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against art

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: against art

Postby polarbear101 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:04 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: against art

Postby cooran » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:17 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: against art

Postby polarbear101 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:32 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: against art

Postby BlackBird » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:37 am

If you want to be a monk you should be focussed on attaining liberation, and art is just another thing that can get in the way of that. For monks it is a distraction from their meditation.
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: against art

Postby Nyorai » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:58 am

If you would know of, the monastery and its statues in its is an art of life :toilet:
ImageTo become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana.
If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path. He who experiences the unity of life sees his own Self in all beings, and all beings in his own Self.Image

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Re: against art

Postby convivium » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:05 am

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php


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