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Theranamo sutta

Postby fivebells » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:09 pm

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Re: Theranamo sutta

Postby cooran » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:25 pm

Hello five bells,

I may be incorrect, but I think this might be from the Chinese Samyukta-Agama.

With metta,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Theranamo sutta

Postby Samma » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:56 pm

Hmm I don't recall that at the moment, but I do remember him saying something about the Buddha did not talk about the "present moment", does anyone remember that one?

Burn up what's before,
and have nothing for after.
If you don't grasp
at what's in between,[8]
you will go about, calm.
8. Nd. I: "Before," "after," and "in between" = past, future, and present. ... .than.html

I suspect this is what he would be getting at in that talk you are looking for though:
"What this means is that, as a meditator, you can't treat everything in the present moment in the same way. You can't simply stay non-reactive, or simply accept everything that comes. If moments of stillness and ease arise in the mind, you can't just note them and let them pass. You should learn to develop them into jhana" ... gling.html

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Re: Theranamo sutta

Postby nibbuti » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:05 am

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Re: Theranamo sutta

Postby fivebells » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:54 pm

Thanks, everyone.

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Re: Theranamo sutta

Postby Kare » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:42 pm

It looks like it might be from the verses in Bhaddekarattasutta (Majjhima Nikaya 131), repeated also in sutta 132-134. ... tta-e.html

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Re: Theranamo sutta

Postby Aloka » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:34 pm


Its also worth having a look at SN 1.10 and MN 2 for comments about letting go of the past and future.


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