Skip to main content

View Diary: I sucked at Buddhism last night (257 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Clio2 nailed it (4+ / 0-)
       ...Struggle we have with suffering by using the example of opening the refrigerator to get the cream for your coffee, but there is no cream...

    ...

    Refashioning:  

        ...Struggle we have with suffering...going to the Sangha to get support for an important cause, but there is no support...

    That is exactly what set me off. The cream thing just made no sense to me. What kind of a loser would suffer from lack of cream in their coffee anyway? (I'm kidding, people!) The climate change cause, though... THAT was different. That was something that I (the only important viewpoint) cared about. I had actually thought that I was cool with the sangha's decision about that. Clearly, at a deeper level I was seething.

    The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. -- Jaki Gefjon (A.A.Attanasio)

    by Max Wyvern on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:24:51 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  so, for you, (0+ / 0-)

      it's about how something is said, not the base message? That's what it sounds like.

      Or, maybe it's all suffering in translation. Whatever.

      There is no question that there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far is it from Midtown and how late is it open? -- Woody Allen

      by Mnemosyne on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:29:14 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I was agreeing with you (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        tundraman

        when you said:

        Your reaction was a perfect example of Buddhism at work.
        BTW - love the Woody sig

        The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. -- Jaki Gefjon (A.A.Attanasio)

        by Max Wyvern on Thu May 02, 2013 at 02:34:24 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site