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Aristotle said the purpose of a pen is to write, the purpose of a human is “eudaimonia”. Translation: “blossoming”.
Line by line, I take the sentiment of this stanza, which is the last … ((more))
@namarupa, excellent link—thanks!
It’s interesting that the Buddha starts his list with the benefits of wealth to oneself: a wealthy layperson, he says, “provides himself with pleasure & satis… ((more))
Anyone know what “pursuing gain with gain” actually means?
In my understanding, it’s using money to make more money. So I guess that would include lending, gambling, aggressive capitalism, etc. Bu… ((more))
I think what’s emerging from this thread, as our general opinion, corresponds to something I heard in a podcast with Jack Kornfield recently. You can listen to it here:
I think that gets to the heart of it, @Kerome. I also think saying this is the failure of many Buddhists is kind of unfair. A central image in Buddhism, from the beginning right through the Mahayana … ((more))