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Salla Sutta

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Salla Sutta

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:03 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Salla Sutta

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Re: Salla Sutta

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:41 am

Greetings Freawaru,

I'm not sure how you come to the conclusion that "other world" must mean "intermediate world"?

All it means is not-this-world. Only when you conceive of a this-ness, can there be other-ness.

As for the sutta itself, this is one of my favourites - I prefer the Ireland translation. I've said it before, but if there was ever a sutta worth reading at a Buddhist funeral service, it would be this one.

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Re: Salla Sutta

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Re: Salla Sutta

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:47 pm

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Salla Sutta

Postby Tex » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:24 pm

One of my favorite suttas as well.

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"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Salla Sutta

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Re: Salla Sutta

Postby ReadyFeet » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:09 pm

Still relatively new to Buddhism. What a beautiful and poignant Sutta.

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Re: Salla Sutta

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:53 pm

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat


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