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Thales
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Endurance

Postby Thales » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:08 pm

Hello,

Awhile ago I remember reading a sutta on access to insight in which the Buddha sees a monk with his robes torn, lip bloodied, and alms bowl cracked and yells to him "Endure it, brahman!" At least, that's all I remember of it. If anyone can help me find it again I would be grateful. :anjali:
"Just as the ocean has a single taste, the taste of salt, so this Dhamma and Discipline has a single taste, the taste of release."

~Ud 5.5

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Re: Endurance

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:11 pm

Angulimala sutta:

Then Ven. Angulimala, early in the morning, having put on his robes and carrying his outer robe & bowl, went into Savatthi for alms. Now at that time a clod thrown by one person hit Ven. Angulimala on the body, a stone thrown by another person hit him on the body, and a potsherd thrown by still another person hit him on the body. So Ven. Angulimala — his head broken open and dripping with blood, his bowl broken, and his outer robe ripped to shreds — went to the Blessed One. The Blessed One saw him coming from afar and on seeing him said to him: "Bear with it, brahman! Bear with it! The fruit of the kamma that would have burned you in hell for many years, many hundreds of years, many thousands of years, you are now experiencing in the here-&-now!"

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

:anjali:
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: Endurance

Postby Thales » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:01 am

Thank you sir :anjali:
"Just as the ocean has a single taste, the taste of salt, so this Dhamma and Discipline has a single taste, the taste of release."

~Ud 5.5

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Re: Endurance

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:27 pm

Thank you for this.
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