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    Wisdom of the East - The Light of Asia

    Post  Floyd on Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:50 am

    Quotes from the sublime and transcendent texts of Asian and Oriental philosophy.

    "Just as you do not like misery, in the same way others also do not like it.

    Knowing this, you should do unto them what you want them to do unto you."


    Mahavira - Bhagavati Aradhana


    Mahavira the founder of the Jainism

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    Nargarjuna quote

    Post  Floyd on Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:57 am

    "Things derive their being and nature by mutual dependence and are nothing in themselves."

    Nargarjuna-Buddhist philosopher
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    Re: Wisdom of the East - The Light of Asia

    Post  magamud on Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:43 am

    Should I not warn someone if they are going the wrong way? I would want someone to do this to me.

    The Vedas have totally missed the One component, therefore everything from their teachings does not point this way.

    So everything is dependent on the One.

    You yourself are more important then anything.

    Godspeed Floyd....
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    Post  Floyd on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:27 am

    "It is difficult to meet success in the effort to insure one's own spiritual welfare, even without seeking to benefit others. If you seek another's spiritual welfare before attaining your own, it would be like a helplessly drowning man trying to save another man in the same predicament. Therefore, one should not be too anxious and hasty in setting out to save others before one has, oneself, realized Truth in Its fullness. That would be like the blind leading the blind. As long as the sky endures, there will be no dearth of sentient beings for you to serve, and your opportunity for such service will come. Till it does, I exhort each one of you to keep but one resolve: namely, to attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all living creatures."

    Milarepa- Tibetan Sage
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    Post  magamud on Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:28 pm

    I find it amazing that one must repeat to himself, not to do harm to others all the time.

    Are they worried they will forget, if they get off their path?
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    Post  devakas on Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:52 pm

    magamud wrote:I find it amazing that one must repeat to himself, not to do harm to others all the time.

    Are they worried they will forget, if they get off their path?

    see demonic incarnations from hellish planets have mud in their minds and they kill, torture and eat other living creatures, so it needs to be reminded in all Kali Yugas. Nothing new under this sun.

    your mind is sooooooo off to grasp it. But hey there are ones who deliver dead meat pizzas to your door.
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    Post  magamud on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:41 pm

    devakas wrote:

    see demonic incarnations from hellish planets have mud in their minds and they kill, torture and eat other living creatures, so it needs to be reminded in all Kali Yugas. Nothing new under this sun.

    your mind is sooooooo off to grasp it. But hey there are ones who deliver dead meat pizzas to your door.


    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
    Buddha
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    Post  devakas on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:29 pm

    magamud wrote:
    devakas wrote:

    see demonic incarnations from hellish planets have mud in their minds and they kill, torture and eat other living creatures, so it needs to be reminded in all Kali Yugas. Nothing new under this sun.

    your mind is sooooooo off to grasp it. But hey there are ones who deliver dead meat pizzas to your door.




    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
    Buddha

    bravo

    I am happy that you read Vedic thread! sunny

    just not look for hot coals on this thread, try to see good things

    The same advice for Floyd post.
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    Post  magamud on Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:44 pm

    Hot coals could be used for energy..

    and thats a good thing...
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    Post  devakas on Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:53 am

    magamud wrote:Hot coals could be used for energy..

    and thats a good thing...

    you missed next line from that excerpt you referring to.

    and next line was:
    Once a teacher sent his student to hell to bring hot charcoals from hell, but he
    received answer 'we do not provide charcoals, everybody comes here
    with his own charcoals'.:)

    It is said Buddha never error'ed twice, He developed attention.


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    Buddha on opinions

    Post  Floyd on Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:59 am

    "It is certainly hard to change one’s set opinions, but a man should let himself freely test all philosophical systems, adopting and rejecting them as he sees fit. But the man who is wise no longer concerns himself with this or that system (of philosophy), he neither prides nor deceives himself. He goes along his independent way."

    Sutta-Nipata
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    A Mandala

    Post  Floyd on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:03 am


    A stunning Tibetan sand mandala. On completion, the sand is washed away in water as reflection of the impermanence of all mutually dependent objects.
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    dhammapada quotes

    Post  Floyd on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:04 am

    "Like a beautiful flower, full of colour, but without scent, are the fine but fruitless words of him who does not act accordingly."

    Dhammapada, verse 51
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    Post  Floyd on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:24 am

    Another amazing sand mandala.

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    Shankaracharya Quotes

    Post  Floyd on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:39 am

    "Loud speech, profusion of words, and possessing skillfulness in expounding scriptures are merely for the enjoyment of the learned. They do not lead to liberation."

    Shankaracharya- Indian philosopher
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    Jain quotes

    Post  Floyd on Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:40 am

    "One must seek in the depths of one's consciousness
    the vitalizing centre of one's being,
    the fundamental origin of all one's developments."


    Mahavira
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    Re: Wisdom of the East - The Light of Asia

    Post  Floyd on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:25 am

    "Reality can be experienced only with the eye of understanding, not just by a scholar. What the moon is like must be seen with one's own eyes. How can others do it for you?"

    Śaṅkara - Indian philosopher of the of Advaita Vedanta tradition.

    Advaita Vedanta is based on śāstra ("scriptures"), yukti ("reason") and anubhava ("experience"), and aided by karmas ("spiritual practices").[36] This philosophy provides a clear-cut way of life to be followed. Starting from childhood, when learning has to start, the philosophy has to be realised in practice throughout one's life, even up to death. This is the reason why this philosophy is called an experiential philosophy-the underlying tenet being "That thou art", meaning that ultimately there is no difference between the experiencer and the experienced (the world) as well as the universal spirit (Brahman).
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    gaudapaa quotes

    Post  Floyd on Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:06 am

    "What does not exist in the beginning and does not exist at the end certainly does not in the middle! But like illusions, they seem real. (Even as an object appears it is decaying in time, such that it is not what it appears it is receding into the past, while that which is conscious of it is never bound in Time."

    Karika of Manduka Upanishad

    Vaitathya Prakarana- Illusion
    Book 2, verse 6

    Gaudapada - Indian Philosopher of the Advaita Vedanta
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    Post  Floyd on Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:19 am

    "Not in a perturbed mind does wisdom spring".

    kalipa- Indian atheist philosopher of the Samkyha school
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    Post  Floyd on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:19 pm

    "Maintain the state of undistractedness, and distractions will fly away. Dwell alone, and you shall find the Friend. Take the lowest place, and you shall reach the highest. Hasten slowly, and you shall soon arrive. Renounce all worldly goals, and you shall reach the highest Goal. If you follow this unfrequented path, you will find the shortest way. If you realize Sunyata (the absolute Emptiness), compassion will arise within your hearts; and when you lose all differentiation between yourself and others, then you will be fit to serve others".

    Milarepa - Tibetan sage and mystic.
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    Post  Floyd on Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:37 am

    "The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence."

    Rabindranath Tagore - Indian artisan, poet, thinker and early ecologist
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    Post  Floyd on Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:40 am

    "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water."

    Rabindranath Tagore - Indian artisan, poet, thinker and early ecologist


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    Post  Floyd on Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:16 pm

    "All the water and drink you’ve consumed From beginningless time until now Has failed to satisfy your thirst or bring you contentment. Drink therefore of this stream Of enlightened mind, Fortunate Ones."

    Milarepa - Tibetan sage and mystic
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    Post  Floyd on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:54 am

    "Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."

    Tao Te Ching-44
    Lao Tzu - Chinese Philosopher
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    Post  Floyd on Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:18 am

    "The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery."

    Nargarjuna - Indian Philosopher

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