Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

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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 Paul Davy » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:13 am

Greetings bhante,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

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Retro. :)
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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.
    >> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
    -- Proverbs 26:12

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.

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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!
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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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.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: Hello from Lopburi, Thailand

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

Welcome Bhante!

:anjali:
It’s only meditation when there are two minds:
Knowing-noting mind and observing mind.
If there is only one mind, ‘I’ is always there.
The object is not the dhamma,
The dhamma is the mind
That is being aware.

- Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw

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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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