Endless hours talking about nothing.

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tiltbillings
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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
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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80

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

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Mr. G
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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....

:tongue:

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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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