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DerekP
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Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby DerekP » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:29 am

Hey All,

I'm surprised to see no results when I searched for Jed McKenna. A friend of mine introduced me to his work a few months ago. I read his book - At first it didn't resonate with me, but then after a while everything he said kind of crept back in in an interesting manner.

I'd like to start a discussion on the various topics he's presented - Has anyone else checked out McKenna?

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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:36 am

Hi Derek
As you can see from our masthead, Dhamma Wheel is a Buddhist discussion forum on the Dhamma of the Theravada.
Its not a new age discussion board.
kind regards

Ben
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby DerekP » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:12 am

... That's why this was posted under the "General Dhamma" / Lounge section, not the Theravada section.

If you knew his work, you'd know it's the direct opposite of new age. McKenna's not about "feel good" BS, but about the no distraction pursuit of truth - No gurus, no idealogy, just the direct & unrelenting pursuit of truth until it is found.

Anyway, thanks for the kind welcome.

- Derek

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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:20 am

Hi Derek

Perhaps you can explain how the teachings of Jed McKenna relate to the Buddhadhamma.
Many thanks

Ben
“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: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:54 am

but Ben, he says he's enlightened..
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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:03 am

Wow.

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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:07 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

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e: [email protected]..

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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:19 am

Wow.

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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:23 am

:toilet:
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby bodom » Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:31 pm

I found this following quote of his to be pretty enlightening:

I like happiness as much as the next guy, but it's not happiness that sends one in search of truth.  It's rabid, feverish, clawing madness to stop being a lie, regardless of price, come heaven or hell.  This isn't about higher consciousness or self-discovery or heaven on earth.  This is about blood-caked swords and Buddha's rotting head and self-immolation, and anyone who says otherwise is selling something they don't have. :shock:

I would stay far, far away from this guy.

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To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

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With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

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Re: Jed McKenna - Wow.

Postby bodom » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:12 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/


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