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Postby PeterB » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:58 pm

Go vest young man.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:03 pm

PeterB wrote:Go vest young man.
Or divest yourself of unnecessary vestments.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:12 pm

Greetings Peter,

PeterB wrote:Perhaps Vepacitta you might like to explain what you thought my question meant ?

Perhaps you might like to consider why so many people are so frequently confused and taken aback by the comments you make and the questions you pose.

Please speak honestly and directly - your reticence to do so is becoming disruptive. English is your native language, so unlike Hanzze you have no excuse.

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:38 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Now, gentlemen, be nice. And do not forget the "report" function.

(And what exactly is a "shirty attitude?" Doesn't sound like something I'd want, at least on most days.)


shirty
"ill-tempered," 1846, slang, probably from shirt, on notion of being disheveled in anger.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Not to be confused with Shawty

A term orginating in Atlanta that, in the beginning, referred to a short person or child, but the span of the word has grown to include any and all people, especially a girl that is attractive; it is mostly used as a term of endearment to others or just a way of addressing someone, like 'Wassup Man,' Instead of "Man", shawty is used.
NOTE: Can be shortened to "shawt" or "shawtdawg".
"Waddup Shawty, when you coming over?"
-- http://www.urbandictionary.com/

Or Shorty

affectionate term for a girlfriend, attractive female or concubine.
Yo shorty, it's your birthday
-- http://www.urbandictionary.com/

Or shirt mask

the part of the shirt located just below the chin one uses to filter foul odors, instinctually used when in uncleanly bathrooms, or after a destructive passing of gas(fart, chemical attack)
1.Duuude.. that truck stop restroom was so narsty i had to use my shirt mask just to take a piss.

2.that fart was so pungent that my shirt mask was the only protection i had

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Hanzze » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:10 am

pulga wrote:
Hanzze wrote: ... you know the bad guys have neither shame and nor heart


So true. Thanks for the post, Hanzze.

Just to get sure that it might be not understood as a critic to others, it was just an ironical self reflection.

Yesterday I read a good sentence: "This post is a mirror, if a monkey looks in, it is not possible that an apostle looks back."

It is real great to see PeterB always trying to motivate others to think different and he always buts a lot of effort to explain Dhamma.
Dislike is always made by one self, you can not make somebody dislike something. It comes always from you self and your own attachments/defilements. Dislike is the very best teacher as long as we stay aware. It teaches us to develop the source with directly leads us to release, forgiveness. Forgiveness (Compassion) cleans defilements away.
Brothers don't waste your time with judgment, as long as dislike is there, let it teach you and you will find your real enemy.

:group:
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:46 am

Actually Hanzze, that makes a lot of sense :)
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Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:52 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Actually Hanzze, that makes a lot of sense :)
Actually, a time-out can be good for a person.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Postby Mawkish1983 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:58 am

Right-o, I'll get my coat then

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:03 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Right-o, I'll get my coat then

:)
You stay.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Aloka » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:55 am

Hanzze wrote:Brothers don't waste your time with judgment, as long as dislike is there, let it teach you and you will find your real enemy.



Well said Hanzze.

Reading this also made me remember a previous teacher saying "Friends can become enemies and enemies can become friends," ....so that due to impermanence one shouldn't cling too much to either of these classifications of others.

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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:06 am

Greetings,

Hanzze wrote:Brothers don't waste your time with judgment, as long as dislike is there, let it teach you and you will find your real enemy.

Just that! :)

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Hanzze » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:28 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Mawkish1983 wrote:Actually Hanzze, that makes a lot of sense :)
Actually, a time-out can be good for a person.


It depends on what you see as a time-out, it is very unwholesome for your practice when you rest. Never rest, do not rest a second. What ever keeps you aware, stay at it. A time out just would lead you to loose all what you have archived. So you also should give other no time a time out, dont let them rest. Don't let them a way out. It is like when a fox is catching a mouse.

What ever heals us from our sickness is wholesome, time out is just like changing the place.

Mange

The Buddha said, "Monks, did you see the jackal running around here in the evening? Did you see him? Standing still it suffered. Running around it suffered. Sitting down it suffered. Lying down it suffered. Going into the hollow of a tree, it suffered. Going into a cave, it felt ill at ease. It suffered because it thought, 'Standing here isn't good. Sitting isn't good. Lying down isn't good. This bush isn't good. This tree hollow isn't good. This cave isn't good.' So it kept running all the time. Actually, that jackal has mange. Its discomfort doesn't come from the bush or the tree hollow or the cave, from sitting, standing, or lying down. It comes from the mange."
You monks are the same. Your discomfort comes from your wrong views. You hold onto ideas that are poisonous and so you're tormented. You don't exert restraint over your senses, so you blame other things. You don't know what's going on inside you. When you stay here at Wat Nong Pah Pong, you suffer. You go to America and suffer. You go to London and suffer. You go to Wat Bung Wai and suffer. You go to every branch monastery and suffer. Wherever you go, you suffer. This comes from the wrong views that still lie within you. Your views are wrong and you hold onto ideas that are poisonous in your hearts. Wherever you go you suffer. You're like that jackal.
Once you recover from your mange, though, you can be at ease wherever you go: at ease out in the open, at ease in the wild. I think about this often and keep teaching it to you because this point of Dhamma is very useful.
by Ajahn Chah


For sure a timeout from a running movie needs sometimes just to turn of the TV, others would nit help. So one can be back to more reality.

:pig:

There are so many good hints in the In Simple Terms - 108 Dhamma Similes, by Ajahn Chan

Dhammawheel is like a

The Millipede

When lots of us come to live together, it's easy to practice if our views are correct and in line with one another. When we're willing to bend and abandon our pride in the same way, we all come together at the level of the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha. You can't say that having a lot of monks interferes with your practice. It's kind of like a millipede. A millipede has lots of legs. When you look at it, you think that it's sure to get all confused with so many legs. But it walks. It walks back and forth, and there's really no confusion. It has its rhythm, its order.
It's the same with the Buddha's teachings: If you practice like a disciple of the Buddha, it's easy. In other words, you practice rightly, practice straightforwardly, practice to gain release from suffering, and practice correctly. Even if there are hundreds of us, thousands of us, however many of us, it doesn't matter. We can all fall into the same current.
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:56 am

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Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Open invitation: Help us improve your DW experience!

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:03 am

Beat you to it!
Ner-ner-ni-ner-ner!
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