The Hare on the Moon:Jataka Story

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The Hare on the Moon:Jataka Story

Postby happylotus1 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:58 pm

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A householder or householder's son, hearing the Dhamma, gains conviction in the Tathāgata and reflects: 'Household life is confining, a dusty path. The life gone forth is like the open air. It is not easy living at home to practice the holy life totally perfect, totally pure, like a polished shell. What if I were to shave off my hair & beard, put on the ochre robes, and go forth from the household life into homelessness?

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Re: The Hare on the Moon: Do you believe in this Jataka stor

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Re: The Hare on the Moon: Do you believe in this Jataka stor

Postby robertk » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:58 am

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Re: The Hare on the Moon: Do you believe in this Jataka stor

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:05 am

“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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