Author Topic: Goenka talks about the dangers of sects and cults  (Read 10123 times)

kidnovice

  • Member
    • Theravada: with nuts and bolts from Goenka-ji, and fine tuning from Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Re: Goenka talks about the dangers of sects and cults
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2010, 07:12:30 PM »
I've really enjoyed this thread. Thanks for all the food for thought, everyone. I'm going on retreat, and will be gone till after the new year.

Best wishes!
kN
May we cultivate the serenity to accept the things we cannot change; the compassion to change the things we can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

Matthew

  • The Irreverent Buddhist
  • Member
  • Meditation: It's a D.I.Y. project.
    • KISS: Keep it simple stupid.
    • Getting nowhere slowly and enjoying every moment.
Re: Goenka talks about the dangers of sects and cults
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2010, 10:24:45 PM »
KN have a good practice. See you in the New Year.

Best wishes to everyone.
I am glad to share on this forum, get feedback/ reactions and thus get a bit more sight on who I am and what I am. This post is quite meaningful to me. It is good to see that the meaning is not lost in a discussion, but that each one is bringing in what they have to share and to enrich others with their views and experiences. I would almost call you friends. But do not worry. That also will come to pass  ;).
Be well,
Quardamon

Quardamon,

This forum was never intended to be an anonymous place. Not too many members so that everyone gets lost in the crowd. The intention was always that we would come to know one another (to whatever extent each wishes) and be mirrors for each other on the path: "spiritual friends" or "Kalyana Mitra", based on honesty and sharing views and experiences - and a chance to give Dana to others through experience.

You're not far off with the "almost friends" bit in that sense ... and this has indeed been a very useful discussion. I have learned much as time has passed in the three years this forum has now been up and running from many people who have come by. I have also seen the best and worst of myself here at times and it has been very educational. The interesting thing to me is that when I read the old "Goenka wars" threads I see my own failings glaringly and now I am able to join in such discussions in a much more mild mannered way, much more productively.

Everything changes. As you say, be well,

Matthew
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

Morning Dew

Re: Goenka talks about the dangers of sects and cults
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2010, 10:39:31 PM »
Good man Matthew :)

Have a good one KN :)

Be well my almost friend Quadramon :)

Vivek

  • Moderator
  • Member
    • Advaita & U Ba Khin's tradition
Re: Goenka talks about the dangers of sects and cults
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2010, 04:16:25 AM »
See you after the retreat, KN. :)

Hey Che, welcome back, man. :)
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

Quardamon

  • Member
    • Teachers were: P.K.K. Mettavihari, Frits Koster, Nel Kliphuis. (In the line of Mahasi Sayadaw)
Re: Goenka talks about the dangers of sects and cults
« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2010, 09:36:09 PM »
Thank you Matthew.

I am glad to hear from you, Che Quebuddha.

Be well,   Quardamon

Matthew

  • The Irreverent Buddhist
  • Member
  • Meditation: It's a D.I.Y. project.
    • KISS: Keep it simple stupid.
    • Getting nowhere slowly and enjoying every moment.
Re: Goenka talks about the dangers of sects and cults
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2010, 11:15:06 PM »
MD :P
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

kidnovice

  • Member
    • Theravada: with nuts and bolts from Goenka-ji, and fine tuning from Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Re: Goenka talks about the dangers of sects and cults
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2011, 04:19:39 AM »
Thanks for the best wishes everyone, and welcome back Che!

Thank you Matthew.

I am glad to hear from you, Che Quebuddha.

Be well,   Quardamon

Che Quebuddha? I don't know if that's a typo, but its brilliant!  ;D
May we cultivate the serenity to accept the things we cannot change; the compassion to change the things we can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
3931 Views
Last post January 14, 2008, 10:41:52 AM
by Green Tara
5 Replies
5950 Views
Last post August 10, 2011, 02:36:28 PM
by Morning Dew
8 Replies
6132 Views
Last post January 23, 2009, 12:33:02 AM
by Matthew
4 Replies
5468 Views
Last post June 30, 2010, 02:04:49 PM
by Morning Dew
0 Replies
2807 Views
Last post November 03, 2013, 05:03:45 PM
by Johann (Hanzze)
5 Replies
792 Views
Last post April 13, 2020, 11:08:49 PM
by mobius
0 Replies
352 Views
Last post February 10, 2020, 10:53:55 PM
by Matthew