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Tattoo you and other things in Siam

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manas
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Re: Tattoo you and other things in Siam

Postby manas » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:51 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: Tattoo you and other things in Siam

Postby BlackBird » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:55 am

In a perfect world the monks would be severely rebuked by the ecclesiastical council (who in this instance, could actually be put to good use) for not only encouraging this 'magical amulet' rubbish, but actually giving people 'magical' tattoos that make them 'bullet proof' and invincible.

Awfully divorced from the teachings of the Buddha.

Sad days.
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Ben
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Re: Tattoo you and other things in Siam

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:26 am

I gotta get me one.
I'm totally sold on the snake venom and cigarette ash in the ink!
Thanks Tilt.
“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: Tattoo you and other things in Siam

Postby daverupa » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:29 am


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Ben
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Re: Tattoo you and other things in Siam

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:32 am

Dave,
Personally, I try not to be too dismissive of some vernacular and cultural aspects of practice. I would not presume to damn what the lay followers, described in the above article, as akin to performing rites and rituals or engaging in something akin to the dog ascetic or ox ascetic practices as was inferenced above.

The western form of Buddhism which attempts to occupy a spiritually purified and universalist approach to the Dhamma, is equally an artefact of cultural contexts inherited and invented. I believe it is worthwhile to have an acutely reflexive attitude to one's own Dhamma practice.
kind regards,

Ben
“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: Tattoo you and other things in Siam

Postby daverupa » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:58 am


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Re: Tattoo you and other things in Siam

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:41 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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Tattoo you and other things in Siam

Postby Sylvester » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:02 am

Sigh, I'd post a pic of my 108 tattoos, but they were all done in namman. Invisible...


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