Sadhu

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clw_uk
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Sadhu

Postby clw_uk » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:02 pm

I just wanted to congratulate the admins and moderators on this sight for allowing open and meaningful discussion of the Dhamma.

As many of you would have seen I sometimes post views that are contary to the classical traditional view but I have been allowed to voice these views and engage in meaningful discussion about them without fear of censorship.

This site if a great benefit to all who seek the Dhamma, it does a great service

Sadhu!

Just wanted to express my gratitude.

:namaste:
Lost to a world in which I crave no part,
I sit alone and listen to my heart,
Pleased with my little corner of the earth,
Glad that I came--not sorry to depart
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Re: Sadhu

Postby bodom » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:23 pm

Agreed! Thank you Retro and TheDhamma!

:namaste:
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: Sadhu

Postby Jechbi » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:32 am

I think it's great, too.
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Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: Sadhu

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:57 am

Greetings Craig, all,

Thank you for the kind words.

It is our intention here to allow people to discuss the Dhamma freely so long as they're able to treat others respectfully and respect the intent and boundaries of certain specialised sub-fora.

Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Sadhu

Postby thecap » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:44 am

Indeed, thank you.

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Re: Sadhu

Postby Tex » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:46 am

Agreed!!

I have followed the discussion and will continue to, even if I continue to have nothing to add. It is helpful to me to read different viewpoints from those further along the path.

So, thanks to all parties for maintaining civility even in disagreement, and thanks to the admins for allowing open dialogue.
"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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