Two Days in A Year Where Nothing Could Be Done

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    Mar 09, 2014 8:24 AM GMT
    "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live." ~ Dalai Lama

    This is the heart of Buddhism to live fully in the present whereas Christianity focuses on the tomorrow (to get into heaven) and Judaism focuses on yesterday (obeying the old covenant).

    Do you agree?
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    Mar 09, 2014 12:19 PM GMT
    I think you mischaracterize Judaism, which focuses on all three.
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    Mar 09, 2014 3:53 PM GMT
    Any human being is going to focus on the past ( their memories ) or the future ( family , work , money , retirement )
    An atheist will have the same thoughts , so i fancy to say that religion has no play on our past of future . icon_neutral.gif
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    Mar 09, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    woodsmen said"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live." ~ Dalai Lama

    This is the heart of Buddhism to live fully in the present whereas Christianity focuses on the tomorrow (to get into heaven) and Judaism focuses on yesterday (obeying the old covenant).

    Do you agree?


    I agree with the Dalai Lama, to a certain extent, and in a literal fashion, which I think is what he meant.
    The rest of the post, which is another interpretation, no.

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    Mar 09, 2014 4:05 PM GMT
    I saw the dalai lama speak at an event for the university I work for.

    Not to sound like some vapid prick, but he was completley boring.
    He donated this dumbass wooden prayer wheel, which now sits in the university library. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Looks like a rolling pin italian mothers use to make dinner.
    And the dalai lama himself was boring and old and just plain overrrated and over-hyped.

    he's a fame whore and his speech was disappointing.
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    Mar 09, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    Import saidI saw the dalai lama speak at an event for the university I work for.

    Not to sound like some vapid prick, but he was completley boring.
    He donated this dumbass wooden prayer wheel, which now sits in the university library. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Looks like a rolling pin italian mothers use to make dinner.
    And the dalai lama himself was boring and old and just plain overrrated and over-hyped.

    he's a fame whore and his speech was disappointing.


    Here's a cool and fun trick, putting 'I think' in front of your last sentence is how to not come across as a vapid prick.

    You're welcome! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 09, 2014 4:16 PM GMT

    '"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live." ~ Dalai Lama'

    Yesterday, my dog ran down the stairs to the front door and got out.
    Today I installed a gate at the top of the stairs. (doing something about the past, and the future)
    If I did it yesterday it wouldn't have happened, but I can't do it yesterday. (no kidding)

    Today Fred wrote his will and had it notarized. An hour later he dropped dead. (doing something about the future).

    He couldn't do it tomorrow as he would already be dead. (no kidding)

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    Mar 09, 2014 4:22 PM GMT
    Not true about Christians, they live their lives righteously today to enter the kingdom of heaven when they pass. Living by the commandment love thy neighbor as thy self
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    Mar 09, 2014 4:24 PM GMT
    jo2hotbod saidNot true about Christians, they live their lives righteously today to enter the kingdom of heaven when they pass. Living by the commandment love thy neighbor as thy self


    clearly, the OP wants to demonstrate that Asian schools of thought are far superior to western schools of thought.

    the OP is into doing that. he uses RJ for that.
    cute, right?
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    Mar 09, 2014 5:27 PM GMT
    ^ I stated a provocative premise to start a discussion. That is all.