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Greetings from Utah

Postby rukkha » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:40 am

Hi All! I am a Pali Buddhist attending Utah Valley University. I'm majoring in Philosophy now and when I graduate I want to study ancient Indo-European languages. I've been teaching myself Pali and Sankrit and translating suttas in preparation for this. I fear that my study is overtaking my practice however, and this is not helped by the fact that I have no kalyana-mitta in this hostile environment. Any advice for strengthening my practice in isolation? I hope to meet some like-minded individuals soon.

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Postby manas » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:14 am

Welcome rukkha, great to have you aboard. :smile:

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."

(SN 22.97)

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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:54 am

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Postby Paul Davy » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:07 am

Greetings rukkha,

Maybe the absence of kalyana-mittas in meatspace could be offset by the presence of kalyana-mittas in cyberspace?....

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What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby SarathW » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:28 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Greetings from Utah

Postby bodom » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:18 pm


The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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