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How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

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Re: How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:11 am

Dear Santikaro

I understand that the Ajahn underscored the primacy of practice. If you have the time and inclination, I would appreciate it if you could relate some anecdotes or statements Venerable said on the importance of practice. Regardless of the differing opinions relating to Venerable's teachings regarding rebirth and dependent origination, his words on practice may be something that all of us can draw from and be inspired by.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
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Re: How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

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Re: How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

Postby nathan » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:22 am

But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

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Postby nathan » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:33 am

Thanks TIlt. I'm going to go to bed now and count little orange and purple spotted velocirapters with butterfly wings.
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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

Postby Santikaro » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:54 am

I don't think I have much more to say on the "rebirth" thing except for this:

Tan Ajahn said, more than once, publicly & in private conversation, that rebirth in future lives is only a problem because of the birth of greed, hatred, & delusion, of egoism, of meing & mying. If these later "rebirths" don't carry over, then future lives won't be a problem.

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Re: How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

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Nothing is worth clinging to as me or mine.

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Nothing is worth clinging to as me or mine.

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Nothing is worth clinging to as me or mine.

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Re: How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

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สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

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: How are the views of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu regarded?

Postby .e. » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:12 pm

There was a post from present to me that seems to have disappeared. It referenced the 9 dhamma eyes and told a story about Ajahn Amaro hearing a talk from Ajahn Buddhadasa at Suan Mokh.

Anyways...thanks for sharing the stories! Here is one I will share with you about Ajahan Amaro’s take on nirodha. He mentioned this on one of his talks on the retreat I sat with him and it stuck with me. He was trying to explain how nirodha was not so much about extinction but cessation. He asked if you have ever been meditating and heard the hum of the compressor of a refrigerator and then the compressor shut off? He said the nirodha of the sound of the refrigerator left a recognizable peace. The nirodha of the sound revealed peace. So linking this idea with what Ajahn Buddhadasa said about Dependent Origination, ego is not always present but is birthed into existence dependent on ignorant contact/ignorant vedena/etc. It is up to us to develop sufficient mindfulness and Samadhi to re-cognize this. The more this is re-cognized, the more likely nibbana is one nirodha away.

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Postby piotr » Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:29 pm

Bhagavaṃmūlakā no, bhante, dhammā...

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Postby Santikaro » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:43 pm

Nothing is worth clinging to as me or mine.

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Nothing is worth clinging to as me or mine.

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