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The Wandering Mind !!

Postby yawares » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:36 pm

Dear Members,

This Monday morning is so lovely with 68F/cloudy sky...how wonderful!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aBnkcTOZcQ

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:candle: Meghiya : The Wandering Mind :candle:
[Translated from the Pali by Daw Mya Tin,MA]


While residing on the Calika Mountain, the Buddha uttered Verses (33) and (34) of this book, with reference to Thera Meghiya.

At that time, Thera Meghiya was attending upon the Buddha. On one occasion, on his return from alms-round, the thera noticed a pleasant and beautiful mango grove, which he thought was an ideal spot for meditation. He asked the Buddha's permission to let him go there, but as the Buddha was alone at that time, he was told to wait for awhile until the arrival of some other bhikkhus. The thera was in a hurry to go and so he repeated his request again and again, until finally the Buddha told him to do as he wished.


Thus, Thera Meghiya set out for the mango grove, sat at the foot of a tree and practised meditation. He stayed there the whole day, but his mind kept wandering and he made no progress. He returned in the evening and reported to the Buddha how all the time he was assailed by thoughts associated with the senses, ill will and cruelty (kama vitakka, byapada vitakka and vihimsa vitakka).

So, the Buddha told him that as the mind is easily excitable and fickle, one should control one's mind.


Then the Buddha spoke in verse as follows:

Verse 33: The mind is excitable and unsteady; it is difficult to control and to restrain. The wise one trains his mind to be upright as a fletcher straightens an arrow.


Verse 34: As a fish quivers when taken out of its watery home and thrown on to dry ground, so does the mind quiver when it is taken out of the sensual world to escape from the realm of Mara (i.e., kilesa vatta, round of moral defilements).

At the end of the discourse, Thera Meghiya attained Sotapatti Fruition.

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Re: The Wandering Mind !!

Postby Hanzze » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:46 pm

The weather, the trees, the music... all so beautiful.

As a fish quivers when taken out of its watery home and thrown on to dry ground, so does the mind quiver when it is taken out of the sensual world to escape from the realm of Mara
Just that! *smile*
...We Buddhists must find the courage to leave our temples and enter the temples of human experience, temples that are filled with suffering. If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. The refugee camps, the prisons, the ghettos, and the battlefields will become our temples. We have so much work to do. ... Peace is Possible! Step by Step. - Samtach Preah Maha Ghosananda "Step by Step" http://www.ghosananda.org/bio_book.html

BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Punna Sutta Nate sante baram sokham _()_
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Re: The Wandering Mind !!

Postby Billymac29 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:59 pm

Very nice! thank you for this
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with metta
"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"
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Re: The Wandering Mind !!

Postby yawares » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:29 pm

Hanzze wrote:The weather, the trees, the music... all so beautiful.

As a fish quivers when taken out of its watery home and thrown on to dry ground, so does the mind quiver when it is taken out of the sensual world to escape from the realm of Mara


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Re: The Wandering Mind !!

Postby yawares » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:33 pm

Billymac29 wrote:Very nice! thank you for this
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with metta

Yawares :thanks: "Billymac29" too :smile:
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