Being kind -

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Being kind -

Post by makara » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:07 am

“Be kind, for everyone your meet is fighting a great battle.”
-Philo of Alexandria

Today in reading the posts
it seemed that this quote
might be worth posting.
ANNA
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Re: Being kind -

Post by ANNA » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:48 am

makara wrote:“Be kind, for everyone your meet is fighting a great battle.”
-Philo of Alexandria

Today in reading the posts
it seemed that this quote
might be worth posting.

When i read latest posts
and all the fighting, unkind
discussions and conversations lately,
at first …

…remembered the way of communication
of Thich Nhat Hanh and Sri Chinmoy
and their softness and kindness…

…and wanted to post some kind words
from them…

..and then left this idea,
or merely this idea
softly passed away…
by itself…

and then…
what left?
Emptiness.

And within this
Emptiness,
there wasn’t
neither
Thich Nhat Hanh and Sri Chinmoy
nor any feeling at all…

…neither idea of
perception of unkindness,
nor of kindness…

Nothing.

Just observe the whole drama
going on this forum
like on another planet

…and

smile… :)
dilaram

Re: Being kind -

Post by dilaram » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:59 am

ANNA wrote:
makara wrote:“Be kind, for everyone your meet is fighting a great battle.”
-Philo of Alexandria

Today in reading the posts
it seemed that this quote
might be worth posting.

When i read latest posts
and all the fighting, unkind
discussions and conversations lately,
at first …

…remembered the way of communication
of Thich Nhat Hanh and Sri Chinmoy
and their softness and kindness…

…and wanted to post some kind words
from them…

..and then left this idea,
or merely this idea
softly passed away…
by itself…

and then…
what left?
Emptiness.

And within this
Emptiness,
there wasn’t
neither
Thich Nhat Hanh and Sri Chinmoy
nor any feeling at all…

…neither idea of
perception of unkindness,
nor of kindness…

Nothing.

Just observe the whole drama
going on this forum
like on another planet

…and

smile… :)

You're on a Non-duality forum baby, so don't expect to read only positive/warm/kind/peaceful posts...

The moment you choose one side you're in the drama-trap...

I mean apparent choice, because 'you' cannot be outside the duality-drama/comedy...
ANNA
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Re: Being kind -

Post by ANNA » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:03 am

dilaram wrote:
ANNA wrote:
makara wrote:“Be kind, for everyone your meet is fighting a great battle.”
-Philo of Alexandria

Today in reading the posts
it seemed that this quote
might be worth posting.

When i read latest posts
and all the fighting, unkind
discussions and conversations lately,
at first …

…remembered the way of communication
of Thich Nhat Hanh and Sri Chinmoy
and their softness and kindness…

…and wanted to post some kind words
from them…

..and then left this idea,
or merely this idea
softly passed away…
by itself…

and then…
what left?
Emptiness.

And within this
Emptiness,
there wasn’t
neither
Thich Nhat Hanh and Sri Chinmoy
nor any feeling at all…

…neither idea of
perception of unkindness,
nor of kindness…

Nothing.

Just observe the whole drama
going on this forum
like on another planet

…and

smile… :)

You're on a Non-duality forum baby, so don't expect to read only positive/warm/kind/peaceful posts...

The moment you choose one side you're in the drama-trap...

I mean apparent choice, because 'you' cannot be outside the duality-drama/comedy...

...it is time to have an afternoon, good nap...

...baby........


:wink: :lol:
dilaram

Post by dilaram » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:06 am

nemo
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Re: Being kind -

Post by nemo » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:54 pm

dilaram wrote: You're on a Non-duality forum baby, so don't expect to read only positive/warm/kind/peaceful posts...
OK, and I have to agree with the anna, i often sense a stridency and harshness that, while occasionally has it's place, seems to become the foreground instead of the background. It almost has a feel of "thou dost protest too much."

I speak from experience. If you search my posts you can see much of the same years ago.

The path has softened me and opened my heart and given me a gentler approach.

And for that I am eternally grateful.

Be careful confusing a teaching technique with a way of being.

We are all the same consciousness.
Expanding Heart & Melting Mind
http://nemos-notes.blogspot.com/
dilaram

Re: Being kind -

Post by dilaram » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:15 pm

nemo wrote:
dilaram wrote: You're on a Non-duality forum baby, so don't expect to read only positive/warm/kind/peaceful posts...
OK, and I have to agree with the anna, i often sense a stridency and harshness that, while occasionally has it's place, seems to become the foreground instead of the background. It almost has a feel of "thou dost protest too much."

I speak from experience. If you search my posts you can see much of the same years ago.

The path has softened me and opened my heart and given me a gentler approach.

And for that I am eternally grateful.

Be careful confusing a teaching technique with a way of being.

We are all the same consciousness.

'Correcting' somebody in a 'gentle sweet' way is a more violent act then just saying you don't agree.

I never had the intention of 'correcting' or 'patronizing' or 'spelling somebody a lesson' but what can I do if I read a load of rubbish in my eyes?

No the opposite, that's what I have to endure here constantly from others who seem to feel themselves more evoluated, more loving, more sweet, more experienced...

It's in my nature to unmask all that as sheer bullshit.

I just response, react just as you do...

