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The One Who Knows

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Refugee
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The One Who Knows

Postby Refugee » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:57 pm

My practice is simply this: Avoid evil, do good, and purify the mind.

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Re: The One Who Knows

Postby bodom » Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:08 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: The One Who Knows

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:12 pm

Yes, it can seperate- this is the only way we can see our own delusions. Otherwise enlightenment will be impossible.
With Metta

Karuna
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Re: The One Who Knows

Postby Fede » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:38 pm

Let me put it as simply as only a simpleton can:

I get smart, and feel like letting off steam at someone at work who has really yanked my chain.
But then, I catch myself being a possible, potential jerk, and smile because to let off steam would be an un-Mindful and un-Skilful thing to do.

The one who knows, is the one who's smiling.

It's all 'me', but it's just that my foolishness can get the better of me.
However, my foolishness does this less and less, because the smiler is becoming more skilful at smiling.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: The One Who Knows

Postby Refugee » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:24 pm

:thanks: Bodom, RowYourBoat, and Fede.
You have addressed my doubts quite nicely.
:anjali:
My practice is simply this: Avoid evil, do good, and purify the mind.


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