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Dalai Lama quote

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Re: Dalai Lama quote

Postby Dan74 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:30 pm

I think he simply overstated his case a bit. If we replace "I don't think it is advisable" with "I don't think it is often advisable" then I think this statement can be defended even away from the context. But yes, I think he was moved to overstate his case because of the audience. Besides it sometimes prompts the audience to ponder the alternative rather than get all defensive if what he said had been leaning on the other side.
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Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:05 pm

Except the Dalai Lama isn't even doing that; he's starting them off with non-specific platitudes and actively discouraging people from going further!
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: Dalai Lama quote

Postby Buckwheat » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:44 pm

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.


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