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Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

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Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:33 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Postby SarathW » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:58 pm

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Postby Spiny Norman » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:31 am

"My religion is very simple - my religion is ice-cream."
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Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:48 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: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Postby polarbear101 » Wed May 01, 2013 12:31 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

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Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Postby retrofuturist » Wed May 01, 2013 1:12 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: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Postby binocular » Wed May 01, 2013 8:06 am

I know!

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Re: Why care about kamma & rebirth if there is no "I"

Postby ground » Wed May 01, 2013 8:37 am

I never knows. When I ceases knowing unfolds and kamma and rebirth cease ... if there is distraction I arises again and knowing is veiled. :sage:

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