Recieved: 1999/12/17 20:37
Subject: Re: [K-list] Re: Suffering as lllusion?
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,
<< 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 &
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