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  Posted on Sep.11.2009 @ 10:04PM EDT by chontri
Once the brahmin Janussoni approached the Buddha... and spoke to him thus:

"It is said, Master Gotama, 'Nibbana is directly visible.' In what way, Master
Gotama, is Nibbana... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: BEING HUMAN
vertical line Posted on Apr.30.2013 @ 08:27AM EDT by cinchona
What does it mean to be a Human Being?

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Apr.30.2013
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Apr.30.2013
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vertical line how sad it would be
if because of man
it ceased to sing.
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Reply from cinchona
Apr.30.2013
08:49PM EDT 
vertical line Quote: "cicada's song"
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I like :) Very Zen



With my own two hands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRjDBd6tBBY
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Reply from cinchona
Apr.30.2013
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vertical line you just roll over me and you pull me in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nbb-WoBUTU
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Reply from leoj99
May.01.2013
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vertical line Most people have always a good excuse for being human to err...lol... 
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I like :) Very Zen



With my own two hands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRjDBd6tBBY
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i prefer this one,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEnfy9qfdaU

i saw this live at Byron,

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May.01.2013
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vertical line nice choice :)
appreciate the reminder
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May.01.2013
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vertical line Ben Harper, cool.
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Reply from cinchona
May.01.2013
06:49AM EDT 
vertical line All of this is 'being human'

There's one thing it doesn't need and that's man made suffering. I often wonder this - “has the the universe spent billions of years creating us just to destroy ourselves and the environment?” I don't think so. We can live in harmony with the body and the body can be in harmony with the universe, It is a lie when they say that pain, suffering and hardship is the natural way of the universe, HARMONY is the natural way of the universe, creation would cease to exist without it.

Let us use our hands and our heart to manifest harmony on the inside and on the out.
That is my prayer.
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May.01.2013
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Quote: "It is a lie when they say that pain, suffering and hardship is the natural way of the universe"
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I agree.

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May.01.2013
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vertical line Quote: "All of this is 'being human'

There's one thing it doesn't need and that's man made suffering. I often wonder this - “has the the universe spent billions of years creating us just to destroy ourselves and the environment?” I don't think so. We can live in harmony with the body and the body can be in harmony with the universe, It is a lie when they say that pain, suffering and hardship is the natural way of the universe, HARMONY is the natural way of the universe, creation would cease to exist without it.

Let us use our hands and our heart to manifest harmony on the inside and on the out.
That is my prayer.
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we are all Buddhas, we only need to see this. and there is suffering until you realise it is not real and part of the illusion, but there is no doing this until one sees the hidden suffering caused by attachment, desire, ego cherishing., opinions. false views, greed, wanting, (including an ending to suffering), this is why seeing true nature is so important. and to do this attention attention attention, there really is a place upstream of these, and of course there is no stream :) that is why i can talk about it. haha but what about the suffering of seeing your fellows suffering when does that end ?
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May.01.2013
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vertical line I think there will be no suffering in the future.
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vertical line Quote: "I think there will be no suffering in the future."
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what is this place 'the future' :)

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Quote: "It is a lie when they say that pain, suffering and hardship is the natural way of the universe"
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I agree.

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Clinging to notions like that are what helps to keep you grounded in this life.
Do you wish to be grounded .... hahahaha
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May.01.2013
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vertical line simply future use your mind.
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Quote: "It is a lie when they say that pain, suffering and hardship is the natural way of the universe"
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I agree.

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Clinging to notions like that are what helps to keep you grounded in this life.
Do you wish to be grounded .... hahahaha
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Clinging to notions like that are what helps to keep you grounded in this life.
Do you wish to be grounded .... hahahaha
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I don't understand...sorry

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I want to repeat for those who don't hear :

I think there will be no suffering in the future.

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vertical line I watched on TV.were a programme about Maitreya Buddha.So I decided.
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vertical line the dead have no problems, 
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vertical line the future is none of my business, 
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vertical line when i have a guest in my house i think it may be inappropriate to ignore them whilst waiting to see what happens outside.
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the dead have no problem?

What do you mean?

you guys are different today.

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vertical line humans, i am not really sure i know any ?

If i am honest i am not sure what this thing i see in the mirror is, i can make predictions based on sensory input, but i have learnt these input are not always to be trusted. and yet how could  that occur?

i can ask the other faces i see but i am not really sure they could tell me if they did actually know, and would i understand ?

what basis should i use to ascertain ?

and yet this doubt somehow feels comfortable,

and a smile feels good, a conversation with the other mirror things seems ok, an acknowledgement and sense of validity towards all that i experience seems right,

what is this thing i can sense toward that dog, that sky, that rain, that smile returned, that tear, that tree, do i need to know ? will it make a difference.

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May.01.2013
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vertical line maybe i can make a certain sound and it can indicate that thing, i sense in the mirror. 

careful mirror thing, do not mistake the sound for an answer. to a question i do not understand.
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May.01.2013
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiFKGbH4NzE
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the dead have no problem?

What do you mean?

you guys are different today.

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:)
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the dead have no problem?

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you guys are different today.

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wonderful football thankyou, amazingly wonderful
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vertical line hmmm....my thanks :)
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vertical line Quote: "It is a lie when they say that pain, suffering and hardship is the natural way of the universe

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I agree.


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Clinging to notions like that are what helps to keep you grounded in this life.
Do you wish to be grounded .... hahahaha"


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I don't understand...sorry

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Believing one way or the other, these things do not further ones understanding of the Dharma.
So, does one wish to keep clinging to such notions??

There is no reason to believe an animal would intentionally kill itself
And yet, we see many times a moth going into a flame.

So, what does it mean to be a Human Being?
It means everything .... hahahaha
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May.02.2013
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vertical line I am not sure if you have understand the subject.
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Okay, then teach me your understanding ... hahaha
Take your understanding from your experiences ... from your practice.
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vertical line WHAT I MEANT WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.
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And so, now you know that there are many meanings for what apparently is so simple a thing.
Life is full of different things. Some we understand and some we will understand ... hahaha
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Reply from leoj99
May.03.2013
12:13AM EDT 
vertical line A human being is a two-legged being who likes to think and think and talk and talk...lol
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vertical line Quote: "A human being is a two-legged being who likes to think and think and talk and talk...lol "
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And make cheese.
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May.04.2013
09:34PM EDT 
vertical line I wonder what the aliens are up to today?
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May.04.2013
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vertical line I took my daughters to a children's museum today. We played all day, exploring and  laughing, and  had a wonderful time together.
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a museum of children ? :)

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May.05.2013
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vertical line i have wonderful memories of the amazement and questions from my daughter at the museum thankyou eso, 
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May.29.2013
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