Ajahn Chah lineage?

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Re: Ajahn Chah lineage?

Postby bodom » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:44 am

daverupa wrote:
bodom wrote:
daverupa wrote:It all requires the arising of a tathagata in the world, in our case the Buddha.

AN 5.88 is noteworthy in this connection, as there we can read that a popular monk with many followers - a celebrity monk, if you like - can still have wrong view.


Im not making the connection here Dave. Is this to suggest that you believe Ajahn Chah was of wrong view?

:anjali:


Oh not at all; simply underlining this strange 'lineage' idea.


Ahh got ya, thanks for clarifying.

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‘To define Buddhism without a lot of words and phrases, we can simply say, “Don’t cling or hold on to anything. Harmonize with actuality, with things just as they are.”’ - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Ajahn Chah lineage?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:35 am

DAWN wrote:I'am sorry, i dont said very clearly
By telling about seed, i mean the seed of 7 years dutong practice, i think this period was determinating for Ajahn Chah's practice and comprehention of The Dhamma.
It's my supposition :roll:

the answer still applies, he was on Tudong when he met Tahn Ajahn Mun.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Ajahn Chah lineage?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:43 am

SamBodhi wrote:Stephen K

It is my understanding that a god deal of Ajahn Chah's students are still around. And when I say "students" I mean those who are now teachers but learned from Ajahn Chah. I am wondering if it would be possible for you to just ask them what Venerable Ajahn Chah's view of "lineage" was and to find out who would be listed in what we might call a teaching lineage. I find it very likely that because these Archariyas were to be teaching and leading monastics, Ajahn Chah may have mentioned some pertinent information to them that is not found in books or other sources.

Or you might find that some don't think it's important and that Ajahn Chah's teaching legacy can be found in his books and in your own heart.


with metta,
SamBodhi

Ajahn Chah Spent Three days with Ajahn Mun, but this had a tremendous effect.
Ajahn Chahs own words corroborate this from his teachings & biography.He also spent time with his disciples although he never (to my knowledge) mentions them or others in his teechings or biographical information.
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Ajahn Chah lineage?

Postby DAWN » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:44 pm

Cittasanto wrote:
DAWN wrote:I'am sorry, i dont said very clearly
By telling about seed, i mean the seed of 7 years dutong practice, i think this period was determinating for Ajahn Chah's practice and comprehention of The Dhamma.
It's my supposition :roll:

the answer still applies, he was on Tudong when he met Tahn Ajahn Mun.


Ah ok! My supposition is wrong
Thanks !
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Re: Ajahn Chah lineage?

Postby Sutiro » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:06 am

Loom Por was one off. He was ordained in the Mahanikhaya sect and spent a few days with Ajahn Mun with whom he was asamvaso (out of communion). He was inspired by Ajahn Mun however and continued to practice in the forest tradition and actually reformed and regenerated the Mahanikhaya in the North East.

I spent five years with him, the last five years of his teaching life. He never taught again after 1982. Though he has now moved into mythology, all they say about his persona was true, the finest human being I've ever met. See www.fourwindslao.com


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