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Major Causes of Contention

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Bhikkhu Pesala
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Major Causes of Contention

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:30 pm

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Ben
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Re: Major Causes of Contention

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:36 pm

Dear Bhante

Is there a particular point or question that you wanted to raise for discussion?
Metta

Ben
“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: Major Causes of Contention

Postby nathan » Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:17 am

But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Major Causes of Contention

Postby Rui Sousa » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:24 am

Thank you, Venerable Pesala.

A very inspiring reading to start my day at work.

Holding on to views has been a source of great suffering to this mind, at work, at home, with friends. The shame of saying " I was wrong ! " caused me great grief. Still I enter in disputes and try to win conversations, but I am starting to be able to pull back and stop disputing, inspecting what others are saying with an open mind, without the aim of victory.

May all beings be free from this glueing to views and entering on disputes.
With Metta

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Re: Major Causes of Contention

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:43 am

thank-you has given me allot to think about in relation to other things going on in my net life!
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Major Causes of Contention

Postby Individual » Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:02 am

The best things in life aren't things.



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