A Buddhist Time Machine

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Re: A Buddhist Time Machine

Postby sukhamanveti » Wed May 26, 2010 12:58 pm

Fede wrote:alan...I make that 10... you're outstaying your welcome - ! :jumping:



Fede,

I think at this point Ven. Ananda is dragging alan away from the presence of the Teacher! :tongue:
Sīlaṃ balaṃ appaṭimaṃ.
Sīlaṃ āvudhamuttamaṃ.
Sīlamābharaṇaṃ seṭṭhaṃ.
Sīlaṃ kavacamabbhutaṃ.


Virtue is a matchless power.
Virtue is the greatest weapon.
Virtue is the best adornment.
Virtue is a wonderful armor.

Theragatha 614


Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ,
kusalassa upasampadā,
Sacittapariyodapanaṃ,
etaṃ buddhāna sāsanaṃ.


Refraining from all wrong-doing,
Undertaking the good,
Purifying the mind,
This is the teaching of the buddhas.

Dhammapada v. 183/14.5
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Re: A Buddhist Time Machine

Postby alan » Thu May 27, 2010 6:24 am

Ananda can do his best. I'll take this opportunity when I have it.
Thanks for counting, Fede. I had hoped to get to a dozen within a week.

Ok, then. Luminous Mind. What did you really mean by that? Some of us want to know.
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Re: A Buddhist Time Machine

Postby Fede » Thu May 27, 2010 5:52 pm

Brilliant perspicacity....?
Laser-precision thinking?
I think that may be close to it.
But then again, nothing like it......
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: A Buddhist Time Machine

Postby alan » Fri May 28, 2010 4:02 am

This little snippet has been understood in many different ways. Here is Thanissaro's take:http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/an/an01/an01.049.than.html
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