Why is Buddhism so hip?

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Kusala
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Why is Buddhism so hip?

Postby Kusala » Fri May 30, 2014 2:57 am

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Why is Buddhism so hip?

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Fri May 30, 2014 1:16 pm

Oddly enough, a girl friend (A friend who happens to be a girl) told me some time ago, "God, you're such a square!"

What surprised me more was not so much that she described me thus, but more that she even knew the term or what it meant. I thought the term had died out with the advent of the fast-moving technological 80's...!

So I'm a square - and Hip.


I swear, there's a song in there somewhere.

(I would add, others present hotly disagreed with her. The reasons she called me thus were shot down in flames, but again, not by me.....)
:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap."
‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....


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