Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain

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Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:40 am

This is a very interesting talk. Bhikkhu Bodhi discusses the constant pain problems he has had since the 1970s, and some of the techniques he has used to make it possible to have a meditation practice in the face of these problems.


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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:56 am

Thanks Mike!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain

Postby BlackBird » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:43 am

Cheers Mike. Ven. Bodhi is very admirable monk indeed.
"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." - MN. 70 Kitagiri Sutta

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Re: Bhikkhu Bodhi: Working with Pain

Postby David2 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:52 am

Thanks for sharing! It is always a pleasure to listen to Ven. Bodhi.

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