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    "All that we are is the result of what we have thought"

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    This thread is for thinking, and asking, and learning.

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    I will go first: What scriptures do you find most relevant to modern Buddhism?


    Truth be told, I have never read canonical scripture, merely speculation of scripture.

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    Life is suffering.

    Only those who have let go of all attachments can avail themselves of suffering.

    Those who have done so have found nirvana and are at peace and harmony with the natural world.

    One can then truly meditate with complete clarity of vision centering himself with and harnessing the flow of the Universe.

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    The middle way, baby.

    What do you think of this film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    Life is suffering.

    Only those who have let go of all attachments can avail themselves of suffering.

    Those who have done so have found nirvana and are at peace and harmony with the natural world.

    One can then truly meditate with complete clarity of vision centering himself with and harnessing the flow of the Universe.

    "Be not misled by proficiency in the collections, nor by mere logic or inference, nor after considering reasons, nor after reflection on and approval of some theory, nor because it fits becoming, nor out of respect for a recluse. But, Kālāmas, when you know for yourselves: These things are unprofitable, these things are blameworthy, these things are censured by the intelligent: these things, when performed and undertaken, conduce to loss and sorrow, -then indeed do ye reject them, Kālāmas...

    "But if at any time ye know of yourselves: These things are profitable, they are blameless, they are praised by the intelligent: these things, when performed and undertaken, conduce to profit and happiness, -then, Kālāmas, do ye, having undertaken them, abide therein."






    Yes, The Middle Way, the path to enlightenment. I'd ask you, RaptorWizard, do you feel Buddha wishes the practitioner in absolving from obtaining possessions?

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    A fine representation of the story. I particularly like the allusion to the string.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jontherobot View Post
    do you feel Buddha wishes the practitioner in absolving from obtaining possessions?
    I know you didn't ask me but I'd say the answer is yes.
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    Were you born buddhist?

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    What is best in life?

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    If I am to avoid attachment, doesn't that mean that I avoid friendship, camaraderie, love? Isn't attachment what binds people, even if it is temporary?

    Isn't karma a way to blame the victim?

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