Anachronisms in Vinaya & whether a fresh start is due

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Mkoll
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Re: Anachronisms in Vinaya & whether a fresh start is due

Postby Mkoll » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:07 am

Either way, you're very fortunate to have such a teacher and I'm glad for you. :)
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Anachronisms in Vinaya & whether a fresh start is due

Postby suttametta » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:12 pm

Aloka wrote:
But one clear sign of an awakened person is he or she is very relaxed, does not give way to emotion, is controlled in their senses, is loving like a mother, is wise like a grandfather, is always happy, and helps others to give up bad actions. Then there are those intangible qualities, you just feel a certain way, an energy?


If that's a description of someone who's enlightened, then I think I must have met a few non-Buddhist enlighted people in my life, particularly one or two schooteachers I've worked with.

:)


One of the things I've noticed since I started working on the path is that teachers appear all over the place. Many people have enormous merit from their past lives. I rejoice in this.


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