Grit & Determination

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Kusala
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Grit & Determination

Postby Kusala » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:19 am

3rd/4rd century Fasting Buddha

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Homage to the Buddha
Thus indeed, is that Blessed One: He is the Holy One, fully enlightened, endowed with clear vision and virtuous conduct, sublime, the Knower of the worlds, the incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men, enlightened and blessed.

Homage to the Teachings
The Dhamma of the Blessed One is perfectly expounded; to be seen here and now; not delayed in
time; inviting one to come and see; onward leading (to Nibbana); to be known by the wise, each for himself.

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Re: Grit & Determination

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:46 am

Every meditation hall (padhānaghāra) needs one of those!

The Padhāna Sutta on Access to Insight

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Re: Grit & Determination

Postby manas » Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:57 am

One quality of the Bodhisatta that always impresses me, is that once he had made up his mind to do something, he would do it and see it through to it's culmination - even if that was fasting in an excessive way, almost to the point of death - well, done! Such amazing resolve and perseverance. (As well as the wisdom, self-honesty, and humility to finally realize it was the wrong path to take, and to then abandon it, and try something else).

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