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#799159 - 01/05/13 01:09 AM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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81- Deception has nothing to do with comprehension!
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#799304 - 01/06/13 03:46 PM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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82- Text By Banthe,

Simple core 1,2,3 steps =>Success!The Blessed Buddha once said:
Sabbapāpassa akaranam,
kusalassa upasampadā,
sacittapariyodapanak -
etam buddhāna sāsanam.

1: Harmless, 2: Good and 3: Pure:
1: Avoiding all Harm
2: Doing only Good
3: Purifying own Mind
So all Buddhas teach!
Dhammapada 183
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#799991 - 01/10/13 03:41 PM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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83-Textby Banthe:


Friends:

Imperturbable Calm!

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Knowing that the other person is angry,
The one who remains just aware and calm
acts in and for his own best interest,
and for the others' interest, too!
Samyutta Nikāya I, 162

Exalted in mind, just open, and clearly aware,
Is the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful,
He has no sorrows!
Udana IV,

Calm is his mind.
Calm is his speech.
Calm is his behaviour.
So is the tranquillity of one
freed by the insight of right
understanding...
Dhammapada 96

Loong the messanger
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#800256 - 01/11/13 10:25 PM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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84-Craving leads to stress,stress leads to suffering
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#800313 - 01/12/13 09:44 AM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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85- This was created hoping visitors or members would put their comments on a page.Were it for or against what was written.Never
happened except for Lisa,the Editor of the Buddhism section

Too bad

With respect for those who reads this thread.

loong
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#800631 - 01/14/13 04:20 PM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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86-Text by Banthe---Mutual Joy cures all vicious Envy & Jealousy!



The dear companion can be the proximate cause for Mutual Joy, where one
rejoices in another being's success... One thus rejoicing in others fortune
is called a 'boon companion', for he is constantly glad: He laughs first and
speaks afterward! So he should be the first to be pervaded with gladness.
Or on seeing a dear person being happy, cheerful and glad, mutual joy can
be aroused thus: 'See this being is indeed glad! How good, how excellent!'
Just as one would be glad at seeing a dear and beloved person very happy,
exactly so does one pervade all other beings in all directions with mutual joy...
Rejoicing mutual joy can also be aroused by remembering other's happiness
in the past and recollecting the elated joy aspect in this way: 'In the past he
had great wealth, a great following and he was always glad'. Or mutual joy
can be aroused by apprehending the future glad aspect of his in this way:
'In the future he will again enjoy similar success and will go about in gold
palanquins, on the backs of elephants or on horseback'. Having thus aroused
mutual joy regarding a dear person, one can then direct the very same feeling
successively towards a neutral one, and gradually towards any hostile person.
Vbh 274, Vism I 316

loong
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#800842 - 01/15/13 08:10 PM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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87 - The Buddhist path is walked from the inside out, not the outside in. It is not about following rules and ethical guidelines and getting rewarded for good behavior. It is about transforming our own hearts and minds, through the practices of compassion and inquiry. It is about the state of our awareness on a moment-by-moment basis. Sometimes, some 'rules' for living may help us in this transformation. Other times, they are not needed. We have to be honest enough with ourselves to know when we need them and when we do not.
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#801189 - 01/17/13 08:56 AM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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88-To all or none,

This post is to apologise,for the errors ,i may do in spelling and especially,mames,like,Bodhidarma or others'.

Isuffer from cognitive memory dammage.So if you see an error
in one of my posts,pardon me.

I will start a list of usual words well written that I will keep
close to my computor.Again I apologise.
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#801257 - 01/17/13 04:26 PM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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89-This is a Theravadin text,you do not have to be in accord,as always

Friends:

Breakthrough to the Truths Safeguards Against Downfall Rebirth!


The Blessed Gotama Buddha once explained:
Bhikkhus and friends, see this little bit of dust, I have taken up upon the nail of my
little-finger? What do you think is most: This tiny bit of dust or this great Planet Earth?
The Bhikkhus then responded: Venerable Sir, this great Planet Earth is much, much more,
incomparably more. This speck of dust is trifling, microscopic, & negligible in comparison.

The Blessed Gotama Buddha then pointed out:
Similarly & exactly so too, Bhikkhus, those who are reborn among human beings are few
and quite rare, beings reborn elsewhere, lower, as non-humans are much more numerous
and common. Why is it so? Because, Bhikkhus, they have not seen the 4 Noble Truths!
What four?
1: This is Suffering;
2: Craving is the Cause of Suffering;
3: No Craving is the End of Suffering;
4: The Noble 8-fold Way Ends all Suffering.
Therefore, Bhikkhus and friends, exertion should be made right Now to understand:
All This is Suffering; This Greedy Craving is the sole Cause of all Suffering; No Craving is
the End of Suffering; The Noble 8-fold Way Ends all Suffering. Therefore should effort
to fathom these 4 Noble Truths be made right NOW!

Comments:
Animals are much more common than humans (trillions of billions of insects and fish),
since this rebirth at this level is much more common! Similarly with ghosts, demons,
and hell beings. Downfall to these states are common, because evil and immoral actions
such as Killing, Stealing, Lying, Sexually Abusing, Drinking and Drugging are common!
Ethics is thus the core factor of creation and conditioning of any future being...
Banthe,

loong messanger
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#801644 - 01/19/13 12:39 PM Re: Agora of Buddhism [Re: loongdragon]
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90- one million chinese children practicing Buddhist meditation

[url]http://youtu.be/jn_DSQ2HXCk[url]
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