Dusty the Burglar...

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Dusty the Burglar...

Postby plwk » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:56 am



Reminds me of this reading...
"Stealing — when indulged in, developed, & pursued — is something that leads to hell, leads to rebirth as a common animal, leads to the realm of the hungry shades. The slightest of all the results coming from stealing is that, when one becomes a human being, it leads to the loss of one's wealth. Vipaka Sutta
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Dusty the Burglar...

Postby cooran » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:47 am

One would have to wonder whether such an ingrained behaviour trait has continued over many, many lives. :jedi:

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Re: Dusty the Burglar...

Postby BlackBird » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:54 am

cooran wrote:One would have to wonder whether such an ingrained behaviour trait has continued over many, many lives. :jedi:

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Can't think of a much better explanation than kammic tendency.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: Dusty the Burglar...

Postby Sam Vara » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:00 am

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Re: Dusty the Burglar...

Postby BlackBird » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:15 pm




:thumbsup: One of my favourite books as a child.
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: Dusty the Burglar...

Postby mikenz66 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:49 am

BlackBird wrote: :thumbsup: One of my favourite books as a child.


Yes, great NZ classics of recent times. I think this was her first one. I remember reading that to my kids...

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Re: Dusty the Burglar...

Postby BlackBird » Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:21 am

Yeah, the whole series was great. Had some VCR tapes too. All the dog/cat names we're brilliant. Off the top of my head:
Bottomly pots, all covered in spots
Hercules Morse, as big as a horse
Bitsa Maloney, all skinny and boney
Schnitzel Von Krum, with a very low tum

found this
http://www.murphsplace.com/crowe/charli ... story.html
"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: Dusty the Burglar...

Postby Sam Vara » Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:52 pm

Yes, great NZ classics of recent times. I think this was her first one. I remember reading that to my kids...


You New Zealanders will be pleased to hear that this particular cultural export has reached the UK. Like Shakespeare and Mozart, it belongs to all of humanity now...
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