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Hello Friends

Postby mountain » Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:52 am

I used to visit e-sangha to read the posts. I recognize some familiar names. Perhaps I will post. We,ll see.


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Re: Hello Friends

Postby Dhammanando » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:08 am

Hello Mountain,

Thanks for joining us. :smile:

Best wishes,
Dhammanando Bhikkhu
Khandhānaṃ rāsaṭṭhaṃ, āyatanānaṃ āyatanaṭṭhaṃ,
Dhātūnaṃ suññaṭṭhaṃ, indriyānaṃ adhipatiyaṭṭhaṃ,
Saccānaṃ tathaṭṭhaṃ aviditaṃ karotītipi ‘avijjā’.

It prevents knowing the meaning of heap in the aggregates, the meaning of actuating in the sense-bases, the meaning of voidness in the elements, the meaning of predominance in the faculties, and the meaning of suchness in the truths, thus it is called ‘ignorance’.
(Visuddhimagga XVII. 43)

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Re: Hello Friends

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:06 am

Greetings and welcome, John.


Retro. :)
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)

What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

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Re: Hello Friends

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:49 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: Hello Friends

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:32 am

This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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Re: Hello Friends

Postby Tex » Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:51 pm

Hello and welcome.

"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"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

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Re: Hello Friends

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:48 pm

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: Hello Friends

Postby genkaku » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:09 pm

Welcome John. Hope you find something useful here.

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Re: Hello Friends

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:30 pm


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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