The Quotable Thanissaro

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Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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- Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

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"The Buddha's Awakening challenged many of the presuppositions of Indian culture in his day; and even in so-called Buddhist countries, the true practice of the Buddha's teachings is always counter-cultural. It's a question of evaluating our normal concerns — conditioned by time, space, and the limitations of aging, illness, and death — against the possibility of a timeless, spaceless, limitless happiness.

All cultures are tied up in the limited, conditioned side of things, while the Buddha's Awakening points beyond all cultures. It offers the challenge of the Deathless that his contemporaries found liberating and that we, if we are willing to accept the challenge, may find liberating ourselves."
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

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"We are learning to give up restrictions, learning to get out of those chains that we've become so used to, that we become distrustful of the idea that anybody could be happy outside those chains. But this freedom is just what the Buddha is talking about, all of his teachings have the taste of release just as the ocean has the taste of salt. So we need to take the Buddha at his word, in spite of our unwillingness and fear of what it might be to give things up, to show restraint. As they say: When the saints are crying, we'd rather be laughing with the sinners who are laughing. But the sinners aren't laughing all that long, and the saints don't cry ... because they are totally free. So allow the space in your imagination for that possibility that the Buddha was right, that in renunciation there is freedom, that all these practices really have the taste of freedom."

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Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

Postby Kusala » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:26 am

"The Buddha never asks anyone to adopt a world-negating — or world-affirming, for that matter — frame of mind. Instead, he asks for a "world-exploring" attitude, in which you use the inner world of full-body breathing as a laboratory for exploring the harmless and clear-minded pleasures the world as a whole can provide. You learn skills to calm the body, to develop feelings of refreshment, fullness, and ease. You learn how to calm the mind, to steady it, gladden it, and release it from its burdens." - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

Postby Kusala » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:40 am

"Buddhism doesn’t teach heartlessness. It starts out with goodwill. Look at the path: It’s a way of working for your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around you, a way of putting an end to suffering. That’s goodwill put into action in spades. The teaching on equanimity is meant to make sure that your goodwill doesn’t run off the road, doesn’t burn out, doesn’t waste time getting lost in unskillful byways." - Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

Postby Kusala » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:30 am

"You all know the old image of the Buddha as a doctor and the Dhamma as
medicine. When you come to practice the Dhamma, it’s as if you’re learning to be
your own doctor, looking after the illnesses of your own mind. Everyone comes up
here wounded in one way or another, suffering either from things outside or from
things inside.

At the time of the Buddha people were suffering from greed, anger,
and delusion just as we are. With modern culture, modern society, it seems as if
we have more diseases of the mind, more complex ways of getting involved in
creating delusion, but they all basically come down to the same three roots."
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "


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