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Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

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Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby Ben » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:15 pm



Catherine Deveny

HERE'S my theory. God has narcissistic personality disorder.
Stay with me as I indulge in two of my favourite pastimes: illuminating monotheistic religion's exploitation of the human desire to feel safe, loved and special; and my constant need to question and expose maladaptive behaviour. Let's pathologise!

Here's the deal: tick five in the diagnostic criteria and we have an NPD winner!

For the rest of this article: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/our-fa ... ml?page=-1
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby genkaku » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:42 pm

Facile, but fun.
Smile just one smile




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Re: Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby pink_trike » Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:15 am

My 11-year-old atheist gave me the revelation that God had NPD when he said, "I think we invented God and then God invented us."

Smart kid - he knows the nature of mind at age 11. We invent stories and then the stories invent us. This can be applied to everything we believe.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:39 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby Fede » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:04 am

I've always said that if people stop thinking about him, god would cease to 'exist'.
Now that's ego for you.....
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Postby christopher::: » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:19 am

"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: Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby christopher::: » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:29 am

Right.

:anjali:
"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: Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby Jechbi » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:30 am

It's poetry, Tilt.

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Re: Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:34 am

Of course it is poetry, but that does not mean it is not saying something profound.

Clearly see the origin
of all things, obscured by nothing.

And in prose, it is what is expressed by the Dalai Lama.

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Re: Our Father, to thine own pathological self be true

Postby christopher::: » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:40 am

Yes!

:heart:

Like the empty sky it has no boundaries,
Yet it is right in this place, ever profound and clear.
When you seek to know it, you cannot see it.
You cannot take hold of it,
But you cannot lose it.
In not being able to get it, you get it.
When you are silent, it speaks;
When you speak, it is silent.
The great gate is wide open to bestow alms,
And no crowd is blocking the way.


~Cheng-tao Ke
"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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