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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics
Posted by: nj
Date/Time: 16/10/2003 22:29:50

Hi, Eric.

Buddhism also prescribes ethical standards for behaviors.  Some Buddhist teachers lead their students to practice Buddhist ethics (like being compassionate).

But in the case of some therapist-client interactions, being compassionate toward the client's undesired behavior might patronize the client.  Unless, of course, you reframed your client's undesired behavior, as:
(1) just another experience of dependent-arising

thus excusing her from your vindictiveness, and hopefully opening her to your compassionate smile.

Buddhist prescriptions for interpersonal behavior are:
(2) vague
(3) contradictory
(4) circularly justified. 

So, when discussing therapy, I think the concepts termed:
(5) "Buddhism"
(6) "NLP-application"
are different logical types of activity. 

Practitioners of Buddhism (don't know about Hinduism), are sometimes led to become Buddhist by what Buddhist philosophy enables, rather than what it successfully explains.  So, if you want to:
(7) sit on your butt
(8) chant
(9) listen to exotic foreigners misuse English
(10) pontificate on the suffering of the world
then consider becoming a Buddhist.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 16:51:36Eric
     Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 17:56:43John Grinder
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 18:38:58Eric
               Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 22:29:50nj
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics17/10/2003 05:12:02nj
                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics24/10/2003 13:07:18Eric
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics24/10/2003 13:41:07Suds
                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics25/10/2003 09:10:08nj
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics25/10/2003 22:51:10Lewis Walker
                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics26/10/2003 00:11:40nj
                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics26/10/2003 18:41:01Lewis Walker
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics27/10/2003 04:41:41nj
                                                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics27/10/2003 12:00:32Lewis Walker
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics28/10/2003 01:13:55Eric
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics16/10/2003 22:16:06nj
          Re:Re:Reality / Ethics23/10/2003 05:07:57carrie
               Re:Re:Re:Reality / Ethics23/10/2003 17:49:44John Grinder

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