Buddhist cults?

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Gibraltariana
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Re: Buddhist cults?

Postby Gibraltariana » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:00 pm

This is so sad! I hope you are able to reach your partner and get them out of a situation that seems unhealthy. The rates for that retreat seem totally out of line.

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Re: Buddhist cults?

Postby Ytrog » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:36 pm

The rates are the least of the problems it seems. I would advise to get out of there. A teacher which is genuine will have a teaching that leads to the truth and is truthful himself. He will also teach compassion with compassion and encourages you to think for yourself and teach yourself. I see none of these qualities in what you describe. For the rest I agree with reflection.
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Re: Buddhist cults?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:00 am

I stumbles accross the video which was posted on the forum some time ago
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“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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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."


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