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thornbush
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What do you think?

Post by thornbush » Thu May 14, 2009 9:28 am

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“Whereas some ascetics and Brahmins remain addicted to disputation such as:

‘You don't understand this doctrine and discipline - I do!’
“How could you understand this doctrine and discipline?”
‘Your way is all wrong - mine is right!’
“I am consistent - you aren't!”
‘You said last what you should have said first, and you said first what you should have said last!’
“What you took so long to think up has been refuted!”
‘Your argument has been overthrown, you're defeated!’
“Go on, save your doctrine - get out of that if you can!”

The ascetic Gotama refrains from such disputation.”
Your thoughts on the above..... :thanks:

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Re: What do you think?

Post by retrofuturist » Thu May 14, 2009 9:32 am

Greetings,

My thoughts are that the Buddha did not get emotionally invested in Dhamma discussions.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: What do you think?

Post by Cittasanto » Thu May 14, 2009 9:44 am

True Dhamma does not need defending
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill

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Re: What do you think?

Post by Fede » Thu May 14, 2009 9:55 am

Ehi Passiko.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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