The Path of Blame

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Khalil Bodhi
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The Path of Blame

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:03 am

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: The Path of Blame

Post by lobster » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:40 am

Very cool. Thanks for sharing. :heart:

Puts the usual public Boddhisattva performers to shame but they only have themselves to blame. Should have taught and exemplified a higher ideal. :console:

The dervish group you mention I am familiar with. They like a good sing song. :twothumbsup:

How would you apply such a blame worthy teaching to dharma?

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Re: The Path of Blame

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:14 pm

Lobster,

To me, it just serves as a reminder not to make a show of one's practice. Their methods of actually incurring blame rather than simply accepting the blame are a little extreme for me.
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

My Practice Blog:
http://khalilbodhi.wordpress.com

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Re: The Path of Blame

Post by johnny dangerous » Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:16 pm

Took me a bit to comprehend the language, but it's a good teaching - though IMO not easy to implement.

It reminds me a lot of Lojong and other Mahayana teachings, particularly the part about not celebrating your own accomplishments or holiness.

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Re: The Path of Blame

Post by lobster » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:09 am

Khalil Bodhi wrote:Lobster,

To me, it just serves as a reminder not to make a show of one's practice. Their methods of actually incurring blame rather than simply accepting the blame are a little extreme for me.
Indeed.

Incurring blame. In other words drawing out peoples qualities at the expense of personal repute is one of the potential skilfull means of some dubious bodhisattva types ... :clapping:

http://opcoa.st/0fGlr

Those in an awakened state are known to each other in meeting. The awakened incur blame as a devotion or service that is completely hidden to the ignorant ... :broke:

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