Farewell Blackbird!

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Dhammabodhi » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:32 am

Good luck, Jack! I wish you the very best in this noble path! May you be liberated in this very life!
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby nissaranamagga » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:35 pm

Good luck Jack! Looking forward to see you in SL....

much metta!

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Yodsak » Tue May 04, 2010 1:01 am

Haere ra Blackbird.
Haere, haere, haere.
Kia kaha brother.

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kia kaha Buddhadhamma
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby christopher::: » Tue May 04, 2010 5:34 am

Best of luck to you, Jack. Your contributions here have been helpful and insightful. Your commitment to the Dhamma continues to be an inspiration.

Looking forward to your eventual return.

:anjali:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby BlackBird » Tue May 25, 2010 1:01 am

Alright guys, once again thank you for your kind wishes. I'm flying out to Sri Lanka tommorow at about 9am. Hope you are all well and will try to check in every so often.

maha-metta
Jack
"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby adosa » Tue May 25, 2010 1:05 am

BlackBird wrote:Alright guys, once again thank you for your kind wishes. I'm flying out to Sri Lanka tommorow at about 9am. Hope you are all well and will try to check in every so often.

maha-metta
Jack



Alright, Jack, you have my highest respect FWIW.


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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby bodom » Tue May 25, 2010 1:13 am

BlackBird wrote:Alright guys, once again thank you for your kind wishes. I'm flying out to Sri Lanka tommorow at about 9am. Hope you are all well and will try to check in every so often.

maha-metta
Jack


Best Wishes Jack!

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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: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Reductor » Tue May 25, 2010 1:39 am

Good luck.

Don't get bogged down. Make an end.

Bye.
Michael

The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.

And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby alan » Tue May 25, 2010 4:54 am

Rock on, Blackbird. I'm rooting for you. Come back and teach us all.
Oh, and when you get a mouthful of that hot Sri Lankan curry...don't go for the water!
A bit of rice will be much better.
Best of luck on your new adventure.
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby mikenz66 » Tue May 25, 2010 10:40 am

:anjali:
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 25, 2010 10:50 am

This bird has flown.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby appicchato » Tue May 25, 2010 1:00 pm

All the very best to you Jack... :thumbsup:
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Guy » Wed May 26, 2010 12:40 am

:woohoo: :twothumbsup: :thumbsup: :hug: :group: :hello: :anjali: :bow: :meditate: :buddha2:
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: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby James the Giant » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:23 am

Has anyone heard from Jack? I wonder how he's doing over there.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby BlackBird » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:13 am

Coming back to NZ in late August, 'tis a long story and I don't have much time at this internet cafe. So in a month or so I will sit down and tell you everything (if you want to hear it). Moved from Meetirigala to Sumantipala, Kanduboda today. It's easier for the occidental here in Kanduboda and there isn't much of a schedule to speak of, so more time for bhavana.

Hope everyone is well and your meditation is good. Look forward to catching up :)

Maha metta
Jack :heart:
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'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Euclid » Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:33 am

I await your story eagerly. Kia kaha; ka pai.
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Goedert » Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:05 am

BlackBird wrote:Coming back to NZ in late August, 'tis a long story and I don't have much time at this internet cafe. So in a month or so I will sit down and tell you everything (if you want to hear it). Moved from Meetirigala to Sumantipala, Kanduboda today. It's easier for the occidental here in Kanduboda and there isn't much of a schedule to speak of, so more time for bhavana.

Hope everyone is well and your meditation is good. Look forward to catching up :)

Maha metta
Jack :heart:


I have an interest to see the story brother, because "I" also "want" to ordain in Sri Lanka.
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby Wind » Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:21 am

BlackBird wrote:Coming back to NZ in late August, 'tis a long story and I don't have much time at this internet cafe. So in a month or so I will sit down and tell you everything (if you want to hear it). Moved from Meetirigala to Sumantipala, Kanduboda today. It's easier for the occidental here in Kanduboda and there isn't much of a schedule to speak of, so more time for bhavana.

Hope everyone is well and your meditation is good. Look forward to catching up :)

Maha metta
Jack :heart:


Good to hear from you again Jack. Can't wait to hear your story. Too bad we have to wait a month :(
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby samadhi_steve » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:45 pm

hopefully you will come back and share your experience!

weird my ipod is on shuffle and blackbird just came on lol
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Re: Farewell Blackbird!

Postby pilgrim » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:30 pm

Did I miss "the story?". Was it posted elsewhere?
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