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Super Bowl today!!!

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:29 pm

Anyone in the states watching? Go Saints!!!
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:33 pm

Greetings,

bodom wrote:Go Saints!!!


I've said this may times before, but in a different footballing context...

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St. Kilda Football Club (Australian Football League): http://www.saints.com.au/

I guess that means by default that I'm hoping the Saints win too.

Metta,
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby Annapurna » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:35 pm

What did the Buddha say
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:41 pm

retrofuturist wrote:I guess that means by default that I'm hoping the Saints win too.

Metta,
Retro. :)


Good to have you aboard. :toast:

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:52 pm

Annabel wrote:What did the Buddha say


I dont know what did he say?

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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:26 pm

Greetings Annabel,

Annabel wrote:What did the Buddha say

Strive hard and attain sainthood?

Metta,
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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby kayy » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:30 pm

Annabel wrote:What did the Buddha say



Is that the start of a joke?
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby Monkey Mind » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:39 pm

I watch the "Puppy Bowl" on Animal Planet.
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as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:43 pm

kayy wrote:
Annabel wrote:What did the Buddha say



Is that the start of a joke?


Haha thats what I was thinking.

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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:45 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Annabel,

Annabel wrote:What did the Buddha say

Strive hard and attain sainthood?

Metta,
Retro. :)


I like it. :toast:
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby zavk » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:48 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

bodom wrote:Go Saints!!!


I've said this may times before, but in a different footballing context...

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St. Kilda Football Club (Australian Football League): http://www.saints.com.au/

I guess that means by default that I'm hoping the Saints win too.

Metta,
Retro. :)


Yeah it was like a moment of deja vu when bodom said, 'Go Saints!'
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby Ben » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:09 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Annabel,

Annabel wrote:What did the Buddha say

Strive hard and attain sainthood?

Metta,
Retro. :)


Go Saints!
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:48 am

Saints are Super Bowl champs!!!
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:55 am

:toast:
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:25 am

i hung out with my mom and wife, also one of my brothers for a bit too.. not a fan of sports
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby Annapurna » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:03 am

bodom wrote:
kayy wrote:
Annabel wrote:What did the Buddha say



Is that the start of a joke?


Haha thats what I was thinking.

:anjali:



"Whereas some priests and contemplatives, living off food given in faith, are addicted to heedless and idle games such as these — eight-row chess, ten-row chess, chess in the air, hopscotch, spillikins, dice, stick games, hand-pictures, ball-games, blowing through toy pipes, playing with toy plows, turning somersaults, playing with toy windmills, toy measures, toy chariots, toy bows, guessing letters drawn in the air, guessing thoughts, mimicking deformities — he abstains from heedless and idle games such as these. This, too, is part of his virtue.


http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Not for laypeople, I guess.

So, happy indulging. ;)
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby Kare » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:09 pm

It was shown on TV here in Norway. I watched it for a while - an excellent meditation on total and complete boredom. Then I found something else to do ...
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:30 pm

Kare wrote:It was shown on TV here in Norway. I watched it for a while - an excellent meditation on total and complete boredom. Then I found something else to do ...


Now thats a spoil sport!!!
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby MJH » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:52 pm

I watched here in Norway too! Lot's of fun.... in fact, I took today off from work! I do it every year! :woohoo:

Does it count that I'm an American expat? :smile:
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Re: Super Bowl today!!!

Postby bodom » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:31 pm

MJH wrote:I watched here in Norway too! Lot's of fun.... in fact, I took today off from work! I do it every year! :woohoo:

Does it count that I'm an American expat? :smile:


The Super Bowl really should be a national holiday here in the states.

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