Ajahn Brahm for sale?

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Gena1480 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:20 pm

we forgot the basics
i take refuge in Sangha
i pay homage to Venerable Ajahn Brahm
he is worthy of gifts.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby marc108 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:31 pm

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:21 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 …
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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: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Dan74 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:46 pm

One reason I wouldn't want to ordain as a Theravada monk is the attitude of the lay - pampered on one hand and constantly judged on the other...

Didn't the Buddha stay at his benefactor's places (palaces)? Didn't Ajahn Chah regularly receive his wealthy patrons?

I think rather than judging Ajahn Brahm, it would be far more beneficial to put this judgmental mind under scrutiny. Or at least pause, take a breath and examine.
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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby marc108 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:51 pm

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:12 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: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby badscooter » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:22 am

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:31 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: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby badscooter » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:44 am

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby pilgrim » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:50 am

I can't believe the bunch of sour faced prudes we have here. Ajahn Brahm spends weeks every year teaching and holding retreats at various Buddhist organisations in Singapore, Malaysia, and indonesia, all without charging a single cent. Many of these organisations will collect donations from participants. In this way, some of these organisations raise a little funds to maintain themselves.

Many organisations would love for an opportunity to donate back to Ajahn's monasteries. I see this "Ajahn Brahm for Sale" event as a humorous and innovative way to encourage dana (which is typical of him) and I'm quite sure many organisations would put in their bids, even knowing well they can get him for free in the following week or month.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:40 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: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:48 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: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:51 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: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:52 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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