Israel calls on world Jewry

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CedarTree
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Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

Post by CedarTree » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:03 pm

Your still missing it. The point is subtle and your mind is looking for to coarse of stuff.

Like I said before, take time.
DooDoot wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:28 am
CedarTree wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
DooDoot
You're back. With so many different types of issues & causes in the world, your mind appears to take fixation with this.
CedarTree wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Don't worry about reading my other posts or understanding them. Most are trash lol
Trash is in the eye of the beholder. Don't take it so personally.
CedarTree wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
In this post think about the last few posts I did and what they mean. That is something not really tied to "me" at all but a valuable life lesson.
I find the content in those posts not useful.
CedarTree wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
You seem intelligent but in life we can get tunnel vision and that tunnel vision can lead us to creating more harm and animosity in this world.
Indeed; I consider myself to be highly intelligent & objective; without the tunnel vision your posts appear to be demonstrating.
CedarTree wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
An example from my own life is the struggle that happened in Northern Ireland between Loyalist paramilitaries and Nationalist/Republican & Socialist Paramilitaries.
And? Irish people butchering each other in the 1970s; Lebanese people butchering eachother in the 1980s; Yugoslav people butchering eachother in the 1990s; the USA slaughtering people in the 2000s & 2010s. What has this have to do with making an ethical comment about these matters?
CedarTree wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
Without really going into the situation I can say this: What is thought to be the "right" or the "romantic" or "obviously the right side to be on because it has all the reasoned arguments and is so clearly the just position". Those aren't so much the case a lot of the time.
How is this related to this thread; which was merely pointing out a harmful & unnecessary call to World Jewry, which reminded me of what occurred in 1933. Importantly, you seem to be confusing prevention vs cure. My post is about prevention rather than escalation.
CedarTree wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
A good rule of thumb to live by in this world is when you see yourself attaching to a narrative or view point you are most likely becoming ignorant and smaller in your wisdom rather than greater.
I do not consider you to be my teacher. Do you have a tendency to view yourself as a guru? My impression is you are attempting to use Buddhism to silence people & support your own political agenda.
CedarTree wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:46 pm
This is a human trait/characteristic. Labeling, conceptualizing, pigeon holing, these are realities of our species and are rooted in abstract things. The sad thing though is because of greed, hatred, and delusion (which can be incredibly subtle and hard to distinguish) these traits are more than often not used skillfully or wholesomely.
Give it break, please. Your participation on this thread rather than on other similar threads gives rise to suspecting a chauvinist position.

Millions of lives have been destroyed since 9/11, yet you want people to be silent about this, attempting to justify this murder with Buddhism, asserting this is an "abstract thing". You appear to be saying morality (sila) is greed, hatred & delusion. :|



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Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

Post by Leeuwenhoek2 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:24 pm

CedarTree wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:12 am
I think a powerful practice for you in life will be to avoid twisting peoples narratives into fitting into your own. Sometimes by downright changing the content of it or adding things not present.

Best of luck. and don't let hate guide you. Trust me it's only something that adds more suffering.
CedarTree -- an aside.

I resonate with the first sentence about narratives.

A good practice is to avoid the phrase "trust me" -- especially when high trust is not already present.

I shouldn't have to trust you when I can know for myself.

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Re: Israel calls on world Jewry

Post by alan » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:53 am

Give up some land and get it over with. The current Israeli government is inhibiting progress. And their idea in not sustainable. I say this as someone who lived in Jerusalem.
Let's just face it--the solution will be a bit of land for for both. As much as they hate it, they will have to learn get along with each other.

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