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New documentary on the Buddha

Postby Nibbida » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:47 am

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Re: New documentary on the Buddha

Postby BlackBird » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:58 am

"And so, because this Teaching is so different from what Westerners are accustomed to, they will try to adapt the Teaching to their own framework. What they need to learn to do is not to adapt the Teaching to their own point of view but to adapt their own point of view to the Teaching. This is called saddhá, or faith, and it means giving oneself to the Teaching even if the Teaching is contrary to one’s own preconceived notions of the way things are."- Ven Bodhesako

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Re: New documentary on the Buddha

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:59 pm

Thanks for that!
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Re: New documentary on the Buddha

Postby bodom » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:23 pm

Got it marked on my calendar. Cant wait!

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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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