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vertical line Posted on Oct.11.2013 @ 07:14PM EDT by football

I was thinking to post this for a few days.

Why did Buddha held up a flower and not any other thing?

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Reply from so_teh
Oct.11.2013
07:15PM EDT 
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vertical line Good question. A flower is neither good nor bad but beautiful.
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Reply from leoj99
Oct.11.2013
11:12PM EDT 
vertical line Why? Because it is a flower. What else...lol...

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Reply from so_teh
Oct.11.2013
11:18PM EDT 
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vertical line There is a joke within every family of Buddha's and sentient beings alike that I hear.
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Reply from so_teh
Oct.12.2013
02:05AM EDT 
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vertical line There is one-act acting Itself,
where you are the witness thereof.
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Reply from Woodsman
Oct.12.2013
05:37PM EDT 
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vertical line no words needed to express the way
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Reply from *CSEe*
Oct.12.2013
10:12PM EDT 
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Quote: "Good question. A flower is neither good nor bad but beautiful."
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Perhaps that goes to all living or non-living regardless their nature or background ......perhaps not beautiful as comparison to ugly ........perhaps just realization of just it is ............it just a being , flower is just a being same as Dalai Lama , same as the pen on the table , same as the tree outside your window .....is always just a being with no differences .......perhaps you leant / know the differences from your culture , from the information that you learn from your family , society , education , friends etc  thats knowledge .......and that your attachment on your knowledge confused you  .......but in realization , flower is never different than anything or anyone ..........thats Buddhism concept.

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