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Grand Masters, Masters, Senior Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight 24 Jan 2010 10:09 #28224

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An Official-in-waiting who had just rented a house in Hufangqiao Road in the capital was informed, “A fox lives in this house. You will not be disturbed if you offer a sacrifice before you move in.” Being a tightfisted man, he refused, but nothing unusual happened when he moved in. Shortly afterward he married a concubine. Received into his house on the wedding day, she was sitting alone in the room when she heard dozens of whispering voices outside the window commenting on her looks. Bashfully she kept her head lowered. When they went to bed that night after blowing out the candle, the whole room was suddenly filled with giggles. The moment he made a move, it was described in a loud voice. Several nights passed like this. Unable to bear it any longer, he went to a Taoist priest asking him to exorcise the fox. After hearing him out the priest said, “Only when a demon has harmed people can I invoke the heavenly gods to seize it and punish it. If the demon has merely been playing a prank without causing much harm, there is no need for divine intervention. Likewise, the government does not take any action against someone for playing a prank without causing real trouble. How can you bother the gods with such a trivial matter?” At the end of his rope, the official-in-waiting offered a sacrifice and libation to the fox. That very night his room became quiet. He said with a deep sigh, “Now I understand the importance of social etiquette!”

Now I know this is not going to go down well with a number of people here, but I am going to take that risk any way out of the simple fact that we are TEMPLE OF THE JEDI TEMPLE and not called for example PALS INCORPORATED. All of us are here to broadern our horizons; some wish even to learn the Jedi way, be knighted and even hope to guide others as Masters. So just as we take people`s desire to learn seriously so should those who have worked hard to carry the title of Master be addressed as such whether in shout, forum or PM (unless expressed otherwise by the addresse). For a long time this has been in use, was possible and still is the case.
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Re:Grand Masters, Masters, Senior Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight 24 Jan 2010 11:11 #28226

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There is almost nothing that makes a person seems crass and undignified as a lack of simple manners. I finished college in my forties and new some of my teachers as friends and customers. Even though we were on a fist name bases and some were younger than I - in class I always addressed them as professor or with the proper title.

Being from the South I'm steeped in the virtues of Southern Hospitality and for good measure my Mothers family are all from Sibley. There are just things that a genteel person does not do or does do as the case may be.

And what Master Jon is telling you sir, young lad, lady ,little miss is that this is for YOU not for him.

If you want to be respected as a Jedi much less as a decent human being a little magic goes a long way.

Anyway you don't want the thrill of one day perhaps being invited to be on a first name basis - do you?
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Re:Grand Masters, Masters, Senior Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight 24 Jan 2010 11:27 #28227

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Rather interesting and pointed post Master Jon. Like Br. John I too was raised with the \"SouthernL hospitality and from time to time get corrected by my mum and grandparents when I speak of their friends without the honorific Mr. Or Mrs. I understand that but also understand it is becoming a trait that is lost on the younger generations. Which is unfortunate. These people who are older or have earned their rank should be addressed as such, unless otherwise directed by that person.

Re:Grand Masters, Masters, Senior Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight 24 Jan 2010 13:41 #28229

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Rather interesting and pointed post Master Jon. Like Br. John I too was raised with the \"SouthernL hospitality and from time to time get corrected by my mum and grandparents when I speak of their friends without the honorific Mr. Or Mrs. I understand that but also understand it is becoming a trait that is lost on the younger generations. Which is unfortunate. These people who are older or have earned their rank should be addressed as such, unless otherwise directed by that person.

i was raised in the backwoods south where most people didn't like mr. or mrs. when in their presence i would address them in the manner they requested. i used mr. or mrs. when dealing with my teachers, in college i call my professors by professor unless they say otherwise but use mr. or mrs. when talking about them to someone else. growing up no one around me ever thought it to be disprespectful to call someone outside the family by first name as it made them part of the family. it was simply a matter of judgement on whether mr. or mrs. was needed in a particular situation...in the end it's a matter of personal preference from the individual that determines how they're addressed. :)
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Re:Grand Masters, Masters, Senior Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight 24 Jan 2010 14:11 #28232

The rule only tends to hold true for those who:
  1. ...have something to lose (rank, title, etc.).
  2. ...should know better because it's been explained to them.
  3. ...have an example to follow.
I thank you, Grand Master Jon, my Master, for keeping this open for posting. Though I am neither making a demand nor trying to \"run the show\" or anything like that, these were what I was taught and the seem (to me) be reasonable.

