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Where to Start...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:43 pm

Friends:

Cool Canadians Teach Children How to Cope:

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http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/b ... curriculum

"The first blue bead stands for “breathe.” The second, red, cues her to reflect on her "thoughts",
yellow makes her consider "emotions" etc.. Reminders to “take a mindful breath, and to be a little more stable.”

"Students practised breathing, “body scans”, and learned to “surf the wave” of difficult emotions,
like anger or anxiety, "

“Tai-Chi: There are 415 kids in a gym,” says principal Hugh Blackman, “and you can hear a pin drop.”

"You have to start with teachers,”

"The 'Mind-Up' program is Mindfulness training to teachers, including classroom “brain-breaks” 3 times daily."

"The response was overwhelmingly positive... "

"Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto concluded that, when it comes to warding off
a relapse into major depression, mindfulness is as effective as medication.."

"A 2013 paper found that 10- and 11-year-olds, who participated in an eight-week program were better
able to ignore distractions. Another found that 12-to-16-year-old students had fewer symptoms of
stress and depression."

Naqvi finds in times of stress it helps her understand “it’s okay, everyone feels the same way.
Taking a deep breath makes you feel more confident, and ready for what you’re about to do.”

Anapanasati breathing meditation guided and explained:
As streaming audio
https://soundcloud.com/bhikkhu-samahita ... meditation
As mp3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b75hbanxcxf01 ... tation.mp3

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3 Excellent & Complete Meditation Manuals are here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdf ... nasati.pdf
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdf ... Manual.pdf
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/pdf ... on2011.pdf

Sound worldwide meditation centers can be found here:
http://www.dhamma.org/en/bycountry

Regarding Asian and Sri Lankan Monasteries and Meditation Centers See:
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/pdf ... treats.pdf
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/pdf ... _Lanka.pdf

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Father and son: Hard-core Thai Tiger version: White Silence...

Where to Start...

Cool Canadians Teach Children How to Cope:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Where_to_Start.htm
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Unperturbed...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:51 pm

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What are the 16 roots of Imperturbable Peace?

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1: The undepressed mind is not perturbed by any sadness, therefore it is unperturbed..
2: The unexcited mind is not perturbed by any agitation, therefore it is unperturbed..
3: The unattracted mind is not perturbed by any desire, therefore it is unperturbed..
4: The unopposed mind is not perturbed by any anger, therefore it is unperturbed..
5: The self-reliant mind is not perturbed by other's opinions, therefore it is unperturbed..
6: The uninvolved mind is not perturbed by any annoyance, therefore it is unperturbed..
7: The released mind is not perturbed by any sensual lust, therefore it is unperturbed..
8: The detached mind is not perturbed by any clinging, therefore it is unperturbed..
9: The unhindered mind is not perturbed by any obstruction, therefore it is unperturbed.
10: The unified mind is not perturbed by any diverse variety, therefore it is unperturbed..
11: The mind reinforced by faith is not perturbed by any doubt, therefore it is unperturbed..
12: The enthusiastic keen mind is not perturbed by any laziness, therefore it is unperturbed..
13: The acutely aware mind is not perturbed by any negligence, therefore it is unperturbed..
14: The concentrated mind is not perturbed by any distraction, therefore it is unperturbed..
15: The understanding mind is not perturbed by any confusion, therefore it is unperturbed..
16: The illuminated mind is not perturbed by any dark blind ignorance, thus it is unperturbed..
These sixteen roots of success lead to the obtaining of super-human power and to the
fearlessness of one enjoying the success of supra-human force...
Source: Sariputta, in: The Path of Discrimination: Patidasambhidamagga II 206

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More on Supra-human Force (Abhiñña, Iddhi):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... _Force.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... rce_II.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... ce_III.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... rce_IV.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... orce_V.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Su ... rce_VI.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/En ... _Force.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/In ... _Force.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Im ... e_Mind.htm

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The most Venerable Sariputta

Unperturbed...

The 16 Supra-Human Roots!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The_16_Roots.htm
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Happy is Harmlessness!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:02 pm

Friends:

The Blessed Buddha once said:

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Sabbe satta, sabbe pana,
sabbe bhuta ca kevala,
sabbe bhadrani passantu.
Ma kañci papamagama.


