8/18/2013 – A Religion of Nothing ?

Michael guided our reflections today, utilizing a few brief passages from the ancient Sammaditthi Sutta: The Discourse on Right View (in the Buddha’s Middle Length Discourses)  http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.009.ntbb.html and a dharma talk by Gil Fronsdal on “The Absence of Mistrust,” in which Gil proposes that Absence of Mistrust might lead to a more profound engagement with life than even the positive virtue of Trust (and so too with other virtues).  For Gil’s talk, and the talk on Trust that preceded it, go to <www. audiodharma.org> and scroll down to those titles (dates were 6/24 and 7/1 of this year).  The central question was, might the negatively stated virtues of non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion be even more liberating that generosity, good will and wisdom !?


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