Chris wrote:Hello christopher:::, all,
I think the quote from the suttas is:
"some lotuses might be born in the water and grow in the water, but would rise up from the water and stand without being soiled by the water"
Dan74 wrote:PeterB wrote: However what I got from the Op was that expression tends to be consisitant with insight.
That's pretty radical, Peter.
And before I make my vow of silence (a year or so should do it), let me just declare once and for all that Zen is clearly superior to Theravada because ZFI has far more smilies. You simply can't argue with that. But I will make do with what I have.
Now then retreat time!
mudra wrote:Drolma wrote:I think one problem (not the problem) is that people's listening skills are often not as developed as their speaking skills. There's this one poster here who shall remain nameless. He and I are of different faiths basically, but the way he discusses details of rebirth is very close to the way my Tibetan master does. Had I not been listening really carefully and paying attention, I might have missed that subtlety. But opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, and sometimes they stink.
It's a little odd to me that some people are encouraged by this discussion. I think it's kind of a sad one.
Agreed about the not listening well thing, and sometimes I am sure I am guilty too.
But curious why you think it is a sad discussion? I don't necessarily agree with some of the opinions but still it is dialogue which I feel is needed. And there are some interesting points being made too.
Ngawang Drolma wrote:nathan wrote:It's good to see you on the board Drolma. I like hearing your thoughts.