May all creatures, all living things,
all beings without any exception,
experience good happiness only!
May they not fall into any harm.

Anguttara Nikaya 4.67

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Solitude is happiness for one, who is content,
who has heard the Dhamma and clearly sees.
Non-violence is happiness in this world:
Harmlessness towards all living beings.
Udana 10

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HARMLESS
The one, who has left violence,
who never harm any being,
whether they are trembling or still,
who never kill, nor causes to kill,
such one, harmless, is a Holy One.
Dhammapada 405

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More on Harmlessness (Ahimsa):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bl ... _Bliss.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ance_I.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Patie ... erance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bo ... olence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Not_Killing.htm

May all Beings be Happy!

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ma ... _Happy.htm
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Stopping the Spin...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:59 am

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An Advantageous Daily Routine:

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One should often contemplate the inevitable fact of DEATH! Why actually doing this?
Because this inevitably makes one approach Nibbana – The only Deathless Destination - ...
Neglecting thinking about death makes one accumulate future rebirths, and thereby also
future rounds of ageing, decay, sickness and inevitable death! This is thus only Suffering!
Considering death is therefore quite advantageous, but initially not exactly pleasant…
Death contemplation gradually induces full fearlessness for death and all other anxieties.
Neglecting death is therefore detrimental, though more dull & pleasant as if anesthetized …
This fact remains: One looses ALL again & again at the moment of death including this body…
Death itself is painless and should not be feared. It is life itself that is painful and dreadful
and therefore should be feared! The only way to escape life-death-cycle is not to be (re)-born…
Only this is Peace ! Only this is Freedom from all future suffering! Only this is END of all pain...
Only this cessation of Samsara is - in itself - irreversibly lasting Happiness !

As the Buddha Gotama said:
Nibbanam paranam sukham...
Nibbana is the Highest Bliss!
Dhammapada 203/204

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On daily Death-Contemplation as advised by the Buddha:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Death.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Game_Over.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Problem.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Deathless.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... _State.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/De ... lation.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/D ... thless.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ension.htm

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Stopping the Spin...

About End-Making!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/End_Making.htm
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Be Good!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:07 pm

Friends:

Regarding the Best Way to Be:

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Sabbadanam dhammadanam jinati
sabbarasam dhammaraso jinati
sabbaratim dhammarati jinati
tanhakkhayo sabbadukkham jinati.


THE SUPREME GIFT
The gift of Dhamma surpasses all other gifts.
The taste of Truth excels every other taste.
The joy of Understanding exceeds any other joy.
The elimination of Craving overcomes, quenches &
triumphs over all pain, all sorrow, and all suffering ...
Dhammapada 354

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Be understanding to your perceived enemies.
Be loyal to all your good friends.
Be strong enough to face the changing world each day.
Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.
Be generous to those who need your help.
Be frugal with that you need yourself.
Be wise enough to know, that you do not know everything.
Be foolish enough to believe in the unknown miracle.
Be willing to share your joys, resources and riches.
Be willing to share and bear the sorrows of others.
Be a leader, when you see the path others may have missed.
Be a follower, when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.
Be the first to congratulate an opponent, who succeeds.
Be the last to criticize a colleague, who fails.
Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not tumble.
Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.
Be loving to those, who love you, and also towards those who don't...
Be friendly to those, who do not love you since then they may change.
Above all: Be AWARE!

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Be Good!

The Best Way to Be :-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Be_Good.htm
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Intelligent Invitation!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:32 pm

Friends:

Realizable here & now in each & every Moment!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Overwhelmed and obsessed by desire, anger, & confusion, one aims at one's
own ruin, others' ruin, and at the ruin of both! One thereby suffers much
mental pain and frustration... If, however, desire, anger, and confusion are
eliminated, then one aims neither at one's own ruin, nor at others' ruin, nor
at the ruining of both, and one therefore neither suffers any mental pain
nor any frustration at all! Hence is Nibbana realizable right here and now
in this very lifetime, immediate, inviting, intriguing, and intelligible to each
intelligence! Exactly in so far as anyone has made real the complete ceasing
of all greed, hate, and confusion, just in so far, to exactly that very degree,
is Nibbana realizable right here and now in this very life, immediate, instant,
inviting, interesting, and intelligible to each and every intelligent being...

