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Good passages from the Bible.

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Good passages from the Bible.

Postby Individual » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:06 pm

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:19 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
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with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:21 pm

The main comparisons are between the moral aspects of love and compassion and patience

Simile of the saw and turn the other cheek for example

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby Individual » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:25 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:31 pm

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:38 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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:44 pm

For me theres far too much in the pali canon to comprehend, let alone the study of another religous book. Im sure there is good stuff in there though.

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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: Good passages from the Bible.

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:46 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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:48 pm

There are some who say an enlightened being can cry
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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:49 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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:57 pm

I dont suscribe to the idea that arahants can cry myself because based on my understanding an arahant wouldnt cry because to cry in pain is aversion which the arahant no longer experiences, and to cry from joy is delight which the arahant no longer experiences because the danger of delight leading to dukkha
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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:57 pm

the main difference of the passages which can be compared as similar is the meaning (here and now rather than the here after or vice versa).

as for the accounts of where jesus was in the missing years there are clues in the bible that he hadn't gone too far away from his home town, and certainly his father (Joseph) was still well known in the area so hadn't gone anywhere for too long, not to mention that he didn't fulfil the requirements of the old testament to be known as messiah/christ (both have the same meaning - anointed one - in different languages (Greek and Aramaic?)).

comparing the sayings removing the meaning or overall aim of the sayings is like calling a book a movie, they aren't the same thing and they shouldn't be viewed in the same light! Just because there are things which can be respected doesn't mean they are the same


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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:17 pm

I've also heard of the theory about Jesus years in India and teaching and dying there, after crucifixion, I watched some good ducumentaries about this on TV.

Corinthian 13 is my favorite from the Bible.

I also like what Jesus said: " What you do for the lowest of my brothers, this you do for me."

Compare: "He who attends on the sick attends on me," declared the Buddha, exhorting his disciples on the importance of ministering to the sick.

I also like the story of the Good Samaritian, who was a true example of compassion and selfless caring.
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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby Thanavuddho » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:32 pm

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:53 pm

Thank you Santeri for the link, i have read some of his work before but i still maintain that an arahant would not cry. It doesnt accord with my understanding of the Dhamma nor with what I have read in the Suttas

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:50 pm

A Bodhisattva would cry out of compassion.
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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby clw_uk » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:00 pm

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby Individual » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:03 am

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Re: Good passages from the Bible.

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:56 am

“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.
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