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Making Merit - or is it craving?

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:30 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Ben » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:34 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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Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:42 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby ground » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:11 am

No doer, no doing, nothing/nobody acted upon ... the greatest merit of all :sage:

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Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:26 am

Or the greatest forlornness... One needs to stay very honest to be not in the spheare of ignorance of ignorance and a good meassure is to look if one has more that really needed (four daily new requires) to but honesty into a test.

Some no doer, still fill and open the refrigorator not to speak to maintain it running.

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Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:37 am

Or (and mostly) a screaming of seeking refuge in moha. Put it into a test, there is no other way to be sure.
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:43 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:14 am

'Consciousness' homelessness does not appear without 'physical' homelessness as well as 'physical' homelessness does not mean that 'Consciousness' homelessness is already reached.

How ever, if somebody is in 'physical' homelessness his preachings could provide people to gain right understanding while if somebody who is not in carge with 'physical' homelessness is preaching and claiming that there is a possible 'Consciousness' homelessness without 'physical' homelessness its speaks for it self.

And again for one self, give it a prove. Dana is a great way to do so. It might if all other factors are allready developed, seem like spontanious bodhi if done in the right way.
Just that! *smile*


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Sabbe dhamma anatta
We are not concurents...

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Postby acinteyyo » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:15 am

SN1.3 Upanīya Sutta
Thus have I heard. At one time the Blessed One was staying near Saavatthii, at Jeta Grove, in Anaathapi.n.dika's park. Now a certain deva,[1] as the night was passing away, lighting up the whole Jeta Grove with his effulgent beauty, approached the Blessed One and, having approached, stood on one side.

Standing thus on one side, the deva spoke this verse before the Blessed One:

Life but leads to doom. Our time is short.
From Decay there's naught can keep us safe.
Contemplating thus the fear of death,
Let's make merit that will bring us bliss.

[The Blessed One replied:]
Life but leads to doom. Our time is short.
From Decay there's naught can keep us safe.
Contemplating thus this fear of death,
Scorn such worldly bait, seek final peace.
Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:28 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:40 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Making Merit - or is it craving?

Postby cooran » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:56 am

Hello all,

Thank you for your contributions and perspectives so far. Here are articles which I found interesting on ''Merit' from four issues of the Wisdom Quarterly:

‘’Making Merit in Buddhism’’ - from Wisdom Quarterly American Buddhist Journal
Part 1
http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com.au/ ... dhism.html
Part 2
http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com.au/ ... art-2.html
Part 3
http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com.au/ ... art-3.html
Part 4
http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com.au/ ... art-4.html

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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