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vertical line Posted on Aug.30.2007 @ 05:05PM EDT by yogaisfun

i go to a catholic school [although i am not catholic ] and this year we are going to be learning about world religions, buddhism being one of them [if u count it as a religion] and im a lil excited...

my teacher last year was the best teacher ive ever had and he talked about buddhism a little, it was amazing because i knew what he was talking about and other students were just like "whhhaaa???"

so ya, thanks zenguide.com...


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Sep.03.2007
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vertical line whhhaaa???
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Sep.03.2007
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vertical line a fellow dumpling
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Reply from Pendragon
Sep.04.2007
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Some people have "an instant connection" with this world view. "I can't find anything to disagree with" is a comment I have heard.

Look for Buddhist teachings regarding other religions.  What the Buddha taught. What King Asoka in India came to beleive (after being a military conqueror).

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Sep.04.2007
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go to a catholic school [although I am not catholic ] and this year we are going to be learning about world religions, Buddhism being one of them [if u count it as a religion] and I am excited...

 

The study of religion is a good thing. America’s continuing folly in Iraq is because of ignorance about the importance of religion to many people. Many Americans talk the talk about their religion but do not walk the walk. The thought of a real living belief is beyond them. We ask “Why do these people do such things?” It is clearly outlined in their books and teachings. MU

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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.04.2007
09:54AM EDT 
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vertical line It makes no sense to rationalize the way. God is not in lectures. Although in saying anything, there is always a reason, or motivation of connection.
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Sep.04.2007
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vertical line "[Reading Chuang Tzu, I wonder seriously if the wisest answer (on the human level, apart from the answer of faith] is not beyond both ethics and politics. It is a hidden answer; it defies analysis and cannot be embodied in a program. Ethics and politics, of course: but only in passing, only as a "night's lodging." There is a time for action, a time for "commitment," but never for total involvement in the intricacies of a movement. There is a time of innocence and kairos, when action makes a great deal of sense. But who can recognize such moments? Not he who is debauched by a series of programs. And when all action has become absurd, shall one continue to act simply because once, a long time ago, it made a great deal of sense? As if one were always getting somewhere? There is a time to listen, in the active life as everything else, and the better part of action is waiting, not knowing what is next, and not having a glib answer."

~Thomas Merton~

A postulant who has come to the end of his rope and wants to leave, but who has been dissuaded (not by me), stands in the novitiate library leafing through a book called Relax and Live. Sooner or later it comes to that.
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Sep.04.2007
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vertical line Thank God it wasn't some green tea book. I need all the tea I can get! From the library.
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Sep.04.2007
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vertical line Ages create certain levels of values. If I come upon an easy chance of obtaining something of value, I accept it in. But if it takes work to obtain something of lasting value, and is not material, or cumulative,  it's value is in question, as I generally reject it, in favor of an easier option. Eventually, over time, one runs out of easy solutions, options. And the work becomes hard, as one is challenged to find value in less. One has to give up the past, comparing hard to easy. 
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Sep.05.2007
04:22PM EDT 
vertical line When a Catholic teacher talks Buddhism, he must be wrong for sure, because if he was right, he wouldn't have been a Catholic teacher any more
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Sep.05.2007
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vertical line Wrong again. Universal bullshit is bullshit regardless.
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Sep.05.2007
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vertical line  Of course the whole thing has to be done differently. Learn a new language, braille, if God hears, or feels ya, hears through ya.
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Sep.06.2007
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vertical line Metaphysical squirrels let loose in conceptual cages with heavenly music and uncreated light - music an interpretation of vibrations in the ear; colour an interpretation of vibrations in the eye - tweak that sensory apparatus, and hey presto, the universe is another work of art. And I haven't even started on suffering...er wait a second...is this in the right place?
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Sep.07.2007
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vertical line Society is dead.
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Sep.07.2007
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vertical line That wind, has a way about it, uncontrollable. Like emotions, in people.
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Reply from Woodsman
Sep.07.2007
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vertical line You cannot reason with people's emotions, because they are rooted in fear, that cannot be looked at, easily. Can't even be looked at in the eye, for very long... if you hold the truth. It cannot be looked at easily. It connects everything. Which can be a good thing, if one can make it through the noise, the mind makes, with words, sex, style, the other guy/gal  bashing. If all that stops, the body, begins to speak, trees, rocks, spiders... all of this, is an equal lesson, without words. The mind, becomes, empty.
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Sep.07.2007
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vertical line what is that lesson Woodsman? can you only have saddness with fear?
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Sep.07.2007
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vertical line No, sadness and fear are both passing, before the connections appear.
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