FRIENDLINESS

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FRIENDLINESS

Postby Jarmika » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:25 am

FRIENDLINESS FREES!
Friendly Goodwill is the 9th Mental Perfection: Friendliness means Goodwill, Friendliness means Kindness, Friendliness means Helpfulness, Friendliness means Assistance, Friendliness means Support, Friendliness means Benevolence, Friendliness means Concern, Friendliness means Care, Friendliness means Compassion, Friendliness means Cooperation, Friendliness means Mutual Aid, Friendliness means Mutual Advantage, Friendliness means Sympathy, Friendliness means Symbiosis! :thumbsup:
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IMPERTURBABLE INTEGRITY

Postby Jarmika » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:32 am

IMPERTURBABLE INTEGRITY...
When faced with the vicissitudes of life, then one's mind should remain unshaken.... :smile:
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Re: IMPERTURBABLE INTEGRITY

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:34 am

Nevertheless, when faced with Caps Lock it seems to me that the poster is shouting to attract attention, so my mind is perturbed.

Then, on opening the thread, I wonder, “What is wrong with this person that he/she thinks this deserves anyone's attention?”
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Re: FRIENDLINESS

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:22 pm

dhammapada 23
rhino sutta
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: IMPERTURBABLE INTEGRITY

Postby manas » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:13 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Nevertheless, when faced with Caps Lock it seems to me that the poster is shouting to attract attention, so my mind is perturbed.

Then, on opening the thread, I wonder, “What is wrong with this person that he/she thinks this deserves anyone's attention?”


Hello Bhante,

not having access to the poster's state of mind, I tend to give him/her the benefit of the doubt, and assume the best rather than otherwise. It could have been written on a wave of inspired emotion, hence the large writing. I agree that it is best if all posts have the same size in the Index, but I still suspect that the poster was not intentionally trying to make his/her post stand out above others, but rather, was simply caught up in a wave of what appears to be very positive emotion, and that the capital letters merely betray some harmless enthusiasm.

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Re: FRIENDLINESS

Postby convivium » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:46 pm

Nevertheless, when faced with Caps Lock it seems to me that the poster is shouting to attract attention, so my mind is perturbed.

Then, on opening the thread, I wonder, “What is wrong with this person that he/she thinks this deserves anyone's attention?”


you're pretty sensitive and reprimanding for a monk.
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php
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Re: FRIENDLINESS

Postby polarbuddha101 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:56 pm

Howdy Friend :smile:
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."
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Re: IMPERTURBABLE INTEGRITY

Postby mirco » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:37 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Nevertheless, when faced with Caps Lock it seems to me that the poster is shouting to attract attention, so my mind is perturbed. Then, on opening the thread, I wonder, “What is wrong with this person that he/she thinks this deserves anyone's attention?”

Why bother one's mind with thought's like that. Just don't ponder too much.

:-) Regards
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Re: FRIENDLINESS

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:18 pm

Friendliness means mutual advantage. Its not always just about being “nice.”

When someone is apparently seeking attention, it makes me wonder why. Perhaps we can help such people if they respond in some way — hence my post.

Jarmika has not posted again as far as I can tell, so it still leaves me wondering why he/she posted at all.

Its unusual for people to make random posts without any context.
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Re: FRIENDLINESS

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:31 pm

Greetings,

I know Jarmika... she likes to share little pieces of Dhamma that resonate with her. She isn't inclined towards in-depth discussion on the pieces, and English is her second language. I can confidently say that the capitalization was due to not understanding certain expectations of netiquette rather than an attempt to be boisterous.

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Re: FRIENDLINESS

Postby Prasadachitta » Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:45 pm

"This is to be done by one skilled in aims who wants to break through to the state of peace:"
...
"Be capable, upright, & straightforward, easy to instruct, gentle, & not conceited,"
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"Think: Happy, at rest, may all beings be happy at heart. Whatever beings there may be, weak or strong, without exception, long, large, middling, short, subtle, blatant, seen & unseen, near & far, born & seeking birth: May all beings be happy at heart."
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"Not taken with views, but virtuous & consummate in vision, having subdued desire for sensual pleasures, one never again will lie in the womb. "

Karaniya Metta Sutta: Good Will

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