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The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

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The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby Hanzze » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:42 pm

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby Individual » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:45 pm

A much shorter version (although not necessarily as good!!):

Whenever you stop and think, "I CAN'T DO THAT!"

You do it anyway.

Afterwards, you observe, "Hmm. I see I can." :)
The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby Viscid » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:03 pm

People aren't very likely to read gigantic blocks of pasted text, Hanzee.
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby Individual » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:32 pm

For two reasons:

#1. Because they have discernment and would know what it would say without even reading it.

#2. Because of sloth-and-torpor.

People in the second category would benefit from reading it. I've heard people give Walpola Rahula's book, "What the Buddha Taught" very good praise. :)
The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby Viscid » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:34 pm

"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby Individual » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:04 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby T3G » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:31 am

It may be that many people won't read a long post. I am usually one of them. But I must say, I started reading this one and read the whole thing through. I found it useful and informative. It struck the right chord in me just when I needed a chord to be struck.

Thanks for posting it.

T3G

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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby Individual » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:55 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

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Re: The Buddhist Attitude of Mind

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:03 am

In addition to all of the above, it's much easier to read if it is properly formatted into paragraphs:
http://buddhasociety.com/online-books/w ... rahula-9-2

:anjali:
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