the great rebirth debate

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:22 am

Greetings Alex,

Gee - you paint a pretty grim picture of Dhamma practice, one that's hard to relate to.

Even though one might loosely say that the practice can give rise to dukkha, it wouldn't really be correct to say it was the Dhamma practice itself causing suffering, rather... it would be craving for sensory gratification causing suffering, and that on account of the Dhamma practice, those cravings are not being fulfilled, not being surrendered to.

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Rain soddens what is covered up,
It does not sodden what is open.
Therefore uncover what is covered
That the rain will not sodden it.
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Postby Ron-The-Elder » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:23 pm

What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.


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