Re: Theos-World Re: Zack on "this ongoing verbal war"
Jan 19, 2003 09:32 AM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
Hi N. Weeks and all of you,
I just would like to say:
N. Weeks wrote:
" In Tibet and
other parts of the Buddhist world, it is considered a sign of contempt or
indifference to the Dharma if one does not debate, defend or argue about the
"right view". Right view or understanding is very important."
The above sentence makes me jump up and down...
It is exactly what I would have said, - and in fact you pronounce it even
Thanks N. Weeks.
But, let us not forget, that silence also has its value, spiritually seen.
M. Sufilight with peace on earth...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Weeks" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2003 5:40 PM
Subject: Theos-World Re: Zack on "this ongoing verbal war"
> From: "Zack Lansdowne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > In every moment of our lives, I think that we have a basic choice:
> > to focus on issues that separate us from other people, or whether to
> > on issues that unite us with other people. In other words, our basic
> > is between love and fear. By choosing love, we can grow spiritually,
> > harmony to this forum, and help bring harmony to our world. Both HPB
> > Bailey encouraged us to choose love rather than fear. Here are some
> > Blavatsky (Collected Writings, vol. 9) speaks of the aspirant's effort:
> > "His thoughts must be predominately fixed upon the heart, chasing
> > every hostile thought to any living being. It (the heart) must be full
> > the feeling of its non-separateness from the rest of beings as from all
> > Nature; otherwise no success can follow."
> Can one think, discern, discriminate and still love only? Of course!
> Speaking only for myself, (which is more accurate than having others
> my words on a screen, listening for a "tone") my motive is plain. I am
> to share my insights, experience and thoughts about a teaching (AAB's)
> says it is an extension of HPB's. That is not so; it is a perversion of
> teachings. I do this in order to reduce the suffering & confusion of
> who may wish to pick AAB or HPB. Only secondarily do hope to help those
> are deeply sunk into the mire of the Baileywick. I know it took me many
> years, so I know how difficult it is.
> As Shantideva, a Bodhisattva of some note, once put it: It is better to
> shoes than try to carpet the stoney ground around you. In other words,
> loving towards "them" is only half the equation; one must also be "patient
> sweet which naught can ruffle" with the irritants (people, ideas or the
> weather) in one's life. Even the Xtian bible has something about love
> "long suffering" .
> This emphasis in our society on fixing the outside, the environment,
> is the verbal, psychic or sensory; trying to smooth the rocky ground of
> trying to adjust unpleasing conditions -- all the while ignoring the
> our own reactive tendencies; everything that we actually have some control
> over -- is stupid & has not, nor will it produce a reduction in suffering.
> Finally, and most importantly, this is Theos Sophia, Divine Wisdom.
> requires separating wheat from chaff, discrimination & thinking. In Tibet
> other parts of the Buddhist world, it is considered a sign of contempt or
> indifference to the Dharma if one does not debate, defend or argue about
> "right view". Right view or understanding is very important.
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