Simple living..

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Simple living..

Postby Jarmika » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:46 am

Simple living is the best....
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Re: Simple living..

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:54 am

Greetings Jarmika,

Indeed. I had a very nice Sunday, doing some meditation, tidying the outside deck and endeavouring to maintain mindfulness throughout the day.

This morning at 5am I was woken up by a cat we’re looking after – she was perched up on top of the curtains and jumped down on me! I took the opportunity to try and keep the simplicity going, giving up on trying to get back to sleep - instead, meditating in the front room with some guided meditation recordings I downloaded a few years ago off the Buddhanet website.

How do you maintain simple living in Thailand?

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Simple living..

Postby Jarmika » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:06 am

My maintain simple living ?
Saving money.....
Self-sufficient lifestyle....
Do not hassle with other people too much... :oops:
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Re: Simple living..

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:10 am

Greetings Jarmika,

I think this sutta has good advice for householders...

AN 4.62: Anana Sutta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Simple living..

Postby Lotus friend » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:27 am

I love simple living. :twothumbsup:
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Re: Simple living..

Postby chownah » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:56 pm

Jarmika wrote:Simple living is the best....
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Jarmika,
Did you harvest rice yet this year?
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Re: Simple living..

Postby Sam Vara » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:58 pm

Retro -

Many thanks to the link to the Sutta. "The bliss of blamelessness". I have been carrying around in my head the memory of a Dhamma talk (I think by Ajahn Sucitto) when he referred to "the power of blamelessness".

Is there another Sutta that you know of with this phrase in? Or might it be a different translation? I'll settle for a decaying memory on my part...
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Re: Simple living..

Postby Jarmika » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:59 am

Hi chownah,
My family did not rice cultivation. :rolleye:
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