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Alm Bowls

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Alm Bowls

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:20 am



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Postby Fede » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:49 pm

"Bodging" - ! haven't heard that term for ages!

Shame that the name for a skilled craftsman fell into the use of a misnomer for one incapable of completing a task well!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Postby Cittasanto » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:52 pm

Thanks Bhante,
for any who are interested here is the bowl chapter on A2I by Thanissaro
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... h07-3.html


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Postby jcsuperstar » Fri Mar 20, 2009 3:15 am

are other people aloud to clean a monk's bowl? can a woman clean a monk's bowl?
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Postby gavesako » Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:35 pm

Due to some lingering animistic beliefs in Thailand to do with the nature of women, it is assumed that a woman should not touch anything belonging to a monk, like his robes or bowl. This is not supported by any Vinaya rule as such.

Often laymen washing monks' bowls will scratch it, so monks prefer to do it themselves.
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