Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

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Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:56 pm

Excited to see this in my Email Inbox:

Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?


But, it wasn't from a Buddhist source but from the Jamey Abersold Jazz on-line store... :reading:

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Re: Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

Postby cooran » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:28 pm

Hello mike,

HOWEVER ..... the source doesn't matter - there's value in it ~ which is what matters. :smile:

This was also one of my resolutions ~ along with the usual eat less sweets, and exercise more.

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Re: Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

Postby Prasadachitta » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:39 pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

Postby Monkey Mind » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:43 pm

I resolve to practice more. And jazz is cool, too.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Re: Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:47 pm

I resolve to....dissolve!
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Re: Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:03 am

Greetings Chris,

Chris wrote:HOWEVER ..... the source doesn't matter - there's value in it ~ which is what matters. :smile:


Indeed.

... just so long as we don't equate it with Buddhavacana :tongue:

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Re: Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

Postby zavk » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:39 am

A friend of mine said something interesting...

Rather than making resolutions, let's just be resolute.
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