Don't Ever Make Me Your Guru

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Liittynyt: 09 Helmi 2013 12:25
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Re: Don't Ever Make Me Your Guru

ViestiKirjoittaja ... » 10 Huhti 2013 17:09

thanavuddho kirjoitti:Greetings,

Brad Warner made a blog post with a similar theme:

Reputation is a funny thing. In my career here in Zen Land, I’ve adopted the policy that it’s better if people think you’re worse than you really are and then get surprised when you’re nice than it is to have people think you’re saintly and then get shocked and outraged when they find out you’re not. To this end, I have deliberately allowed my reputation to get pretty bad.

I Don't Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation


Metta,
Thanavuddho


Sounds like bullshit and stupid excuse for bad behaviour.

sandrawoodley
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Liittynyt: 14 Joulu 2013 11:30
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Re: Don't Ever Make Me Your Guru

ViestiKirjoittaja sandrawoodley » 21 Tammi 2014 16:11

ok herra, tuli selväksi :)

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Liittynyt: 13 Helmi 2013 02:11
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Re: Don't Ever Make Me Your Guru

ViestiKirjoittaja Johann » 06 Helmi 2014 13:19

Raitanator kirjoitti:
thanavuddho kirjoitti:Greetings,

Brad Warner made a blog post with a similar theme:

Reputation is a funny thing. In my career here in Zen Land, I’ve adopted the policy that it’s better if people think you’re worse than you really are and then get surprised when you’re nice than it is to have people think you’re saintly and then get shocked and outraged when they find out you’re not. To this end, I have deliberately allowed my reputation to get pretty bad.

I Don't Give a Damn About My Bad Reputation


Metta,
Thanavuddho


Sounds like bullshit and stupid excuse for bad behaviour.


Oh yes, it is like that. I also use such excuses sometimes. But it would how ever never hold for the usage of certain fecal words, it really does not work to excuse such ;) Its just for different kind of consumer who buy different kind of smells.

jee
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Liittynyt: 13 Maalis 2014 21:43
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Re: Don't Ever Make Me Your Guru

ViestiKirjoittaja jee » 16 Maalis 2014 00:23

It's kind of difficult to not to have any gurus or authorities in my life. Not even parents filled up that position. To be not cocky I really appreciate everything I see every day: priests, junkies, ordinary (wo)men and choices people have done in their lives, even if results are not that good.

You can always learn something from everyone: how to do good or maybe how to stay away from not that good decisions (you can't always choose or do your best to choose the least worst of from two bad decisions). In life you are always two steps away from complete disaster and when it happens you'll see it's really not that bad. You can always dust up yourself and try again.

jee
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Liittynyt: 13 Maalis 2014 21:43
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Re: Don't Ever Make Me Your Guru

ViestiKirjoittaja jee » 16 Maalis 2014 01:53

Not also be an idiot, I always appreciated my parents more than anyone ever. But when you get old enough you'll usually see it's not the whole truth you've seen and your parents are just ordinary people with ordinary flaws like just anyone anywhere. Then some time later you'll see you have to be on your own and try not to re-done mistakes your parents have done but try to do something better. Then you have achieved something remarkable. This's just my guess feel free to comment.


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