However, the above rules suggest that the responsibility lies in those who are ranked addressing one another by rank, even equals. But there is a danger that I see, as well. It is the attachment to the title and rank, and its associated power and authority. While I will do as you ask, could you respond to this aspect, so that I might understand it better?

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I have noticed that you have proposed this issue of attachment to titles very often RedHeron, which from my point of view indicates that you have some kind of issue with or experiences involving titles. I am not aware of any personal attachment to titles or fears of loosing it, so unfortunately I am unable to respond to that. What I am really afraid of loosing is my job and not being able to feed my daughter or provide a good education. I can however tell you about the amount of commitment, time and money invested in TOTJO which involves being a Master, the less obvious side which doesn`t seem to be the cause of much thought or scandal. As I already said this is Temple of the Jedi Order, a Jedi spirituality, a Jedi system of philosophy, which (as FAQ) clearly explains includes yes titles but also their DUTIES. Everyone of us is a guest here in a house if you like, this is a priveledge and not a right. Or which house do you walk into and dictate the way things are to be run because you don`t like it? It is all about respect, understanding why we are here, giving as much as we can for the benefit of others and keeping your feet firmly grounded on the floor of reality.
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Re:Grand Masters, Masters, Senior Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight 24 Jan 2010 14:37 #28234

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Apprentice Redheron, if I may a moment. Most of us Masters, Knights relgate the notations of rank with one another for in past issues it has confused new members and has often been the cause of disrespect.

I can tell you from my POV, I request new members to address me by my title until I and they have come to know one another. Not out of basis for rank or title but out of basis for respect. After a time the rank becomes a nonissue with those that have known each other. For instance when I speak with your Master, I call him by his name and the same with Br. John for we have built a repoire of friendship. This is not meant to create attachments to titles or rank, but with an Order this size, a line of \"succession or order\" is necessary.

Many here holding rank do not tend to naturally hold their titles for it is just that a title. It is the actions and words of those members who define them and not their rank.

Re:Grand Masters, Masters, Senior Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight 24 Jan 2010 14:58 #28235

The issue with attachment to titles is indeed an experience of my own. I have both seen and (regrettably) committed abuses because of such attachment in the past (and luckily, was able to somewhat remedy the damage when I realized it). But I also tend to follow the examples I am given (point #3 on the list I wrote). I have explained my understanding and beliefs; it was not my intent to make a demand, but to understand the demand which has been made, and to avoid my own issues with regard to titles and ranks. It was not intended as an affront, or to disrespect the obvious level of commitment you have.

My question is still unanswered, Master Jon, and so I'm going to try to rephrase it:

How are we to proceed without attachment to a title, if titles of rank are the primary means of address?

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I have taken no disresect from this post, but find that clarity of the knowledge or answer you seek to be a good thing. If one is to understand one just needs to ask, but bear in mind it may not always be the answer you sought.

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The attachment to titles question is reasonable and there's an answer.

Attachment to titles by masters there may be in some but it's about helping students develop new good habits or reminding them of old ones. A Jedi has a certain dignity that includes being a pleasant person.

It's a small token to ask and even smaller to pay folks who are helping you get something at no cost or demand.

