on how to operate an airplane and fly without practice, you just can't do it, only with practice would you be certain that you can fly an airplane.

I understand that sometimes peoples views are different from ours, we could ask ourselves if these views are correct, and if after investigation, such views are what you define as wrong views, we could share with them our views or maybe ignore. What to do with them would be the job for the mods, I'm not fully in support of banning, but maybe what we can do is to tolerate, share with them our views(if ours are actually right in the first place).

Bodhisattva Vows
"I vow to liberate all beings, without number"

If we could share with people with wrong views, the right views, then that is true compassion, that is fulfilling the very basic of our bodhisattva vows. That imo, would be the best solution. If one could do that without giving up, one is truly compassionate.

Again, if all else fails do not lose your temper, do not use harsh words. Ignore and back off, that would be the best of everyones interests.

All these are the reflection of my own thoughts, I do not impose them on anyone, it is totally up to oneself.

Again, I apologise for the wrong usage of words. Please forgive me.

Namo Amituofo!
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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Postby CSEe » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:51 am

[quote="alasdairyee"]Ooops sorry i typed this before seeing your recent post. This is in reply to the one that is earlier. Not to add more fuel to this situation. But since I typed it I shall just let it stay......................


Hi alasdairyee , indeed you are right , I learned from your views / understanding . what is the meaning of IMO/IMHO ?

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Postby Hanzze » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:59 am

Dear friends, angry, relaxed, in the mood of a task or seeing something right or wrong...

Marmalade made a real good pool

Just that! :-)

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Postby Marmalade » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:30 am

Hello, I am not actually a Buddhist, and I know only some very limited basics about Buddhism. I'd like to know a bit more and to ask a few questions, if that's OK. :)

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Postby Marmalade » Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:45 am

Hello, I am not actually a Buddhist, and I know only some very limited basics about Buddhism. I'd like to know a bit more and to ask a few questions, if that's OK. :)

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Postby CSEe » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:24 am

[quote="mr. gordo"]Compassion is to be tempered with wisdom.

Dear Mr Gordo ............read again and again what you write and see yourself in what you write . I am CSEe and you are Mr Gordo if you wish to see you in me in Buddha that is great but In Buddha you have to see me " same and equal " with you .

Sir , I can easily accept you are mastery in " Buddha knowledge" and regard what you know is referral to Buddhism ( sorry if I am wrong ).
Sir , Buddha is not what you wish to find and what you make other found but is alway in our mind . You perhaps drive a BMW , I might be walking but perhaps we both heading same direction . In search of Buddha , awareness can not be tested / compared but could only be learned and shared not like knowledge .

Sir , get out from "the box" of knowledge start search for Buddha in awareness . There are perhaps million more to understand and learn in search of Buddha and knowledge is perhaps 1PPM ( part per million )

Sorry if I offended you in any possible way .

Thks
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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

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Re: Knowledge and Awareness in Buddha

Postby CSEe » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:13 am

[quote="Yeshe"]
When people enter forum and create large numbers of posts which are either insulting to Buddhadharma ...............

Hi Yeshe ,
" Insult" to Buddhadharma ? I had a feeling perhaps one of the "problem" here is me . Is my writing insult to Buddhism or teaching ?
Or perhaps thousand of tradition associated with Buddha ?

If I always think I am right , what I learn is right , I will never know Buddha I will always be myself - the wonderer .
There was a monk said to me " Ee , you like a cup already full of water can not be fill any more " and I said to him "Sir thanks for your views but in search of Buddha is not filling on other cup but filling our own "
He said " go away"

Too many people here comparing knowledge with each other , spending too much time in gaining knowledge but in search of Buddha I believe we have to gain awareness not just knowledge .
For example :-
2300 years ago Asoka changed from in war to in peace . There must be some great awareness that capable to " push" him to higher awareness that makes him changed so drasticly . If he could share his knowledge / his emotion / his compassion / his desire / his determination that moved him , I could learn alot and perhaps move my own awareness .
Do you think Asoka changed becouse he read buddha texts ? I Believe not , is perhaps he accept " same and equal" , feel pain same and equal with the victim , feel sorrow same and equal with them , seeing thier love one as him .
Thks Ee
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