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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Great thread to remind oneself of the Middle Way on a Sunday morning. Deep bows, everyone! :bow: :bow: :bow:
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Postby Alex123 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:49 am

Hello Ben, all,

like Craig I am a bit perplexed by the (hopefully only) apparent inconsistency.

On one hand we have LOTS of suttas (of which I provided only few random ones) that talk about the necessity of sense restraint and all,
and on the other hand there are those householder suttas.


One possible solution is that those lay people were (Ugghaṭitaññū, vipañcitaññū) and could reach high maggaphala despite being lay people.
Just because some people could succeed despite their circumstances, it doesn't mean that all of us here can or that that is preferable.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."


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