Happy Thanksgiving

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.
User avatar
sattva
Posts: 1035
Joined: Thu May 07, 2009 10:07 pm
Location: the western part of Maryland

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:

User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
Posts: 17824
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: War.loun.dig.er.ler
Contact:

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:30 pm

I couldn't agree more!
Thanks Sattva for reminding us.
metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

User avatar
appicchato
Posts: 1603
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:47 am
Location: Bridge on the River Kwae

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...

User avatar
pink_trike
Posts: 1038
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:29 am
Contact:

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

- Dawa Gyaltsen

---

Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

User avatar
Ben
Site Admin
Posts: 17824
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: War.loun.dig.er.ler
Contact:

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.
metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

Sanghamitta
Posts: 1614
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 am
Location: By the River Thames near London.

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.

:anjali:
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

User avatar
Paul Davy
Posts: 15993
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Postby Paul Davy » 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

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

Sanghamitta
Posts: 1614
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:21 am
Location: By the River Thames near London.

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.

:anjali:
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

Bhikku Bodhi.

User avatar
A Medic
Posts: 28
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:54 pm

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

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

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!


Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Keith and 26 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine