Louis CK and sadness

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Louis CK and sadness

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Any Louis CK fans here? If so you will probably enjoy this unusually deep (for mainstream media) take on cell phones. (mobiles to some)
http://youtu.be/5HbYScltf1c
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Love Louie CK. Such an intelligent guy.

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thanks bazzaman:
He's a sage. :heart:

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He's my favorite stand up comic, right now. He's a genius!

I think my favorite quote of his is "Everything's amazing, nobody's happy." It's a very deep insight into western civilization and human nature itself _ not to mention relevant to the dhamma.

I can't see the video from where I am (Portugal).
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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Hey Modus, here's another link to try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HbYScltf1c
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LCK: "life is tremendously sad, just by being in it"

Pascal: “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for miseries and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.”

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Thanks bazzaman, but it doesn't work either. But if it's part of the interview on Conan, I saw it. Excelent!
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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I don't think his point is about sadness.

I think his point is that people have compulsive habits like smart phone use, overating, drinking, surfing the net, bickering on the net, etc, because they are terrified being alone with themselves and whatever comes up.

In other words, exactly what the dhamma asks us to do. Be alone with ourselves, with whatever comes up, without running away.

I can't think of a video more appropriate for this board, thanks for starting this thread.
In reading the scriptures, there are two kinds of mistakes:
One mistake is to cling to the literal text and miss the inner principles.
The second mistake is to recognize the principles but not apply them to your own mind, so that you waste time and just make them into causes of entanglement.

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Jhana4 wrote:I don't think his point is about sadness.

I think his point is that people have compulsive habits like smart phone use, overating, drinking, surfing the net, bickering on the net, etc, because they are terrified being alone with themselves and whatever comes up.

In other words, exactly what the dhamma asks us to do. Be alone with ourselves, with whatever comes up, without running away.

I can't think of a video more appropriate for this board, thanks for starting this thread.
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One of his favorite books is Dharma Bums, so... :)
"He turns his mind away from those phenomena and, having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.' " - Jhana Sutta

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a great video!
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