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The Quotable Thanissaro

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Postby rohana » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:21 pm

"Delighting in existence, O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence, they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind."
- It. p 43

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Postby Buckwheat » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:39 am

Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Postby Kusala » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:09 am

The Buddha via the Bible http://www.dhammatalks.org/Archive/Writ ... eBible.pdf

"...Buddhism does not have a will. It does not adapt; people adapt Buddhism to their various ends. And because the adapters are not always wise, there's no guarantee that the adaptations are skillful. Just because other people have made changes in the Dhamma doesn't automatically justify the changes we want to make. Think, for instance, of how some Mahayana traditions dropped the Vinaya 's procedures for dealing with teacher-student sexual abuse: Was this the Dhamma wisely adapting itself to their needs?"
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: The Quotable Thanissaro

Postby Kusala » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:15 am

The Power of Judgment http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... gment.html

"...Don't fall into the easy trap of being judgmental or non-judgmental - judgmental in trusting your knee-jerk likes or dislikes, non-judgmental in trusting that every dharma teacher would be equally beneficial as a guide. Instead, be judicious in choosing the person whose judgments you're going to take on as your own...The first step in being judicious is understanding what it means to judge in a helpful way.

Think, not of a Supreme Court justice sitting on her bench, passing a final verdict of guilt or innocence, but of a piano teacher listening to you play. She's not passing a final verdict on your potential as a pianist. Instead, she's judging a work in progress...when you're evaluating a potential dharma teacher, remember that there's no Final Judgment in Buddhism. You want someone who will evaluate your actions as a work in progress, and you have to apply the same standard to him or her.

And you're not trying to take on the superhuman role of evaluating that person's essential worth. You're simply judging whether his or her actions embody the kinds of skills you'd like to develop, and the types of mental qualities - which are also a kind of action - that you'd trust in a trainer or guide. After all, the only way we know anything about other people is through their actions, so that's as far as our judgments can fairly extend."
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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Postby Anagarika » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:07 am

So I was in San Diego this weekend and of course went up to Wat Metta. A great day, with a Q&A with Ajahn Geoff, followed by a work period with Tan Daniel that I really enjoyed, then chanting (amazing how many people there can chant in Pali without the handbook...not me, by far), and then another Dhamma talk (Ven. Thanissaro gave it in English and then in Thai), followed by meditation. I have to mention...between the chanting and the settling down for the Dhamma talk, one of his younger monks blew his nose...it was a lovely brrrooooonnkkk...I looked over at Ajahn Geoff and he had a huge 1000 watt smile on his face. "B flat?" he said with a smile. It was a great moment and a great day. I encourage anyone who has the chance to visit Wat Metta to do so.

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