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Bunks
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Vassa

Postby Bunks » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:16 am

Hi all

I am pretty new to the Theravadan practice but have just been reading about Vassa (rains retreat) commencing next week.

I live in the western world and was interested to know what other people in the same boat do for this period?

Do you give something up? Practice harder? Some kind of celebration?

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Re: Vassa

Postby cooran » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:24 am

Hello Bunk,

This might be a starting point:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... html#rains

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Vassa

Postby Bunks » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:08 am


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Re: Vassa

Postby cooran » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:37 am

Hello Bunks,

It means "merit, kammically wholesome action".

You can look it up in this dictionary.
http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma2/dic ... index.html

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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