“You only lose what you cling to.”

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“You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:40 am

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“You only lose what you cling to.”
~~~ Buddha ~~~





“We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality.
When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all.”
~~~ Kalu Rinpoche ~~~







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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Arising_uk » Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:54 am

So, having read and quoted them are you now a buddhist?

Do you follow the eightfold path, hold the four noble truths?

Live as a buddhist?

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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:13 am

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“Neither from itself nor from another,
Nor from both,
Nor without a cause,
Does anything whatever, anywhere arise.”
~~~ Nagarjuna ~~~




As philosophers, one of the things we must do is search for the truth. In order to search for the truth you must respect the truth. To search for truth you must begin with the truth. And even then, with all our efforts, the truth is difficult to become.
~~~ Bill Wiltrack ~~~





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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Arising_uk » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:20 am

Or you could believe what the buddhists say and be one. Follow the eightfold path and hold the four noble truths. But that'd be to hard for such as you as it'd involve actually doing something rather than waffling about it.

The 'truth' is easy to become you just have to believe in it.

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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:26 am

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Let Go.



See if it holds onto you...












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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Arising_uk » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:33 am

Let go of what? What is it that you think I'm holding onto?

Why not take your own advice?

Become a buddhist, try believing the words you quote and follow their path and techniques, it may do you some good.

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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:51 am

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You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.








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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Arising_uk » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:17 am

Bill Wiltrack wrote:You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger.
In your dreams. But the anger you perceive is in your mind and also contradicts your previous words about not being able to feel or understand others in this medium. Make your mind up! :roll:

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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:23 am

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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~~~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~~~




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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Arising_uk » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:24 am

So you keep saying.

What are you actually doing about it?

Are you a christian? Are you a buddhist?

Are you a member of anything concerned with alieviating the issues that you oft picture?

Do you have peace of mind?

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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:10 am

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If you asked nine questions,

and the tenth one was directed back upon you,

could that make you a prophet?



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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Arising_uk » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:29 pm

Why not try it?

If you'd answer any questions would that make you a philosopher?

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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Bill Wiltrack » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:17 pm

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The anger you perceive is in your mind and also contradicts your previous words about not being able to feel or understand others in this medium.
~~~ Bill Wiltrack ~~~








Smile.


Things could be worse.












Follow the eightfold path and hold the four noble truths.







The 'truth' is easy to become you just have to believe in it.















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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by MrsD » Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:44 pm

Nothing is true, everything is permitted - Nietzsche

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Re: “You only lose what you cling to.”

Post by Arising_uk » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:05 pm

Nope, looks like it makes you a plagiarist and not a prophet.

Please do not mis-attribute quotes as this does purport to be a philosophy forum.

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