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Bragging/Boasting

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Bonbu
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Bragging/Boasting

Postby Bonbu » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:09 pm

Hello everyone. I would like to know what the Buddha had to say on the topic of bragging. How unwholesome is it to do so? Let's say for example one day someone wins the lottery or gets a job promotion or something, would it be very unwholesome to brag about it to your family and friends?

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Re: Bragging/Boasting

Postby plwk » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:25 pm

If these are of any help....

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Re: Bragging/Boasting

Postby Fede » Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:36 pm

I would say it comes under Right View, Right Intention Right Speech, and the fourth precept.

I think they pretty much cover it.....

Also, see what is given here....

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... bl014.html
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Bragging/Boasting

Postby cooran » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:13 pm

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---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 ---

Bonbu
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Re: Bragging/Boasting

Postby Bonbu » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:17 am


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Ben
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Re: Bragging/Boasting

Postby Ben » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:56 am

“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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Nibbida
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Re: Bragging/Boasting

Postby Nibbida » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:08 am

Self-aggrandizing is contrary to the purpose of gaining insight into anatta. The separate sense of self is an illusory phenomenon, and self-aggrandizing only serves to inflate the illusion.

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Re: Bragging/Boasting

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