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A dedicaton...

Postby Ben » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:06 am

S.N. Goenka wrote:There is so much misery all around. If we can wipe the tears of even a few people
who are suffering, we have paid back a little of our debt of gratitude to the Buddha
and to the Sangha, the chain of teachers who have maintained the tradition from
ancient times.
May all of you develop Dhamma strength. May you all keep growing in Dhamma, and
help others to grow in Dhamma. May more and more people benefit from your
service.
May the wheel of Dhamma keep rotating. May the light of Dhamma spread
throughout the world. May the darkness of ignorance be dispelled. May more and
more people come out of their misery. May all beings be happy, be peaceful, be
liberated!

Bhavatu sabba maṅgalaṃ


May this forum be a source of inspiration for Dhammaduta.

Bahujana hitaya, bahujana sukhaya.

For the benefit of many, for the happiness of all.
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

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

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby pilgrim » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:31 am

Go forth, o bhikkhus, for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the benefit, for the good, for the happiness of gods and men. Let not two go by one way. Preach the doctrine that is beautiful in its beginning, beautiful in its middle, and beautiful in its ending. Declare the holy life in its purity, completely both in the spirit and the letter.
~ Mahavagga, Vinaya Pitaka.

My favourite quote on the subject. :bow:
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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby christopher::: » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:35 am

~~~~~~~~~* :anjali: :anjali: :anjali: :anjali: :anjali: *~~~~~~~~~~~~
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009
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Postby appicchato » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:20 am

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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:26 am

Wander forth, O bhikkhus, for the welfare of the multitude, for the happiness of the multitude, out of compassion for the world, for the good, welfare, and happiness of devas and humans. Let not two go the same way. Teach, O bhikkhus, the Dhamma that is good in the beginning, good in the middle, good in the end, with the right meaning and phrasing.”
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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby Euclid » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:32 am

:bow: SADHU! SADHU! SADHU! :bow:
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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby PeterB » Sat Mar 05, 2011 3:31 pm

Ben wrote:
S.N. Goenka wrote:There is so much misery all around. If we can wipe the tears of even a few people
who are suffering, we have paid back a little of our debt of gratitude to the Buddha
and to the Sangha, the chain of teachers who have maintained the tradition from
ancient times.
May all of you develop Dhamma strength. May you all keep growing in Dhamma, and
help others to grow in Dhamma. May more and more people benefit from your
service.
May the wheel of Dhamma keep rotating. May the light of Dhamma spread
throughout the world. May the darkness of ignorance be dispelled. May more and
more people come out of their misery. May all beings be happy, be peaceful, be
liberated!

Bhavatu sabba maṅgalaṃ


May this forum be a source of inspiration for Dhammaduta.

Bahujana hitaya, bahujana sukhaya.

For the benefit of many, for the happiness of all.



Its always good to be reminded of what its REALLY all about.
Thanks Ben.
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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby zavk » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:13 am

Thanks Ben. A good reminder for me that I must see through my intention to start a meditation group.
With metta,
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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:56 am

Sadhu!
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby jagodage » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:55 am

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Ben wrote:
S.N. Goenka wrote:
There is so much misery all around. If we can wipe the tears of even a few people
who are suffering, we have paid back a little of our debt of gratitude to the Buddha
and to the Sangha, the chain of teachers who have maintained the tradition from
ancient times.
May all of you develop Dhamma strength. May you all keep growing in Dhamma, and
help others to grow in Dhamma. May more and more people benefit from your
service.
May the wheel of Dhamma keep rotating. May the light of Dhamma spread
throughout the world. May the darkness of ignorance be dispelled. May more and
more people come out of their misery. May all beings be happy, be peaceful, be
liberated!

Bhavatu sabba maṅgalaṃ
sadu ! sadu ! sadu !
:candle: :candle: :candle:
:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:


It is a real compassionate deed to pay gratitude to Lord Budda who dedicated more than 24 aeons life times on behalf of human,gods,monks etc,to achieve the goal of Nirwana.

This extent period is difficult to fathom.

Lord Budda scarified His chance of achieving Nirwana on behalf us for people born 2550 yrs ahead at the time of Deepankar Budda.

It is the Great Sanga carried forward the Dhamma message first by word then in written form.

Oh,what a scarification made.(I think Jesus has done more or less same scarification)( without prejudice)

So dear Ben you have refresh our minds about Great Gratitude.May Kusala merit be bestow to you and as well as all D/W who read this thread.

Goenka Jee has done a great service to modern civilization.By helping to organized Meditation Centers all around he had create avenues for those are needy in order to spread the message of Dhamma.

So much have achieve levels of Vipassana Training from these centres. Let his wishes be fulfilled as he wish with these great merits.

With Metta

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:
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Re: A dedicaton...

Postby Sanjay PS » Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:25 am

jagodage wrote:


Ben wrote:
S.N. Goenka wrote:
There is so much misery all around. If we can wipe the tears of even a few people
who are suffering, we have paid back a little of our debt of gratitude to the Buddha
and to the Sangha, the chain of teachers who have maintained the tradition from
ancient times.
May all of you develop Dhamma strength. May you all keep growing in Dhamma, and
help others to grow in Dhamma. May more and more people benefit from your
service.
May the wheel of Dhamma keep rotating. May the light of Dhamma spread
throughout the world. May the darkness of ignorance be dispelled. May more and
more people come out of their misery. May all beings be happy, be peaceful, be
liberated!

Bhavatu sabba maṅgalaṃ
sadu ! sadu ! sadu !
:candle: :candle: :candle:
:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:


It is a real compassionate deed to pay gratitude to Lord Budda who dedicated more than 24 aeons life times on behalf of human,gods,monks etc,to achieve the goal of Nirwana.

This extent period is difficult to fathom.

Lord Budda scarified His chance of achieving Nirwana on behalf us for people born 2550 yrs ahead at the time of Deepankar Budda.

It is the Great Sanga carried forward the Dhamma message first by word then in written form.

Oh,what a scarification made.(I think Jesus has done more or less same scarification)( without prejudice)

So dear Ben you have refresh our minds about Great Gratitude.May Kusala merit be bestow to you and as well as all D/W who read this thread.

Goenka Jee has done a great service to modern civilization.By helping to organized Meditation Centers all around he had create avenues for those are needy in order to spread the message of Dhamma.

So much have achieve levels of Vipassana Training from these centres. Let his wishes be fulfilled as he wish with these great merits.

With Metta

:anjali: :anjali: :anjali:



Dear Jagodage ,


The below is a wonderful tribute to Goenkaji , which Lord Buddha himself declared of times yonder ............

The Buddha: Licchavis, the manifestation of five gems is rare in the world. What five? (1) The manifestation of a Tathāgata, an Arahant, a Perfectly Enlightened One is rare in the world. (2) A person who can teach the Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by a Tathāgata is rare in the world. (3) When the Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by a Tathāgata has been taught, a person who can understand it is rare in the world. (4) When the Dhamma and discipline proclaimed by a Tathāgata has been taught, a person who can understand it and practice in accordance with the Dhamma is rare in the world. (5) A grateful and thankful person is rare in the world. Licchavis, the manifestation of these five gems is rare in the world. ~~ AN 5.195 ~~
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The path of Dhamma is no picnic . It is a strenuous march steeply up the hill . If all the comrades desert you , Walk alone ! Walk alone ! with all the Thrill !!

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