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Re: Rituals and Practices? (Attachment to...)

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

Postby lkearns » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:53 am

Thanks Kevin, that is interesting to think about.

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

Postby Kusala » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:46 am

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

Postby Virgo » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:35 am

If you choose attachment to the round that is fine with me.

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

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Re: Rituals and Practices?

Postby Kusala » Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:39 am

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: Rituals and Practices? (Attachment to...)

Postby SDC » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:13 am

Good responses so far. Just to add to points brought up by Kevin and upekha:

Any ritual that one does - candles, prostrations, chants, etc. - should be done to develop and maintain appreciation and devotion (saddha) to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. This devotion is the foundation. Without it there is no reason to want to walk the path the Buddha did. You have to be devoted to what the Buddha accomplished.

These rituals should not be done blindly with the belief that the mere act itself will bring about some benefit, nor should they be done because it is "what your supposed to do."

Hope this helps. :smile:


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