Buddhist Global Relief - Walk to Feed the Hungry

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Buddhist Global Relief - Walk to Feed the Hungry

Postby Moth » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:44 pm

http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/

Is anyone else attending this? I am hoping to go to the one in LA.
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Re: Buddhist Global Relief - Walk to Feed the Hungry

Postby DAWN » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:03 pm

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Re: Buddhist Global Relief - Walk to Feed the Hungry

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:32 am

I'm going to try to do the NYC walk although it conflicts with my son's soccer. We shall see...
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Re: Buddhist Global Relief - Walk to Feed the Hungry

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:44 am

We’re living at a transformative moment of history when humanity is faced with a critical choice: either we continue to flow with the currents of greed and ignorance and risk devastating the earth, or we adopt a scheme of values that gives pride of place to compassion, care, and social justice.
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, BGR Founder and Chairperson


Walking is good, very good. Once I walked with some values of pride a wise man said: "Look at him, he works to get ride of his kilesas." I was somehow irritated, thinking "Hey, I do it for you!"
A wise man, really wise man.
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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: Buddhist Global Relief - Walk to Feed the Hungry

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:20 am

Call me a cynic if you want, but I think its better to cook to feed the hungry. :stirthepot:

Walking is good for one's own health, but I don't understand why one needs to do some sponsored walk to raise funds for charity. Just give some money to the cause directly, and do some walking meditation for your own spiritual progress, or go for a quiet walk in the hills to get some exercise.
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Re: Buddhist Global Relief - Walk to Feed the Hungry

Postby Hanzze » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:27 am

You could meet good teacher, so I guess its better to walk very long and without a break as to cook ones own soup secretly without response of the eater.

Maybe it is just meant as a "call to cook soup" and not so much as call to start to serve and see for your self.
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BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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