Endless hours talking about nothing.

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Endless hours talking about nothing.

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:15 am

For the Mahayanists here and those interested in it:

A scholar on Buddha'L wrote:If you have some hours to waste listening to Buddhist scholars say much
about nothing, almost literally, then enjoy.


http://www.smith.edu/buddhism/event-mmsymp.php
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Endless hours talking about nothing.

Postby Mr. G » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:26 am

Thanks for this! :smile:
Even if my body should be burnt to death
In the fires of hell,
I would endure it for myriad lifetimes
As your companion in practice
- Gandavyuha Sutra
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Re: Endless hours talking about nothing.

Postby 5heaps » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:46 pm

thanks, its great so far. just from the 2 opening remarks of Huntington and Garfield we are presented with 2 meaningful ways of analyzing reason/conceptuality and nonconceptuality

someone should have spent 5 minutes ripping mp3s as well though
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Re: Endless hours talking about nothing.

Postby Nyana » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:12 pm

From reading the title of this thread I thought it was going to be about Tilt's summation of the hardcore dharma thread....

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Re: Endless hours talking about nothing.

Postby IanAnd » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:29 pm

Ñāṇa wrote:From reading the title of this thread I thought it was going to be about Tilt's summation of the hardcore dharma thread....

:tongue:

Same here. Great minds think alike, eh.

They're also sometimes fooled. But, hey, no foul, no harm.
"The gift of truth exceeds all other gifts" — Dhammapada, v. 354 Craving XXIV
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Re: Endless hours talking about nothing.

Postby zengammon » Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:28 am

Thanks Tilt.

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Re: Endless hours talking about nothing.

Postby alan » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:24 am

Great title, Tilt!
I'm with Nana and Ian here--that thread wore me out.
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Re: Endless hours talking about nothing.

Postby alan » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:44 am

Stuck in Samsara, mired in Dukkha, pointlessly arguing about something that can never be known.
But I suppose scholars have to do something with their time.
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