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A life of dreams

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:13 pm

I think this is one of the most beautiful teachings I ever heard. Enjoy it.

And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"
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Re: A life of dreams

Postby Aloka » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:22 pm

I'm really sorry but it didn't do anything at all for me....and I've never been an Alan Watt's fan.

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Re: A life of dreams

Postby m0rl0ck » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:46 pm

Beautiful thank you. :)
"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: A life of dreams

Postby Jetavan » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:55 pm

I find Watts quite shocking.
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Re: A life of dreams

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:19 pm

Jetavan wrote:I find Watts quite shocking.


In a good way?

This is not directed at you, but I know we are theravadins and that we are supposed to imediatly see the fault in someone saying that we are God/ultimae reality. But everytime I listen to this is like a martial arts master flipping me upside down. To hink that the life I'm living now is my boldest dream is quite mindblowing, to be honest.
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Re: A life of dreams

Postby daverupa » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:22 pm

Modus.Ponens wrote:To hink that the life I'm living now is my boldest dream is quite mindblowing


And then what happens?

I mean, what are the results of this pleasant feeling due to contact at the mind base?
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: A life of dreams

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:40 pm

daverupa wrote:
Modus.Ponens wrote:To hink that the life I'm living now is my boldest dream is quite mindblowing


And then what happens?

I mean, what are the results of this pleasant feeling due to contact at the mind base?


That's a good follow up question. I feel the pointlessness of all these cravings for constant pleasure. I feel like living this life in the best possible way, enjoying it as much as I can, which is to say that I feel like liberation is, in fact, the last awakening from sleep. That there will be nothing further to do, but be awaken and free from want.

This was basicaly splatered on the screen. Thank you for asking that question. :anjali:
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Re: A life of dreams

Postby appicchato » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:53 am

'How far out could you get?'...
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