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Freedom from craving?


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  • #303821
    Xain
    Participant

    https://tricycle.org/magazine/end-suffering/

    To me it just sounds like a great exaggeration of  life. I mean plenty of people lead long and full lives without giving up craving so I don’t see their shortcoming part. I know I want things and sometimes I get it and sometimes I don’t, but if I wanted nothing then I wouldn’t do anything. Not to mention that I don’t think anything is unconditioned (even if they think so) except maybe the beginning of the universe

    #303825
    Player
    Blocked

    Whats a full life?

    #303838
    Xain
    Participant

    You are missing the point, it’s more like saying wanting things and liking things is bad because it makes you a prisoner.

    #303840
    Player
    Blocked

    Excuse me. What is a full life??

    #303848

    I’m hungry, lets eat.

    #303850
    Xain
    Participant

    Like I said you are missing the point being made, did you even read the link?

    #303872
    Player
    Blocked

    Xain, one thing you should have been taught in school is to read what you have written before you finalise

    You said

    “. I mean plenty of people lead long and full lives without giving up craving ”

    So i am challenging you to expand on this and explain what you mean by full life

     

    #303878
    Xain
    Participant

    I guess what people would deem to be satisfactory.

    #303879
    Player
    Blocked

    satisfactory in terms of…….???????????

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    #303908
    Xain
    Participant

    I don’t know, but this has nothing to do with the article or the point being made.

    #303913
    Player
    Blocked

    So you say you dont know what you are talking about.

    Good on you for being honest

     

    #303916
    Xain
    Participant

    I do know what I’m saying but no one is addressing it. You guys just keep asking irrelevant questions.

    As she is saying, where do the thoughts come from? What about our desires? Can we truly say they are us if we don’t have control over them? What about our thoughts?

    #303922
    Player
    Blocked

    Youre the one that said you dont know in trying to justify an assertion you made with regards to full lifes and cravings.

    #304046
    Xain
    Participant

    I just said I did and I posted a link in regards to it, it’s not my fault if people aren’t engaging the topic or that they can’t.

    #304070
    Lausten
    Keymaster

    I tried to read the whole thing but it became just a string of words pretty quick. It assumes we know what is meant by “conditioned mind” and tries to say you can get to the unconditioned mind, but then warns you other mind things will make you think you are there, but you’re really not. This was supposed to be some important revelation:

    “If there is a point or a center of the knower anywhere, that is an agent of birth.” That’s what it said.

    but it’s not. I can’t find anything meaningful or even coherent in that. What is this website? How do they decide who gets published on it?

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