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Dipa Ma

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:57 am

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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: Dipa Ma

Postby dhamma_newb » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:06 pm

Hi tilt,

Thank you for posting this. I am reading "Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master" by Amy Schmidt and am deeply inspired by Dipa Ma. May I ask where you got this photo? I am going to find a copy to put on my altar. Thank you.

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Re: Dipa Ma

Postby Fede » Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:46 pm

I was about to inform tiltbillings the "page could not be found".... then I noticed the date of the original posting..... :embarassed:

April 2009.....


o......k....... :juggling:
"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. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Dipa Ma

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:38 pm

dhamma_newb wrote:Hi tilt,

Thank you for posting this. I am reading "Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master" by Amy Schmidt and am deeply inspired by Dipa Ma. May I ask where you got this photo? I am going to find a copy to put on my altar. Thank you.

Metta,
Don
I found the photo somewhere on the web via google.

And you are welcome, and thanks for bumping this thread up.
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: Dipa Ma

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:39 pm

Fede wrote:I was about to inform tiltbillings the "page could not be found".... then I noticed the date of the original posting..... :embarassed:

April 2009.....


o......k....... :juggling:
Found an up to date link from the same source.


http://www.thebuddhadharma.com/web-arch ... pa-ma.html
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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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: Dipa Ma

Postby Fede » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:13 pm

Thank you.

That's priceless.

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"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. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Dipa Ma

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:28 pm

There is another thread here on Bowing to lay teachers. Dipa Ma is one lay person I would have no problem in doing a full prostration to (in person if she were still alive or to her photo).
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Re: Dipa Ma

Postby vidar » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:55 pm

Definitely is priceless, and her story is very inspiring. There is also a page in Facebook about her with some photos: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dipa-Ma-L ... 6632343663
All the world is on fire, All the world is burning, All the world is ablaze, All the world is quaking. That which does not quake or blaze, That to which worldlings do not resort, Where there is no place for Mara:That is where my mind delights. (SN 5.7)

By degrees, little by little,
from moment to moment,
the wise purify themselves,
as a smith purifies silver.
—Dhammapada 239
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Re: Dipa Ma

Postby dhamma_newb » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:58 pm

:anjali: thank you everyone. The book I'm reading is small but filled with so much wisdom and great stories about Dipa Ma and the people that knew her. What an amazing woman!
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Re: Dipa Ma

Postby dhamma_newb » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:50 pm

David N. Snyder wrote:There is another thread here on Bowing to lay teachers. Dipa Ma is one lay person I would have no problem in doing a full prostration to (in person if she were still alive or to her photo).
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"Better than a thousand ritual sacrifices offered every month for a hundred years is one moments homage offered to one who has cultivated herself." - DHP 106 translated by Gil Fronsdal :smile:
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