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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

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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:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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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

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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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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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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

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Buddho

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

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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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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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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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

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Buddho

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Re: Buddho

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

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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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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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat


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