The noble 8-way

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The noble 8-way

Postby villkorkarma » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:20 pm

How important is right understanding right thougt right u know so on

I mean.. Have you read about S N Goenkas teacher U bakhin he wouldnt teach the vipassana to a person becourse he was testing other teqniques before that?
That isnt fairplay if you ask me?
and sn goenka said.. that ubakhin did reach the goal nibbanic peace.

And a teacher i had on a course said. IF you dont finish this 10 days course I wont let you go to another 10 day course in the future".
And I ask him and he said, "i feel like ecstacy".
So he have done progress but without right understandning from my wiew of point

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Re: The noble 8-way

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:19 pm

That's not true villkorkarma

You should read 'The Calm Mind" by John Coleman. Coleman was a student of U Ba Khin and was taught by him while he was trying out different spiritual approaches. In 'The Calm Mind" Coleman describes his spiritual path which began with, and ended with U Ba Khin.
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Re: The noble 8-way

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:19 pm

The Eightfold Path is the way to liberation, so very important.

just because we may think something is correct or right doesn't mean it is right according to the Dhamma.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Re: The noble 8-way

Postby appicchato » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:55 pm

Manapa wrote:just because we may think something is correct or right doesn't mean it is right according to the Dhamma.

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Re: The noble 8-way

Postby villkorkarma » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:16 pm

Okey thanks, but I live in Sweden I looked at www.amazon.com but i didnt find the book by john.
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Re: The noble 8-way

Postby Moggalana » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:24 pm

It is actually called "The Quiet Mind" by John E. Coleman.

some buying options:
http://www.amazon.com/Quiet-Vipassana-M ... 636&sr=8-1
http://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/prod ... cfm?PC=548
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Re: The noble 8-way

Postby Ben » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:39 pm

Thanks for the correction Moggalana. Its been about five or six years since reading it and shortly after I loaned it to someone who never returned it!
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loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

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

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Re: The noble 8-way

Postby appicchato » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:32 am

Ben wrote:I loaned it to someone who never returned it!

Human nature, no?...fortunately not everyone's... :smile:
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Re: The noble 8-way

Postby Ben » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:07 am

Indeed Venerable!
I only hope the person who borrowed the book was inspired enough to start investigating the Dhamma.
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sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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