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14 years 3 weeks ago #29376 by RyuJin
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1) \"when we look deeply into anything we see its true nature. when we look into the heart of the flower, we see clouds, sunshine, minerals, time, the earth, and everything else in the cosmos in it. without any of these elements the flower could not exist. in fact the flower is made entirely of non-flower elements; it has no independent, individual existence. it 'inter-is' with everything else in the universe.\"
-thich nhat hanh, vietnamese buddhist monk-

2) \"the miracle is not to walk on water. the miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty that are available now.\"
-thich nhat hanh, vietnamese buddhist monk-

3) \" for consider the world-
a bubble, a mirage.
see the world as it is,
and death shall overlook you.
come, consider the world,
a painted chariot for kings,
a trap for fools.
but he who sees goes free.\"
-the buddha-

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How humans view the world is very limited

We think we 'see' all around us - that were observant, were smart - were deluded.

We only see approx 0.0000001% of the total spectrum

which automatically means we dont see 99.999999% of what there is to see.

And the little we do 'see' may not be what is the truth - dont believe everything you 'see'

If sight were all important, we wouldnt have hearing, smell. touch, taste etc etc etc

Its all very clear to a blind person - Think about it ;)

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14 years 3 weeks ago #29384 by Jestor
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But to look too deeply, you may lose the meaning...... sometimes, the point IS the flower.....

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


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14 years 2 weeks ago #29460 by RyuJin
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Trivial thoughts, insignificant thoughts,
When followed they distract the mind.
Not understanding those thoughts
The roaming mind runs back and forth.
But by understanding those thoughts
One ardent and mindful restrains the mind.
An awakened one has overcome them completely
So they do not arise to distract the mind.

-Udana


thought this would go well with jediism's idea of mindfulness

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14 years 2 weeks ago #29461 by RyuJin
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When someone asks you a question, answer him or her sincerely, and when you are not asked, do not force your teaching upon others.

-Jae Woong Kim, \"Polishing the Diamond

easy one to figure out :)
teach those seeking to be taught

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14 years 2 weeks ago #29462 by RyuJin
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Never think that I believe I should set out a \"system of teaching\" to help people understand the way. Never cherish such a thought. What I proclaim is the truth as I have discovered it and \"a system of teaching\" has no meaning because the truth can’t be cut up into pieces and arranged in a system.

-Diamond Sutra

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14 years 1 week ago #29513 by RyuJin
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Knowing the truth is finally a matter of doing the truth...that is, knowledge is alive...and doing the truth takes courage and demands risks.

Dr. Elizabeth Tidball


As the fletcher whittles and makes straight his arrows, so the master directs his straying thoughts

The Buddha


Fox: to you, i am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world...One only understands the things that one tames.

from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince

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14 years 1 week ago #29514 by RyuJin
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having made that last post, the dog was at the door barking to come in. as i went to open the door it occurred to me: whom trained who. did we train the dog to bark at the door when he wants in or out, or did the dog train us to open the door when he wants in or out....

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13 years 11 months ago #29985 by RyuJin
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My call for a spiritual revolution is thus not a call for a religious revolution. Nor is it a reference to a way of life that is somehow other-worldly, still less to something magical or mysterious. Rather, it is a call for a radical re-orientation away from our habitual preoccupation with self towards concern for the wider community of beings with whom we are connected, and for conduct which recognizes others’ interests alongside our own.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama


If you are confused, there are a thousand differentiations, ten thousand distinctions. If you are enlightened, everything is the same one family.

-Wu-chien


As a single slab of rock Won't budge in the wind, So the wise are not moved By praise, By blame. Like a deep lake, Clear, unruffled, & calm; So the wise become clear, Calm, On hearing words of the Dhamma.

-Dhammapada 6 translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu




dhamma: teachings of buddha, also known as buddha-dharma, or path of enlightenment.


these 3 quotes relate to jediism very well, as the first talks about the interconnectedness of all life. the second reaffirms the first, and the third talks of being humble, and not letting praise or blame inflate or deflate the ego.

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13 years 11 months ago #29988 by 666
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like the first one

thanks

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