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Ajahn Brahm for sale?

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:32 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 …
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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 m0rl0ck » Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:36 am

Some of you all are just hilarious :jumping:

I thought about this at work today and came to the conclusion that while i may enjoy the good humoured cheerfulness of his talks on occasion 7 days of unruffled, cheerful, equanimity would probably drive me up a wall. If i won id have to send him out on a lot of errands or something.
I bet he is like that first thing in the morning too.

EDIT: you think he can cook worth a darn? do windows maybe?
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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:55 am

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: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby m0rl0ck » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:47 am

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:19 am

A better use for this thread rather than the finger wagging is: What to do with a meditation master for a week.

I'd have my own prvt retreat and let him run the schedule.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:04 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?

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:20 am

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: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:21 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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

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• • • • (Upasampadā: 24th June, 1979)

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Dan74 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:03 am

Some may be interested in our sister site Dharma Wheel's response to the same news:

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby Rasko » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:15 am

If this sale thing is OK for bhikkhus, then in my opinion the bhikkhunis should have gone for:

Bhikkhunis for sale!

With photos and intro videos, if they are otherwise unknown. They should strive for independence instead of always relying on some father figure.

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

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Re: Ajahn Brahm for sale?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:38 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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine


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