Follow this Golden Middle Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... le_Way.htm

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Light it up by probing it with a beam of scrutinizing examination!

Source:
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya AN 3:55
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... erical.htm

Intelligent Invitation!

Who can do it? You can do it!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/III/I ... viting.htm
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What is Ignorance?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:41 am

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Ignorance is the Root of Suffering!

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At Varanasi in the Deer Park at Isipatana, they once asked Sariputta:
Ignorance, ignorance, it is said, what now, friend, is this ignorance,
and in what way is one immersed in such ignorance?
Here, friend, the uninstructed ordinary person does not understand
as it really is: The arising, the ceasing, the satisfaction, the danger,
nor the escape, nor the way leading to escape, neither in the case of
form, nor of in the case of feeling, nor of in the case of perception,
nor of in the case of mental construction, nor of in the case of this
consciousness. This, friends, is called ignorance, and in this way is
one indeed still immersed in the fatal blindness of ignorance...

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More on Ignorance (Avijja):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ignorance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... vijjaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... nowing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... erever.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... mining.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Wh ... orance.htm

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Source:
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya 22:131+5 III 174-6
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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What is Ignorance?

Ignorance is the Root of Suffering!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... orance.htm
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What Causes Ignorance?

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:18 am

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What are the Causes of Ignorance?

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First: Ignorance is not seeing and not knowing the 4 Noble Truths fully!

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The near and proximate cause is the 5 mental hindrances:
Ignorance comes into being caused by the 5 mental hindrances!
That is right here and now:
Ignorance grows up caused by desire and lust...
Ignorance arises caused by aversion and ill-will...
Ignorance emerges caused by lethargy and laziness...
Ignorance appears caused by restlessness and regret...
Ignorance comes into being caused by doubt and uncertainty...
All these 5 factors will obscure, obstruct and distort the 4 Noble Truths!
So also will these 5 mental hindrances block the manifold and profound
implications and wide-ranging consequences of these 4 Noble Truths!

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The remote and subtle cause is fermentation ~ assuming and supposing:
Conditioned by mental fermentation (asava) does ignorance emerge:
That is multi-factorially, on the long-term, as a hidden latent tendency:
Ignorance is caused by the mental fermentation linked with sense-desire.
Ignorance is caused by the mental fermentation associated with views.
Ignorance is caused by the mental fermentation coupled with becoming.
Ignorance is caused by the mental fermentation joined with ignorance itself!

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The often unseen emotional causal component of ignorance is neutral feeling:
Ignorance is caused by a feeling of neutral indifference, since this absence
of both pleasure and pain promotes neglect by disabling interest and examination,
which then logically results in not knowing the specifics of the object = ignorance...
Thus the unaware mind will automatically disregard all objects, that does neither
arouses any pleasure, nor burns with any pain... This default discarding inevitably
causes ignorance as the object is not offered any attention, or examination..

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Ignorance thus grows in a fatal positively self-enhancing feedback-loop!

The Blessed Buddha said:
Bhikkhus, a beginning of ignorance cannot be pointed out in this way:
Before this point in time, there was no ignorance, afterward it came.
But, Bhikkhus, it can be pointed out in this way:
Caused by this, ignorance comes to be. Bhikkhus, I tell you, ignorance too
has a causing condition! What is the causing condition of ignorance?
The five mental hindrances is the reply...
Source: AN X 61, AN X 62

What is ignorance, what is the origin of ignorance, what is the ceasing of
ignorance, and what is the way leading to the ceasing of ignorance?
Not knowing about suffering, not knowing about the origin of suffering,
not knowing about the ceasing of suffering, not knowing about the way
leading to the ceasing of suffering, this is called ignorance!
With the arising of the mental fermentations, ignorance also arises.
With the ceasing of the mental fermentations, ignorance also ceases!
The way leading to the ceasing of ignorance is just this Noble 8-fold Way:
That is; Right view, right motivation, right speech, right action,
right livelihood, right effort and right concentration.
Source: MN 9

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More on Ignorance (avijja):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ignorance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... vijjaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... erever.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... nowing.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Be ... mining.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Wh ... orance.htm

For Details on the Mental Fermentations (asava) please see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... aasava.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_P ... _Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ations.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... tation.htm

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Blazing is Friendliness :-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:47 pm

