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I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Fede » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:54 pm

I think I may have well shot myself in both feet, here.

Many moons ago, I was elected as Theravada Moderator in a predominantly Mahayana Forum.
I said then, that it was a bad choice, because of my profound ignorance on matters Theravadan. but there were precious few candidates at the time....
Could somebody take a look at these two threads and tell me whether I really messed up moving them to the General Discussion Forum, or whether I really should have left them where originally posted - in the Theravada sub-forum?

http://viewonbuddhism.org/discussion/vi ... php?t=1301

http://viewonbuddhism.org/discussion/vi ... php?t=1300
"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. ;)

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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:00 pm

I would have left both of them in the Theravadin section.

You might want to stay off of your feet for a while. It is easy enough to move them back.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:08 pm

Hi Fede,
They look theravada to me, although the first one does seam similar to the sutta story of the Acrobats it isn't a specific theravada topic and possibly would of been better placed in the general area for more coverage (not knowing how the forum operates generally, so just a guess) the second one is theravada specific.

I notice that he is from malaysia and theravadan? I thought malaysia was predominantly muslim and mahayanan not theravadan, but I do know there is a growing presence.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Fede » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:34 pm

Thank you very much for your kind assistance.
I am nursing a bit of a bruised ego, and am indulging in a foot spa..... :jumping:

I've put them back.
Now - I wait..... ;)
"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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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:41 pm

wish I had a foot spa!

maybe point out you are only human and subject to makeing errors on occassion
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Fede » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:52 pm

I did that. I also explained that ignorance is a strong point of mine, and I like to air it often and loudly.... :jawdrop: :jumping:

So hopefully they won't tear me a new one. :quote: ...again.... :roll: :toilet:
"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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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:07 pm

Just remember that insults are only yours if you accept them as such!

Edit - I like your signature there
A present moment free from dukkha.
A present moment with wisdom and understanding.
These are not simply guaranteed by "living in the moment".

"Be Mindful, and Simplify".

I may of altered the last part from simplify to attend appropriately :anjali:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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