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Open Discussion / Re: Buddhism
« Last post by Tim on Today at 06:00:29 PM »
Question: Wasn’t the Buddha a joyous and light person?

Thanissaro Bhikkhu: Yes, after his awakening. Before his awakening, it was a different matter. As he once said, there were two qualities that allowed him to become awakened. The first was not being content with the level of skill he had reached. In other words, if he realized that there was something better, a more skillful way to act, he would go for it. The second quality was his determination that if he saw any unskillful qualities in his mind he would put them out, just as he would put out a fire on his head. Ajaan Suwat used to make a comparison with eating. When you are finished a meal, you can sit back and relax. But as long as you’re hungry, you have to do everything that you can to get food.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/.../KarmaOfM.../Section0006.html
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Open Discussion / Re: Buddhism
« Last post by Tim on November 25, 2020, 06:49:42 PM »
"The Buddha never advocated attributing an innate nature of any kind to the mind — good, bad, or Buddha. The idea of innate natures slipped into the Buddhist tradition in later centuries, when the principle of freedom was forgotten. Past bad kamma was seen as so totally deterministic that there seemed no way around it unless you assumed either an innate Buddha in the mind that could overpower it, or an external Buddha who would save you from it. But when you understand the principle of freedom — that past kamma doesn’t totally shape the present, and that present kamma can always be free to choose the skillful alternative — you realize that the idea of innate natures is unnecessary: excess baggage on the path."
~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu "Freedom from Buddha Nature"
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The Individual Musings / Re: Conspiracy Theory of the Day
« Last post by Lisowczyk on November 23, 2020, 03:04:11 PM »
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The Individual Musings / Re: Conspiracy Theory of the Day
« Last post by Lisowczyk on November 16, 2020, 11:48:12 PM »
Why is Canada hosting Chinese Troops inside their borders?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-11-09-chinese-troops-western-canada.html
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The Individual Musings / Re: Conspiracy Theory of the Day
« Last post by Lisowczyk on October 23, 2020, 06:48:39 PM »
Instead of being killed by a drunk driver as Lyin' Hidin lies about, did his wife commit suicide by driving into a truck because Joe was cheating on her with his current wife Jill?
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Another well known record dealer has left us.  Chris Chacona from Long Island, NY.
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Food / Pineapple technique
« Last post by Book_meister on October 15, 2020, 07:56:43 PM »
I am not much of a pineapple fan except to drive people nuts by putting it on pizza

David
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