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Making oneself into a Mighty Friend:

Friendliness means Goodwill
Friendliness means Kindness
Friendliness means Helpfulness
Friendliness means Assistance
Friendliness means Support
Friendliness means Benevolence
Friendliness means Concern
Friendliness means Care
Friendliness means Compassion
Friendliness means Cooperation
Friendliness means Mutual Aid
Friendliness means Mutual Advantage
Friendliness means Symbiosis
Friendliness means Sympathy
Friendliness means Basic Trust


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The Blessed Buddha once said:
A friend who always lends a hand,
a friend both in sorrow and joy,
a friend who offers good counsel,
a friend who sympathizes too.
These are the four kinds of true friends:
one who is wise, having understood,
will always cherish and serve such friends
just as a mother tends her only child.
DN III 188

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As a mother even with her life protects her only child,
so let one cultivate immeasurable loving-kindness towards
all living beings.

Bhikkhus, whatever kinds of worldly merit there are,
all are not worth one sixteenth part of the release of mind by
universal friendliness; in shining, glowing and beaming radiance
the release of mind by infinite & endless friendliness far excels &
even surpasses them all. Itivuttaka 27

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He who does not strike nor makes
others strike, who robs not nor makes
others rob, sharing love with all that live,
finds enmity with none. Itivuttaka 22

Thus he who both day and night
takes delight in harmlessness
sharing love with all that live,
finds enmity with none. SN I 208

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When one with a mind of love
feels compassion for the entire world --
above, below and across,
unlimited everywhere. Jataka 37

I am a friend of the footless,
I am a friend of the bipeds;
I am a friend of those with four feet,
I am a friend of the many-footed.
May not the footless harm me,
may not the bipeds harm me,
may not those with four feet harm me,
and may not those with many feet harm me.
AN II 72

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Among tigers, lions, leopards & bears I lived on the wood.
No one was frightened of me, nor did I fear anyone.
Uplifted by such universal friendliness I enjoyed the forest.
Finding great solace in silent solitude. Suvanna-sama Jataka 540

I am a friend and helper to all,
I am sympathetic to all living beings.
I develop a mind full of love
and takes always delight in harmlessness.
I gladden my mind, fill it with joy,
and make it immovable and unshakable.
I develop the divine states of mind
not cultivated by simple men. Theragatha. 648-9

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On this mighty state of Friendliness (Metta) Friendship:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sy ... mpathy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ve_Saw.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... ntages.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Eva ... _Enemy.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ge ... odwill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Cosmic_Goodness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bl ... odwill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Unbounded_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Goodness_Galore.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Loving-Kindness.htm

Goodwill is always a mutual advantage!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bl ... liness.htm
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Entrance is the 3 Jewels!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:33 am

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Faith in the Three Jewels is the Entrance!

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Worthy, honourable & perfectly self-Enlightened is the Buddha!
Consummated in knowledge and behaviour, totally transcended, expert in
all dimensions, knower of all worlds, unsurpassable trainer of those who
can be tamed, both teacher & guide of gods as well as of humans, blessed,
exalted, awakened and enlightened is the Buddha!
Perfectly formulated is this Buddha-Dhamma, visible right here and now,
immediately effective, timeless, inviting each & everyone to come and see
for themselves, inspect, examine and verify! Leading each and everyone
through progress towards perfection. Directly observable, experiencable
and realizable by each intelligence...
Perfectly training is the Noble Sangha community of Buddha's disciples.
Training the right way, the true way, the good way, and the direct way!
Therefore do these eight kinds of individuals, the 4 Noble pairs, deserve
both gifts, self-sacrifice, offerings, hospitality and reverential salutation
with joined palms, since this Noble Sangha community of Noble disciples,
is an unsurpassable and forever unsurpassed field of merit, in and for this
world, to support, worship, respect, protect, give to and gain from ...

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Therefore:
Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami

I take refuge in the Buddha!
I take refuge in the Dhamma!
I take refuge in the Sangha!


Thereby Honouring:
The Torch-bearer of Mankind!

On How to become a real true Buddhist:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refuge_(Buddhism)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Refu ... ecepts.htm

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The 3 Jewels: Tiratana!

Honouring the 3 Jewels is the Entrance!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... Jewels.htm
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Noble Awareness ...

