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What do you think?

Postby thornbush » Thu May 14, 2009 9:28 am

http://www.dhammaweb.net/Tipitaka/read.php?id=1
“Whereas some ascetics and Brahmins remain addicted to disputation such as:

‘You don't understand this doctrine and discipline - I do!’
“How could you understand this doctrine and discipline?”
‘Your way is all wrong - mine is right!’
“I am consistent - you aren't!”
‘You said last what you should have said first, and you said first what you should have said last!’
“What you took so long to think up has been refuted!”
‘Your argument has been overthrown, you're defeated!’
“Go on, save your doctrine - get out of that if you can!”

The ascetic Gotama refrains from such disputation.”


Your thoughts on the above..... :thanks:

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Re: What do you think?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 14, 2009 9:32 am

Greetings,

My thoughts are that the Buddha did not get emotionally invested in Dhamma discussions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)

"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson

Never again...

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Re: What do you think?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu May 14, 2009 9:44 am

True Dhamma does not need defending
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: What do you think?

Postby Fede » Thu May 14, 2009 9:55 am

Ehi Passiko.
"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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