Buddha On The TV

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Re: Buddha On The TV

Postby BlackBird » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:51 am

I was a bit put off by having all those new-age poets representing the Triple Gem. , which shouldn't come as a shock.

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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: Buddha On The TV

Postby Wind » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:15 am

I notice that when a documentary or a discussion is made on Buddhism by non-Buddhists it seems to be almost always referring to Tibetan Buddhism in the way that the Dali Lama is always referenced. It would be nice change to hear words from famous Ajahns and Bhikkhus and get a Theravada take on Buddhism.

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Re: Buddha On The TV

Postby bodom » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:31 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


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Re: Buddha On The TV

Postby mindfulSpirit » Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:56 am

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Re: Buddha On The TV

Postby Guy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:12 am

It could be that TV executives aren't interested in monks they've never heard of because they assume the Dalai Lama will attract more viewers, and they are probably correct in thinking that way.
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Buddha On The TV

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