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Looking for Source

Postby bodom » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:42 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: Looking for Source

Postby phil » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:31 am

Rather than starting a new thread, I'll just add my request for a source to bodom's. I'm trying to find the sutta that refers to a great sala tree choked with mustard weeds, and if one hopes for the growth of the tree, one must get rid of the weeds first. I tried the simile index of my SN and MN anthologies and googled it, but am coming up dry. Thanks.
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby Hoo » Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:59 pm

Hi Bodom,

I googled and found the quote in 6 or 8 places on the internet but no source reference but this:

Buddho

by Phra Ajaan Thate Desaransi (Phra Nirodharansi Gambhirapaññacariya)
Translated from the Thai by
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Copyright © 1994 The Abbot, Metta Forest Monastery
Metta Forest Monastery
PO Box 1409
Valley Center, CA 92082
USA

No further reference to the source of the quote itself.

Hoo

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby Will » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:02 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby rowyourboat » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:32 pm

Dhammapada root stories?

http://www.tipitaka.net/tipitaka/dhp/

I don't really know- never heard of it before now..

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby yuttadhammo » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:27 am





Upasampadā: 4 December, 2001

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Re: Looking for Source

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Upasampadā: 4 December, 2001

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby bodom » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:07 am

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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby phil » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:29 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Looking for Source

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby phil » Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:37 pm

Dear Bhante,

The sutta you have kindly referred to is certainly a good support for seeing into the danger of sensual pleasures, very good. Thank you! Not the one I was thinking of, but really, that's ok. Yes, as you say, I should have started another thread. I guess I thought I was being economical by just tacking a "looking for source" request on to bodom's, but it could only lead to confusion. Won't do so again in the future.
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby phil » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:47 pm

Hi all

I found the the exact passage I'm trying to source: "Suppose there was a big sala tree growing near a village and it was choked with castor oil weeds and some man would appear desiring its good welfare and protection...then he would cut down and throw out the crooked saplings that robbed the sap and he would clean (clear?) out the interior of the grove and tend the straight, well-formed saplings."

If I had the full context I would know for sure, but I am guessing the crooked sapling is referring to gross, transgression-level defilements that can be overcome by sila and clearing out the interior refers to arising defilements that can be caught by satipatthana. I know this is not the forum for forwarding interpretations, but lacking a source that's where I'm at. Does my interpretation sound right? Thanks.
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby cooran » Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:27 am

Hello Phil,

AJahn Dhammanando discussed that passage in another thread on Dhamma Wheel:

The garden metaphor
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1297

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Re: Looking for Source

Postby phil » Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:45 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)


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