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Ajahn Sona to take 1 year retreat.

Postby lojong1 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:25 pm

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Re: Ajahn Sona to take 1 year retreat.

Postby polarbuddha101 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:59 am

Sounds cool. Good for him. Hopefully he will:

In no long time enter & remain in the supreme goal of the holy life for which clansmen rightly go forth from home into homelessness, knowing & realizing it for himself right in the here-&-now. And know, "Birth is ended, the holy life fulfilled, the task done. There is nothing further for the sake of this world."

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"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: Ajahn Sona to take 1 year retreat.

Postby Sylvester » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:51 am

Seconded.
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Re: Ajahn Sona to take 1 year retreat.

Postby Monkey Mind » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:56 am

I once heard Ajahn Sona speak about the few years when he lived a hermit/ renunciate life as a lay person before ordaining. For weeks afterwards I fantacized about moving to a small cabin in the remote wilderness.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710
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Re: Ajahn Sona to take 1 year retreat.

Postby marc108 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:34 pm

Monkey Mind wrote:For weeks afterwards I fantacized about moving to a small cabin in the remote wilderness.


years!

Brian Ruhe has put a ton of videos of Ajahn Sona up on his youtube if anyone is interested.
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Re: Ajahn Sona to take 1 year retreat.

Postby lojong1 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:01 pm

Good talks, even the oddball topic of deva-hearing/dibba-sota. A buddhist non-buddhist friend of mine had similar riverside-meditation hearings and developed dibbasota in daily life -- no formal jhana training, maybe a smattering of sutras or similar ideas through books and good company.
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Re: Ajahn Sona to take 1 year retreat.

Postby lojong1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:02 am

marc108 wrote:
Monkey Mind wrote:For weeks afterwards I fantacized about moving to a small cabin in the remote wilderness.


years!...

Found the audio! (on returning to Canada as a monk, not the OP interview)
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Re: Ajahn Sona to take 1 year retreat.

Postby iforgotmyname » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:32 pm

Wow Ajahn Sona - what a great find! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpqLC4E5yqY
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