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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.
"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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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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Re: A dedicaton...

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.”
Samyutta Nikaya 4.453
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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.
-Dhp. 183

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