what did buddha say?

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what did buddha say?

Postby bugslikescarrots » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:12 am

im a brand new buddhist with my prior beliefs being closely comparable to the buddha's. as far as meditating goes, im looking for direct references from any sutta or collection that provides some wisdom. i havent the knowledge or experience to pursue some sort of "divinity" so i am following some classical advice and turning to the darma. thank you for your generosity

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Re: what did buddha say?

Postby Cittasanto » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:36 am

Welcome to Dhammawheel.

Try reading some of the texts and documents here
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/index.html

It is hard to point you in a specific direction with the vague nature of your request, but the general index here can help with specific areas.
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Re: what did buddha say?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:49 am

All sorts here — Buddhist Wisdom

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Re: what did buddha say?

Postby nibbuti » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:44 am

bugslikescarrots wrote: as far as meditating goes, im looking for direct references from any sutta or collection that provides some wisdom.

Anapanasati Sutta

Satipatthana Sutta

Vitakkasanthana Sutta

:meditate:

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Re: what did buddha say?

Postby bugslikescarrots » Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:20 am

thank you

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Re: what did buddha say?

Postby mettafuture » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:30 am

nibbuti wrote:
bugslikescarrots wrote: as far as meditating goes, im looking for direct references from any sutta or collection that provides some wisdom.

Anapanasati Sutta

Satipatthana Sutta

Vitakkasanthana Sutta

:meditate:

Great suggestions.

bugslikescarrots, if you enjoy the Satipatthana Sutta, you may want to check out Bhante Gunaratana's book, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English. It details how to put this sutta into practice.


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