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."
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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!
“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

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Happy New Year! Why Not Resolve to Practice More?

Postby Paul Davy » 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:

Metta,
Retro. :)
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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.
With metta,
zavk


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