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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:47 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:50 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby alan » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:04 am

Totally correct. Mike's experience is a good one, but rare. And that is a shame.
Any way you slice it, there is no denying the fact that decades after the exciting developments of Buddhism making inroads on western culture there has been little progress.

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:16 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby alan » Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:26 am

Yay! Love that. And I hope that will become the basis for further action.

What we have is an old, leaking ship. It has made the voyage but has not yet docked and fully delivered the goods. It is listing, and it is rudderless. The crew can't decide what to do about it, and some have decided to swim ashore and see what happens.
The problem is that our ship is carrying precious cargo. We need to see that it is delivered.

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby Ben » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:26 am

“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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby Mr Man » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:36 am

O/T Is Richard Gombrich a Buddhist?

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby Ben » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:44 am

“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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:46 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:56 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby Ben » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:58 am

“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

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:01 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Richard Gombrich - Comfort or Challenge?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:08 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine


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