The woman of Buddha Sakyamuni

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Re: The woman of Buddha Sakyamuni

Postby Individual » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:24 am

The best things in life aren't things.

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Re: The woman of Buddha Sakyamuni

Postby Fede » Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:03 am

Today, now, I am a woman.
I am a Buddhist woman.
I am a free-thinker and independent.
I am what many might call 'liberated'.
But I am not 'Feminist.'

I used to think as you do.

I have moved on somewhat.....

I actually find your view jaded, and objectionable.
It is obvious you have a prejudiced view and are propounding an agenda.
I think you need to shed the obscurations and clouds from your eyes and understand, know and accept that Gender, in Buddhism is entirely irrelevant.
Starting from this viewpoint, then you can build on the real message of Buddhism:

Life is Suffering/Unsatisfactory.
It is thus because we cling, grasp and insist....
We can rise above and leave this clinging, grasping insistence.
The way to do this, is through the Eightfold Path.

Nowhere here, is it even insinuated that there exists the Woman of Buddha Sakyamuni.
But there is emphasis on the clinging, grasping insistence.

Stop insisting.

You'll do fine.

"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D

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Re: The woman of Buddha Sakyamuni

Postby clw_uk » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:09 pm

Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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