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bodom
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What a great site!

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:24 pm

Im really excited to see a forum that is devoted entirely to the Buddhas "original" teachings. Its great to be here!

:namaste:
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: What a great site!

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:25 pm

bodom_bad_boy,
see you about hopefully
“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.”
Blog, Suttas, Aj Chah, Facebook.
"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: What a great site!

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:35 pm

Greetings BBB,

I'm glad we're able to be of service! Lovely to see you here... be sure to check out the Buddhism For The 21st Century Parent in our Theravada For The Modern World forum!

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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)

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Re: What a great site!

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:51 pm

Welcome BBB
Its great to have you along!

Ben
“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: What a great site!

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:52 pm

Howdy! I'm lookin for a Texas emoticon, so here goes: :guns:

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Re: What a great site!

Postby genkaku » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:59 pm

Welcome BBB. As you can see from my presence, they even allow the corrupt and misinformed here. :)

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Re: What a great site!

Postby Element » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:27 pm

Welcome BBB. Good to see you again. Cool. :thumbsup:

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Re: What a great site!

Postby clw_uk » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:30 pm

Welcome BBB :thumbsup:
The dogmatists have claimed to have found the truth, others say that it cannot be apprehended; the Sceptics continue the search.
Sextus Empiricus

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Re: What a great site!

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:41 pm

Hello Bodom,

Thanks for joining us. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
    Yathā bubbuḷakaṃ passe, yathā passe marīcikaṃ,
    Evaṃ lokaṃ avekkhantaṃ, maccurājā na passati.

    One should see it as a bubble;
    One should see it as a mirage.
    Who regards the world thus
    The King of Death sees him not.
    (Dhammapada 170)


    ผู้ที่มองเห็นโลก ว่าไม่จีรังและหาสาระอะไรมิได้
    เช่นเดียวกับคนมองฟองน้ำและพยับแดด
    คนเช่นนี้พญามารย่อมตามหาไม่พบ ฯ
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Re: What a great site!

Postby tellyontellyon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:48 pm

Croeso!

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Re: What a great site!

Postby Dharmajim » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:26 am

It's good to see many familiar faces, is that the right word in cyberpsace?, here. I look forward to having Dhamma discussions and learning more from so many learned participants.

Dharmajim

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Re: What a great site!

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:56 am

Greetings Dharmajim,

Lovely to see you here too. :)

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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)


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