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Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

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Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby convivium » Sat May 29, 2010 12:12 am

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Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Bad Ass

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Bad Ass

Postby bodom » Sat May 29, 2010 1:01 am

Hey dont take the Lords name in vain. :tongue:

I like the title. The Buddha really was. There was no one in his day and age nor ours who was or is comparable to him in wisdom. I love the stories in the tipitaka in which "learned" brahmins try to debate with him and the Buddha just smokes them all. Sent their heads spinning.

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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


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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby withoutcolour » Sat May 29, 2010 1:14 am

Hahhahaha love it.
Buddha was really very much a B.A.M.F.

Thanks for providing these passages.
I always enjoyed the Lion's Roar as being pretty badass. I imagine Buddha saying it with his arms out, chest out and confident, face calm and smiling but exuding confidence, saying "Birth is destroyed, the holy life has been lived, what had to be done has been done, there is no more coming to any state of being!"

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby convivium » Sat May 29, 2010 1:27 am

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Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby bodom » Sat May 29, 2010 1:58 am

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: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby cooran » Sat May 29, 2010 2:26 am

Hello all,

I think he was toughest of all on Arittha - humiliating him in front of the Bhikkhu Sangha.

EXCERPT:
MN 22 Alagaddupama Sutta: The Snake Simile
translated from the Pali by Nyanaponika Thera

..........."Is it true, Arittha, that you have conceived this pernicious view: 'There are things called "obstructions" by the Blessed One. As I understand his teaching those things are not necessarily obstructive for him who pursues them'?" — "Yes, indeed, Lord, I understand the teaching of the Blessed One in this way that those things called 'obstructions' by the Blessed One, are not necessarily obstructive for him who pursues them."

6. "Of whom do you know, foolish man, that I have taught to him the teaching in that manner? Did I not, foolish man, speak in many ways of those obstructive things that they are obstructions indeed, and that they necessarily obstruct him who pursues them? Sense desires, so I have said, bring little enjoyment, and much suffering and disappointment. The perils in them are greater. Sense desires are like bare bones, have I said; they are like a lump of flesh... they are like a snake's head, have I said. They bring much suffering and disappointment. The perils in them are greater. But you, O foolish man, have misrepresented us by what you personally have wrongly grasped. You have undermined your own (future) and have created much demerit. This, foolish man, will bring you much harm and suffering for a long time."[3]
7. Then the Blessed One addressed the monks thus: "What do you think, O monks: has that monk Arittha, formerly of the vulture killers, produced any spark (of understanding) in this teaching and discipline?"[4] — "How should that be, Lord? Certainly not, O Lord."

After these words the monk Arittha, formerly of the vulture killers, sat silent, confused, with his shoulders drooping and his head bent, brooding and incapable of making a rejoinder.
Then the Blessed One, knowing (his condition), spoke to him
: "You will be known, foolish man, by what is your own pernicious view, I shall now question the monks about this."
.......................
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .nypo.html

I hope Arittha learned from this verbal trouncing, and came back to the right path.

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby cooran » Sat May 29, 2010 2:30 am

A little more:


1. .-

A monk. He had been subjected by the Sangha to the ukkhepanīyakamma for refusal to renounce a sinful doctrine, namely, that the states of mind declared by the Buddha to be stumbling-blocks are not such at all for him who indulges in them.
Arittha left the Order and would not come back until the ukkhepanīyakamma was revoked (Vin.ii.25-8).

He was a vulture-trainer (gaddhabādhiputta) (See note in VT.ii.377).
His case is cited as that of a pācittaya-offence because he refused to give up a wrong doctrine even after the monks had three times requested him to do so (Vin.iv.135).
In spite of the ukkhepanīyakamma the Chabbaggiya monks kept company with Arittha, thereby committing a pācittaya-offence (Vin.iv.137). We find the Buddha rebuking the nun Thullanandā for associating with Arittha after the ukkhepanīyakamma (Vin.iv.218).

It was Arittha's heresy that led to the preaching of the Alagaddūpama Sutta (M.i.130ff).

In the Samyutta Nikāya (S.v.314-15), Arittha is mentioned as having said to the Buddha that he practised concentration in breathing and as having described how he did it. The Buddha, thereupon, instructs him as to how such concentration can be done perfectly and in every detail.

In the Samanatapāsādikā Arittha is mentioned in a list of enemies of the Sāsana. Sp.iv.874.
http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_n ... rittha.htm
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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby Sekha » Mon May 31, 2010 4:16 pm

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby Wind » Mon May 31, 2010 5:41 pm

Yea, the Buddha is indeed a "bad" man. Lol What I am most impress by him is his humility. Even with his superior abilities, he rarely display them just to shine. He rather opens up someone's mind.

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby altar » Mon May 31, 2010 7:51 pm

Okay, call me puritanical, but, I'm not sure badass is the right descriptor for the Buddha. I mean, I don't know, "One compassionate f***!" doesn't seem to have the metta and peace I attribute to the Buddha. I agree that he doesn't mess around, but it's not like after he rebukes someone he would sit around with the monks going, "Damn yo, taught him a lesson yo," or pounding or high fiving.

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby altar » Mon May 31, 2010 8:05 pm

For instance, in the above quoted passage where he refuses to follow Alavaka's command to get out, he said, "No, O friend,..." He bears no animosity towards the Yakka.

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby tiltbillings » Mon May 31, 2010 8:21 pm

Badass is a rather unfortunate word to apply to the Buddha, given that the associations with the word go more in this direction:
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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby bodom » Mon May 31, 2010 8:23 pm

Gran Torino! Man that's a great movie. Now that's the definition of a bad ass!


: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


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

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby bodom » Mon May 31, 2010 8:25 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: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby convivium » Mon May 31, 2010 8:58 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLO1YIWQuXE
the buddha was badass beyond 10,000 chuck norrises and bruce lees.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: Passages of the Buddha Being a Badass

Postby convivium » Mon May 31, 2010 9:39 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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