How enlightened are you?

Post sayings and stories you find interesting or useful.

How enlightened are you?

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sun May 02, 2010 12:52 pm

I found this in the bangkok post.
How enlightened are you?
If you can live without caffeine
If you can be cheerful,ignoring aches and pains
If you can resist complaining
If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment
If you can ignore a friends limited education and never correct him or her
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend
If you can face the world without lies and deceit
If you can conquer tension without medical help
If you can relax without liqour
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs
If you can honestly say that deep in your heart,you have no prejudice against creed,colour,religion,gender preference,or politics,then you have almost reached the same level of spiritual development as your dog. :smile:
And crawling on the planets face,some insects called the human race.
Lost in time
Lost in space
And meaning
User avatar
Phra Chuntawongso
 
Posts: 274
Joined: Sun May 02, 2010 11:05 am
Location: Wat SriBoenRuang,Fang,Chiang Mai

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Dan74 » Sun May 02, 2010 1:08 pm

:clap:
_/|\_
User avatar
Dan74
 
Posts: 2644
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:12 pm

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun May 02, 2010 1:14 pm

Oh man, thats beautiful :clap:
There is no comfort without pain; thus
we define salvation through suffering.
-- Cato
User avatar
m0rl0ck
 
Posts: 1021
Joined: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:51 am

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sun May 02, 2010 5:59 pm

-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
User avatar
Dhammabodhi
 
Posts: 206
Joined: Thu May 21, 2009 12:25 pm
Location: Rome, Italy

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Kenshou » Sun May 02, 2010 6:20 pm

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa... woof woof.

Image
Kenshou
 
Posts: 1029
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:03 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby bodom » Sun May 02, 2010 6:51 pm

A vipassana group here in San Antonio I sometimes attend, called the Yellow Dog Sangha, is named after the founding members yellow lab who would always come to lay an "meditate" with everyone during group meditation. She was a very dilligent meditator and had a better sitting posture than some of the members and wouldn't move at all until the time was up :smile:

http://sayellowdogsangha.blogspot.com/2 ... -time.html

:anjali:
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
User avatar
bodom
 
Posts: 4613
Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:18 pm
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Sobeh » Sun May 02, 2010 6:59 pm

The Dog-head Buddha in that picture is groovy.

:ugeek:
User avatar
Sobeh
 
Posts: 329
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:35 am
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, US

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby SDC » Mon May 03, 2010 6:25 pm

:rofl:
User avatar
SDC
 
Posts: 1023
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:08 pm
Location: North Jersey

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Annapurna » Mon May 03, 2010 7:10 pm

Sobeh wrote:The Dog-head Buddha in that picture is groovy.

:ugeek:


:twothumbsup:
http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/
User avatar
Annapurna
 
Posts: 2639
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:04 pm
Location: Germany

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Tex » Mon May 03, 2010 7:12 pm

:jumping:
"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
User avatar
Tex
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:46 pm
Location: Austin, TX, USA

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Pannapetar » Tue May 04, 2010 10:53 am

:rofl: Wonderful parable!

chiangmaigreg wrote:If you can be cheerful,ignoring aches and pains


I suppose our bitch doesn't quite live up to such high spiritual standards, since she was howling like a wolf over a cut on her paw.

Also, the lady dog complaineth a lot, if I interpret her barking correctly. If I could only speak Doggish.

Cheers, Thomas
User avatar
Pannapetar
 
Posts: 327
Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 6:05 am
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Wind » Wed May 05, 2010 3:30 am

I would say that rather depends on the dog. My first dog was very mean, it is easily anger and even attack us. We took care of it with the best of love but it didn't seem to care about anyone except for himself. There was an attack incident that the police was call in. And they had to put it to sleep for our safety. Our next dog was a total sweetheart. So even dogs have variety of personalities just as humans.
User avatar
Wind
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:10 pm

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Bnii » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:26 am

Kenshou, I love it! :twothumbsup:
Bnii
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:15 pm
Location: Kailua, Hawaii

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:35 am

Sentimental anthropomorphic claptrap. Just the sort of stuff to ensure that Buddhadhamma is forever associated with hippy losers.
PeterB
 
Posts: 3903
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:35 pm

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:42 am

.
Attachments
hippy loser.jpg
hippy loser.jpg (22.46 KiB) Viewed 690 times
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
User avatar
tiltbillings
 
Posts: 19559
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby Kenshou » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:51 pm

Well I think he's a Winner, gosh dangit.
Kenshou
 
Posts: 1029
Joined: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:03 am
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:09 pm

Kenshou wrote:Well I think he's a Winner, gosh dangit.
Or a weiner.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
User avatar
tiltbillings
 
Posts: 19559
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:13 pm

Or a winer..
PeterB
 
Posts: 3903
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:35 pm

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:19 pm

PeterB wrote:Or a winer..

Or just some nice old guy who seriously needs dental work.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
User avatar
tiltbillings
 
Posts: 19559
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:25 am

Re: How enlightened are you?

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:30 pm

the dungeon master told me i was a level 14 enlightened being!
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
User avatar
jcsuperstar
 
Posts: 1915
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:15 am
Location: alaska


Return to Dhammic Stories

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests