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Mad Hatter...

Post by appicchato » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:13 am

In 'Alice in Wonderland' the mad hatter said to Alice: 'Our words mean what we want them to mean'...

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Re: Mad Hatter...

Post by tiltbillings » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:18 am

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>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<< -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?” HPatDH p.723

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Re: Mad Hatter...

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:23 am

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"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: Mad Hatter...

Post by Cittasanto » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:07 am

or is it our words mean what others want them to mean?
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.

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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