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(21:44:37) Gisteron: but i think no master should require "regular meditation" of you or even inquire into how you spend your leisure time outside of apprenticeship lessons. that's just creepy and should be no requirement for knighthood. (21:44:55) Vusuki: If meditation is simply being present- can we not meditate during the entire day paying attention to what's happening both around and inside us? 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(21:46:50) Edan: Exactly :) (21:47:21) Edan: Yes.. kundalini meditation often has chanting as well (I think) (21:48:10) Aqua: :important: ( small link of that i mentioned ) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinhin (21:48:29) Edan: Thank you Aqua (21:49:12) Alan: Eventually, the meditative state of mind becomes the attitude that infuses all your action (22:07:12) Aqua: (22:40:00) Aqua: :help: Question to words of Alan, are there meditation methods that are more suited for a certain kind of practice area? How does one knows that the chosen meditation lesson is useful enough? What meditation mechanics are more useful when learning a method? How to build up to a more controlled state of Meditation? Are meditation methods dependent on emotional state? 8o (22:09:35) Edan: Did you want to try and answer Aqua's question Alan (22:10:04) Alan: My favorite meditation style is to listen to the various sounds (musical pitches) of the moving water of a forest stream. (22:10:04) Aqua: Mm.. I shall put my questions in a topic, if that would be more suited.. :? (22:11:15) Edan: It's up to you Aqua, you are perfectly welcome to start a discussion thread on meditation if you'd like others' thoughts (I'm afraid I am not wonderful at meditation to give all the answers you may be looking for) (22:11:20) Alan: Meditation 'works' if, when you finish, your mind is 'at ease'. Didactics Spoiler: (21:49:13) Vusuki: Oops. What do people understand by didactics? (21:49:35) Vusuki: Cause I've just written something about that and it's not completely easy getting my head around it (21:49:47) Vusuki: It's part of the I.P lesson 7 (21:50:20) Edan: Hang on let me look at what the lesson says Vusuki (21:50:52) Karn: Didactics seems to be a more scientific or analytical approach to teaching as opposed to the more open philosophical approach to learning. (21:51:48) Vusuki: Karn- I thought didactics was more an individual approach to the learner (21:51:57) Vusuki: *for the learner (21:52:21) Alexandre_Orion: Pedagogy : the study of teaching (21:52:59) Alexandre_Orion: Didactic : the method of learning (21:53:18) Alexandre_Orion: there is a didactic to pedagogy (21:53:37) Alexandre_Orion: a good pedagogy favours a good didactic (21:54:42) Alexandre_Orion: but then the learner also has one's own approach to what is being learnt, which is part of the didactic (21:54:43) Edan: I just had a look at what I wrote for didactics... I wrote about what I thought made a good teacher. (21:55:58) Alan: Pedagogy is to strategy as didactics is to tactics. (21:56:28) Vusuki: Explain the difference sorry between strategy to tactics (21:58:04) Edan: Chuy (21:58:52) Alan: Pedagogy is the study of the method of teaching. Didactics is the study of the method of learning. My pedagogy includes a variety of learning styles. (22:00:12) Chuy: The strategist says "lets keep the enemy from getting to our city by blocking them in these canyons." Tactics is setting up a shield wall so that a larger force cannot get past you. Using the example of the 300 Spartans. (22:00:45) Chuy: Idea vs. specific action essentially (22:00:51) Edan: Thank you Chuy Order of lessons Spoiler: (22:02:10) steamboat28: We've gone a little out of my depth in regards to the IP. Is there a chance we could inquire why the lessons are set in the order they are, to get back on topic? (22:04:15) Connor_L.: Since the order is largely customizable to the student (we do not require lessons to be done in order), I'm not positive the intent is for them to be done in any particular order. (22:04:26) Connor_L.: If they were designed to go in an order, we would suggest that. (22:04:33) Edan: I am not sure the answer to that question, but I would say personally that the beginning lessons are the basic foundation to give one the tools to look for more understanding, so that by the time they get to the doctrine they have developed some of the type of thinking required to discuss the doctrine (22:04:35) Connor_L.: But, that is only my limited knowledge. (22:04:39) Edan: But one can do it in any order (22:05:13) Edan: Some people are further ahead than others and may prefer covering 'old ground' first (22:07:34) Alan: Though they can be studied in any order, the final submitted order is according to the numbering. The consistency of the submitted order helps Knights read the Journals. Also, the numbering also assists in discussions by identifying them by their number.
    • Dealing with laziness (Last post by Figment)
    • Good advice and yes...patience. I try to remember that my anger or frustration with them will not change the situation. That does help. What if the people don't care at all what you do or say though? The laziness I am talking about is seen more as a privilege than a problem.
    • "...we are all responsible not only for ourse... (Last post by Edan)
