A touching story

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clw_uk
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A touching story

Postby clw_uk » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:22 pm

hi all, i just found a very touching story that i thought i would share with you all

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http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... Breath.pdf
The dogmatists have claimed to have found the truth, others say that it cannot be apprehended; the Sceptics continue the search.
Sextus Empiricus

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Re: A touching story

Postby bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:58 pm

Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn

:namaste:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: A touching story

Postby dspiewak » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:37 pm

This moved me greatly. I am always interested in hearing about the Dhamma being practiced in prison, and this was a wonderful story. May Jay receive blessings and achieve the ultimate happiness.

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Re: A touching story

Postby Guy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:01 am

Thanks for sharing, very inspiring!
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: A touching story

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:30 pm

bodom wrote:Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn

:namaste:


Bodom,

Thank you for the link! Great stuff! :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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Re: A touching story

Postby bodom » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:57 am

Khalil Bodhi wrote:
bodom wrote:Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn

:namaste:


Bodom,

Thank you for the link! Great stuff! :anjali:


Your very welcome.

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: A touching story

Postby Dan74 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:00 am

Thank you for the great story, B.

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Here's another one:

http://users.aristotle.net/~anna/news/dharmal.html

There is also a book that came out recently called Razor Wire Dharma.

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