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New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby polarbear101 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:41 am

It seems to me that everyone is making too big of a deal about a book. It is a book attempting to explain a particular bhikkhu's perspective on a particular subject. It isn't an inquisition. Thanissaro isn't trying to personally defame everybody's beloved teachers and I think everyone just needs to relax and let it go. It doesn't matter an inkling how you want to define your terms as long as you have enough terms and meaning contained within them to develop and fulfill the characteristics that the buddha wanted us to. If you want sati to mean just remembrance with sampojana (I know I'm spelling it wrong) meaning awareness/alertness that is fine and it is also fine if you want sati to mean remembrance and awareness. Who gives a rat's patootey about the difference considering the fact that both interpretations ultimately admit that remembrance and awareness are necessary. If everyone wants to argue about semantics then I encourage everyone to go become linguists and make that your life's mission, otherwise don't worry, be happy.

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby badscooter » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:16 pm

"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby manas » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:05 am

Hi richard, just sneaking in a quick 'thank you' for letting us know about the book... :thumbsup:

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby danieLion » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:36 am

Rev. T's book seems to have many of the characteristics of what Wikipedia* calls the , "...a ** that holds, erroneously, that the present-day meaning of a word or phrase should necessarily be similar to its historical meaning."

*If you want to debate the validity of Wikipedia as a valid source of knoweldge please start a new topic in the lounge or another appropriate forum.

**"A.k.a. fallacy of origins, fallacy of virtue, is a where a conclusion is suggested based solely on something or someone's origin rather than its current meaning or context."

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby polarbear101 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:40 am

"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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"whatever one frequently thinks and ponders upon will be the inclination of one's mind"

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby manas » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:19 am

I feel saddened when I see such division here, caused by slightly differing views as to the interpretation of the Dhamma. We can all agree on the four Noble Truths, but when it comes to the Path, particularly with regard to the last two angas (samma-sati, and samma-samadhi) why do we bicker so much? :weep:



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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: New Book on Mindfulness by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:54 am

:goodpost:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine


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