Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:32 pm

emulation perhaps?
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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby dhamma_spoon » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:57 pm

jcsuperstar wrote:emulation perhaps?


Emulation is faking, isn't it?
Like an actor playing as Jesus in a documentary film? :rolleye:

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:23 pm

no that would be imitation
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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:38 pm

dhamma_spoon wrote:
jcsuperstar wrote:emulation perhaps?


Emulation is faking, isn't it?
Like an actor playing as Jesus in a documentary film? :rolleye:

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Fake it till you make it.


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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby dhamma_spoon » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:55 pm

bodom wrote:
dhamma_spoon wrote:
jcsuperstar wrote:emulation perhaps?


Emulation is faking, isn't it?
Like an actor playing as Jesus in a documentary film? :rolleye:

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Fake it till you make it.


:anjali:


Dear Boredom, -

Faking is on the opposite side of truth/reality. Failure to see the truth from the very beginning never takes you back to reality.
How would you fake the first jhana, for example? :juggling:

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:14 pm

Its a 12 step slogan. And sorry for being so boring lol.

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby dhamma_spoon » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:25 pm

bodom wrote:Its a 12 step slogan. And sorry for being so boring lol.

:anjali:


Well, boring means making a hole -- so I hope that hole leads us somewhere! :stirthepot:
Let's start with Step 1, please. How does the slogan work?

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:28 pm

Well step 1 my name is BODOM not boredom or boring.

Step 2 read this short article:

Fake it till you make it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_it_till_you_make_it

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby dhamma_spoon » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:21 pm

bodom wrote:Well step 1 my name is BODOM not boredom or boring.

Step 2 read this short article:

Fake it till you make it
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_it_till_you_make_it

:anjali:


Okay, okay, bodom. You don't like my joke, so I will not call you Boredom again. :weep:
The article "Fake it .." is for uninstructed puthujjanas (worldlings) who enjoy delusion and pretending.
The article's idea is "to go through the routines of life as if one were enjoying them, despite the fact that initially it feels forced, and continue doing this until the happiness becomes real".
What they think is a "real happiness" is deluded because its origin is faked -- they do not have truths to begin with.
Only "seeing and knowing things the way they really are" leads to real happiness, according to our Teacher -- the Buddha.

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:02 pm

Im not sure why you seem to think I am endorsing this type of practice over the practice as taught by the Buddha. :shrug:
I made a generalised statement. It was not meant to be the final word on anything. I was going off of JC's post and posted something I thought was relevant to the direction the thread was taking. You asked for info regarding the phrase so I posted a link. I didn't write it nor do I adhere to it.

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby dhamma_spoon » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:50 pm

bodom wrote:Im not sure why you seem to think I am endorsing this type of practice over the practice as taught by the Buddha. :shrug:
I made a generalised statement. It was not meant to be the final word on anything. I was going off of JC's post and posted something I thought was relevant to the direction the thread was taking. You asked for info regarding the phrase so I posted a link. I didn't write it nor do I adhere to it.

:anjali:

Thank you, Bodom, for the clarification. No, I did not think you chose that wrong "practice" over the Buddh's Teachings.
Let's drop the issue for now. My apology for mishandling it. :juggling:

Truly yours,

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby bodom » Sun Jul 18, 2010 6:02 pm

No apologies necessary. :toast:

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby dhamma_spoon » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:54 pm

bodom wrote:No apologies necessary. :toast:

:anjali:


Thank you for the letting go! :hug:


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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby Dharma Atma » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:49 pm

There is said in the text:
Not in hopes of material gain
does he take on the training;
when without material gain
he isn't upset.

... he isn't upset. But in this context, should we understand money as a difficulty that can damage to our spiritual development? until we "aren't upset" without coins...
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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby dhamma_spoon » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:27 pm

Dharma Atma wrote:There is said in the text:
Not in hopes of material gain
does he take on the training;
when without material gain
he isn't upset.

... he isn't upset. But in this context, should we understand money as a difficulty that can damage to our spiritual development? until we "aren't upset" without coins...


Hi, Dharma Atma -

[Ha ha ! That is pretty amusing.]

It is true that 100% of householders [worldling, puthujjana] who are without "coins" (and bills, or a fat checkbook) are easily upset. But in the sutta context, as I understand it, the term 'material gain' means monk robe, alms food, medicine and other accessories that ease the monkhood difficulties.

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Re: Snp 4.10 Purabheda Sutta

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:06 am

Dharma Atma wrote:There is said in the text:
Not in hopes of material gain
does he take on the training;
when without material gain
he isn't upset.

... he isn't upset. But in this context, should we understand money as a difficulty that can damage to our spiritual development? until we "aren't upset" without coins...


a person isn't supposed to take on the training (IE become a monk) for some sort of reward, this is wrong motivation, the goal is not to be a rich monk or a famous teacher.
in lay terms i would suppose one isn't supposed to give to monks and temples in hopes of having answered prayers.
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