Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

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Re: Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:07 pm

Thank you for the replies to me questions- especially the quotes by Bikkhu Gavesako helped a lot- this is valuable to me- I did wonder if what is openly taught is what is deemed appropriate for his general audience - my question was not meant to cause any offence :anjali:
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Re: Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

Postby Guy » Fri May 22, 2009 7:26 pm

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:59 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

Postby Guy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:42 am

Ah, thanks Retro, that clears things up a bit for me.
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:54 am

while the scholar monk vs meditation monk quote is cool and all, when dealing with matters of meditation i would trust the meditation monk over the scholar monk just as i would trust a surgeon over medical text book editor to perform my surgery
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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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Re: Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

Postby cooran » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:28 am

Hello jcsuperstar,

And how do you think the surgeon graduated, became qualified and was employed in a hospital to practice and instruct others, without rigorous study on which to base his practical skills?

Similarly with Bhikkhus.

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Re: Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

Postby adosa » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:11 am

"To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas" - Dhammapada 183

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Re: Ajahn Sumedho on Meditation

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:04 pm

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

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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