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Buddho

Postby PeterB » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:18 pm

Is there any one with some experience of Buddho that would like to say a word of advice or encouragement ?
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Re: Buddho

Postby Jechbi » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:52 pm

You probably saw this
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: Buddho

Postby PeterB » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:56 pm

Not really Jechbi thank you. Very interesting. I was wondering if there are forum members who have practised this for a while ?
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Re: Buddho

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:27 pm

I have practiced this technique on and of for years as part of anapanasati. It is very good for centering the mind but (if you pay attention to what Ajahn Lee says) you'll notice that once you have the breath firmly in mind you can let go. I, personally, take this to mean that I let go of "bud-dho" when I get to the stage of evaluating the breath as it really isn't to be used as a mantra in Ajahn Lee's description. Then again, if you're getting good results without coordinating it with the breath then by all means don't let someone else's opinion stop you. Whatever you do good luck and I wish you success. :anjali:
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Re: Buddho

Postby PeterB » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:32 pm

Thank you Khalil Bodhi. I guess i was thinking of it like a mantra. I was introduced to Buddho by Ajahn Munindo some years ago while he was still at Chithurst, it has " lain fallow" ever since, but recently I have found myself interested in a serious practice of it.
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Re: Buddho

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:46 pm

Greetings,

Is it fundamentally any different to other words used to focus the mind on the breath (e.g. 'in / out')?

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Re: Buddho

Postby BudSas » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:24 am

retrofuturist wrote:Is it fundamentally any different to other words used to focus the mind on the breath (e.g. 'in / out')?


Yes and No. IMHO, it's no different to other words for those who are culturally unfamiliar with the word "Buddho" (eg Westerners, or Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, etc). It's popular with the Thais, Laos, Cambodians (or those with strong Pali influence) because in their daily language, the word "Buddho" already has a deep imprint of the Buddha's image in their mind: beside being just a sound to keep the mind from wandering, it is also a wholesome object to focus.

In my own experience, sometimes I feel the word "Buddho" is too short to focus and becomes boring, I use the string: "Bud-dho Dham-mo Sang-ho" (the Triple Gem) to keep my monkey mind from wandering.

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Re: Buddho

Postby PeterB » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:27 pm

Interesting thank you BudSas
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Re: Buddho

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:36 am

so peter are you still sitting with buddho? how has it worked out for you ?
i've recently become very interested in buddho...
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Re: Buddho

Postby PeterB » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:06 am

I havent really jcsuperstar. Its not that I have lost interest, and intend to start exploring it. In fact your post has acted as a wake up..thank you.


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Re: Buddho

Postby cooran » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:00 pm

Hello Peter,

Look in the Archive (put Buddho in website 'search') at Inward Path and order a free copy of the booklet Buddho by Ajahn Tate.
http://www.inwardpath.org/ipp2u/catalog/

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Re: Buddho

Postby bodom » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:54 pm

cooran wrote:Hello Peter,

Look in the Archive (put Buddho in website 'search') at Inward Path and order a free copy of the booklet Buddho by Ajahn Tate.
http://www.inwardpath.org/ipp2u/catalog/

with metta
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You can read it online here:

Buddho by Phra Ajaan Thate Desaransi
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... uddho.html

*Sorry just seen that jechbi already posted the link.

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Re: Buddho

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:24 am

cooran wrote:Hello Peter,

Look in the Archive (put Buddho in website 'search') at Inward Path and order a free copy of the booklet Buddho by Ajahn Tate.
http://www.inwardpath.org/ipp2u/catalog/

with metta
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it's a good book, i recently reread it! you can read it on A2I too like most of ajahn Thanissaro's translations
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Re: Buddho

Postby PeterB » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:24 pm

Thanks everyone..

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Re: Buddho

Postby bodom » Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi Peter

Ive recently came across this article called Seeking Buddho from Ajahn Anan Akincano a disciple of Ajahn Chah. It is excellent.

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... Buddho.htm

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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: Buddho

Postby PeterB » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:01 pm

This topic keeps popping back up.. :o Thanks Bodom.. :namaste:
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Re: Buddho

Postby bodom » Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:06 pm

PeterB wrote:This topic keeps popping back up.. :o Thanks Bodom.. :namaste:


Ive been practicing with Buddho the past few days and doing some research on the net on the topic. I found Seeking Buddho. It contains the clearest instructions for practicing with the mantra I have read yet.

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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: Buddho

Postby Hoo » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:26 am

bodom wrote:Hi Peter

Ive recently came across this article called Seeking Buddho from Ajahn Anan Akincano a disciple of Ajahn Chah. It is excellent.

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... Buddho.htm

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Thanks for the link, Bodom. You do have some excellent stuff and I appreciate your sharing it. :thanks:
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Re: Buddho

Postby bodom » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:29 am

Hoo wrote:
bodom wrote:Hi Peter

Ive recently came across this article called Seeking Buddho from Ajahn Anan Akincano a disciple of Ajahn Chah. It is excellent.

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... Buddho.htm

:anjali:


Thanks for the link, Bodom. You do have some excellent stuff and I appreciate your sharing it. :thanks:


Your welcome Hoo!

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Re: Buddho

Postby jcsuperstar » Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:20 am

we should talk more about buddho... has anyone ever heard of it beening taught outside the thai forest tradition?
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