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Stripped of reason my mind is blank

Emptied of being my nature is bare

At night my windows often breathe white

The moon and stream come right to the door.

- Shih-wu (1272-1352)

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Sounds like typical Thai fatalism to me. If we were to paraphrase Buddhist teachings it would come out something like: Whatever is in the past is past, so don't waste time worrying about it. What you

Better Buddha Sakayamuni: "If you want to understand the causes that existed in the past, look at the results as they are manifested in the present. And if you want to understand what results will be

Bump! C'mon Neeranam... where's todays TFTD?

What is more important, your standard of living or living a life with correct standards?

Now that one was excellent Neeranam... and one of the main reasons for me living and working here in Thailand.

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QUOTE(Neeranam @ 2005-07-08 10:37:29)

Only when you accept the rules of freedom can you call yourself free.

What are the rules of freedom?

Good question Chownah. In a Buddhist sense(as this forum is about it), I guess the 5, 8, 250 or whatever precepts. I won't tell you my real belief in the rules of freedom as they involve God, as I understand him, which has nothing to do with Buddhism.

Thought for the day

Once you get used to doing nothing, you find that there is no time left to become busy.

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QUOTE(Neeranam @ 2005-07-08 10:37:29)

Only when you accept the rules of freedom can you call yourself free.

What are the rules of freedom?

Good question Chownah. In a Buddhist sense(as this forum is about it), I guess the 5, 8, 250 or whatever precepts. I won't tell you my real belief in the rules of freedom as they involve God, as I understand him, which has nothing to do with Buddhism.

Not wishing to be confrontational with any profound Buddhists - but, who knows?

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QUOTE(sabaijai @ 2005-07-09 10:54:52)

The existence of things is not in dispute.

It is the manner in which they exist that must be clarified.

Dalai Lama XIV

...who held his 70th birthday 3 days ago.

Happy Birthday, Dal, we neither dispute your existence nor its manner.

Happy Birthday HH!

I met him once, shaking his hand, at his residence in Darmsala, India.

What an incredible aura and infectious laughter he has.

I had so many questions I wanted to ask him, but when i met him and looked into his eyes, they were all answered without any words being shared.

The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Quite, and try to do it without the feeling of self, but with real love.

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QUOTE(sabaijai @ 2005-07-09 10:54:52)

The existence of things is not in dispute.

It is the manner in which they exist that must be clarified.

Dalai Lama XIV

...who held his 70th birthday 3 days ago.

Happy Birthday, Dal, we neither dispute your existence nor its manner.

Happy Birthday HH!

I met him once, shaking his hand, at his residence in Darmsala, India.

What an incredible aura and infectious laughter he has.

I had so many questions I wanted to ask him, but when i met him and looked into his eyes, they were all answered without any words being shared.

The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Quite, and try to do it without the feeling of self, but with real love.

It is alway best to do things with real love, but in a certain sense it is a better exercise for your soul if you can abide by the golden rule when you are filled with utter hatred.

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QUOTE(sabaijai @ 2005-07-09 10:54:52)

The existence of things is not in dispute.

It is the manner in which they exist that must be clarified.

Dalai Lama XIV

...who held his 70th birthday 3 days ago.

Happy Birthday, Dal, we neither dispute your existence nor its manner.

Happy Birthday HH!

I met him once, shaking his hand, at his residence in Darmsala, India.

What an incredible aura and infectious laughter he has.

I had so many questions I wanted to ask him, but when i met him and looked into his eyes, they were all answered without any words being shared.

The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Quite, and try to do it without the feeling of self, but with real love.

It is alway best to do things with real love, but in a certain sense it is a better exercise for your soul if you can abide by the golden rule when you are filled with utter hatred.

Which has similarities to saying, we can all kiss the faces of those we love, but the real test of self-less love or compassion is to be able to kiss the lips of a leper.

Or, loving our family and friends is easy, but can we love our enemies?

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