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by binocular
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?

Being around people who have different veiws from your own is a great teacher. In what way is that a great teacher? I meant that you learn about yourself. When someone disagrees with you, you generally react to them in some fashion, and this teaches you about your own attachments. It's also a great...
by binocular
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Dhammaduta (Dhamma propagation)
Topic: Mailing a book to death row inmate
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Mailing a book to death row inmate

I plan to order a sutta collection from amazon.com and have it sent to an inmate on death row. Are you sure he won't have to pay for the postage/shipping? Someone once sent me two books as a gift via Amazon. But as it later turned out, it wasn't really a gift, because I had to pay the postage/shipp...
by binocular
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1482

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

I've listened to a few minutes of UG, read some JK, and read hundreds of your posts, and to me they all have the same evasive quality of not actually answering questions, but instead asking questions to put the questioner off balance. A Prasangika(-like) approach gets old quickly ... However, only ...
by binocular
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?

I would imagine that Jaggi Vasudev sadguru gets out more than you, maybe you need to get out more to know what he is doing, and has done and how much he gets around. Is he ever faced with an opponent on equal grounds? Or does he only face them when he is in the position of power, like in the interv...
by binocular
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?

BasementBuddhist wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:47 pm
Being around people who have different veiws from your own is a great teacher.
In what way is that a great teacher?
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Suggestion box
Topic: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?
Replies: 67
Views: 1405

Re: Faith and Doubt: Why are we quarreling lately?

Sam Vara wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:35 pm
It might be that scepticism and devotion are not exclusive or even opposites.
In Zen, for example, they aren't. In Zen, they have the trio faith-doubt-determination. An example.
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1482

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

It's rather ironic that you say all these things yet you are here on a Buddhist forum where almost everyone acknowledges that there are people such as the Buddha and others throughout history who have come to the end of dukkha and live differently. Try not to judge yourself into a corner. It's a lo...
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1482

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

Saengnapha wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:53 pm
When I met U.G., he didn't work, didn't own anything, and was given a place to live by an elderly Swiss woman who befriended him in Switzerland.
Then he had easy talking!

And his insights are useless for people who, you know, actually have to work for a living and maintain some kind of social life.
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1482

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

I don't really understand what you are talking about. What exactly do you want a response to? Lay it out simply. "Was UG talking merely about his own experiences, or about everyone's?" The above question is, however, moot, in a philosophy (which doesn't presume itself to be a philosophy ...) accord...
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1482

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

U.G. said many times that all it takes is a fraction of a second of the break of this continuity and the whole thing collapses, the end of the dream of existence. However, the caveat he states is that no activity of this world-mind or thought structure can ever bring this about. No amount of energy...
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts
Replies: 136
Views: 1482

Re: Krishnamurty-inspired off-topic posts

It does seem to be a categorical expression for all people. I could understand people not agreeing with or believing this. But, when you see someone who is living without stress and describing the way they function, over time you begin to work through all the objections one has to someone saying th...
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 121
Views: 4349

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

mikenz66 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:30 am
Like the video in this thread?

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=32395
No, that's nothing. It should have been him and Osho together, for example, and an audience who challenges them and pits them against eachother, right there on the spot.
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 121
Views: 4349

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

Saengnapha wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:56 am
Cute. U.G. never proclaimed anything about himself, though.You can blame it all on me if you'd like.
Everytime he said "I have nothing to teach", he proclaimed something about himself.
Everytime he made an absolute claim (such as the one that there's no truth), he proclaimed something about himself.
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist
Replies: 121
Views: 4349

Re: On U.G. Krishnamurti:The Dharma Seals Of A Non-Buddhist

all these self-proclaimed awakened people should be challenged to take eachother on, to confront eachother, to eliminate eachother There are alot of deluded people who think they are jesus and a psychiatrist decided to try an experiment which was to get a bunch of them together to see if their inte...
by binocular
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?
Replies: 13
Views: 137

Re: It is better to stick with people who disagree with you?

SarathW wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:58 am
Sadguru said that it is better to stary around with people who disagree with you rather than agree with you all the time.
What is your opinion on this?
That Sadhguru needs to go out more. It's easy to pontificate about such matters when one is safe in one's little cocoon.