Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

Postby dhamma_newb » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:25 pm

"If we are attached to having only good experiences in meditation then bad experiences tend to come. If we are averse to bad experiences, good experiences tend not to happen. Meditation is knowing how to simply watch the experience, whether it be good or bad. If we can watch like this, we will realise that things are simply the way they are; there is no inherent good or bad. Our responsibility is merely to acknowledge whatever we are experiencing." - Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw
The watched mind brings happiness.
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I am larger and better than I thought. I did not know I held so much goodness.
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Re: Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:04 am

Yes - so true! I think the above should be chiseled in granite and highlighted with gold leaf.
Thanks for sharing, Don!

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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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