What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

Postby polarbear101 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:08 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

Postby ancientbuddhism » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:57 pm

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)


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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

Postby DAWN » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:19 pm

Sabbe dhamma anatta
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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

Postby Alex123 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:56 pm

"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

Postby DAWN » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:07 pm

To Sam Vara:
It's true that tey dont understand that all fenomena,internal and external, all dhamma, is energy, and so is leaded by the same law that all other energy.
And it's a shame that peopels dont have the open mind
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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

Postby daverupa » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:43 pm

Rebirth and paranormal jhana(-realms? this isn't terribly clear) are decent candidates. Kamma as well, but that changes depending on how the word gets used, though most people do seem to attach it to rebirth, leaving us with two topics of note.

And they comprise two of the longest threads on this site, as well as cropping up fairly often otherwise. Well, that's interesting...

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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

Postby ancientbuddhism » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:15 pm

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)


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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

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Re: What's at stake as the Dharma goes modern

Postby ancientbuddhism » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:38 pm

With reference to Kamma and its function as intention, this fits easily with a present experience interpretation of DO. No conflict with science there.
I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.” – Henry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)



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