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Nazi-Acquired Tibetan ‘Iron Man’ Statue Made of Meteorite

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Nazi-Acquired Tibetan ‘Iron Man’ Statue Made of Meteorite

Postby gavesako » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:24 pm

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Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

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Re: Nazi-Acquired Tibetan ‘Iron Man’ Statue Made of Meteorite

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:12 pm

Yeah, that sounds like a far better version of Indiana Jones than the last one we got...
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Nazi-Acquired Tibetan ‘Iron Man’ Statue Made of Meteorite

Postby Hanzze » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:14 am

Gives a lot of food for a thicket of wrong views, maybe there is actually really no need as there is planty brushwood. Don't know if that is helpful at least. We come accross many ideas if we are bored... :alien: It's somehow difficult to get a grip on it, and also to do not infect others (which is sometimes a good additional motivation for effort).

People of all kind love to be ariya. A walk on the egde? Or simply rules?
Just that! *smile*


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

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Re: Nazi-Acquired Tibetan ‘Iron Man’ Statue Made of Meteorite

Postby plwk » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:32 am

Much ado over nothing on space junk...

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Re: Nazi-Acquired Tibetan ‘Iron Man’ Statue Made of Meteorite

Postby Hanzze » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:29 am

Actually there is much danger when Ariya an Ariya meet each other. It would be naive to think that silly people would not be able to construct there ego-centered philosophy out of it, but that is how worldy dangerous movements come into being.
It's not just a Nazi phenomen (which took much inspirations form Asian philosophies and I am sure even from Buddhism), its all over the world constant, and also today in SEAsia very present. Ther it is called mostly "People who have merits" movement, a believe which is similare to a special cast like we find in Hindu philosophy. Sometimes also the belive that having merits means that it is something inherent or given. Such tendencies are along all leader classes and consortias. Even amoung Bhikkhus it is not excludeable.
Conceit out of virtue or knowledge is not undangerous, not to speak about the low kind of pride which is amoung kin, race or birth.

Republican politicans for example often very attached to the Boddhisattva idea mixed with some "Ariya"-conceit. But similar arising comes amoung the social-Ariya on the other wing. Coming somehow together is how Social-Nationalism (or worldly Ariyanhood) comes into being.

The other sideproblem which Bhikkhus easily face is to be misunderstood out of the Ariya trauma especial in countries involved in the II World war. So it needs a lot of teaching and understanding.
Just that! *smile*


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


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