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Back to Jail in Burma: vipassana in prison in Myanmar - Dhamma Wheel

Back to Jail in Burma: vipassana in prison in Myanmar

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Back to Jail in Burma: vipassana in prison in Myanmar

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:09 pm

“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: Back to Jail in Burma: vipassana in prison in Myanmar

Postby Modus.Ponens » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:40 pm

Very touching. Thank you. :)
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Back to Jail in Burma: vipassana in prison in Myanmar

Postby dagon » Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:58 pm

Ben , thank you for that.

Burma is a country emerging from what can only be describes as a hellish period and will need a period of conciliation and reconciliation. Many of the new leader and those that will return from overseas between now and 2015 have served time in prisons and in the refugee camps. What the country needs is the likes of Nelson Mandela who grew and found truth in the most adverse circumstances.

The courage of Swe Win gives me hope for the future. It is not only that he has to face the goals again but also the other things that have happened and the continuing situation. While I am entitled to a PR now following reinstatement of the old law I don’t think that I will go back before 2015 (no i don't have any interest in being involved in politics). Buddha taught us that we cannot step back into the same stream –for me this will be hard as I remember the country both before and after the Military take over.

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Re: Back to Jail in Burma: vipassana in prison in Myanmar

Postby manas » Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:21 am

Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."


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