Messianic Jews say they are persecute...

Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

There are 72026 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 21, 2008, titled Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel. In it, Newsday reports that:

Safety pins and screws are still lodged in 15-year-old Ami Ortiz's body three months after he opened a booby-trapped gift basket sent to his family.

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#58503 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Non-violence and kindness to living beings is kindness to oneself. For thereby one's own self is saved from various kinds of sins and resultant sufferings and is able to secure his own welfare."

- As quoted in Religion and culture of the Jains (1975) by Jyotiprasāda Jaina, p. 187

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#58504 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Kill not, cause no pain. Nonviolence is the greatest religion."

- As quoted in Let's Celebrate!(1987) by Caroline Parry, p. 127

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#58505 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"A living body is not merely an integration of limbs and flesh but it is the abode of the soul which potentially has perfect perception (Anant-darshana), perfect knowledge (Anant-jnana), perfect power (Anant-virya), and perfect bliss (Anant-sukha)."

- As quoted in Jainism and Indian Civilization (2004) by Raj Pruthi, p. 24

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#58506 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Every soul is in itself absolutely omniscient and blissful. The bliss does not come from outside."

PS: By soul Mahavira means the psychic being that's stationed in the force field corresponding to the cardiac center behind the frontal personality comprising mind, vital-emotions and physical forces. The psychic is a delegation of the still superior Self.

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#58507 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Only that science is a great and the best of all sciences, the study of which frees man from all kinds of miseries."

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#58508 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Can you hold a red-hot iron rod in your hand merely because some one wants you to do so? Then, will it be right on your part to ask others to do the same thing just to satisfy your desires? If you cannot tolerate infliction of pain on your body or mind by others' words and actions, what right have you to do the same to others through your words and deeds?"

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#58509 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"That which subdues passions, leads to beatitude and fosters friendliness with all is called Knowledge in the Jaina doctrine."

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#58510 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"The essence of all knowledge consists in not committing violence. The doctrine of ahimsa (non-violence) is nothing but the observance of equality i.e. the realization that just as I do not like misery, others also do not like it. Knowing this, one should not kill anybody."

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#58511 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"Don't be proud if you gain. Nor be sorry if you lose. One who cultivates an attitude of equality towards all living beings, mobile and stationary, can attain equanimity. Thus do the kevalis say. Only the one who has transcended fear can experience equanimity.(One should reflect thus:) Let me treat all living beings with equanimity and none with enmity. Let me attain samadhi (stasis) by becoming free from expectations. Let me renounce the bondage of attachment and hatred, pride and meekness, curiosity, fear, sorrow, indulgence and abhorrence (in order to accomplish equanimity). Let me give up attachment through unattachment. My soul will be my only support (in this practice of unattachment).(Hence) let me give up everything else. Just as I do not like misery, so do others. Knowing this, one neither kills, nor gets killed. A sramana is so called because he behaves equanimously. One who remains equanimously in the midst of pleasures and pains is a sramana , being in the state of pure consciousness."

WOW!

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#58512 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF MAHAVIRA:

"The soul is the Brahman (Supreme Consciousness) in manifestation. Brahmacarya is therefore nothing but spiritual conduct of the ascetic concerning the soul, who has snapped out of relationship with alien body."

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#58514 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection."

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#58515 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the Path."

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#58516 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"The mind is everything. What you think you become."

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#58517 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done."

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#58518 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."

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#58519 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes."

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#58520 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."

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#58521 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"Do not accept any of my words on faith,
Believing them just because I said them.
Be like an analyst buying gold, who cuts, burns,
And critically examines his product for authenticity. Only accept what passes the test
By proving useful and beneficial in your life."

WOW!!!!

The Buddha (Jnanasara-samuccaya)

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#58522 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"Rely on the teaching, not on the person;
Rely on the meaning, not on the words;
Rely on the definitive meaning, not on the provisional; Rely on your wisdom mind, not on your ordinary mind."

WOW!

JOEL THUMBS UP

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#58523 Sep 20, 2013
WORDS OF GAUTAM SIDDHARTHA - THE BUDDHA:

"Do not believe a spiritual teaching just because:
1. it is repeatedly recited,
2. it is written in a scripture,
3. it was handed from guru to disciple,
4. everyone around you believes it,
5. it has supernatural qualities,
6. it fits my beliefs anyway,
7. it sounds rational to me,
8. it is taught by a respectable person,
9. it was said to be the truth by the teacher,
10. one must defend it or fight for it.

However, only when it agrees with your experience and reason, and when it is conducive to the good and gain of oneself and all others, then one should accept the teachings, and live up to them."

WOW!!!!

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