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Are you wearing skins?...

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Postby PeterB » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:14 am

Its realilistic.
You will not find me quoting the late Da Free John too often, but he said something apropos.
He said we sit beside a tranquil looking lake on a summers day and it induces a sense of peace in us. That peace is entirely projected and subjective. Beneath the surface of the water everything is preying on everything else, its actually a scene of carnage...

Tofuburger anyone ?

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Postby Clueless Git » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:56 pm

:oops:

Double posted there ..
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Re: Are you wearing skins?...

Postby PeterB » Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:29 pm

lo ?....Is that like in " Lo and behold" ?
Anyway, the reality is Cluless Git you can choose to reduce the amount of death and destruction you cause to" higher" sentient beings.
And that choice is commendable.
You cannot choose to be embodied and not be part of a chain of destruction. That comes with territory as long as we are embodied.
We are are all in this together, until Enlightenment.

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Re: Are you wearing skins?...

Postby PeterB » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:37 am

I am not sure it was teamwork so much as a shared view.
And not so much a bollocking as a fairly cogent request to examine the basis of certain assumptions... :smile:

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Postby BubbaBuddhist » Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:45 pm

Nah, in my case it was a bollocking. :lol:
But I do like you Clueless. Believe it or not. People I don't like I just ignore.

Hey Kim, the process this whole dog eat dog thing engendered in me went something like this (highly condensed):

(1) My word, how horrid. Why would God set up such a cruel system?
(2) If there is a Creator God and he did this, he should be horsewhipped.
(3) Therefore, there can't be a God, at least not one I'd care to know.
(4) I don't want to be part of this system, must be a better way.
(5) Aha, there is. I need to work harder not to come back to this system, especially not as someone's food.

I think in the Suttas, Buddha called this "disillusionment" with the world.

Here's to the 8fold path. :toast:
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Re: Are you wearing skins?...

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:06 pm

"Freedom" and "choice" are two beautiful words, but scary too. Far easier to go along with what everyone else does. McDonalds capitalizes on herd mentality. It's a hap-hap-hap-HAPpy place. So is Nibanna, but try telling this to someone who likes to upsize their fries. It's a hard sell.

Give up eating meat? Why so difficult for some? How many times do you hear: "I couldn't live without meat?" Heck I've done it for twelve years and I'm as big as an ox. When I die my ashes will fill two urns. My wife and son can split them. Advertising and media has convinced people an all vegetable diet will turn you into a walking skeleton. Food is associated with comfort, celebration, love. Security. Hard to break these chains. And at the center of the family meal is a big slab of meat.

Some call enlightenment LIBERATION. The ultimate freedom. If we fear freedom at all, that's got to be scary, because if we do attain Liberation we give up everything we used to value so much. Maybe that's why so few arrive.

Perhaps all that holds us back is a cup of black coffee or a piece of chocolate cake.


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