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:49 am

Friends:

How to be Released into the End of Suffering?

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, these Four Foundations of Awareness, when firmly established
by development and cultivation, are both Noble and Liberating! They lead
any one out into the complete elimination of all Suffering. What four?
Here, Bhikkhus, a Bhikkhu lives and dwells, aware and clearly comprehending,
while continuously contemplating and reflecting upon:

1: The Body merely as a decaying and ownerless formation..
2: The Feelings just as conditioned responses fading away..
3: The Mind only as a set of ingrained and habituated moods..
4: Any Phenomenon simply as a mentally constructed appearance..


Thereby removing any yearning, urge, envy and frustration rooted in this world..
These Four Foundations of Awareness, Bhikkhus, when firmly established by
such development and cultivation, are both Noble and Releasing! They guide
one to the Exit, to the Escape by an absolute destruction of all Suffering!

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Details on the 4 Foundations of Awareness (Sati):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Sati_Studies.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Causes_of_sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Sati_Summary.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... litude.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... s_Sati.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Clear ... ension.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/N ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ly_Way.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... alysis.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sa ... ruddha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_ ... reness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ca ... ention.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... ension.htm

Source of reference (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V: 166-7] 47 The Foundations of Awareness: 17 Noble...

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Clever Focus on the 4 Great Frames of Reference!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/N ... reness.htm
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Disabling Runaway Emotion!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:15 pm

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Everything Converges on Feeling (Vedanâ)!

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The 3 Kinds of Feeling are:
1: Pleasant Feeling that is agreeable, delightful and likable.
2: Painful Feeling that is disagreeable, repulsive and distressing.
3: Neutral Feeling that is an indifferent neither pleasure, nor pain.

The 5 Kinds of Feeling are:
1: Pleasant Bodily Feeling that is agreeable and arisen in the body.
2: Painful Bodily Feeling that is disagreeable and arisen in the body.
3: Pleasant Mental Feeling that is agreeable and arisen in the mind.
4: Painful Mental Feeling that is disagreeable and arisen in the mind.
5: Neutral Feeling that is an indifferent neither pleasure, nor pain.

The 6 Kinds of Feeling are:
1: Feeling that is arisen from visual eye contact.
2: Feeling that is arisen from auditory ear contact.
3: Feeling that is arisen from olfactory nose contact.
4: Feeling that is arisen from gustatory tongue contact.
5: Feeling that is arisen from tactile skin and body contact.
6: Feeling that is arisen from mental mind and ideational contact.

The cause of Feeling is Momentary Sense Contact:
Ceasing of this momentary contact instantly ceases the feeling!
The resulting effect of Feeling is Craving, if the mind is untrained...
Noble Awareness of arising feeling can prevent the arising of craving.
All early Buddhist training of mind control aims at this crucial purpose:
To break the automatic emergence of craving, when feeling arises!

If the feeling is pleasant arises craving towards the object...
Pleasant feeling is therefore the cause of desire, lust and greed!
If the feeling is painful arises craving away from the object...
Painful feeling is therefore the cause of aversion, anger and hate!
If the feeling is neutral arises craving for neglect of the object...
Neutral feeling is therefore the cause of ignorance, and confusion!

Since ignorance, greed and hate are the three roots of all Evil and
their absence are the three roots of all Freedom it verily confirms:
Every state and all experienced phenomena converges on this Feeling...

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On Feeling (Vedana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Five_Feelings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Latent_Feeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... elings.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Em ... _Storm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... edanaa.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/De ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/De ... ontact.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Bo ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fe ... ffects.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... eeling.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/In ... orance.htm

Disabling Runaway Emotion!

