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uposatha

Postby befriend » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:51 pm

i love observing the uposatha, but would like to read some stuff on its benefits for meditation, and how much merit it creates. do people hear have good experiences with it? thanks!
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.

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Re: uposatha

Postby bodom » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:23 pm

Hi befriend

Please see these threads:

Uposatha Observance Club
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2358&start=120

Uposatha?
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8682

What do you do for the uposatha?
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=6951

Do you observe Uposatha days?
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=4138&start=0

Uposatha clothing
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=632

Uposatha
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=322

Uposatha Questions
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3453

:namaste:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: uposatha

Postby befriend » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:32 pm

thanks buddy, i appreciate that.
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.

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Re: uposatha

Postby PeterB » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:44 pm

At first a novelty...then a duty...then a source of great strength.

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Re: uposatha

Postby befriend » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:07 pm

PeterB wrote:At first a novelty...then a duty...then a source of great strength.



that is so awesome.
to practice patience with others rough speech, perceive there words as only sound, patience is the path to nibbana.


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