103033Re: [dsg] The Buddha's Path, Ch 5, no 6.
- Dec 3, 2009Hi connie,
2009/12/3 connie <nichicon@...>
> dear Herman and All,Go and ask someone who thinks they were born.
> 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
> 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?
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