Simple living..

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Jarmika
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Simple living..

Postby Jarmika » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:46 am

Simple living is the best....
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Paul Davy
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Re: Simple living..

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:54 am

Greetings Jarmika,

Indeed. I had a very nice Sunday, doing some meditation, tidying the outside deck and endeavouring to maintain mindfulness throughout the day.

This morning at 5am I was woken up by a cat we’re looking after – she was perched up on top of the curtains and jumped down on me! I took the opportunity to try and keep the simplicity going, giving up on trying to get back to sleep - instead, meditating in the front room with some guided meditation recordings I downloaded a few years ago off the Buddhanet website.

How do you maintain simple living in Thailand?

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: Simple living..

Postby Jarmika » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:06 am

My maintain simple living ?
Saving money.....
Self-sufficient lifestyle....
Do not hassle with other people too much... :oops:

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Re: Simple living..

Postby Paul Davy » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:10 am

Greetings Jarmika,

I think this sutta has good advice for householders...

AN 4.62: Anana Sutta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html

Metta,
Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)

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Re: Simple living..

Postby Lotus friend » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:27 am

I love simple living. :twothumbsup:

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Re: Simple living..

Postby chownah » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:56 pm

Jarmika wrote:Simple living is the best....
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Jarmika,
Did you harvest rice yet this year?
chownah

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Re: Simple living..

Postby Sam Vara » Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:58 pm

Retro -

Many thanks to the link to the Sutta. "The bliss of blamelessness". I have been carrying around in my head the memory of a Dhamma talk (I think by Ajahn Sucitto) when he referred to "the power of blamelessness".

Is there another Sutta that you know of with this phrase in? Or might it be a different translation? I'll settle for a decaying memory on my part...

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Re: Simple living..

Postby Jarmika » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:59 am

Hi chownah,
My family did not rice cultivation. :rolleye:


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