An Enlightened Being...

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Hanzze » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:49 am

Dear Friend, I always ask myself: Was it dislike of dislike that the Buddha had taught?
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Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:53 am

Hanzze wrote:Dear Friend, I always ask myself: Way it dislike of dislike that the Buddha had taught?
Sure.
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.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby Hanzze » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:00 am

Dear Friend,
so I post to find out what is right "dislike" (compassion) and what is dislike attached with "self", "I", "mine"

He did not taught out of a dislike of dislike.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:05 am

Hanzze wrote:. . . right "dislike" (compassion) . . .
Not a clue as to what you mean here, but compassinately do not explain it to me. I'll live with the mystery of it.
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.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby lojong1 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:51 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Hanzze wrote:. . . right "dislike" (compassion) . . .
Not a clue as to what you mean here, but compassinately do not explain it to me. I'll live with the mystery of it.

Oh Hanzze, you make me weak in the knees. :heart:

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:57 am

lojong1 wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:
Hanzze wrote:. . . right "dislike" (compassion) . . .
Not a clue as to what you mean here, but compassinately do not explain it to me. I'll live with the mystery of it.

Oh Hanzze, you make me weak in the knees. :heart:
Have fun together, you two. I think I'll go someplace a little less odd.
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.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby plwk » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:22 am

People who claim full or near full enlightenment tend to have several common characteristics;

1. The need to proclaim it to the world. :sage:
2. The need to mention that they don't care if you don't believe them. :cookoo:
3. The need to bash other teachers, usually those who rejected them or told them they were delusional.
4. The need to defend their so called "enlightenment"
5. Sooner or later they end up doing: :tantrum:

Then they are exposed and then they drift away, never or very rarely seen again.

There is a good saying to use in response to people who make these claims:

"How's that enlightenment working out for you?"

Perhaps...
6. A test of my mind's wisdom and compassion for them...
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: An Enlightened Being...

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:26 am

A good place to end this.
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.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson


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