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Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:37 pm

Given Bhante, that we were told that the situation had to be explained to him, Noble Silence may well have been his best option. After all I dont suppose that the waiting millions assumed that the Dalai Lama would be, or should be, au fait with the lifestyle of a philandering celeb golfer. I suspect that if Woods had been a Catholic the Pope would be far too canny to get drawn into a discussion concerning an Individual believer. I think he would have replied that he cant talk about individual and unresoved cases, and would have right to so do.

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby adeh » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:14 pm

I agree with Fede. I also found the whole thing contrived, nauseating and very "gringo". The only people he should have been apologizing too was his wife and children, and in private at that. Why don't we ever see people that have truly done evil things publicly begging the world's forgiveness, like Bush for example?

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby christopher::: » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:21 pm

"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: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:29 pm

Typically american? Hollywood? Gringo? Stereotyping maybe?

:anjali:
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


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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:57 pm

I would say Tiger Woods, George Bush, typical american's and gringo's are as deserving of kindness and compassion as anyone else.

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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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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby Annapurna » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:06 pm

Agree, Bodom. :)

Thank you also, Venerables Pannasikkhara and Appichato, for your considerate and compassionate contributions.

I too wish Tiger Woods a safe return to his Path, a stable practice, and a happy future for him, his loved ones, and the ones he is supporting with the fruit of his work.

May he and his be free of suffering and always know how to achieve that.

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:07 pm

But with a whole host of other possible topics to comment on, arent you continuing to " expose his faults" Anna ? Havent we ALL got better things to do than either defend or attack celebs and celeb culture.
It seems to me the Buddhist thing to do would be for us all to shut up about the issue. Lets face it the only reason its being discussed here is because the Dalai Lama didnt see the brick coming.

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:35 pm

Obviously I wasnt being literal Anna... :smile:

Personally I feel uncomfortable about this discussion. We all know that some men are stupid when it comes to certain temptations. I am not sure what we can learn from the discussions. I dont know if Woods was really repentant or not.

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:52 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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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby PeterB » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:55 pm

Yes I suppose you are right David. Its all just a bit......

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby Annapurna » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:05 pm

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby christopher::: » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:39 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: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

Postby Monkey Mind » Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:40 am

I don't know why I feel the need to defend HHDL's honor, but I saw this elsewhere. I think it is interesting, Mr. Wood's mother was a Thai Buddhist practitioner, so of course the Dalai Lama would have an opinion... ???
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Tiger Woods promises to be a better Buddhist

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