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For Daily consideration.
« on: November 27, 2010, 12:24:22 pm »
If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
William Shakespeare.

Every action has a reaction. Be wise  :blush:
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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010, 03:37:19 pm »
Shakespeare?
I thought it was that Klingon captain on "The Undiscovered Country"!
remember?  ;D

(Only joking)

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2010, 03:51:08 pm »
Merchant of Venice, right?
Warning: I'm enough of a fundamentalist Tibet style Buddhist to believe that for the last 1,000 years Tibet has produced a handful of enlightened masters in every generation. I do not ask that YOU believe it, but it will greatly simplify conversations if you understand that about me. Thanks.

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010, 06:18:45 pm »
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If you tickle us do we not laugh?

Nope...

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2010, 06:33:40 pm »
This must be Shylock's speech. It sounds familiar.

We are all human, regardless of our differences. Any separation between us and others is constructed and illusory. How can we defame, demonize, or otherwise discriminate against another living being who breathes the same air, feels the same emotions, and bleeds the same blood as we do? Mercy is a prerequisite for compassion and empathy.

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2010, 10:08:58 pm »
Let no one deceive another
or despise anyone anywhere,
or through anger or irritation
wish for another to suffer.
Buddha

Karaniya Metta Sutta.
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This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: "Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time." So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: "May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 08:47:42 am »
Mr Barnard: WHAT DO YOU WANT?

     Man: Well, I was told outside that...

     Mr Barnard: Don't give me that, you snotty-faced heap of parrot droppings!

     Man: What?

     Mr Barnard: Shut your festering gob, you tit! Your type really makes me puke, you vacuous, toffee-nosed, malodorous, pervert!!!

     Man: Look, I CAME HERE FOR AN ARGUMENT, I'm not going to just stand...!!

     Mr Barnard: OH, oh I'm sorry, but this is abuse.

     Man: Oh, I see, well, that explains it.

     Mr Barnard: Ah yes, you want room 12A, Just along the corridor.

     Man: Oh, Thank you very much. Sorry.

     Mr Barnard: Not at all.

     Man: Thank You. (Under his breath) Stupid git!!

-Monty Python

Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011, 12:23:04 pm »
Just a reminder that some of us are sleeping in cars, having lost our homes, and rummaging through the garbage to find dinner.

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Every Christmas season with the presentation of several different versions of "A Christmas Carol", featuring meany Ebenezer Scrooge, a young man's heart (and mind) turns to adding a lump of coal to the heater on the wall, and "Debtors Prisons":



Yes.  There are still debtors prisons:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/22/debtors-prison-legal-in-more-than-one-third-of-us-states_n_1107524.html



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What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 01:30:50 am »
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. The Buddha

Without what? Cranberry sauce? What am I missing?  :eek:

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 09:07:17 pm »
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Discourse on the Ten Dhammas (Dasa-dhamma sutta)

Thus have I heard:
On one occasion the Blessed One was living near Savatthi at Jetavana at the monastery of Anathapindika.
Then the Blessed One addressed the monks, saying: "Monks." — "Venerable Sir," they said by way of reply.

The Blessed One then spoke as follows:

"These ten essentials (dhammas) must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth (to live the holy life). What are these ten?

1. "'I am now changed into a different mode of life (from that of a layman).' This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

2. "'My life depends on others.'

3. "'I must now behave in a different manner.' This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

4. "'Does my mind upbraid me regarding the state of my virtue (sila)?' This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

5. "'Do my discerning fellow-monks having tested me, reproach me regarding the state of my virtue?' This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

6. "'There will be a parting (some day) from all those who are dear and loving to me. Death brings this separation to me.' This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

7. "'Of kamma I am constituted. Kamma is my inheritance; kamma is the matrix; kamma is my kinsman; kamma is my refuge. Whatever kamma I perform, be it good or bad, to that I shall be heir.' This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

8. "'How do I spend my nights and days?' This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

9. "'Do I take delight in solitude?' This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

10. "'Have I gained superhuman faculties? Have I gained that higher wisdom so that when I am questioned (on this point) by fellow-monks at the last moment (when death is approaching) I will have no occasion to be depressed and downcast?'

This must be reflected upon again and again by one who has gone forth.

"These, monks, are the essentials that should be reflected again and again by one who has gone forth (to live the holy life)."
So spoke the Blessed One. Those monks rejoiced at the words of the Blessed One.

from the "Book of protection"

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Re: For Daily consideration.
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 04:18:48 am »
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
 attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky

 


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