Birthday the atta/jati celerbration

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Re: Birthday the atta/jati celerbration

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:33 am

I guess the wise can use nearly everything, but for most a good explaining is much more useful as to let it just run it's way without irritation.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Birthday the atta/jati celerbration

Postby plwk » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:35 am

Ben, I guess it's tough for some not to be a sour grape mullah or a whinning monger when others are celebrating...or not :roll: :tongue:
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Birthday the atta/jati celerbration

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:51 am

plwk wrote:Ben, I guess it's tough for some not to be a sour grape mullah or a whinning monger when others are celebrating...or not :roll: :tongue:


Too true, plwk!
Its good to practice a wee bit of sympathetic joy.
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Re: Birthday the atta/jati celerbration

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:58 am

Or karuna.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_


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