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Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

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Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Postby James the Giant » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:40 pm

Go Picard! Hard Arse! He's awesome.
I love how religion in the 24th century has become a hobby, and not a driving force for fanaticism and violence.
Even amongst the Bajorans, perhaps the most spiritual of the alien races, religion seemed to take a second place behind the fight for independence.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:38 pm

I've always loved the expression "taking Capt Picard to warp nine".
What we need is Picard as the next Pope.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:03 pm

Nature produced a few smart and handsome men. The rest have hair.
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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:42 pm

He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:41 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Postby Jay1 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:58 pm

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Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:52 pm

The buddhist inquisition is well known. :roll:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 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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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:02 pm

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Not wanting to be off-topic elsewhere

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:42 pm

Okay, point taken: some Buddhists are bad. Anything else?
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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