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13 years 10 months 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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13 years 10 months 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 10 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 10 months ago #29988 by 666
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like the first one

thanks

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You've had some very good posts lately, sorry theres not much to say about them, but thanks for the stuff to think about :-)

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13 years 9 months ago #30222 by RyuJin
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Let go of body and mind, until you reach a state of great rest, like letting go over a cliff ten miles high, being like open space. And don't produce representations of discriminations of random thoughts arising and passing away; the moment a view sticks in your mind, use the sword of wisdom to cut it right off, not letting it continue.

-Huai-t'ang



Karma is not something complicated or philosophical. Karma means watching your body, watching your mouth, and watching your mind. Trying to keep these three doors as pure as possible is the practice of karma.

-Lama Thubten Yeshe


The brief elation we experience appeasing sensual impulses is very close to what the drug addict feels when indulging his or her habit. Temporary relief is soon followed by a craving for more. And in just the same way that taking drugs in the end only causes trouble, so too does much of what we undertake to fulfill our immediate sensory desires. We must acknowledge that there can be no hope of gratifying the senses permanently. At best, the happiness we derive from eating a good meal can only last until the next time we are hungry.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama



the first quote is a good tip for meditation.

the second quote is a good one about being mindful of your actions.

the third one discusses the benefits of moderation and self control as we can only practice them by understanding that desires are never truly satisfied.

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13 years 9 months ago #30522 by RyuJin
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Do not just memorize sayings, recite words, and discuss Zen and the way based on books. The Zen way is not in books. Even if you can recite the teachings of the whole canon and all the masters and philosophers, they are just useless words of no avail when you are facing death.

-Chien-ju


O let us live in joy, although having nothing! In joy let us live like spirits of light!

-Buddha


The truth indeed has never been preached by the Buddha, seeing that one has to realize it within oneself.

-Lamkara Sutra


the first one is a really interesting one i'll have to think on for a bit...it is pointless to memorize words and phrases, memorization is not living in the moment but preserving the past and blocking the future.

the second one i feel points out that we should be happy with what we don't have as much as with what we do have, by taking joy in everything we cease to suffer.

the third , buddha merely showed the way, it's up to the individual to take the path or not.

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13 years 9 months ago #30523 by Jestor
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I am not of this rite, so I hope I am not stepping on toes....

To me,

the first one says, what good to know the words, to read and listen to others interpetation of the words, if you don't live them.....

the second is saying do not be upset due to the lack of personal possesions, be happy for what you have....

the third, well, Buddha, your favorite teacher, your parents, or your Jedi Master, can tell you or explain till they are blue in the face... only you can make yourself see or understand the truth...

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13 years 9 months ago #30525 by RyuJin
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these are open to all to comment on :)

i post them to get people to think and interpret, we all see things in a different light ;)

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13 years 9 months ago #30529 by Jestor
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Sweet, just being polite.......

and thank you...
B)

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