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School teacher -- a good career choice for a layperson?

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Mawkish1983
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Re: School teacher -- a good career choice for a layperson?

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Re: School teacher -- a good career choice for a layperson?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:03 am

Billymac29, are you aware that my sweeping generalisations are just that, and as such are not directed at you?

All I've said I believe to be true. The original question was about whether teaching was a compatible career with Buddhist lay practice, and I said it certainly was, stating the reasons. My assessment of why I believe some teachers do not have as positive an experience as me are based on my interactions with other teachers who are happy to tell the world how stressful and difficult the job is. I just don't see it. Please do not take my rhetoric as a personal or professional attack on you. (Not that you said you do, but I am under that impression).

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Re: School teacher -- a good career choice for a layperson?

Postby badscooter » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:43 am

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"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: School teacher -- a good career choice for a layperson?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:41 pm

So be it.

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Re: School teacher -- a good career choice for a layperson?

Postby marc108 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:04 am

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Re: School teacher -- a good career choice for a layperson?

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Anagarika
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Re: School teacher -- a good career choice for a layperson?

Postby Anagarika » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:18 pm

Teaching: what a great way to illustrate for a new generation what it means to be on this path. To practice day to day as a would be bodhisatta in a classroom, and without any proselytizing, represent in your actions before a large group of young people what the Eightfold Path looks like in action, i not in words. A very nice opportunity, and one that might not be gained in a cubicle in a large insurance company.


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