Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:40 am

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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:54 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby Ben » Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:56 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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e: [email protected]..

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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby christopher::: » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:40 pm

Hey everyone.

I want to thank you all for the MANY insightful and respectful posts made in this discussion. Speaking for my self (non-self?) i feel that i have gained greater clarity here, about these issues.

[EDIT: Comments regarding other sites removed - Retro.]

I would therefore request that the moderators consider closing this discussion
"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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Re: Tensions within Modern Buddhism, Real or Illusory?

Postby Dhammanando » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:46 pm

Hi Chris,

[EDIT: Quoted comments from Christopher::: regarding other sites removed - Retro.]

I'm sorry to hear that the thread has been the cause of this. I will close it as requested, but if you decide you want it opening again just pm me.

Best wishes,
Dhammanando


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