If you aren't doing Vipassana...

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Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:57 am

Is that what you have been doing bodom?

Most of the responders in this thread has been discussing things and trying to help answer yuuki's question.
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Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

Postby bodom » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:25 am

cooran wrote:Is that what you have been doing bodom?

Most of the responders in this thread has been discussing things and trying to help answer yuuki's question.


Im sorry? If you read my last posts you would see that i have asked some questions of my own and even posted a quote from Ajahn Chah in agreement with you. And even if i was arguing with you how would your last post to me benefited the O.P? It seems to me your last post would keep an imaginary argument going. Sorry for the misunderstanding

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

Postby suanck » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:47 am

jcsuperstar wrote:i agree with ajahn sujato here, other's may not, to each his own...



Thanks for the link. I enjoy it! :-)

Suanck.

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Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

Postby cooran » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:29 am

bodom wrote:
cooran wrote:Is that what you have been doing bodom?

Most of the responders in this thread has been discussing things and trying to help answer yuuki's question.


Im sorry? If you read my last posts you would see that i have asked some questions of my own and even posted a quote from Ajahn Chah in agreement with you. And even if i was arguing with you how would your last post to me benefited the O.P? It seems to me your last post would keep an imaginary argument going. Sorry for the misunderstanding

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Maybe there is some misunderstanding ....? :shrug:

My post above was asking a question about this post of yours immediately preceding it ... it wasn't making a statement about you:

bodom said: I agree with Sujato. Meditate instead of arguing over meditation.
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

Postby drew » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:47 am

Wow. I have to find time to visit the Santi Forest Monastery.
Great to see that vid :)
Thanks.
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Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

Postby Laurens » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:21 pm

bodom wrote:Meditate instead of arguing over meditation.


Quote of the century [from a Buddhist perspective at least]
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."

Carl Sagan

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Re: If you aren't doing Vipassana...

Postby yuuki » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:19 pm

cooran wrote:Hello yuuki,

They are available on the same website for download.
Just scroll down until you find them:
http://www.bhavanasociety.org/list/category/MP3s/

metta
Chris


Thank you, Chris!

I feel like a jerk now. :)


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