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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
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"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Postby Ben » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:46 am

A three-month retreat?
I'm currently trying to negotiate a 30-day retreat without trashing my marriage!
I'm aware that during meditation, one can bring ones attention to any phenomena that arises. My own experience is that cittanupassana and dhammanupassana is nigh-on-impossible for me outside of the retreat setting. In day-to-day lay life, there's just so much going on and if one's samadhi is not good, one may conflate subtle relishing and aversion with wise attention.
As for the pretty girl sitting on the cushion....
I tend to spend the vast majority of my time in a dark tiny little broom-closet like cell and the times i emerge from the cell, I keep my eyes firmly fixed on the ground a metre or two in front of me!
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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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I'd just like to thank everyone involved for this thread. I was moved to tears on several occasions.
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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: masturbation what's wrong?

Postby Ben » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:54 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
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- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: masturbation what's wrong?

Postby Ben » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:11 am

Hi Jechbi
Perhaps it is possible - technically speaking.
From my own experience, I don't think I've ever been able to develop the requisite equanimity and sampajanno without getting completely derailed and enmeshed in the sankhara-producing event. But I am no yogi by any stretch of the imagination!
From a practical perspective, perhaps there is a natural parting of the mind from acquiring such intensely sankhara-laden experiences the further one walks down the path.
Metta

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Postby cooran » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:12 am

---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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