Does the Dhamma take care of its own?

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sunnat
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Post by sunnat »

Sound nice from an ordinary person's perspective but from a buddhist perspective: ignorant. (ignorance in the sense of 'not knowing' which from a buddhist perspective has little to do with intelligence).


If the underlying tendency is to 'put the hand in the fire' then no amount of thinking it won't happen again will prevent it from happening again.


It it a cause dependent on conditions beyond ones control (believing otherwise is based on a false sense of self) rooted in past kamma. It is when the fruit of that past kamma is exhausted (by diligent practice of insight meditation (not thinking or evangelising)) that the tendency to 'put the hand in the fire' ceases.
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Re: Does the Dhamma take care of its own?

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You understand the path the Buddhahood. That is a good thing.

The only real intelligence is Love. Even if you are a Loving being even as an animal you are practicing some of the tenants of Buddhism, even the Buddha Himself spoke of His past lives in an animal form. Meditate on that, understand what real intelligence is. When one reaches the Highest intelligence, the Highest Love, Buddhahood, they will no longer want to be in the Saha world, and as a fully Loving person, for themselves and those who Love them, won't put their hand in the fire of the Saha world again.

One can be in the body of a Buddha outside of the world, Emanating a body of meditation into it, but not themselves in the Saha world after achieving Enlightenment.
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Dhammo have rakikhati dhammacāriṃ
Dhammo bhave rakkhati dhammacāriṃ

The Dhamma itself protects those who practise dhamma
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DooDoot wrote: Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:50 am Dhammo have rakikhati dhammacāriṃ
Dhammo bhave rakkhati dhammacāriṃ

The Dhamma itself protects those who practise dhamma
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There are also those many who practice the Dhamma who extend their protection in their mercy towards those who don't. In this way those who don't practice the Dhamma foster sympathy for it and become Buddhists.
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