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Re: Australia

Post by Thanavuddho » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:05 am

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Re: Australia

Post by James the Giant » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:59 am

I hope that's a monastic aquarium, not a lay-fishbowl.
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Re: Australia

Post by daverupa » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:01 pm

It looks to me to be a fishbowl of solitude, rather than a fishbowl of constant others-contact...

The first thing I thought of when I saw it, despite the bowl sizes being somewhat opposite:

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion."
~Henry David Thoreau.
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Australia

Post by Raitanator » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:09 pm

This or that, it's still a bowl.

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Re: Australia

Post by daverupa » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:32 pm

Raitanator wrote:This or that, it's still a bowl.
It's quite noteworthy, to notice how sense contact sparks papanca-sanna-sankha, isn't it?

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  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Australia

Post by Ben » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:29 pm

daverupa wrote:
Raitanator wrote:This or that, it's still a bowl.
It's quite noteworthy, to notice how sense contact sparks papanca-sanna-sankha, isn't it?

:heart:
Indeed!
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Re: Australia

Post by Thanavuddho » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:05 pm

The fish is jumping from the small vehicle (hinayana) into the big vehicle (mahayana).

Only kidding. In reality the fish will hang in midair.
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Re: Australia

Post by cooran » Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:14 pm

Thanavuddho wrote:The fish is jumping from the small vehicle (hinayana) into the big vehicle (mahayana).

Only kidding. In reality the fish will hang in midair.
Do not use that term on DhammaWheel.

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Re: Australia

Post by Thanavuddho » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:57 pm

My joke telling skills must be getting rusty. :thinking:

Oh, well...
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Re: Australia

Post by Hickersonia » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:18 am

Thanavuddho wrote:They put a notice up on the website about me:

http://bodhisaddha.wix.com/home" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It seems a bit silly. At least it makes the matter clear.
I don't know... reminds me of a "Wanted" poster... :-/

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Re: Australia

Post by Raitanator » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:14 am

cooran wrote: Do not use that term on DhammaWheel.
What would be a better term? Nyushul Khen Rinpoche was also firm that Hinayana is a pejorative term and better term would be Root-yana. What do you think?

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Re: Australia

Post by Mr Man » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:19 am

Raitanator wrote:
cooran wrote: Do not use that term on DhammaWheel.
What would be a better term?
Theravada

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Re: Australia

Post by Raitanator » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:58 am

Mr Man wrote:
Raitanator wrote:
cooran wrote: Do not use that term on DhammaWheel.
What would be a better term?
Theravada
In tibetan buddhism there's also practices same to Theravadin, and categorized in the same way, but to call it Theravada would be misleading, don't you think?

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Re: Australia

Post by Kim OHara » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:39 am

Raitanator wrote:In tibetan buddhism there's also practices same to Theravadin, and categorized in the same way, but to call it Theravada would be misleading, don't you think?
All schools of Buddhism have many beliefs and practices in common but the schools are nevertheless distinct and are worth calling by their proper names.
And in general, it is polite to call people by the name they prefer. Cooran is 'Cooran' or 'Chris'. You are 'Raitanator'. I am 'Kim'. Easy, simple, polite.
Theravada is 'Theravada'. Vajrayana is 'Vajrayana'. Easy, simple, polite. Anything else carries baggage that may be unwanted.

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Re: Australia

Post by Ben » Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:35 am

Please return to topic.
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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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