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What do you think?

Postby thornbush » Thu May 14, 2009 9:28 am

http://www.dhammaweb.net/Tipitaka/read.php?id=1
“Whereas some ascetics and Brahmins remain addicted to disputation such as:

‘You don't understand this doctrine and discipline - I do!’
“How could you understand this doctrine and discipline?”
‘Your way is all wrong - mine is right!’
“I am consistent - you aren't!”
‘You said last what you should have said first, and you said first what you should have said last!’
“What you took so long to think up has been refuted!”
‘Your argument has been overthrown, you're defeated!’
“Go on, save your doctrine - get out of that if you can!”

The ascetic Gotama refrains from such disputation.”


Your thoughts on the above..... :thanks:

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Re: What do you think?

Postby Paul Davy » Thu May 14, 2009 9:32 am

Greetings,

My thoughts are that the Buddha did not get emotionally invested in Dhamma discussions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: What do you think?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu May 14, 2009 9:44 am

True Dhamma does not need defending
“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: What do you think?

Postby Fede » Thu May 14, 2009 9:55 am

Ehi Passiko.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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