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Are you Pure?

lobsterlobster Veteran
edited January 28 in Mindfulness

O lovers
Love will lay a carpet of treasures
under your feet.
Musicians
Love will fill your drum with gold.
Thirsty ones
Love will turn your scorched desert
into a meadow of paradise.
Forsaken ones
Love will open the doors to the King's palace.
Alchemists
Love's alchemy will reshape gallows into altars.
Sinners
Love will change your apathy to faith.
Kings of the world
in love's hands you will melt like a candle.

To the parched lips of those who are
willing to surrender
Love will bring the wine that changes darkness
into vision, cruelty into compassion
and dust into precious incense.

~Rumi~

Cool! I'll join.

In dharma of a certain maturity, suitable only for eternal beginnings, purity and the unlovable drink from and indeed are the ambrosia of the one chalice.
In other words our purity is present because of our mindfulness of unskillfulness/weakness/mindlessness ... The Christians confirm this with their mystic mantra, 'Lord Jesus Christ, Sun of Cod, have Compassion on me a lobster'

In dharma we tend to speak more of virtue, skilfulness and pure being ... that is if we speak at all ... What do you or the fish say?

eggsaviorpersonwojciechFlareon

Comments

  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Moderator

    Least said, soonest mended. Or.... see my avatar.
    Nice post, crusty.

  • Wot too pure to speak? Rather talk of rumpy trumpy turmoil aka divide and rule?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalyāṇa-mittatā

    Fish (my heroes) ...
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashtamangala

    they say:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dighajanu_Sutta
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigalovada_Sutta
    This practice of 'worshipping the six directions,' as explained by the Buddha, presupposes that society is sustained by a network of interlocking relationships that bring coherence to the social order when its members fulfill their reciprocal duties and responsibilities in a spirit of kindness, sympathy, and good will.... Thus, for Early Buddhism, the social stability and security necessary for human happiness and fulfillment are achieved, not through aggressive and potentially disruptive demands for 'rights' posed by competing groups, but by the renunciation of self-interest and the development of a sincere, large-hearted concern for the welfare of others and the good of the greater whole.

    wojciech
  • IronRabbitIronRabbit Veteran
    edited February 1

    pure fishy....wherever....I....did.....go......

    lobster
  • ^^. Monty Python - from 'The Meaning of Life' had their weird, surreal moments ... B)

    I feel a lot of us misconstrue a perfect idealisation for unattainable purity in our real experience. Sooner or later we fall from grace ... or in my case have yet to to attain human status - being part animal ...

    The question then becomes, in a sense, is samsara Nirvana?
    http://dharmandme.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/nagarjuna-on-emptiness-and-why-nirvana.html

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