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(Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby PimonratC » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:20 am

.

Hello
Check this out, I think you'll like this one.
It's a storybook with so cute graphic. :heart:


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You can download here. :reading:
http://dhammaway.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/for-you-the-new-comer-storybook-v3.pdf



The Teachings of "Venerable Pramote Pamojjo"
From the book "The Path to Enlightenment"

I'm sure you love this one, really :jumping:




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Re: (Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby gavesako » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:28 pm

Nice way to present a profound subject :buddha1:
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Re: (Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby cooran » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:37 pm

Interesting presentation. Thanks for posting, this Teacher is worth looking into further.

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Re: (Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby suriyopama » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:58 am

I know a person that followed the meditation instructions of Pramote Pamojjo for many years and finally failed into a deep dark hole, so deep that she required urgent psychiatric treatment. The psychiatrist said that the cause was not coming from known mental alignments, but that she was probably following a wrong meditation system (of course he did not write that on the official medical diagnosis, but that was what he said). Other monks coincided to say the same, and they kindly helped her to abandon the medicine prescribed by the psychiatrist and recover by herself. Pramote could not help her at all.
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Re: (Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby gavesako » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:15 am

This is something that happens rather often at all meditation centers and with various teachers. It seems to be even more frequent in those places where they stress a very rigorous technique and set a very tight schedule. Pre-existing conditions then develop into major problems that only some teachers know how to deal with. Often external psychiatric assistance is needed.
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Re: (Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby suriyopama » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:58 am

I believe that one of the key elements that is missing in many meditation methods is Loving Kindness towards oneself. As Ajahn Brahm says: mindfulness alone is not enough; it always has to be accompanied by unconditional loving kindness. Listen to the needs of your body and your mind, be kind and make them comfortable. Not in vain, Ajahn Brahm says that many meditation centers are actually like "concentration camps".

The mantra of Pramote is: no matter what comes to your body or to your mind, “this is not me”, “this is not me”, “this is not me”…
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Re: (Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby gavesako » Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:08 am

Yes, there is indeed a danger in projecting the idea of not-self onto things as if one already came to the conclusion (intellectually) beforehand and then was just trying to prove it. This is the drawback in the Abhidhamma-based "dry vipassana" methods sometimes, the mind can literally feel like it's dried up because it lacks the buoyancy of samadhi and metta.
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Re: (Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby purple planet » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:44 pm

Please send merit to my old dog named Mika - thanks in advance
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Re: (Cute Storybook) For You The Newcomer

Postby PimonratC » Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:43 am

purple planet wrote:




Thank you, we can read this cartoon online too, here

http://atenlightenment.wordpress.com/20 ... -newcomer/

I think, This is quite good as a dhamma for kids and the beginner.



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