My happy place

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Re: My happy place

Postby Mkoll » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:47 pm

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:11 am

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Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
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Re: My happy place

Postby SarathW » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:22 am

Hi TaiJitu
You Said:
I was going to give them to a friend but then wondered if that is really a friendly thing to do.

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I also have this problem. After I stop drinking I got lot of drinks left in my celler.
I gave some away but still not sure whether I am doing the right thing.
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“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:35 am

http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:52 am

Visited my friend in the hospital who's condition has gotten worse. It struck me that watching the suffering of others can almost dampen one's own spirit.

Luckily it just made me tired by the end of the night but even this tiredness is uncommon and may signify some slight imbalance.

This strikes me as something to be mindful about.

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http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby Aloka » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:14 am

Hi taijitu,

If you like writing a regular account of your thoughts and activities, why don't you start your own blog at one of the free blogging sites like Wordpress or Google Blogger ? You could then have a link to it in your signature here.
With kind regards,

Aloka :)


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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:18 am

http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:34 am

http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby chownah » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:11 pm

I just made a terrible post over in the why is the Buddha not humane thread.....totally counter productive....a lot of crossed construals there.......but I'm still in a Happy Place......and I still think that if the Buddha claimed to be not humane that we should believe him mostly.
chownah

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Re: My happy place

Postby kirk5a » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:24 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:33 pm

http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:41 pm

http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby kirk5a » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:47 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:13 pm

http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:51 am

Smoking was my last vice. I feel too virtuous without it.

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http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:07 pm

Just had a very enjoyable walk down to the local pond. Almost every adult had a child with them. The children ran up to say good morning while we adults wished each other a happy new year.

Happy New Year Everyone!

:yingyang:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:12 pm

A close friend just drew my picture. Only took her an hour. :smile:

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http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby Taijitu » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:21 pm

I've been considering how it is important to keep past suffering to mind in order to empathise with others and not feel pity.

A song came to me to remind me of this importance:

http://www.dhammawheel.com/chat/
Unfettered at last, a traveling monk,
I pass the old Zen barrier.
Mine is a traceless stream-and-cloud life,
Of these mountains, which shall be my home?
Manan (1591-1654)

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Re: My happy place

Postby sattva » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:47 am

I went to my niece's wedding on Saturday. It really was quite beautiful and moving. Got to spend some time with my son and also with family who came in from Oregon. One who is 35, I haven't seen since she was just starting to walk! It's been a good visit. I am going to try to upload 2 photos of me. I did crop people out of the photos because one of the people didn't want to be tagged because of her job. That is oxygen tubing on my face. My one sister visiting from Oregon says that it looks like a moustache!
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