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Happy Thanksgiving

Postby sattva » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:12 pm

In a world of pain and suffering, when one has the Dharma, isn't there so much to be thankful for?

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving :namaste:

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:30 pm

I couldn't agree more!
Thanks Sattva for reminding us.
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby appicchato » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:29 pm

sattva wrote:...isn't there so much to be thankful for?

Definitely...there is...

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby pink_trike » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:16 pm

Thanksgiving isn't just about feeling thankful...its about _giving_ thanks - which makes it a socially-acceptable opportunity to thank everyone for everything. :)

Thanks to everyone here at Dhamma Wheel for their valuable contributions and thanks to the admins and mods for setting just the right tone.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:17 am

Thanks Mr Pink!
pink_trike wrote:Thanks to everyone here at Dhamma Wheel for their valuable contributions and thanks to the admins and mods for setting just the right tone.

Happy Thanksgiving!


As I have said in the past, its actually the membership who are responsible for making Dhamma Wheel what it is. And it is thanks to our members that Dhamma Wheel is great place to discuss the Dhamma and find companionship on what is at times, a long and lonesome road.
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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: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:56 am

Being grateful is a wonderful practice in itself, and I am glad that citizens of the USA have a whole festival to practice it in. I hope you all have a great and grateful day...And yes what a wonderful thing to be living in an era when a Buddha'a teaching is still available to us, and that one of the direct results of that event under the Bo Tree is this very website.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:59 am

Greetings,

A nice little PDF on gratitude in the Buddha's teaching.

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... titude.pdf

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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:03 am

Thanks for that Retro, I will savour it when I have more time.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby A Medic » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:51 pm

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!


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