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Buddhist quotes

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  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    @lobster said:
    Is emptiness like with philosophy, where you can think yourself into nothing?
    https://www.iep.utm.edu/perc-obj/

    Yes you can.

    Or is it like mysticism where; existence = God dunnit? Or is it like where in poetry:

    I was so full
    I was empty
    Thinking Nothing
    I saw Everything

    Clearly I was deluded
    A Buddha in a swamp of Light
    A dark lightening
    Emptying nihilism

    The philosophy of emptiness needs to be seen as the finger pointing to the moon. It can be over thought, under thought, misinterpreted, etc. Emptiness is an experience, a state of mind that an understanding of the philosophical ideas point us to.

    Shoshinlobster
  • JeffreyJeffrey Veteran

    Not Buddhist origin but it will do:

    In order to be what you are not, you must become what you know not.
    In order to arrive where you are not, you must go by the way in which you are not.

    T.S. Eliot

    lobster
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.
    https://zenquotes.org/ajahn-chah-quotes/

    BunksfedericaKundo
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    I'm Tibetan, I'm Buddhist and I'm the Dalai Lama, but if I emphasize these differences it sets me apart and raises barriers with others. What we need to do is pay more attention to the ways we are the same as other people.

    Dalai Lama

    JeffreyfedericaShoshin
  • CarameltailCarameltail UK Veteran

    personShoshin
  • techietechie India Veteran

    @lobster said:
    If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.
    https://zenquotes.org/ajahn-chah-quotes/

    Is this quote about Buddhism or lobsters?

    Shoshin
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @techie said:

    @lobster said:
    If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.
    https://zenquotes.org/ajahn-chah-quotes/

    Is this quote about Buddhism or lobsters?

    Ooooh! Koans and conundrums, decisions and dilemmas!

    lobsterKundo
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Train yourself in doing good
    that lasts and brings happiness.
    Cultivate generosity, the life of peace,
    and a mind of boundless love.

    Itivuttaka 1.22

    Jeffreylobster
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Impermanent are all compounded things.
    When one perceives this with true insight,
    then one becomes detached from suffering;
    this is the path of purification.

    Dhammapada 20.277

    Shoshinlobster
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