- June 3, 2010 at 3:03 pm#6307
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I typically learn from the ‘errors’ of others. Direct learning can easily found to be problematic. We are a species that is far too gullible. As free thinkers, we have the choice to accept blindly what we read or encounter as teachings, or to fully explore the biases in those lessons.
While I am a fan of Buddhism, aspects of Eastern and Western philosophies are problematic.
- June 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm #406323
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- June 3, 2010 at 9:12 pm #406071
That a thing is also its absence, life is also death.
The concepts of Lao Tzu are more elegantly expressed by Namu-miao-fa-lienhua-jing. Namu is a transliteration of namas. Miaofa is a translation of saddharma. lienhua is a straight translation of pundarika and jing is a translation of sutra.
Those few words not only encompass all of La Tzu’s life and thought, the addition, by Nichiren Daishonin, of namu includes all of life, both animate and inanimate and makes it possible for ordinary humans to integrate all of reality in their lives.
- June 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm #406062
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- June 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm #406030
Compassion is the finest weapon and best defence.
If you would establish harmony,
Compassion must surround you like a fortress.
A good soldier does not inspire fear;
A good fighter does not display aggression;
A good conqueror does not engage in battle;
A good leader does not exercise authority.
This is the value of unimportance;
This is how to win the cooperation of others;
This to how to build the same harmony that is in nature.
- June 3, 2010 at 10:33 pm #406012
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