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Ecclesiastes and Jesus Christ teachings on the mount

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Ecclesiastes 7:9
"Do not be hasty in your spirit to be angry, for anger rests in the bosom of fools."
~From Vanity Karma (page 150)
Paramananda Das it is interesting Jayadvaita Swami writes this book ,but if you suggest that some of the editing he did to Bhagavad Gita has gone to far he becomes angry like a madman with no control
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Paramananda Das there is many many examples of his editing changing Srila Prabhupadas books like omitting Lord Ramachandra in the 10 chapter of the Gita , it is vanity to change the words of your Guru because you think you know better than he does
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Paramananda Das Ecclesiastes shows us the frustration of living in a fallen material world
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Paramananda Das 1 The words of the Teacher,[a] son of David, king in Jerusalem:
1 The words of the Teacher,[a] son of David, king in Jerusalem:

2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!”

says the Teacher.
“Utterly meaningless!
Everything is meaningless.”
3 What do people gain from all their labors
at which they toil under the sun?
4 Generations come and generations go,
but the earth remains forever.
5 The sun rises and the sun sets,
and hurries back to where it rises.
6 The wind blows to the south
and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
ever returning on its course.
7 All streams flow into the sea,
yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
there they return again.
8 All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which one can say,
“Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time.
11 No one remembers the former generations,
and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
by those who follow them.
Wisdom Is Meaningless
12 I, the Teacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! 14 I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

15 What is crooked cannot be straightened;
what is lacking cannot be counted.
16 I said to myself, “Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Jerusalem before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge.” 17 Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind.

18 For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;
the more knowledge, the more grief.


 
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Paramananda Das ok Salomon King Davids son wrote this fair enough , I did not read the full  Bible in long time .
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Paramananda Das How about reading 5th Canto about the material world instead ?
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Paramananda Das Forest of material enjoyment
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Paramananda Das well we do not see the material world as meaningless as the jews did , that is the jnani appoach ,we see this world can be used for Krsnas service and is very meaningful
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Paramananda Das to give HH Jayadvaita Swami much credit he is a sannyasi in good standing he does not approve of corruption with money and fallen standards
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Paramananda Das I am actually interested to read it
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Paramananda Das but Jesus Christ teaching on the mount are much more positive and much higher than King Salomon
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Paramananda Das The eight Beatitudes in Matthew 5:3–12 during the Sermon on the Mount.[4][5]
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. (5:3)
Blessed are those who mourn: for they will be comforted. (5:4)
Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit the earth. (5:5)
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness: for they will be filled. (5:6)
Blessed are the merciful: for they will be shown mercy. (5:7)
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they will see God. (5:8)
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God. (5:9)
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (5:10)
In verses 5:11-12, the eight Beatitudes are followed by what is often viewed as a commentary—a further clarification of the eighth one with specific application being made to the disciples. Instead of using the third-person plural "they", Jesus changes to second-person "you":[1]
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
 
 one Christian scholar once told me that many persons born in Jewish families do not have the humility to study the teachings of Jesus Christ they think they are gods chosen people so what do we need Jesus Christ for? Maybe the guilt hunts them their ancestors killed Jesus Christ who only taught love of God and was actually their fellow Jew 
Well something to think about for Easter 

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