Buddhism in (your) two words

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Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:26 pm

abandon desire
With metta,
Sumana (Stephen)

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Moggalana » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:29 pm

Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:54 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: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Dharma Atma » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:54 pm

"Common sense," - said Dalai Lama as he was asked the same question.

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Reductor » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:42 pm

full understanding

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby SamKR » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:54 pm

Eradicate Dukkha

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Goedert » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:57 pm

Just need one.


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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby OcTavO » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:10 pm

See clearly.

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Sobeh » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:07 pm

Dukkha, nibbana.

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby SDC » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:29 pm

Wake up.

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby PaulD » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:18 pm

science of the mind

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:42 pm

samatha vipassana
With Metta

& Upekkha

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby dhamma_spoon » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:19 pm

Hi, all -

I can think of a bundle of "two words" ! :thinking:

i. Letting Go.
ii. Total Release
iii. Not Self
iv. Clear Knowing
v. Right View
vi. Right Effort
vi. Right Mindfulness

A soup spoon does not know the taste of the soup.
A dhamma spoon does not know the taste of the Dhamma!

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Tex » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:47 pm

Unbinding Path
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement." -- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Northernbuck » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:52 pm

A path
But if this neutral feeling that has arisen is conditioned by the body which is impermanent, compounded and dependently arisen, how could such a neutral feeling be permanent? - SN 36.7

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby octathlon » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:37 am

wait, what?


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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby salmon » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:59 am

Road Map (to nibbana!)
~ swimming upstream is tough work! ~

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby Sherab » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:57 am


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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:22 am

not certain
or maybe,
poo roo
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Buddhism in (your) two words

Postby acinteyyo » Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:57 am

not mine
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M 22)
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