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103033Re: [dsg] The Buddha's Path, Ch 5, no 6.

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  • Herman
    Dec 3, 2009
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      Hi connie,

      2009/12/3 connie <nichicon@...>

      > dear Herman and All,
      >
      > H: This deed performed in the past, was there a doer of that deed?
      >
      > the book: If kamma is the cause of birth, what is then the role of the
      > parents?
      >
      > c: Some parent(s) are more akin to "countries where there is war and
      > famine, others ... where there is peace and prosperity" - but all are alike
      > in being "merely names, expressions, turns of speech, designations in common
      > use in the world" where "A man who sees will see [only] name-and-form;
      > having seen, he will know only these things ... The brahman, considering,
      > does not submit to figments. He does not follow views, [and] he has no
      > association with knowledge, and knowing commonplace opinions he is
      > indifferent to them, [saying] "Let others take them up" [Sn909-911].
      >
      > Isn't pride of birth one of the first things to go?
      >
      >
      Go and ask someone who thinks they were born.

      Cheers

      Herman


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