In Praise of Virtue

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths - what can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Paññaṃ nappamajjeyya, saccamanurakkheyya, cāgamanubrūheyya, santimeva so sikkheyyā’ti

“One should not neglect wisdom, should preserve truth, cultivate relinquishment and train for peace.”

Dhātuvibhaṅga Sutta
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Good that seeks to be seen is not true good.
Evil that is concealed is great evil.
Chinese saying.
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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That which we call self-sacrifice is in reality the proclamation of our own universal nature.
George W. Russell
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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A dramatic reading of The Man Worthwhile...

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That which is primarily good, and which is no other than The Good itself, is superior to all things which in any way whatever participate of good.
Proclus, Elements 8
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Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice triumphs.
Longfellow.
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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Minds of kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity,
Are to be cultivated constantly throughout the day and night.
Even if one has not yet succeeded in transcending the world,
One’s merit will become superior even to that of the God Brahmā.
Bodhisattva Nagarjuna, Friendly Letter.
Dhamma is against the stream of common thought, deep, subtle, difficult, delicate, unseen by passion’s slaves cloaked in the murk of ignorance. Vipassī Buddha
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Universal Unity and Causation; Human Solidarity; the Law of Karma; Re-incarnation. These are the four links of the golden chain which should bind humanity into one family, one universal Brotherhood. If the action of one reacts on the lives of all, and this is the true scientific idea, then it is only by all men becoming brothers and all women sisters, and by all practising in their daily lives true brotherhood and true sisterhood, that the real human solidarity, which lies at the root of the elevation of the race, can ever be attained. It is this action and interaction, this true brotherhood and sisterhood, in which each shall live for all and all for each, which is one of the fundamental Theosophical principles that every Theosophist should be bound, not only to teach, but to carry out in his or her individual life.
Blavatsky, Key to Theosophy
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Nicholas Weeks wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:32 pm
Universal Unity and Causation; Human Solidarity; the Law of Karma; Re-incarnation. These are the four links of the golden chain which should bind humanity into one family, one universal Brotherhood. If the action of one reacts on the lives of all, and this is the true scientific idea, then it is only by all men becoming brothers and all women sisters, and by all practising in their daily lives true brotherhood and true sisterhood, that the real human solidarity, which lies at the root of the elevation of the race, can ever be attained. It is this action and interaction, this true brotherhood and sisterhood, in which each shall live for all and all for each, which is one of the fundamental Theosophical principles that every Theosophist should be bound, not only to teach, but to carry out in his or her individual life.
Blavatsky, Key to Theosophy
This is the destruction of "true theosophy" by Blablahblahtsky because it turns it into mere be-nice-ism rather than a renunciatory path to liberation.
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johnsmitty wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:16 am
This is the destruction of "true theosophy" by Blablahblahtsky because it turns it into mere be-nice-ism rather than a renunciatory path to liberation.
One swallow does not make a Spring, so one quote does not destroy 'true theosophy' - whatever that means to you.

The Dhamma for most lay Buddhists (and virtually every spiritual path) is a 'renunciatory path' of vices and be-nasty-ism and Yes, 'mere be-nice-ism'; not liberation.

Sounds good to me.
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