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#50706 - 12/07/12 07:33 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: ikayak]
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Originally Posted By: ikayak


In Buddhism, one is exhorted to speak kindly to others.
Telling another to "shut up" is not kind speech.



I'd swat you with a stick, but you're too far away.

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When the master [Rinzai] was a new monk in Obaku's community, his behavior was simple and direct. The head monk recommended him, saying: "Though he is a new monk, yet he differs from all the others." He asked him: "How long have you been here?" The master replied: "For three years." The head monk asked: "Have you been for an interview yet?" The master said: "Never. I do not know what to ask." The head monk said: "Why don't you go and ask the reverend head of the monastery what is the essence of Buddhism?"

The master accordingly did so. But even before he had finished speaking, Obaku hit him. The master withdrew. When the head monk asked him how the interview had gone, he said: "Even before I had finished speaking, the Osho [venerable monk, i.e. Obaku] hit me. I do not understand." The head monk said: "Simply go and ask again." The master did so. Obaku hit him again. Like this it happened for still a third time, the questioning and the hitting. The master went to the head monk and said: "You had the kindness to send me to question the Osho. Three times I asked, and three times I was beaten. I am afraid I am obstructed by my previous circumstances [i.e. karmic hindrances], and could not understand his deep intention. So for the time being, I am resigning and am leaving." The head monk said: "Before you go, you should take leave of the Osho." The master bowed his acceptance and left.

The head monk went at once to Obaku and said: "That young monk who earlier came and questioned you is really suited for the Dharma. When he comes to take leave of you, find a way for him to continue. Planting a seed for the future, he will grow into a big tree that will give shade to all men."

The master came to take leave. Obaku said to him: "You must not go anywhere else but to Daigu who lives near the shoals of Koan [a place]. He will explain it to you."

The master went to Daigu, who asked where he came from. The master replied that he came from Obaku. Daigu asked: "And what did Obaku have to say?" The master replied: "I asked him three times what was the essence of Buddhism, and three times he beat me. I do not know whether I was at fault or not." Daigu said : "When Obaku, like a kindly old grandmother, has taken all this trouble over you, you still come here asking me whether you were at fault or not."

At these words, the master had the great awakening.
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#50707 - 12/07/12 07:37 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: Beavis H. Christ]
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The Great Master Buddha said, "all religions are like gold beads in the golden thread of divinity".
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#50709 - 12/07/12 08:16 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: ikayak]
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Originally Posted By: ikayak

No need to be snarky, mdean.
In Buddhism there is a difference between being a "Buddhist" and being a Buddhist practitioner.

Since you have to suffer a wannabe Buddhist throwing his nonsense at you...

"Do or do not; there is no try."
Master Yoda
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Suffer that wink
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#50710 - 12/07/12 08:20 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: Beavis H. Christ]
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I'd swat you with a stick, but you're too far away.



Your short stick is not my problem.

Swat me with anything and my close friend who wears a badge and a gun for a living will hunt you and your short stick down.
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#50711 - 12/07/12 08:28 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: John]
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Yoda was full of crap. wink

I'm more of a Mara Jade fan.
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#50712 - 12/07/12 08:37 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: ikayak]
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Originally Posted By: ikayak

Yoda was full of crap. wink

Blasphemy!
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#50716 - 12/07/12 10:20 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: John]
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lol
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#50718 - 12/07/12 10:46 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: ikayak]
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Originally Posted By: ikayak


Your short stick is not my problem.



Iky makes a dick reference! I bet Mom's proud.

Ooooh...is that SEXUAL HARASSMENT?

Originally Posted By: ikayak
Swat me with anything and my close friend who wears a badge and a gun for a living will hunt you and your short stick down.


I've been swatting you ever since you first posted on this board, Iky. One of these days it'll get through that block-like cranium of yours.


Edited by Beavis H. Christ (12/07/12 10:48 PM)

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#50719 - 12/07/12 10:56 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: Beavis H. Christ]
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Iky makes a dick reference! I bet Mom's proud.

Ooooh...is that SEXUAL HARASSMENT?



Stop dragging your mind and your stick through the gutter.


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I've been swatting you ever since you first posted on this board, Iky.


Confirmation that junk food can and does lead to mental delusion.
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Barbara Walters interviewing President Obama: "On what occasion do you lie?"
Obama: "Not too many big things."

Which allows for some "big things".

Self-admitted Liar in Chief:


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#50721 - 12/07/12 11:10 PM Re: Robert Heinlein [Re: ikayak]
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Originally Posted By: ikayak


Stop dragging your mind and your stick through the gutter.


And the dick references continue. You do know there's a Flame Pit, right?

Originally Posted By: ikayak
Confirmation that junk food can and does lead to mental delusion.


Yada yada yada FAT FAT yada yada. You should be thanking me for my grandmotherly kindness, grasshopper.
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