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A person fit to talk with?

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Re: A person fit to talk with?

Postby acinteyyo » Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:48 am

:goodpost:
nice sutta :anjali:
Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:30 am

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Postby Paññāsikhara » Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:40 am

:goodpost:

I wonder if that can be worked into, or made the framework of, the TOS?
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Postby Annapurna » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:25 pm

I worked it into the guidelines of my forum, actually.

I find it one of the most enlightening and helpful sutthas overall, for me. I had a distinct tendency to reply cuttingly when I was(am) provoked.

So I sometimes run that program through my mind. ;)
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Re: A person fit to talk with?

Postby BlackBird » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:08 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Postby Ben » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:43 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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Re: A person fit to talk with?

Postby Chula » Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:22 pm

great sutta! I was reminded of while I was reading this..

In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be unfactual, untrue, unbeneficial (or: not connected with the goal), unendearing & disagreeable to others, he does not say them.

In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true, unbeneficial, unendearing & disagreeable to others, he does not say them.

In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true, beneficial, but unendearing & disagreeable to others, he has a sense of the proper time for saying them.

In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be unfactual, untrue, unbeneficial, but endearing & agreeable to others, he does not say them.

In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true, unbeneficial, but endearing & agreeable to others, he does not say them.

In the case of words that the Tathagata knows to be factual, true, beneficial, and endearing & agreeable to others, he has a sense of the proper time for saying them. Why is that? Because the Tathagata has sympathy for living beings."


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