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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:44 am

Greetings Graeme,

This time next week I'll be in the sky, somewhere over Asia.

Not there yet (even if part of my mind is!)

8-)

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby plwk » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:46 am

In case u see an Ajahn Chah amulet...get me one :lol:
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If this single thing is recollected and made much,
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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:47 am

Greetings,

plwk wrote:In case u see an Ajahn Chah amulet...get me one :lol:

I didn't know such things existed. :D

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby Ben » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:52 am

Hi Retro,
Are you catching up with Ven Appichatto, Ven Dhammanando or any other Dhamma Wheelers while you're in Thailand?
kind regards,

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:44 am

Greetings Ben,

Ben wrote:Are you catching up with Ven Appichatto, Ven Dhammanando or any other Dhamma Wheelers while you're in Thailand?

Ven. Dhammanando is in retreat, and I am hoping to see Ven Appicchato but it depends on logistics. Unfortunately, Phuket is a fair way south.

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby alan » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:45 pm

Hi Retro.
I was on Phuket last month and hated it. If you are looking for a family vacation, I'd go somewhere else.

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:45 am

Greetings,

alan wrote:I was on Phuket last month and hated it. If you are looking for a family vacation, I'd go somewhere else.

Too late now! :lol:

If nothing else, I'll enjoy the heat and time away from work. 8-)

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If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:17 am

Hi Retro,
You've probably heard on the news: http://www.theage.com.au/world/australi ... 20p5f.html
In the words of John Howard: "be alert, but not alarmed"
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saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby pilgrim » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:25 am

OK, since we have now gone onto this track, you should also be aware of this.
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2012 ... 92226.html

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:46 pm

Beware the Krabi patty!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby alan » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:08 pm

Bring a good pair of earplugs. You'll need them for the general street noise, and to help cut out the inevitable, incessant, infernal Bob Marley. His brain-dead jingles are unavoidable.

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Buddhism in Phuket

Postby GraemeR » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:15 am

alan wrote:Hi Retro.
I was on Phuket last month and hated it. If you are looking for a family vacation, I'd go somewhere else.


I've been to some nice parts, though I wouldn't recommend it either. Hope retro is lucky with his hotel!

Graham


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