Buddhism in (your) two words

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Spiny Norman » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:25 am

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby martin.bara1 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:39 pm

PeterB wrote:
martin.bara1 wrote:There's nothing.


Depression rationalised.


Maybe I misunderstand you, but I don't think that there is anything depressive about that statement :) It's rather antidepressive :D
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PeterB » Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:49 pm

As was pointed out Martin, its nihilistic. The Buddha never said anything remotely like "theres nothing". In fact he pointed to that kind of view as represented one of the two major obstacles to understanding his teaching. The other being Eternalism.
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby martin.bara1 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:03 pm

I didn't meant it nihilistic. Maybe I used an incorrect statement, or only half of it. So I correct myself: There's nothing, but earth, air, fire and water. But that's far more than two words :D
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PeterB » Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:09 pm

It also has very little to do with Buddhadhamma.
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Kenshou » Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:25 pm

martin.bara1 wrote:I didn't meant it nihilistic. Maybe I used an incorrect statement, or only half of it. So I correct myself: There's nothing, but earth, air, fire and water. But that's far more than two words :D


Forgive the critical comments (not to point at anyone in particular, I did it too).

I don't think it's quite right to regard the four elements as some sort of fundamental particles of existence, (which seems to be what is going on in your statement) like some old Greek ideas. In Buddhism the four elements refer primarily to the form-aggregate, or that is to say the body, and also how the body is experienced, rather than what it is ultimately comprised of or anything like that. Take a look at the first half of this sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Shonin » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:09 pm

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby adosa » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:03 pm

Who knows?
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Alex123 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:12 pm

Let go!


Or if I had to say one word it would be "Relinquish!" or "Release!"
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby martin.bara1 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:49 am

Kenshou wrote:
martin.bara1 wrote:I didn't meant it nihilistic. Maybe I used an incorrect statement, or only half of it. So I correct myself: There's nothing, but earth, air, fire and water. But that's far more than two words :D


Forgive the critical comments (not to point at anyone in particular, I did it too).

I don't think it's quite right to regard the four elements as some sort of fundamental particles of existence, (which seems to be what is going on in your statement) like some old Greek ideas. In Buddhism the four elements refer primarily to the form-aggregate, or that is to say the body, and also how the body is experienced, rather than what it is ultimately comprised of or anything like that. Take a look at the first half of this sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html


Well thanks for the link ;) It seems I got it wrong :D
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PeterB » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:34 am

We are all here to learn Martin..and the learning never stops.

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Viscid » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:16 pm

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Jetavana » Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:42 am

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby shjohnk » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:04 am

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby MingMehDorji » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:10 am

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PaulD » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:14 am

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Shonin » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:16 am

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Jos » Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:21 am

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

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