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Some questions about the 8 precepts - Dhamma Wheel

Some questions about the 8 precepts

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Some questions about the 8 precepts

Postby Guy » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:36 am

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Some questions about the 8 precepts

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:44 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: Some questions about the 8 precepts

Postby Guy » Wed Jul 08, 2009 6:48 am

Hello Retro,

Thanks for the quick reply, you have cleared things up for me.

Thank you,

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Some questions about the 8 precepts

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Re: Some questions about the 8 precepts

Postby Guy » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:44 am

Hi Mike,

Thanks, I think I will err on the side of caution. I am not taking the 8 precepts "officially" with a monk or on a retreat I have just decided to try to keep them one day per week for next three months to put a bit of oompf into my meditation practice.

With Metta,

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: Some questions about the 8 precepts

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:00 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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