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memorization

Postby befriend » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:47 pm

what are some good like page long suttas to memorize i have memorized 4 small suttas and its wonderful i can recall the teachings at will and i can actually see the speed and efficacy of my everyday thought process improve because of memorizing. metta, befriend
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.

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Re: memorization

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Re: memorization

Postby bodom » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:33 pm

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: memorization

Postby befriend » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:05 pm

ive memorized the metta sutta a sutta on patience i forget the name the akkosa sutta and craving is the builder of this house. so you know which ones not to give me. thanks.
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Re: memorization

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:18 pm

Maybe a little longer than a page but how about the Mangala sutta?
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Re: memorization

Postby befriend » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:40 pm

whats the mangala sutta about?
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Re: memorization

Postby befriend » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:05 am

thats a good one, take care, Befriend
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Re: memorization

Postby Ben » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:16 am

Greetings befriend,

You may wish to contribute to the Great Dhamma Wheel Memorization Challenge: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=12388
All the best with your efforts!

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