Bye for now!

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Bye for now!

Postby meindzai » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:21 pm

Here comes the big move! Packing the computer(s) today, so I won't see you all online for awhile. I am heading to Florida and then for my month retreat, so I'll be offline for awhile. When I get back I expect to be a lot less active on the Internet, (this is good) but I'm likely to drop in at some point. Thanks all for fantastic discussions/debates, etc. With Metta,


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Re: Bye for now!

Postby Annapurna » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:07 pm

Bye bye, Meindzai! May everything go well for you!

I look forward to hearing about your retreat when you're back.

Best wishes,


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Re: Bye for now!

Postby bodom » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:16 pm


Best wishes! May you resolve your doubts and return to resolve mine as well. :tongue: You are very very fortunate to be afforded this time for strict practice. Use it wisely. May you return enlightened!

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: Bye for now!

Postby Moggalana » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:23 pm

Farewell :)
Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Postby retrofuturist » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:07 pm

Best wishes for your move, friend.

Retro. :)
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: Bye for now!

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:30 pm

Bye, Meindzai. :hello:
All the best for the retreat and your new location, and thanks for your input here.

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Re: Bye for now!

Postby Guy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:52 pm

Hi Meindzai,

I'd love to do a month long self retreat, so I'm interested to hear what you think of the experience.

May it be a fruitful experience for you.

With Metta,

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Bye for now!

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:58 am

All the best, Meindzai!
I hope your move is smooth and your retreat sublime.

“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

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Re: Bye for now!

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:09 am

Hello meindzai,

You'll be missed! May you work hard and progress on the Path. :group:

with metta
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Bye for now!

Postby christopher::: » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:11 am

take care meindzai..!
looking forward to when you post again.

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Bye for now!

Postby Dhammabodhi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:38 pm

Best wishes for your retreat! May you attain unfathomable insight and concentration. :anjali:
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

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'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.

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