All Mental States Converge on Feeling ..
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... eeling.htm
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The Sun!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:10 pm

Friends:

Friendship is seeding the 7 links to Awakening!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Just as dawn is the forerunner and the precursor of the rising of the Sun,
exactly so is good and Noble friendship for any disciple the forerunner and
the precursor of the mental emergence of the Seven Links to Awakening!
When a Bhikkhu has a good and Noble friend, it is to be expected that he will
develop and cultivate these 7 Links to Awakening. And how does a Bhikkhu who
has a good & Noble friend develop & cultivate these 7 Links to Awakening?
Here, friends, this Bhikkhu trains, develops, deepens, reinforces and refines:

1: The Awareness Link to Awakening: sati-sambojjhanga.
2: The Investigation Link to Awakening: dhammavicaya-sambojjhanga.
3: The Energy Link to Awakening: viriya-sambojjhanga.
4: The Joy Link to Awakening: piti-sambojjhanga.
5: The Tranquillity Link to Awakening: passaddhi-sambojjhanga.
6: The Concentration Link to Awakening: samadhi-sambojjhanga.
7: The Equanimity Link to Awakening: upekkha-sambojjhanga.


based upon seclusion, disillusion, ceasing of craving, and culminating in release!
It is in exactly in this way that any Bhikkhu, who has a good and Noble Friend,
truly trains, grows, intensifies, reinforces & refines the 7 Links to Awakening...

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On these 7 Links to Awakening (Sambojjhanga):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Sun.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Peak.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Clothes.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/R ... rgence.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/S ... _Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/V ... ration.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Fruits.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/U ... _Seven.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... mes_14.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_7 ... kening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/L ... enment.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... kening.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Vision.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... kening.htm

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Source edited extract:
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V: 101] section 46: The Links. 48: The Sun....

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How to become One who Shines?

The Sun!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Sun.htm
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Whenever and Wherever!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:18 am

Friends:

Some Sequential & Consequential Facts!

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Whenever and wherever there is Ignorance of the 4 Noble Truths;
There is also Greed, Voracity, Lust, Desire, Craving and Longing!

Whenever and wherever there is Greed, Lust, Desire, and Craving;
There is also the Hate, Envy, Jealousy, and Fear of Loosing!

Whenever and wherever there is Hate, Envy, Jealousy and fierce Anger;
There is also Conflict, Clash, Opposition, Hostility and raging Violence!

Whenever and wherever there is Conflict, Hostility and Violence;
There is neither Peace, nor Harmony, nor any Relaxed Contentment!

Whenever and wherever there is neither Peace, nor any Harmony;
There is neither Gladness, nor Joy, nor Bliss, nor any Happiness!

Whenever and wherever there is neither Gladness, nor any Happiness;
There is Suffering, Frustration, Misery, Distress and Discomfort!

Whenever and wherever there is Suffering, Frustration, and Misery;
There is neither Concentration, nor any condensed mental Absorption!

Whenever and wherever there is no Well Focused Concentration;
There is no penetration into the real and true Nature of all Phenomena!

Whenever and wherever there is no penetration into the 3 Basic Realities;
There is Ignorance of the 4 Noble Truths, Confusion, Uncertainty & Doubt...

Friends, I tell you: It is in this way, that Ignorance grows more Ignorance!

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http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... orance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3 ... _Facts.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Dep ... nation.htm

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Whenever and Wherever!

Some Sequential & Consequential Facts!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/W ... erever.htm
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Symbiotic is Sympathy!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:38 am

Friends:

Maintain this Noble Wish of Sympathy:

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May I be happy, may I sustain my happiness by living without trace of enmity.
May all beings be happy & successful: May they be of full of joy, all beings
that breathe & have life, whether they are weak or strong, tiny or huge,
visible or invisible, near or far away, born or to be born, let all beings enjoy
safety, content ease and a serene bliss!
Let no one deceive another, let no one be harsh in speech, let no one by anger
or hatred wish bad for his neighbour. Even as a mother, at the risk of her life,
guards and protects her only child, so with a boundless heart of compassion,
I venerate all living beings by permeating this entire universe with sympathy,
above, beneath and all around, without limit, immeasurable and endless!
In this very fine way I cultivate an infinite goodwill toward this whole world.
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all my waking hours I will
always treasure and dwell in this thought, knowing that this way of caring
is the most Noble in this entire universe!
Thus shall I, by stilling pointless discussions and controversies, and by acting
blamelessly, be gifted with tranquillity and true insight into what is profound.
Thus shall I subdue the urge for sense-pleasure, and never again know rebirth.
May this also inspire and thereby cause all other sentient beings to fulfil the
conditions leading swiftly to Nibbana, which is the only lasting happiness!
May all sentient beings be thus liberated & fully released from all suffering.
May all sentient beings thus escape the dangers of ageing, disease, & death.
Friendliness is the Greatest! Yeah... :-)

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More on this blazing Friendliness (Metta):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Calm_Kindness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... ndship.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... liness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Re ... odWill.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... diance.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/In ... lassic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm

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On Biological Symbiosis="Living together with", an advantageous Social Model:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiosis
http://www.ms-starship.com/sciencenew/symbiosis.htm

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Creating a Future Harmony: So that we may sleep with our doors open,
among hanging gardens and dance with the children in our arms! :-)


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Let us all be Good in Joy!

