A couple of questions...

More
28 Jun 2013 09:40 #111020 by Jedi182
If you were to name a teaching that was closest to Jedi, which teaching would that be? Why?

How are the Jedi teachings unique? How many practicing Jedi walk this planet?

Respectfully,

Darshan
The following user(s) said Thank You: Carlos.Martinez3

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
28 Jun 2013 11:46 #111024 by Jestor
Replied by Jestor on topic A couple of questions...
I moved this, as the other thread was more specifcally tlking about the history of TOTJO...

However...

1. Personally, the teaching I would say, is the "Golden Rule"...

"Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you"

I want people to respect my sexual preference, so I will respect theirs...

I want folks to not push their religious beliefs on me, so I will not push mine on them...

I want the freedom to think as I wish, so I will not restrict the right of others to think as they will...

Etc...

2. The Jedi teachings are not unique...

3. Who can say?

It is good to see you made it here...

Any questions, please ask...

Good luck, and enjoy your adventure...:)

Sith ain't Evil...
Jedi ain't Saints....


"Bake or bake not. There is no fry" - Sean Ching


Rite: PureLand
TOTJO Council
Master: Jasper_Ward
Current Apprentices: Viskhard, DanWerts, Llama Su, Trisskar
Former Apprentices: Knight Learn_To_Know, Knight Edan, Knight Brenna, Knight Madhatter
The following user(s) said Thank You: MCSH, User22414, Deno

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
28 Jun 2013 15:32 #111029 by Rickie
Replied by Rickie on topic A couple of questions...
Go with the flow.

Live and let live.

Don't sweat the small stuff.....it's all small stuff.

Know thyself.

Everything & everyone is connecteted.

Peace

:)

Peace, kindness, compassion, tolerance, truth, knowledge, strength of mind, body and spirit are not always companions of mine but are always pursued.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
29 Jun 2013 01:51 - 29 Jun 2013 01:53 #111053 by Whyte Horse
I think the Jedi teachings can best be expressed in a song:


Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
Last edit: 29 Jun 2013 01:53 by Whyte Horse.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Adhara

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
15 Nov 2013 12:30 #125063 by StudentOfTheForce
Masters and councilors, I am confused on the topic of being in a relationship. I know Jedi should not form attachments, but is ceremonially pronouncing love for another anything like that? Basically I want to know if one can be a Jedi and still date/ marry?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
15 Nov 2013 13:02 #125067 by Naya
Replied by Naya on topic A couple of questions...
I am married as are others. Having a loving relationship with someone is not the same as forming unhealthy attachments that would stunt spiritual growth, especially attachments to material things. It doesn't mean you can't have relationships or own anything. And it doesn't have to be people or things. You can form unhealthy attachments to ideals and beliefs as well. Most wars throughout history have been fought over attachments to certain beliefs and ideals.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jestor, StudentOfTheForce, jasonwilkins, WillowC, HedaAhbi

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
15 Nov 2013 13:19 #125071 by Mark Anjuu
Replied by Mark Anjuu on topic A couple of questions...
One other thing to consider - all things have a natural lifespan and this includes relationships. When someone dies, or a partnership breaks down, it is usual (and healthy!) to release our feelings through expressions of grief. But holding onto that person long after their time has gone is not good for us. Clinging to friendships and relationships that should have been let go, pining for the dead to the extent that we are not able to live our own lives, continuing to pursue habits and practices that we know are bad for us.... all of these are the kind of attachments that are talked about.

Love is a wondrous thing and takes many forms. I personally don't see these as attachments, more as shared moments of joy.

Rev. Mark Barwell OCP
  • Pastor of the Order
  • Vice President, Bishop and Councillor of TOTJO
  • Arch-Bishop of the U.K.
  • GrandMaster Knight of Jediism
  • Paganism Special Interest Advisor
Apprentices: Leena, Darren, Slydogstags, meatloaf, Rosalyn J
Former Apprentices: Karn, Angelus, Adder, Phortis Nespin
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jestor, Adder, user15542, StudentOfTheForce, Jellse, jasonwilkins, Ve-Lo-Zi

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
15 Nov 2013 13:25 #125072 by user15542
Replied by user15542 on topic A couple of questions...
Attachment is mindless; love is mindful.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Jestor, Adder, StudentOfTheForce, Jellse, jasonwilkins, Oberon Novastar, Arisaig, HedaAhbi

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
15 Nov 2013 13:27 #125073 by StudentOfTheForce
Thank you. These are both very wise responses

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
15 Nov 2013 13:27 #125074 by Alexandre Orion
NO !!! YOU MUST BE CELIBATE - NEVER TOUCH NOR LOOK AT ANYONE - AND MIND YOUR THOUGHTS !!!

:laugh:

- oooh ! if that were the case, we would be so screwed ! :P

The Jedi are Love ... and yes, we love fully and very deeply.

Yet, we are called to wisdom about it. Love is not a thought, it is neither desire nor possession. Love is not jealous. It is not an agreement. It is abandon, it is giving of one's self without the expectation of recompense. It is neither by Reason nor is it reasonable ... When it is genuine, it is intensely spiritual.

Does this help ?

"Chaque homme a des devoirs envers l'homme en tant qu'homme."
~ Henri Bergson

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: J_Roz