Discussion in 'Buddhism' started by Haruko, Jul 2, 2005.
sorry, wrong thread.
"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."
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The bandit came upon the abbot of the local monestary and demanded all his belongings whereupon the abbot refused. The bandit became enraged and shouted "Do you know who I am? I'm the leader of the bandits in this area and I'll cut your head off without a care!" Whereupon the abbot responded "Do you know who I am? I'm the abbot of the monestary and if you cut my head off I won't care."
A common misunderstanding, based on a selective reading of the sutta.
Total self-reliance on our own views is not what Buddha taught, as the underlined and generally ignored phrase says.
You're Vaj in disguise, aren't you? The skull beneath the skin!
I have not been here long enough to know who Vaj is.
Yes I was just being silly; Vaj is Vajradhara: see above in this thread.
Not directly from Buddhist scripture but related the the 'oneness' of everything that is living. When Bruce Lee was asked if he considers himself an American or from Hong Kong he said:
"You know what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Because, I mean I don't want to be like "As Confucius say," but under the sky, under the heavens there is but one family. It just so happens that people are different."
"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power."
Not buddhist but....
One could say that the entire Tripitaka is concerned with mastery of oneself, so your quote is indeed Buddhist!
A little taste from the popular Dhammapada:
"It is good to tame the mind,
alighting, as it does, wherever it desires -
swift, resistant to restraint.
A tamed mind gives rise to ease."
- ch.3 Mind, translated by Glenn Wallis.
At this moment when I saw the thread?
"Not always so"
I've got a book called "Teachings of Buddha" by Jack Kornfield but can anyone recommend any other books about his teachings?
I like Thich Nhat Hanh's books.
Turning the Wheel of Truth (Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching) by Ajahn Sucitto, a Buddhist abbot.
Jack Kornfield says this of the book:
"Ajahn Sucitto takes ones of the most essential of all Buddhist teachings and illuminates it with depth, perspective and clarity. His teachings offer an immediate and straightforward vision of Dharma, like a lamp in the darkness."
Hi, thanks for the advice. I've got Thich Nhat Hanh's Living Buddha, Living Christ which I enjoyed
Ahh! I'm glad you think so!
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