Symbiotic is Sympathy!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sy ... mpathy.htm
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Re: Daily Dhamma Drops from Ceylon!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:24 am

May all Critters Buzzing be Happy :-)
Video: ‘My’ Reptile and amphibian hermit friends:


The Buddha on Goodwill (Metta):
"May all my legless friends be happy. May all my two-legged friends be happy.
May all my four-legged friends be happy. May all my many-legged friends be happy."

Anguttara Nikaya 4.67
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Cosmic_Goodness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Unbounded_Mind.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Goodness_Galore.htm
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Reaching Pure Peace...!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:54 pm

Friends:

Reaching Final Peace of Mind:

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A deity once spoke this verse to the Blessed One:
Life inevitably ceases, short is the span of life.
No safe shelter exists for one prone to ageing..
Seeing this danger of certain death, one should
do meritorious deeds, which brings happiness...

The Exalted Buddha responded:
Life inevitably ceases, short is the span of life.
No safe shelter exists for one prone to ageing..
Seeing this danger of certain Death, one should
drop the fleshy bait of this evanescent world!


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More on this uncreated peace - Nibbana (Sanskrit = Nirvana):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Final_Freedom.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/climax_of_calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Reaching_Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_2_Nibbanas.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_P ... _Cause.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Nibba ... return.htm

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Source: The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya I 2
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html

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Reaching Pure Peace...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Reaching_Peace.htm
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Nibbana: The Uncreated..

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:37 pm

Friends:

Nibbâna is the Highest Happiness!!!

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The Buddha once said about Nibbana: The Uncreated Dimension:
That, truly, is peace, this is the absolute supreme, namely, the end of
every kammic formation, the final stilling of all mental construction,
the letting go and leaving behind of any substrate for rebirth and all
fuel for becoming, the fading away of all craving, & the relinquishing
of all forms of clinging, silencing, stilling, ceasing, Nibbana.... AN 3:32

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Enraptured, ensnared and obsessed with greed, lust, urge & desire,
enraged with hate, fuming with anger, stirred by ill will & irritation,
blinded by ignorance, agitated by confusion, and fooled by delusion,
overwhelmed, with mind entangled, one aims at own ruin, at the ruin
of others, at the ruin of both, & one experiences frustration & pain!
But if lust, hate, and ignorance are eliminated, one aims neither at
own ruin, nor at the ruin of others, nor at the ruin of both, and one
experiences neither mental frustration, nor any pain, nor any grief!
Thus is Nibbana immediate, visible in this life, inviting, captivating,
fascinating & comprehensible to any intelligent & wise being. AN 3:55

The elimination of all Greed, the stilling of all Hate, the eradication
of all Confusion: This quenching, indeed, is the true Nibbana. SN 38:1

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FREED
For him, who has completed this journey.
For him, who is untouched by any pain or sorrow.
For him, who is in every-way wholly freed.
For him, who has broken all chains.
For such one, no Suffering is ever Possible!
Dhammapada 90

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More on this sublime Blissful State called Nibbana:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Final_Freedom.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Reaching_Peace.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/climax_of_calm.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Nibbana_Still.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Uncreated.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_2_Nibbanas.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ed_One.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... ibbana.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... bbaana.htm

Have a nice unconditioned day!

The Uncreated!

True Peace is Absolute & Everlasting!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ni ... _Peace.htm
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Clean is Cool ;-)

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:07 pm

Friends:

What are the 8 Precepts, which brings Divinity?

The Blessed Buddha once said:
The habitual praxis of the observance day endowed with eight features brings high reward and blessing,
and is of sublime dignity and greatness! And which are these eight features? In this, any Noble Disciple
considers within himself: Throughout their life the Arahats avoid all alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine,
and liquor! May I also, this day and night, avoid alcoholic and intoxicating drinks... By that I will follow
the track and traits of the perfected Arahats! I shall then have observed the Uposatha observance day
perfectly! With this fifth praxis is the observance day enriched. Observed in this very way, the observance
day endowed with eight features brings high - even divine - reward and blessing and is of sublime dignity
and immense greatness...

