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SAP19
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Re: Teachings of the Buddha



ConnieK wrote:
BarbaraN and Sunltcloud--Please don't hesitate to start new threads on topics of discussion that interest you. All members can start new threads, not just the moderator!

EnJOY!

~ConnieK



BarbaraN wrote:
Brilliant idea Sunltcloud. I think this deserves a separate thread but I will leave that to Connie to decide.







today in my class we saw a movie from indian people and its called "mother india" and i like it because they way they made the movie got very intersting and i wanted to keep looking at it. it kind of made me see how it really works in india. i saw that these people worl really hard in their lands and even all the difficulties they have passes to they still maintained strong through all the bad things that happen...
and the mother impressed me of how a hard working mother she was and even her husband left her she still runed their lands her being a women i was impresses of her hard work i really like this movie even though my teacher told me it was really long i felt like watching it from the beginning i enjoyd it so much.
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Hi, SAP19 Member--

Did the movie help clarify anything about the novel for you? I'd be interested to know.

~ConnieK



SAP19 wrote:
today in my class we saw a movie from indian people and its called "mother india" and i like it because they way they made the movie got very intersting and i wanted to keep looking at it. it kind of made me see how it really works in india. i saw that these people worl really hard in their lands and even all the difficulties they have passes to they still maintained strong through all the bad things that happen...
and the mother impressed me of how a hard working mother she was and even her husband left her she still runed their lands her being a women i was impresses of her hard work i really like this movie even though my teacher told me it was really long i felt like watching it from the beginning i enjoyd it so much.


~ConnieAnnKirk




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Re: Movie about India

If you ever want to see a more lighthearted movie about India you may want to watch "Monsoon Wedding" It was made in 2001, won a Golden Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival, and is about the romantic entanglements during a wedding in New Delhi. It is an arranged marriage and the movie gives a traditional picture of India in a modern era. I saw it a few years ago and remember the vibrant colors and the upbeat mood.


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today in my class we saw a movie from indian people and its called "mother india" and i like it because they way they made the movie got very intersting and i wanted to keep looking at it. it kind of made me see how it really works in india. i saw that these people worl really hard in their lands and even all the difficulties they have passes to they still maintained strong through all the bad things that happen...
and the mother impressed me of how a hard working mother she was and even her husband left her she still runed their lands her being a women i was impresses of her hard work i really like this movie even though my teacher told me it was really long i felt like watching it from the beginning i enjoyd it so much.

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Re: Concerning Buddhism

If you hurt an innocent person, then you are only hurting yourself, just as dust thrown into a wind is blown back in your face.

From Dhammapada chapter 9 verse 125
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Sandcastles

Some children were playing beside a river. They made castles of sand, and each child defended his castle and said, “This one is mine.” They kept their castles separate and would not allow any mistakes about which was whose. When the castles were all finished, one child kicked over someone else’s castle and completely destroyed it. The owner of the castle flew into a rage, pulled the other child’s hair, struck him with his fist and bawled out, “He has spoiled my castle! Come along all of you and help me to punish him as he deserves.” The others all came to his help. They beat the child with a stick and then stamped on him as he lay on the ground. Then they went on playing in their sand castles, each saying, “This is mine; no one else may have it. Keep away! Don’t touch my castle!” But evening came; it was getting dark and they all thought they ought to be going home. No one now cared what became of his castle. One child stamped on his, another pushed his over with both hands. Then they turned away and went back, each to his home.

From the book “Teachings of the Buddha” edited by Jack Kornfield. (From the Yogacara Bhumi Sutra, translated by Arthur Waley)
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Re: Concerning Buddhism

Does it really matter whether someone else is innocent or guilty? Only worry about yourself and your own actions. (Amagandha Sutta)
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It is not certain that ritual, study, meditation, mindfulness or a solitary life will bring you Nirvana. But you can achieve this, simply by living a proper life. (The Dhammapada, chapter 19, verses 271 & 272)
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Re: Concerning Buddhism

You are what you think. Pain will follow bad thoughts as certain as happiness will follow good ones. (The Dhammapada, chapter 1, verses 1 & 2.
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Re: Teachings of the Buddha

A great book to read on the teachings of the Buddha is A Modern Buddhist Bible: Essential Readings from East and West it has many writings by many different scholars, monks, and His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

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