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Postby PimonratC » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:49 am

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The really scary is not death.
In contrast, The real scare is the birth.
Because it’s the beginning of all suffering and pain.












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Re: The real scare ...

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:30 am

The real scare is the birth.
Because it’s the beginning of all suffering and pain.
A rather dismal take on things. With birth comes the possibility of Dhamma practice. Life from a stand point of Dhamma insight is not one of pain and suffering. It is, with Dhamma insight, the letting go of those things that result in suffering and pain.
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: The real scare ...

Postby Aloka » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:37 am

The really scary is not death.
In contrast, The real scare is the birth.
Because it’s the beginning of all suffering and pain.


In my opinion that's not a good introduction to the Dhamma, especially for people with severe depression or other mental health issues.

tiltbillings wrote:Life from a stand point of Dhamma insight is not one of pain and suffering. It is, with Dhamma insight, the letting go of those things that result in suffering and pain.

Yes.
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Re: The real scare ...

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:52 am

This might be of interest:


What the Buddha never said - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
http://shambhalasun.com/sunspace/?p=22527

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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
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Re: The real scare ...

Postby PimonratC » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:30 am

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Because... Death is not the end... :candle:




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Re: The real scare ...

Postby plwk » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:34 am

Because... Death is not the end... :candle:
Right...and your evidence for this is...
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: The real scare ...

Postby PimonratC » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:07 pm

plwk wrote:
Because... Death is not the end... :candle:
Right...and your evidence for this is...


Did you mean evidence for life after death?

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