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I started out as a child, to paraphrase Bill Cosby. One of my oldest memories was trying to get into bed with my parents and being rebuffed. I would curl up on the floor next to the bed. Remember clearly looking at the patterns in the rug or on the wall paper, it was the 50's wall paper being popular back then. My eyes would go round and round, connecting and unconnecting the patterns. I know now that I was meditating. Fast forward to now. I'm a recovering alcoholic. Mindfulness and Metta have played a major, if not the major role in maintaining my sobriety. It feels like finally this is IT. Anyhow, I ramble.
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Welcome, and thanks for the introduction.
...and this thought arose in the mind of the Blessed One:
“Who lives without reverence lives miserably.”
— Uruvela Sutta, A.ii.20
It were endless to dispute upon everything that is disputable.
— William Penn Some Fruits of Solitude,
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Welcome Bob. Hope you find something useful here.
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Welcome to the site Bob
not worrying about
the past and the future,
giving rise to the present moment,
becoming established in this place of full perfection.”
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This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog - Some Suttas Translated.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."
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Greetings and welcome.
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)'We should not congratulate someone on the success of their misdeeds, but on the contrary should endeavour to advise him or her to lead a more skilful and wholesome life. If such advice is ignored then we can only give up and let go' - Phra PanyapatipoDharma Wheel (Mahayana / Vajrayana forum)
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