Non-duality in my point of view isn't about behaving genltly 'loving' 'sweet'...it is not a moral-code.

It's nothing more than pointing to (and apparently sharing) the Unbelievable and Unimaginable...and that certainly isn't always nice and sweet...

So all stories of being nice and kind and gentle are nothing more than confirmations of this dreamstory called 'life' by giving the suggestion to the dreamcharacters that they have a choice to be kind/loving/sweet.

I don't condemn you for that, you don't have the choice to be different and neither do I.

I don't condemn anybody, i just ventilate my opinion, a few like it, most don't, what can I do about it, nothing, it's life.
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Re: Being kind -

Post by aquarius » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:18 pm

dilaram wrote:
ANNA wrote:
makara wrote:“Be kind, for everyone your meet is fighting a great battle.”
-Philo of Alexandria

Today in reading the posts
it seemed that this quote
might be worth posting.

When i read latest posts
and all the fighting, unkind
discussions and conversations lately,
at first …

…remembered the way of communication
of Thich Nhat Hanh and Sri Chinmoy
and their softness and kindness…

…and wanted to post some kind words
from them…

..and then left this idea,
or merely this idea
softly passed away…
by itself…

and then…
what left?
Emptiness.

And within this
Emptiness,
there wasn’t
neither
Thich Nhat Hanh and Sri Chinmoy
nor any feeling at all…

…neither idea of
perception of unkindness,
nor of kindness…

Nothing.

Just observe the whole drama
going on this forum
like on another planet

…and

smile… :)

You're on a Non-duality forum baby, so don't expect to read only positive/warm/kind/peaceful posts...

The moment you choose one side you're in the drama-trap...

I mean apparent choice, because 'you' cannot be outside the duality-drama/comedy...
=D> =D> =D>
I love talking about nothing ...
it is the only thing i know anything about.
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Re: Being kind -

Post by aquarius » Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:25 pm

makara wrote:“Be kind, for everyone your meet is fighting a great battle.”
-Philo of Alexandria

Today in reading the posts
it seemed that this quote
might be worth posting.
Nice idea mak.

But i think we should just be ourselves, allowing for what ever arises to arise, as a moment to moment spontaneous expression of life in all it's detail, good or bad.
It's just consciousness at play, why bother to take it seriously, it's all water off a ducks back to consciousness.



Anyway, here is a nice quote i rather like, hope you like it too.


“Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength”
–St Francis de Sales
I love talking about nothing ...
it is the only thing i know anything about.
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Post by ANNA » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:04 pm

it is all about resonance

it happens...or not


...naturally


...effortlessly



...wordless






:)
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Re: Being kind -

Post by nemo » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:12 pm

dilaram wrote:
I just response, react just as you do...
I find it interesting that you equate response and react. (and you may not. I can only go on the words written here)
One is out of freedom and one out of egoic automatic mind.

I think what we are wantng people to ask themsvles is:
Which one are you operaitng out of?

No, of course I'm not saying everyone should act like a bliss bunny or "do" compassion....

http://beyondsharonstar.blogspot.com/20 ... -home.html
Expanding Heart & Melting Mind
http://nemos-notes.blogspot.com/
dilaram

Re: Being kind -

Post by dilaram » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:26 pm

nemo wrote:
dilaram wrote:
I just response, react just as you do...
I find it interesting that you equate response and react. (and you may not. I can only go on the words written here)
One is out of freedom and one out of egoic automatic mind.

I think what we are wantng people to ask themsvles is:
Which one are you operaitng out of?

No, of course I'm not saying everyone should act like a bliss bunny or "do" compassion....

http://beyondsharonstar.blogspot.com/20 ... -home.html


The dream (tragedy) of duality is the supposition that man has partly no control over things: his/her breath, his/her bloodstream, etc...and partly he/she has: being egoistic or not, being kind or not, etc...

There is only One Freedom and that is no freedom for the ego but the freedom from the ego...for no one...
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Post by nemo » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:30 pm

we all do get that the sense of separation is consciousness too, right?
Expanding Heart & Melting Mind
http://nemos-notes.blogspot.com/
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Re: Being kind -

Post by toombaru » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:32 pm

dilaram wrote:
nemo wrote:
dilaram wrote:
I just response, react just as you do...
I find it interesting that you equate response and react. (and you may not. I can only go on the words written here)
One is out of freedom and one out of egoic automatic mind.

I think what we are wantng people to ask themsvles is:
Which one are you operaitng out of?

No, of course I'm not saying everyone should act like a bliss bunny or "do" compassion....

http://beyondsharonstar.blogspot.com/20 ... -home.html


The dream (tragedy) of duality is the supposition that man has partly no control over things: his/her breath, his/her bloodstream, etc...and parly he/she has: being egoistic or not, being kind or not, etc...

There is only One Freedom and that is no freedom for the ego but the freedom from the ego...for no one...


You can string words in infinite combinations.........weave an entire wardrobe from them....... but it won't keep you warm on a cold night.
dilaram

Re: Being kind -

Post by dilaram » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:37 pm

toombaru wrote:
You can string words in infinite combinations.........weave an entire wardrobe from them....... but it won't keep you warm on a cold night.
....says a 'word-stringer'...


...for cold nights I have some very good blankets...no worry...

:lol:
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