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[Dec. 9th, 2005|06:30 pm]
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[trevoke]
Life is not about being right or wrong.
There is no pride to be swallowed by forgiving, simply because there isn't a right and wrong. The sense of right and wrong comes from the deceitful sense of self that we develop instead of keeping our Buddha nature.
Therefore, what is the source of conflict?
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[User Picture]From: nicked_metal
2005-12-10 02:49 am (UTC)
Therefore, what is the source of conflict?

People posting Buddhist doctrine in an allegedly Taoist forum?

On a serious note, my most recent post to my journal addresses the theme of not backing away from a fight.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-12-10 06:16 am (UTC)
Er, yeah, sorry about the question in there. This was one of those bouts of straight-thinking which went first into my LJ, and then figured that.. Maybe.. It should go into taoist communities. I wasn't fully aware of the question until I started discussing the post with a friend.
I'll check out your post. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: nicked_metal
2005-12-10 07:32 am (UTC)
This post is the one I was talking about. I just realised I've written several thousand more words today, it'd be rude to make you wade through all of them.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-12-10 02:31 pm (UTC)
Eh, it's alright, I was surprised by your creativity today but I didn't mind much reading them. I'm a quick reader, and you're a good writer :)
Thanks, though. It's interesting.. I'll be thinking about it.
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[User Picture]From: nicked_metal
2005-12-10 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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From: akurei_kami
2005-12-10 07:06 am (UTC)

Any opportunity I get.

When you say buddha nature are you referring to innocence?

The sense of right and wrong comes from rules, from punishment and reward that adults/society/religion instill on children. Children are not born with a dualistic mind, it is a learned behavior. As adults we expand the duel mind with our belief systems, how we communicate with the inside and outside world.

There is however a whole load of pride to be swallowed when admitting one was/is wrong, especially if the ego is the navigator. Truly humble people are subservient, where arrogant people tend to be the chosen/righteous ones.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-12-10 02:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

I am referring to Buddha nature, which I believe is more than just innocence, but I could be wrong, as my knowledge of Buddhism is still very limited.
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From: akurei_kami
2005-12-10 03:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

OK, so then what is your understanding of the buddha nature?
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-12-10 07:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

I don't, yet. I think the Buddha nature is something that every child has, every infant, but I don't know if it's true, nor do I understand it.
I know I could be wrong. I know I can be wrong.
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From: akurei_kami
2005-12-11 05:46 am (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

Mmm, I know what you're talking about, or I think I do, but I really think it is innocence. Thats what I think Buddha nature is.
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[User Picture]From: phetuspolice
2005-12-10 11:07 pm (UTC)
what about people?
it's when we side with things, we create our opposition.

it's when we fail to understand each other, we fail to understand ourselves. among the confusion, we fight for what we think is right.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2005-12-11 05:38 am (UTC)
So if there is no right or wrong, are we in agreement?
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[User Picture]From: phetuspolice
2005-12-11 09:20 pm (UTC)
who, you and me? or in people in general?
and agreement in what?

argg >_
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2006-02-17 05:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

If the Buddha is conflicted, then is he a Buddha?
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2006-02-17 05:34 pm (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

I see. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2006-02-17 06:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

That was the issue I found when I first joined the few tao communities on which I am : words are .. Well, not useless, but.. not on the proper level.
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2006-02-17 06:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

I think you're right :)
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[User Picture]From: trevoke
2006-02-17 06:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Any opportunity I get.

Likewise!
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