Ajahn Chah: Buddha, Dhamma & the Mango Tree

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Ajahn Chah: Buddha, Dhamma & the Mango Tree

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:25 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Ajahn Chah: Buddha, Dhamma & the Mango Tree

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:04 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Ajahn Chah: Buddha, Dhamma & the Mango Tree

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:50 am

Hi Paul. Thanks for sharing that story! An interesting common theme (perhaps?) in both tales, that no matter what we do or where we go or what we see.... there is no sensory end to this cosmos, but, what can end is our longing for it...

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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Ajahn Chah: Buddha, Dhamma & the Mango Tree

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:48 am

Precisely so, Christopher... I find that to be a liberating message.

Without that realisation, how could there ever be true renunciation?

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Ajahn Chah: Buddha, Dhamma & the Mango Tree

Postby christopher::: » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:55 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009


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