Buddhist Attitudes On Family Life And Relationships

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Buddhist Attitudes On Family Life And Relationships

Postby Jhana4 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:10 pm

Ajahn Brahm is a British born ex-physicist, former student of Ajahn Chah, who was been a Buddhist monk for 30 years. He is an extremely talented communicator with a great sense of humor and a very keen mind.

This is one of the best Buddhist talks on family life I have ever heard.

In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Buddhist Attitudes On Family Life And Relationships

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:55 pm

Added to my 'watch later' list. Thanks.
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Re: Buddhist Attitudes On Family Life And Relationships

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:49 am

Hi Jon,

Any chance you can give us a bit of a review of the highlights? Key themes and what impacted you the most?

Thanks.

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Buddhist Attitudes On Family Life And Relationships

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:57 pm

Loads of practical advice delivered with warmth and humor.

It is only an hour
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.
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Re: Buddhist Attitudes On Family Life And Relationships

Postby dagon » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:44 pm

Jhana4 wrote:Loads of practical advice delivered with warmth and humor.

It is only an hour

:twothumbsup:

things that stood out to me:
    Marriage as a valid spiritual path
    Marriage as a form of Renunciation
    Evolution of marriage through its stages
    Problems in marriage – causes, overcoming them, what resolution can bring
    Good definition and understanding of what real love is
    Gay relationships – good answer to the issue in the Q&A – recommended for any who has gay kids or any gay person coming to Buddhism especially where they have been brought up in a Christian faith.

As Jhana said its only an hour – if you are spending many years on a marriage, this would be an hour well spent.
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