Buddhism in Phuket

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby Paul Davy » 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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He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
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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,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Buddhism in Phuket

Postby Paul Davy » 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

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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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 Paul Davy » 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.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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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 Paul Davy » 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-)

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'."
(Snp 3.6)

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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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"
kind regards,

Ben
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- 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: 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!
“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

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..

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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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