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Heartbreak and the Dhamma

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AlaskanDhamma
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Heartbreak and the Dhamma

Postby AlaskanDhamma » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:22 pm

Can anyone tell me what the Dhamma says about relationships. Specifically when one turns sour and someone's left hurt. Does the dhamma talk about what causes this suffering? Is it attachment to the person? any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

Julia
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Re: Heartbreak and the Dhamma

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:33 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Heartbreak and the Dhamma

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:40 pm

Dhammapada 242 is about this look at the story.


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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