The Quotable Thanissaro

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Thank you for posting this!

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Postby Hiker » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:06 pm

I only discovered Thanissaro this last week. By accident I ran across a dharma talk of his on youtube about how the mind is trying to kill you.

Since then I've been on a Thanissaro podcast marathon, and I'm almost finished with his book on rebirth (written it seems as a thoughtful answer to Stephen Bachelor's "Confession of a Buddhist Atheist).

At first I asked myself, "Where has this guy been? Why didn't I discover him earlier?" Then I realized that it was only at this point in my journey, after developing a basic enough understanding of the dharma to have questions about it, that his explanations could be relevant to me.

All his materials, ebooks and podcasts, are offered free of charge at the site: http://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html

I am thankful for his teaching.

I must donate to the Metta Forest Monastery and support this work.

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Postby Kusala » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:59 am

The Brightness of Life

"...One of the major misunderstanding of the Buddha's teachings is that there pessimistic - they see the world in dark terms. The Buddha has his focus on the suffering of the world because that is the big problem. He doesn't deny that there's pleasure to the aggregates, pleasure to the senses, but he pointed out that if you focus on the pleasures, you're gonna also be subject to the pains because they keep coming back, but if you can learn to focus on the drawbacks of these things, learn how to let go of them, the mind opens to something much bigger and much better - that's where the brightness lies..."
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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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