YES man philosophy

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YES man philosophy

Postby purple planet » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:03 am

Smart not smart - and how it resembles buddhism ? what points does it have in common with buddhism ?

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby James the Giant » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:29 am

Great idea in a movie and a semi-fictional book.
Bad idea in reality.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby purple planet » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:45 pm

What about this simlarity with buddhism - in buddhism you should "watch" and not react based on feelings (more or less) and it resembles saying yes to everything without judging - to accept everything as it comes without denying it
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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby convivium » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:12 pm

that's a movie not a philosophy. read nietzsche.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby James the Giant » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:36 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby James the Giant » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:41 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby polarbear101 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:16 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:28 am

i am studying nietzsche at berkeley and enjoying it a lot. he's misinterpreted (by nazis, by 13 year olds, etc). you have to study schopenhauer to get nietzsche. and you have to know kant to get schopenhauer.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:46 am

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby James the Giant » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:46 am

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:50 am

there are 60 year olds in my class. nietzsche and schopenhauer isn't easy philosophy.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:53 am

i don't mean to sound ageist.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby polarbear101 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:00 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:14 am

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby polarbear101 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:34 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:40 am

no i don't agree. i'll get back to you on it if you want.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby polarbear101 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:45 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: YES man philosophy

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:46 am

ok, lets now return to topic.
“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: YES man philosophy

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:45 pm

well i was going to respond, i guess i'll pm you.
with regard to the op, you have to have sila, mindfulness, circumspection and sense restraint.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php


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