Mr Magic-man vs' Mr Reality

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Mr Magic-man vs' Mr Reality

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:16 am

Cant remember what the other thread is called on a similare vein, but this came up on my subscription feed today
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“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: Mr Magic-man vs' Mr Reality

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:02 am

Interesting stuff. I wonder how he explained away that very sorry showing to his students. Obviously Reality Man was doing some sort of sneaky counter magic that allowed him to get through Magic Man's magic. I wonder of Magic Man really believed that he had that power.

Here is another one:

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And even better

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

      >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
      -- Proverbs 26:12

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Re: Mr Magic-man vs' Mr Reality

Postby Aloka » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:04 am

tiltbillings wrote:Here is another one:......

And even better......

Hilarious ! :lol:


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Re: Mr Magic-man vs' Mr Reality

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:42 am

Yes, the video in cittasanto;s post is actually in the interview with Sam Harris on faith, martial arts and meditation that I created a thread on here.
“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.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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