Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

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Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby PeterB » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:53 pm

We may differ in the nature of the inspiration that we find here Adam. The reason that the Eightfold Path is an inspiration to me lies in the fact that it was discovered, or rediscovered by a Buddha, and therefore carries hs authority. The fact that what he rediscovered is basic to the nature of things is available to me, to any degree,because of his blazing the trail. I am certainly not on this message Board as a result of being able to figure out any of this stuff for myself.

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Re: Tolerance versus hiding your head in the sand

Postby christopher::: » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:43 am

Nicely stated, Peter.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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