[Buddha-l] Origin of the confession ritual

Jim Peavler jmp at peavler.org
Tue Jun 16 13:55:34 MDT 2009

Or, as Milton said: "They also serve who only stand and wait."  This  
is useful for anybody who has to serve in the military or who has ever  
had to work with what we used to call "civil servants".

On Jun 15, 2009, at 10:14 AM, Jayarava wrote:

> --- On Mon, 15/6/09, Richard Hayes <rhayes at unm.edu> wrote:
>> Thanks for the reference. Now I can go check the current
>> state of my memory and reassure myself that there is a great deal of
>> wisdom in the policy of those Japanese universities that require
>> professors to retire at age 62 on the grounds that anyone older  
>> than that
>> is completely useless as an academic.
>> (Or is "completely useless as an academic" redundant?)
> "You don't have to justify your existence by being useful... it is a  
> virtue to be ornamental as well as useful" - Sangharakshita.
> At least we're not sitting around like mūgasūkarā, eh! And anyway,  
> as the Buddha told Potaliya, there is retiring and there is retiring.
> Jayarava
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Jim Peavler
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