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Similes, Metaphors, and Analogies

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Similes, Metaphors, and Analogies

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:29 pm

Greetings,

Yes, the fan analogy is good.

Link to fan analogy: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=3315&start=20#p52081

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Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Does mindful mean s-l-o-w?

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Re: Does mindful mean s-l-o-w?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:43 am

Greetings Sean,

But when a fan slows down, the fan's motor is cooler.

When it stops, the motor is cool.

8-)

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Does mindful mean s-l-o-w?

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Re: Does mindful mean s-l-o-w?

Postby meindzai » Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:16 pm

Sean,

Have you always had this problem with metaphors? :console:

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Re: Does mindful mean s-l-o-w?

Postby meindzai » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:48 pm

Humor is like a... oh nevermind. :tongue:

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Re: Does mindful mean s-l-o-w?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:11 pm

I'm confused (generally)

shall we all go to the great therapist stone wallaallahinglap


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Similes, Metaphors, and Analogies

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Re: Similes, Metaphors, and Analogies

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:31 pm

Hi Meindzai

That's a great observation. I've referenced this book a number of times both here and on e-sangha:
R.F. Gombrich, How Buddhism Began: the conditioned genesis of the early teachings

With regards to your above topic, of interest is Chapter 3: Metaphor, Allegory, Satire.
http://books.google.com/books?id=aIOY5g ... q=&f=false
kind regards

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Similes, Metaphors, and Analogies

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:32 pm

Dear members

A reminder that off-topic posts are routinely removed without warning.
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“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.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
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but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Similes, Metaphors, and Analogies

Postby catmoon » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:56 pm

Ajahn Chah is like a metaphor.. uh nvm.

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Re: Similes, Metaphors, and Analogies

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:05 am

BPS has a book about the buddha's similes, i have it but i've yet to read it, like many BPS books (i got to order a big bunch of them for my birthday, so i'm waaaay backed up on reading)
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