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I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Fede » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:54 pm

I think I may have well shot myself in both feet, here.

Many moons ago, I was elected as Theravada Moderator in a predominantly Mahayana Forum.
I said then, that it was a bad choice, because of my profound ignorance on matters Theravadan. but there were precious few candidates at the time....
Could somebody take a look at these two threads and tell me whether I really messed up moving them to the General Discussion Forum, or whether I really should have left them where originally posted - in the Theravada sub-forum?

http://viewonbuddhism.org/discussion/vi ... php?t=1301

http://viewonbuddhism.org/discussion/vi ... php?t=1300
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:00 pm

I would have left both of them in the Theravadin section.

You might want to stay off of your feet for a while. It is easy enough to move them back.
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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:08 pm

Hi Fede,
They look theravada to me, although the first one does seam similar to the sutta story of the Acrobats it isn't a specific theravada topic and possibly would of been better placed in the general area for more coverage (not knowing how the forum operates generally, so just a guess) the second one is theravada specific.

I notice that he is from malaysia and theravadan? I thought malaysia was predominantly muslim and mahayanan not theravadan, but I do know there is a growing presence.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Fede » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:34 pm

Thank you very much for your kind assistance.
I am nursing a bit of a bruised ego, and am indulging in a foot spa..... :jumping:

I've put them back.
Now - I wait..... ;)
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:41 pm

wish I had a foot spa!

maybe point out you are only human and subject to makeing errors on occassion
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Fede » Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:52 pm

I did that. I also explained that ignorance is a strong point of mine, and I like to air it often and loudly.... :jawdrop: :jumping:

So hopefully they won't tear me a new one. :quote: ...again.... :roll: :toilet:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: I need some help here - fast!!

Postby Cittasanto » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:07 pm

Just remember that insults are only yours if you accept them as such!

Edit - I like your signature there
A present moment free from dukkha.
A present moment with wisdom and understanding.
These are not simply guaranteed by "living in the moment".

"Be Mindful, and Simplify".

I may of altered the last part from simplify to attend appropriately :anjali:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."


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