Simple living..

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Simple living..

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Simple living is the best....
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Greetings Jarmika,

Indeed. I had a very nice Sunday, doing some meditation, tidying the outside deck and endeavouring to maintain mindfulness throughout the day.

This morning at 5am I was woken up by a cat we’re looking after – she was perched up on top of the curtains and jumped down on me! I took the opportunity to try and keep the simplicity going, giving up on trying to get back to sleep - instead, meditating in the front room with some guided meditation recordings I downloaded a few years ago off the Buddhanet website.

How do you maintain simple living in Thailand?

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"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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My maintain simple living ?
Saving money.....
Self-sufficient lifestyle....
Do not hassle with other people too much... :oops:
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Greetings Jarmika,

I think this sutta has good advice for householders...

AN 4.62: Anana Sutta
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Retro. :)
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"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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I love simple living. :twothumbsup:
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Jarmika wrote:Simple living is the best....
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Jarmika,
Did you harvest rice yet this year?
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Retro -

Many thanks to the link to the Sutta. "The bliss of blamelessness". I have been carrying around in my head the memory of a Dhamma talk (I think by Ajahn Sucitto) when he referred to "the power of blamelessness".

Is there another Sutta that you know of with this phrase in? Or might it be a different translation? I'll settle for a decaying memory on my part...
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Hi chownah,
My family did not rice cultivation. :rolleye:
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