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Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:09 pm

From Geeta:

One should exercise discrimination and thereby realise that attachment to sense objects is the cause of bondage and non-attachment to sense objects leads to liberation. So it is mandatory that infatuation with sense objects is renounced. By diligent effort one must elevate their consciousness and become free from the transmigratory existence of samsara or the continuous cycle of birth and death. One should not debase oneself clinging to the lower nature like the animals. Lord Krishna emphasises the changing nature of the mind. When the mind is freed from attachments one becomes lucid and clear and the mind is like one's best benefactor. When the mind is disturbed by attachments it becomes distracted and distorted and the mind becomes one's worst malefactor.

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:10 pm

The word atmana refers to the mind. The mind must detach itself from the infatuation of sense objects by association from those wise in Vedic knowledge who posess spiritual knowledge. In this way the mind will be elevated and gravitate towards spiritual objectives. But if the mind is pointed in the reverse direction subject to worldly pursuits and deluded by sense objects then the mind will become agitated and harassed. Lord Krishna is confirming the truth that the mind has the potential to give the most benefit as the greatest friend to the atma or eternal soul and also that the mind has the potential to be the most destructive as the greatest enemy to the atma or eternal soul depending upon how the mind is influenced.

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:11 pm

It should be clearly comprehend that attachment to worldly pleasures locks one to samsara or the endless cycle of birth and death while contrarily detachment from the infatuation of worldly pleasures frees one from samsara. So everyone should try to elevate themselves with determination by training their mind with constant practice to be unattached to sense objects. Lord Krishna is revealing the method of escaping perpetual incarceration in the material existence. The mind has the propensity to be one's dearest friend so why not utilise it to uplift oneself out of material darkness and into spiritual light. A controlled mind can accomplish so many beneficial endeavours for one's wellbeing. Whereas an uncontrolled mind is one's worst enemy performing base and degrading activities leading to destruction.

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:12 pm

Only by constant endeavour with faith and determination is one able to detach themselves from ego sense and misidentification with their bodily activities and be in equiminity.

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby GpeL » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:25 pm

Ye lord... what hath befallen you!!

(SGGH is that proper old english?)

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Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:27 pm

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Boycs » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:31 pm

Striped Lungi wrote:Ye lord... what hath befallen you!!

(SGGH is that proper old english?)


Lol I don't know for sure. I believe that 'ye' is pronounced 'the' not 'yee' as its just that the letters th were written as y

Hence when people say (phonetically) yee old shoppeh they're being baboons

Paddles will no doubt correct me if I'm wrong

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:34 pm

You don't go to paddles to correct something. Paddles come to you and correct, you being wrong or right does not matter. ;)

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:37 pm

BTW I am planning use the above text in my new movie "matetics" with a character called "sybase" who is working as a DBA.

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:52 pm

Bible :

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits
Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Romans 13, verse 10, “love worketh no ill to his neighbour; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law." Or as a friend of mine summarizes that verse: love means doing what is right towards others.

Love is not always easy or convenient. But love is always right. In some cases love may mean withholding something from someone. Love may mean giving something at great personal sacrifice. Love is doing what is right and best for the other person in each situation.

we reap what we sow (of the same kind), we reap proportionately to how much we sow, we reap more than we sow, and we reap later than we sow.

Matthew 18: On a conflict, the first thing to do is go personally to the person who has done wrong toward you. Try to resolve the conflict individually. If that does not work, then take two or three other people with you to try to work out the problem. This way you have people who can be witnesses to what is said, the problem can be clarified and you have other input to help see where the real problem is. If the problem continues, then take it before the church and deal with it as a public matter.

The progression is to keep the problem as private as possible. Only escalate the conflict when it cannot be solved privately. Don’t go around gossiping and making your private matter a subject of public news.

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby GpeL » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:56 pm

Hmm I am quite unsure how this overdose of religious drilling into me will bring out of me.. Oh lord haveth mercy on ye children.

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby GpeL » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:59 pm

While at it.. SGGH.. plural of woman is women..

Now why is that pronounced WE- MEN even though the first two letters are WO(men)

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Boycs » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:19 pm

Striped Lungi wrote:While at it.. SGGH.. plural of woman is women..

Now why is that pronounced WE- MEN even though the first two letters are WO(men)



Well according to research the original word was wimmem an old Dutch-English word, and a 'w' sound can have a rounding effect on a vowel (ater -> water is phonetically aye-tar -> war-ter) and with the singular form woman being more common that the plural women, the 'w' rounded the i to an o in woman while leaving women closure to the older pronunciation wimmen.

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Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:28 pm

The word woman is derived from "wife man" over centuries of use ended up as wifmann - wif is original word for wife, settled on woman.

https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/wifmann#Old_English

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby GpeL » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:33 pm

SGGH wrote:
Well according to research the original word was wimmem an old Dutch-English word, and a 'w' sound can have a rounding effect on a vowel (ater -> water is phonetically aye-tar -> war-ter) and with the singular form woman being more common that the plural women, the 'w' rounded the i to an o in woman while leaving women closure to the older pronunciation wimmen.


Wow..

Now tell me why someone would name their son onion.. I mean.. a fast bowler at that. and mustard too!! I mean only thing missing is hotdog and relish.

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Boycs » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:41 pm

I believe those are the surnames :P

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Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:47 pm

I wonder what would be first names in a sidebottom family?
Ryan sidebottom, Harry sidebottom, Mary sidebottom, Jane sidebottom

Actually it's derived from "wide bottom" from a place called Cheshire where there is valley and people of "valley bottom" became "wide bottom" changed to "sidebottom".
Interesting !!

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby bolero » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:50 pm

"karmany evadhikaras te
ma phalesu kadachana
ma karma-phala-hetur bhur
ma te sango ’stv akarmani" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

"Sri Krishna said: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty."

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Re: Life lessons from religious texts

Postby Going South » Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:52 pm

Write your exams, don't expect to pass. Failing is your destiny & karma. Let's go to pub & freakout!