I don't care

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Liittynyt: 09 Helmi 2013 12:25
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I don't care

ViestiKirjoittaja ... » 01 Kesä 2013 23:39

There is a Sanskrit verse:
For the sake of the world you should sacrifice your country.
For the sake of the country you should sacrifice your village.
For the sake of your village you should sacrifice your family.
For the sake of your family you should sacrifice yourself.

Well, it appears the opposite attitude is prevalent nowadays:

For the sake of your country you sacrifice the world.
For the sake of your village you sacrifice your country.
For the sake of your family you sacrifice your village.
For the sake of yourself you sacrifice your family.

- Ringu Tulku

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Liittynyt: 13 Helmi 2013 02:11
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Re: I don't care

ViestiKirjoittaja Johann » 22 Tammi 2014 07:46

It does not sound in accordiance to the teachings of the Buddha, both, the first and the secound as well. This sounds very chiness to me, Confuzian.

Actually there is no reason, no higher reason at all, to sacrify (do unwholsesome deed) anything. And actually one has all reasons to sacrify (do wholesome deeds) for one self and for all others:

Please read Dhanañjani Sutta: To Dhanañjani in this reagard:

"And I trust that Dhanañjani the brahman is heedful?"

In the case you like to read about the very importand basics, easily taken to easy, in sanskrit originated words for the munade path, the path of the most, please feel invited to read: The Tree of Wisdom, by Nargarjuna

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