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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
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Re: memorization

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:18 pm

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Re: memorization

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

“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19

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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?
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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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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