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S.N Goenka

Exploring Theravāda's connections to other paths. What can we learn from other traditions, religions and philosophies?
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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby knighter » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:39 am

Hello there

All good makarasilapin i'm not offended
i was just havin a little joke.
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Re: S.N Goenka

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Postby Prasadachitta » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:43 am

"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:00 am

"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:11 am

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:35 am

"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:35 am

:rofl:
i'm a philosophy major at uc berkeley.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:40 am

"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:21 am

goenka is perfect for certain people. too bad he's dead and all you get are his videos + ATs (some are better than others). the dharma isn't one size (technique) fits all. it obviously wasn't intended that way if you look at the pali canon. so yeah, go. learn it. but don't believe that it contains all the teachings of the buddha worth learning.
cute puppy ^^
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:29 am

lol
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby cooran » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:44 am

My understanding is that Mr. Goenka is alive and well, and is a highly respected teacher in the Burmese tradition.

His retreats have been attended by large numbers of people in many countries throughout the world over time.

Though he is not my teacher - I have attended four ten day Goenka retreats over the years and found them to be reinvigorating when my practise was becoming lazy.

Much of this thread is unwholesome and unskilfull - please keep discussions polite and respectful, and based on searchable facts.

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:53 am

“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: S.N Goenka

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:57 am

“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: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:00 am

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:04 am

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby Ben » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:17 am

“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

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

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Re: S.N Goenka

Postby convivium » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:19 am

just because you are told to "just observe sensations" doesn't mean you should stop thinking critically and objectively. if there is something i said that was wrong, then point it out. i only argue to reveal or learn new things.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php


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