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Mad Hatter...

Postby appicchato » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:13 am

In 'Alice in Wonderland' the mad hatter said to Alice: 'Our words mean what we want them to mean'...

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Re: Mad Hatter...

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:18 am

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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Re: Mad Hatter...

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:23 am

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“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: Mad Hatter...

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:07 am

or is it our words mean what others want them to mean?
“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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