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When alone, watch your mind.
When with others, watch your speech.
Yes indeed. I don't really differentiate much between speech and mind, alone and company.
So when alone speak kindly.
When with others think of them.
Good reminder from @Dhammika / Ajahn Chah
You can run but you can't hide (from yourself) - that is why it is useful to know through and through - no-self = know thy self.
Thanks guys for daily inspiration. Remember to kick trump in the pussy It is the kind thing to do and perfectly wrathful and loving ... [naughty corner for lobster ... ah well ...]
As for the rest of you, if I'm being divisive, I'll back off a bit. Yeah, I'm struggling with anger.
I struggle with anger. Less and less lately - I blame Buddhist practice.
Some of our members for good reasons have very strong alignments. We all have one growing alignment in common:
The three stooges
The Buddha (the awakened ideal)
The Sangha (those on the path supporting us here, in center's and monasteries)
The Dharma (the lore, teachings and hadith of the prophets awakened)
A Christian, a Muslim and a Buddhist die and arrive at the Gate of Heaven. An angel (deva) stops them and asks, "Why do you come here? Can you tell me the reasons why you are allowed to enter Heaven?"
The Christian replies, "My ancestors disobeyed God, and I sinned all my life: I killed, I lied, I cheated my wife and I was greedy. However, Jesus died for me and all my sins are forgiven. So I deserve to enter Heaven."
"OK," replies the Angel. "Sounds good, but I must give you an entrance examination before you can enter." The Christian promptly agrees and the Angel asks him: "How do you spell God?" It is an easy question, and the Christian passes through the Gate.
Next comes the Muslim, who says, "I had not done any good or evil things during my life but I was very devout. I prayed to God five times a day. So, I too should enter Heaven." The Angel replies, "It sounds OK to me, but I have to give you a test also. How do you spell Allah?" The Muslim passes the test.
Finally, it is the Buddhist's turn, who tells the Angel, "I have done good things in my life and I followed Buddha's five prescepts: I never killed, I donated to charities, I meditated every day, and I never cheated my boss nor my customers." The Angel replies, "That is very good, but there are no exceptions. You must pass the entrance test in order to get in. How do you spell 'Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva'?"
Trump filter. Good tip @karasti
I won't be using it incidentally as I find the level of real life comedic incompetence better than Monty Python ...
You could not make it up ...