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The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

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Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

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Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

Postby Sanghamitta » Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:09 pm

On the information within your posts its a reasonable deduction chicka- Dee. What we call our selves is a series of constantly changing processes. There is no self to find ourselves. You could say in the sense that you come to this realisation it will be finding yourself, but that would be a linguistic convention only.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

Postby christopher::: » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:07 am

Check out Wright, Tilt, I think you'll find his views interesting. You said you wanted to understand a diversity of views. I dropped something off which is in line with that.

I have to go now, its a few minutes after midnight here.

Take care.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

Postby christopher::: » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:56 pm

Yes, thanks for posting Hoja.

Tilt, i'm on vacation. In 15 minutes we'll be taking my son into NYC to the Museum of Natural History. I'm not going to continue dialouge with you because for every comment i make you have more questions, and you dont seem to hear half the things i say!! (Like that I dont have time now to participate here). Also, we view things differently, we hold different beliefs about this.

But this is the General Theravada forum and I'm a Zen Buddhist with a Unitarian Universalist background. This is your turf, so i will disengage. I think that's a healthy response, not a copout. We see things differently. I don't see how continuing in this fashion is helpful to your or my dharma practice. There are other topics related to Theravada Buddhism that i would rather spend my time focusing upon when i do have the time to visit here. I hope you will consider that too. Is this really an essential topic for you to be focusing so much attention on?

Have a good day.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: The universe is without a refuge, without a Supreme God.

Postby Jechbi » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:29 pm

a curiosity I stumbled across. I won't vouch for its legitimacy.

On a side note, please don't take this as a smart-ass comment (or do, I guess it doesn't matter), but I think it's possible to smile at the flower here. This topic is like a weed, but don't those things sometimes produce flowers?


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