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The not innocent fluid down-the-drain-brain happy-Killer: King Alcohol!

Addiction to alcohol and drugs is often a need for tranquilization! The side-effects are much worse
than the restlessness they cure... Drinking and drugging - though pleasant - leads to lazy carelessness...
This lax neglect of the real world problems are often catastrophic! Bodily decay, social isolation and
steady fall is inevitable, though often violently denied or actively ignored by the addicted person...
Compared to the calm bliss of meditation is drugged sedation banal! Many addicted persons may have
experienced the serene bliss of deep meditative states in an earlier life and is thus now prone to
search for, and become addicted to a similar chemical calm, which however is a blurred haze lacking
the cool, calm, transparent and mesmerizing clarity of meditation., which invokes assured insight..

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Tobacco => Lung-cancer and Marijuana => lazy no-brain zombie!  

More on this common self-destructive behaviour: Drinking and Drugging:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cu ... ziness.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Bl ... linded.htm

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Ecstasy and Cocaine: High Tempo, but No genuine Emotions...

More on this Optimal Buddhist Uposatha Day Observance:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fullm ... ce_Day.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Basics.htm
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/atthasila.html
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/uposatha.html

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Drugs, Booze, Pills, Cocaine, Marijuana, and Tobacco Addiction are all a Chemical Calm Calamity!

Source (edited extract):
Numerical Discourses of the Buddha. Anguttara Nikaya AN 8:44
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/Canon/Sutta ... erical.htm

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Synthetic Serenity spells Death!

Clean is Cool ;-)

Neither Drinking, nor Drugging!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... ance_V.htm
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Impermanence Causes Suffering!

Postby Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:18 am

Friends:

Distorted perception imagines: Worldly Happiness is possible!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Dukkhanupassanam bhavento sukhasaññam pajahati...
When gradually developing the contemplation of Suffering (dukkha),
one gradually overcomes the false perception of pleasure, of happiness...

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He once convinced a pedantic disputant by this cut-2-the-bone explanation:
Friend Aggivessana, what do you think, is any material form, is any feeling,
is any perception, is any mental construction, and is any consciousness,
always permanent or always impermanent?
Venerable Gotama, they are all always impermanent...
If all these things always are impermanent, are they then pleasurable or
are they then disappointing and painful? Are they then happiness or suffering?
Venerable Gotama, then they are all painful, then they are all suffering...
Aggivessana, what do you think, when one searches for what is suffering,
clings to what is suffering, resorts to what is suffering, holds on to what
is suffering and regards what is suffering as: "This is mine, this I am,
this is my self..." can one then ever come to understand suffering or
ever be freed from all suffering?
How could one ever Master Gotama, no never Master Gotama...
Source: MN I [232]

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At Savatthi the Venerable Radha asked the Blessed One:
Venerable Sir, one says: Suffering!! What, Venerable Sir, is suffering?
Form, Radha, is suffering, feeling is suffering, perception is suffering,
mental constructions are suffering, consciousness is suffering...!
Understanding this, Bhikkhu, a well instructed Noble Disciple experiences
disgust towards form, disgust towards feeling, disgust towards perception,
disgust towards mental construction, and disgust towards consciousness itself!
Experiencing disgust, he becomes disillusioned! Through disillusion his mind is
released. When it is released, he instantly knows: This mind is liberated, and
he understands: Extinguished is this rebirth, this Noble Life is all completed,
done is what should be done, there is no state of being beyond this...
Source: SN 23:15 III [196.1]

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More on this universal, inevitable and absolute Suffering (Dukkha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The ... Dukkha.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3 ... istics.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... rophic.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/St ... l_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ce ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Or ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/En ... l_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/En ... Itself.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_3 ... _Facts.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Wh ... fering.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... al_Pit.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Source_of_What.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Samsaric_Dread.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Endless_Round.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/300_Spears.htm

Impermanence Causes Suffering!

The World can thus not ever bring Lasting Happiness ...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Co ... fering.htm
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