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- Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:02 pm
- Forum: Lounge
- Topic: "Protecting" Society from Critical Thinkers
- Replies: 27
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To reassess one's position is frightening for people ego attached to their opinions. When people are scared, they often lash out in anger. To begin to entertain opinion's outside the pale of acceptability is, essentially, to embark upon a path that may lead to a rejection of society as it currently ...
Great discussion, and relates directly to the refuting nihilism thread as well. It's good to remember that the path is graded. Using attachment, directing it to the worship of holy objects, and being attached to the right path is beneficial. Especially for cleaning out negative karma. This is my lim...
- Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:18 pm
- Forum: Engaged Buddhism
- Topic: Middle Way Politics
- Replies: 114
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Levers of power attract the "selfish, violent, ignorant people" like flies to dung.tellyontellyon wrote:Everybody has a responsibility for making sure that the selfish, violent, ignorant people don't always get their own way.
Additionally, Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation has a chapter which deals with the two extremes of eternalism and nihilism. Chapter 17 is entitled Wisdom Awareness, and the specific refutation of nihilism is found in section 5 B, C & D. Funnily enough, I am in the midst of that chapter now. Gam...
Hi All, I'm new here. I am interested in Tibetan Buddhism, and specifically 'graduating' from the Mahayana to the Vajrayana practice. Currently my practice involves sitting in the 7 point posture, taking refuge, cultivating bodhicitta, shamatha meditation, and dedication. Purely Mahayana, from my un...