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Happy Thanksgiving

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In a world of pain and suffering, when one has the Dharma, isn't there so much to be thankful for?

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving :namaste:
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I couldn't agree more!
Thanks Sattva for reminding us.
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sattva wrote:...isn't there so much to be thankful for?
Definitely...there is...
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Thanksgiving isn't just about feeling thankful...its about _giving_ thanks - which makes it a socially-acceptable opportunity to thank everyone for everything. :)

Thanks to everyone here at Dhamma Wheel for their valuable contributions and thanks to the admins and mods for setting just the right tone.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Thanks Mr Pink!
pink_trike wrote:Thanks to everyone here at Dhamma Wheel for their valuable contributions and thanks to the admins and mods for setting just the right tone.

Happy Thanksgiving!
As I have said in the past, its actually the membership who are responsible for making Dhamma Wheel what it is. And it is thanks to our members that Dhamma Wheel is great place to discuss the Dhamma and find companionship on what is at times, a long and lonesome road.
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Being grateful is a wonderful practice in itself, and I am glad that citizens of the USA have a whole festival to practice it in. I hope you all have a great and grateful day...And yes what a wonderful thing to be living in an era when a Buddha'a teaching is still available to us, and that one of the direct results of that event under the Bo Tree is this very website.

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Greetings,

A nice little PDF on gratitude in the Buddha's teaching.

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... titude.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

"Overcome the liar by truth." (Dhp 223)
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Thanks for that Retro, I will savour it when I have more time.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
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Yes, expressing gratitude is a help in reducing our self-cherishing.

I am grateful that Paul posted a link (above) on the subject. Even more grateful would I be if he would revisit this thread and put in a working link or give the section of the book. :anjali:
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Will wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pmEven more grateful would I be if he would revisit this thread and put in a working link or give the section of the book.
Here it is at another site:
http://www.beyondthenet.net/thedway/nya ... aching.pdf
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binocular wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Will wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pmEven more grateful would I be if he would revisit this thread and put in a working link or give the section of the book.
Here it is at another site:
http://www.beyondthenet.net/thedway/nya ... aching.pdf
Good find Bino - the Buddhist e-library has one that can be cut & pasted (I think) but the site is down or something.
Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself. Self-conquest is far better than the conquest of others. No god or devil can turn into defeat the victory of a person who is self-subdued and ever restrained in conduct. Dhammapada
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Happy TG everyone! :) Got family coming in any minute. I'm going to use it as a opportunity to practice patient endurance!
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