If only the world...

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If only the world...

Postby plwk » Thu May 09, 2013 12:16 pm



could be like this...such ahhh
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: If only the world...

Postby Kim OHara » Thu May 09, 2013 12:34 pm

Sometimes it is.

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Re: If only the world...

Postby Ben » Thu May 09, 2013 1:15 pm

Now my cat doth loleth!
The cheeky boy gazumped my meditation cushion until I kicked him off.
And then he came back and somehow got in between my back and my shawl and slept there while I meditated.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: If only the world...

Postby plwk » Thu May 09, 2013 1:34 pm

Ben Ben... Image
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: If only the world...

Postby Ben » Thu May 09, 2013 1:44 pm

I really should. Maybe life would be a lot easier if I did.
Our Merlin is the terror of the neighbourhood
Even our dogs are under his thrall.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: If only the world...

Postby m0rl0ck » Fri May 10, 2013 5:42 am

Actually i have been to parties that ended up like that. Everybody passed out all over each other on the floor.
"When you meditate, don't send your mind outside. Don't fasten onto any knowledge at all. Whatever knowledge you've gained from books or teachers, don't bring it in to complicate things. Cut away all preoccupations, and then as you meditate let all your knowledge come from what's going on in the mind. When the mind is quiet, you'll know it for yourself. But you have to keep meditating a lot. When the time comes for things to develop, they'll develop on their own. Whatever you know, have it come from your own mind.
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Re: If only the world...

Postby sattva » Fri May 10, 2013 9:01 am

I watched several of the cat videos. Thanks for posting. You are all going to think I am crazy when I tell you this, but I just love my cat Sammy (actually, it's my niece's cat). He's always getting into trouble, but so entertaining. Then he has these times when he is so sweet. He wants to be petted, cuddled, and fall asleep in your arms. I use to be able to pick him up and rock him which he loved, but he is actually getting too big and heavy for me. Yesterday when I came home from an appointment, he came running to me as I sat down. He licked my nose a few times and curled up in my arms. This is when he looks so sweet! I often do metta while he sleeps. The words from the Metta Sutta comes to mind, "Even as a mother protects with her life, her child, her only child, so with a boundless heart one should cherish all living beings". I do have one son who is 38, but when Sammy curls up so trustingly and falls asleep in my arms, he is my baby. Since he isn't "human" it makes it easy for me to connect with the words " with a boundless heart one should cherish all living being". It helps me to extend metta to others. It softens my heart at the very beginning of metta practice. Thank you, Sammy!
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