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Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby phrabill » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:11 am

I am an American Theravada monk living at a temple in Khok Samrong Thailand. I have been a monk going on 4 years.
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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:13 am

Greetings bhante,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:19 am

Welcome, and I hope that you find this forum of intertest and value.
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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:33 am

Greetings Bhante and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:17 am

:bow:

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby vidar » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:15 pm

Welcome Bhante! :anjali:
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: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:19 pm

Welcome aboard Bhante!
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"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby Alobha » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:15 pm

:anjali: Hello Bhante!

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:59 pm

Welcome Bhante! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:07 pm

Welcome Bhante!

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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: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby Bankei » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:29 pm

Bill, please tell us some more about your experiences in Thailand.

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

Postby vidar » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:57 am

Welcome Bhante! :anjali:
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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