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Recieved: 1999/12/17 20:37
Subject: Re: [K-list] Re: Suffering as lllusion?
From: Ckress

On 1999/12/17 20:37, Ckress posted thus to the K-list:

In a message dated 12/17/99 10:59:57 AM Pacific Standard Time,
GCWein1111ATnospamaol.com writes:

<< The only thing l would state differently from El would be to say
 that the teachers from eastern traditions whom l've followed have not done
 this. l never heard Jack Kornfield (or other vipassana teachers) discuss or
 respond to suffering in this way. Gandhi, who modeled his life after the
 teachings of the Gita, certainly didn't, nor has the Dalai Lama or countless
 others. When His Holiness greets the refugees who've managed to survive
 harrowing escape over the Himalayas, he opens his arms and comforts them,
 offering his compassion. He doesn't tell them their suffering is all an
 illusion. The primary thrust of all the Tibetan lamas l studied with (or
 read) was the emphasis on compassion, not that suffering is an illusion. >>

Thanks for mentioning this, Jerry. I tried to make it clear that I was
speaking about the ascetic
Eastern sects. As Jerry points out, there are others which are heart &
compassion centered.



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