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Offline Pema Dorje

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Re: Buddhist Reflections on Copenhagen
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 11:34:15 pm »
Samsara ... buddhist renunciation would match perfectly with abandoning wealth ...

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Re: Buddhist Reflections on Copenhagen
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 12:23:16 pm »
 :eek:

To be afraid is human...people fear because they think I WANT MINE and HE/SHE MIGHT TAKE MINE. So they try to seize their small part of the world and control it...that way no one else can take it from them. They see the world as theirs, which is an illusion of their minds. They believe they can control that part of the whole that is theirs. (Really, they can't). From that illusion of MINE comes the start of all the problems we have.
If people could really understand that we are all part of the ONE, stop thinking I and THEY, then it would become apparent that we actually own not one thing, but are just the temporary users of our little part...and conservation/saving the planet/whatever you call it would be as obvious to them feeling the Sun's warmth on a sunny day.
But that kind of thinking doesn't start with groups of people and conferences, it starts with individuals and in their own minds.
No more fear, no more hatred, no more I want.
But that is a dream, isn't it.
 :blush:

When one thing is set apart, and named as good,
then the opposite is also set apart and named as bad.
From this false seperation comes all illusions, the source of all sorrow.
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Which is why it will never work

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Re: Buddhist Reflections on Copenhagen
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 01:03:04 pm »
I take a skeptical view of anthropogenic global warming.

It really saddens me to see respected teachers promoting climate alarmism. When I see that, it lessens the respect I have for their words on other matters. I wish they would not comment on political matters or at least not pander to the environmental extremist views.
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Re: Buddhist Reflections on Copenhagen
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 08:20:45 pm »
:eek:

To be afraid is human...people fear because they think I WANT MINE and HE/SHE MIGHT TAKE MINE. So they try to seize their small part of the world and control it...that way no one else can take it from them. They see the world as theirs, which is an illusion of their minds. They believe they can control that part of the whole that is theirs. (Really, they can't). From that illusion of MINE comes the start of all the problems we have.
If people could really understand that we are all part of the ONE, stop thinking I and THEY, then it would become apparent that we actually own not one thing, but are just the temporary users of our little part...and conservation/saving the planet/whatever you call it would be as obvious to them feeling the Sun's warmth on a sunny day.
But that kind of thinking doesn't start with groups of people and conferences, it starts with individuals and in their own minds.
No more fear, no more hatred, no more I want.
But that is a dream, isn't it.
 :blush:

When one thing is set apart, and named as good,
then the opposite is also set apart and named as bad.
From this false seperation comes all illusions, the source of all sorrow.
 :pray:






Which is why it will never work


I honestly can't explain it better than that Quiet Heart. Im actually quite surprised at your response. We all know this truth in our hearts and minds but to put such a thought into words is no easy feet. Maybe its because I've never been good at explanations.
-Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.-
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