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Anomalous Phenomena/"The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Sambojjhanga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:57 am

Friend Cittasanto,

This is a Buddhist discussion forum, not a scientific forum, a skeptics forum or even a psi forum, so I'm not going to further engage you in a "tit for tat" discussion here.

I've said what I have to say, you've said what you have to say. I doubt and any further discussion is likely to lead to anything fruitful and is quite likely to only lead to hard feelings and ill-will between the participants, something I'm not really interested in being a part of. Unfortunately, I've probably generated enough ill-will as it is.

I think I shall take the Buddha's advice on this as friend LonesomeYogurt has so wisely reminded us, and spend my valuable time concentrating on my practice toward the end of suffering and not contribute any more to my own, yours or anyone elses.

In all sincerity I wish you much Metta.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Sambojjhanga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:59 am

The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:36 am

Hi Beeblebrox,
Please see Yanas comment bellow!

but don't remember any conversation with you specifically.
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:44 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Yana » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:26 am

Life is preparing for Death

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:51 pm

question your strongly held beliefs


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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"The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Sambojjhanga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:37 pm

The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Sambojjhanga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:45 pm

The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby DAWN » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:12 pm

All is possible, Infinity allow all fenomenas, iddhis takes a part in this "all".
Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:43 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:45 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Sambojjhanga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:31 pm

The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:32 pm

I hope those mugs are full of root beer!
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: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Sambojjhanga » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:36 pm

The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:37 pm

Sambojjhanga,
actions speak louder than words!

Beedlebrox,
how do you think I am taking thing?


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:58 pm

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: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:07 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby Kamran » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:12 pm

"Silence gives answers"

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

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Re: "The Broken Buddha" by Ven. S. Dhammika

Postby DAWN » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:13 am

Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...


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