Is this quote genuine?

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Is this quote genuine?

Postby Stiphan » Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:46 pm


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Re: Is this quote genuine?

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Re: Is this quote genuine?

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:43 pm

Sounds more like Saint Francis or Meister Eckhart doesn't it?

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Re: Is this quote genuine?

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:53 pm

I'm voting it is non-Buddhist. Two reasons:
1. "Rise up and be thankful"? Thankful to who?
2. Searching for a phrase from the quote got me a lot of junky 'famous quotation' sites and no Buddhist sites, and none of the attributions were more specific than 'The Buddha', i.e. no sutta/sutra references.

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Re: Is this quote genuine?

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:39 pm

Hi Stefan
Good question. One needs to be very careful of quotes appended with "- Buddha".
All sorts of new age rubbish is attributed to the Buddha. On one facebook group which is populated by a number of very enthusiastic quotation regurgitators I have started asking probing questions such as "Can you provide a citation for that quote?"
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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: Is this quote genuine?

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Re: Is this quote genuine?

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:52 pm

Ah thank you, M4, that is perfect!
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“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: Is this quote genuine?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:26 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: Is this quote genuine?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:38 am

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)


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