    • This came out of the IP discussion held in chat today. As it is was not directly related to the IP I post the discussion here for others' thoughts. I have removed any conversation not directly related to Vusuki's question and colour coded respondents so that it is easier to read. (22:12:47) Vusuki: Who else had trouble facing the idea (of Krishnamurti) that we are all responsible not only for ourselves but the entire society of which we are a part of? (22:13:09) Vusuki: I haven't finished the book- freedom from the known but I found that deeply unsettling (22:14:00) Gisteron: i have no trouble facing that idea, vusuki, i just find it preposterous, personally. but seeing how he asserts it on no grounds, i need no grounds to dismiss it either. (22:14:30) Edan: I haven't read that book... we are responsible for what we do within society.. though I am not sure we are all responsible for what society is.. if that makes sense.. (22:15:11) Connor_L.: We are responsible for our contribution. (22:15:25) Edan: Exactly...must better put (22:15:27) Connor_L.: So, how we react, and what we do in response to society directly shapes it. (22:17:17) Alan: I like this idea better in Jean-Paul Sartre's essay, "Existentialism is Humanism". When you choose you choose for every person. Because if you value it enough to choose it then it is a value you would want for everyone. (22:18:15) Vusuki: Is that also the idea of the precepts of the Categorical Imperative? (22:18:37) Vusuki: Act in such a way that your maxim could be a universal law? (22:19:21) Vusuki: (and never treat a person as a means to an end but always as an end and means in itself) (22:19:37) Vusuki: (and act in accordance with a law you give yourself) (22:19:49) Alan: Similar. But for the Categorical Imperative, the reason is not my freedom as in Sartre but because everyone shares the same divinely given human reason. (22:21:20) Gisteron: sounds like an arbitrary distinction to me... i may choose a thing knowing full well it's not a choice everybody would or should make. likewise i can refuse a choice with no rimorse knowing that generally speaking it would've been a better way to go. (22:23:06) Gisteron: likewise, i wouldn't want the maxim to evaluate maxims by the categorical imperative to be a universal law, therefore following that imperative i would have to reject that imperative making the construct, at least superficially, self-defeating.
    • Edan`s question round: Unanswered questions of Aqu... (Last post by Connor L.)
    • Are there meditation methods that are more suited for a certain kind of practice area? What do you mean by practice area? How does one knows that the chosen meditation lesson is useful enough? You should consult a meditation teacher. Never go off what you hear on an internet forum. Find people who are skilled and experienced in teaching meditation, and they can guide you. If this is impossible, then observe yourself. Is anything changing within you? What is your goal? Are you moving toward it? What meditation mechanics are more useful when learning a method? What do you mean by "mechanics" and "method"? How to build up to a more controlled state of Meditation? Very easily. Just keep doing it. Every day. Longer and more of it. Sit multiple times a day if possible. The longer you are in meditation, the more you will incorporate it. You will see the benefits even with just a moment of meditation, though. With time and practice, the benefits increase exponentially. Are meditation methods dependent on emotional state? Some may be. But, mine, no. In fact, I am encouraged to sit with my emotions in meditation. Observe but do not engage them. We bring with us whatever we experience to the cushion!
    • In Praise of Selectivity: Syncretic Jediism (Last post by Alan)
    • Adder, as always, a thoughtful and interesting post. I agree, the vajra (stylized thunderbolt) is a secondary symbol and is rich in meaning. For me the vajra is a symbol of the Eightfold Path. “The upper sets of spokes of a five spoked vajra symbolize the five wisdoms, which are: 1. The mirror-like wisdom that which reflects all sense perceptions is purified when one attains enlightenment and becomes the mirror-like wisdom. 2. The wisdom of equality that arises after all the feelings of pleasantness, unpleasantness and indifference have been purified. 3. The wisdom of individual analysis that arises when the factor of discrimination, which distinguishes one object from another is purified. It enables one to benefit each sentient being according to his or her needs and disposition. 4. The wisdom of accomplishing activity that arises when the basic ability to perform acts according to particular circumstances is purified. 5. The wisdom of the sphere of reality that arises when consciousness is purified and becomes the mind that is the seed of the wisdom truth body of a Buddha.” Source: buddhanet.net (edited by Alan) These five traditional interpretations of the vajra as secondary symbol provide the means to determine one primary symbol in Buddhism: purity. The source of the need for purity is related to other Buddhist symbols, for example, the lotus flower that emerges from the dark and muddy bottom of the lake to rise to the surface as a beautiful white flower. Unlike the monotheisms mentioned above, in Buddhism there is no fall from perfection or exile from paradise as the result of primordial disobedience of the original human couple, but rather, impurity is the result of desire, which is a related primary symbol. Wisdom and purity, desire and illusion are interrelated primary symbols. And these can be distilled further in the concept of anatman (no self) as well as related Buddhist cosmological symbols. Splitting hairs: the primary symbol of balance you mentioned seems to me more appropriate to Daoism than Buddhism, but I don’t know that for sure. The Force is (as a symbol found in the narrative mythology of Lucas fictional universe) presented dramatically as a kind of magnetic (gravitational, molecular, etc.) power that the initiate or adept can access. Its secondary symbolism is that the force is a kind of substance, a real thing, an actual power that exists and permeates the universe and is found infused throughout all things. As a primary symbol it represents the interrelatedness/interconnectedness of everything in the cosmos. The primary symbol of the oneness of reality is symbolized as a kind of accessible and manipulatable power. Knowing what it is is wisdom. Only the wise can wield it beneficently and this returns us full circle to mythic Jedi who embody the ethical lessons of knowing and using the Force.
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    • Thank you, Edan. Please take your time you need, I do not want to give you stress for writing response to my questions. :blush:
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