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by bodom
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Poems of the Elders

Thag 1:50 Vimala

The earth’s sprinkled
with rain, wind
is blowing, lightning
wanders the sky,
but my thoughts are stilled,
well-centered
my mind
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... g1_50.html

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by bodom
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Poems of the Elders

Thag 1:49 Rāmaṇeyyaka

Even with all the whistles & whistling,
the calls of the birds,
this, my mind, doesn’t waver,
for my delight is in
oneness.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... g1_49.html

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by bodom
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

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Thag 1:41 Sirivaḍḍha

Lightning lands on the cleft
between Vebhāra & Paṇḍava,
but,
having gone to the cleft in the mountains,
he’s absorbed in jhāna—the son
of the one without compare,
the one who is Such.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... g1_41.html

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by bodom
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Release is the goal
Replies: 16
Views: 268

Re: Release is the goal

conciousness dont land on anything which is aka non clinging to anything and everything ... this is release and this is the goal. Out of curiosity, can anyone point me to the source of this teaching? Is this sutta content or later stuff? Thanks in advance. it comes from The Great Full-Moon Night Di...
by bodom
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: where is Maha Kasappa now?
Replies: 40
Views: 654

Re: where is Maha Kasappa now?

confusedlayman wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:32 pm
bodom wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:23 pm
confusedlayman wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:45 pm


yes but isnt he staying now? did he really took pari nibbana?
People don't normally live for over 2600 years. Even Arahants.

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why? why not an eon? in nirodha samapati?
Because it's not physically possible.

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by bodom
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Classical Theravāda
Topic: where is Maha Kasappa now?
Replies: 40
Views: 654

Re: where is Maha Kasappa now?

confusedlayman wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Nicolas wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:36 pm
It is generally agreed upon that Mahākassapa was an arahant and therefore isn't anywhere.
yes but isnt he staying now? did he really took pari nibbana?
People don't normally live for over 2600 years. Even Arahants.

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by bodom
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

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1:31 Gahuratīriya

Touched by gnats & mosquitoes,
in the wilds, the great forest,
like a nāga elephant
at the head of a battle,
mindful,
he acquiesces to that.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... g1_41.html

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by bodom
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Poems of the Elders

1:23 Gosāla

I—having eaten honey-rice
in a bamboo patch
and rightly grasping the aggregates’
arising-disbanding—
will return to the hillside, intent
on seclusion.
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by bodom
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Poems of the Elders

1:13 Vanavaccha The color of blue-dark clouds, glistening, cooled with the waters of clear-flowing streams covered with ladybugs: Those rocky crags refresh me. [/b] https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/Thag/thag1_13.html :namaste: From within both 11 Sankicca and 18 Maha Kassapa With clear waters ...
by bodom
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Poems of the Elders

dharmacorps wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Thanks for sharing. I've been re-reading the Therigatha and theragatha lately and have found a lot in there of great value. :anjali:
❤️ Awesome!

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by bodom
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

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1:22 Cittaka

Peacocks,
crested, blue, with gorgeous necks,
cry out
in the Kāraṁvī woods,
thrilled by the cold wind.
They awaken the sleeper
to meditate.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... g1_22.html

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by bodom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Poems of the Elders

1:13 Vanavaccha

The color of blue-dark clouds,
glistening,
cooled with the waters
of clear-flowing streams
covered with ladybugs:
Those rocky crags
refresh me.


https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/T ... g1_13.html

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Poems of the Elders

dharmacorps wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Thanks for sharing. I've been re-reading the Therigatha and theragatha lately and have found a lot in there of great value. :anjali:
Same! Feel free to post your favorite suttas!

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by bodom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Re: Poems of the Elders

1:2 Mahā Koṭṭhita

Calmed, restrained,
giving counsel unruffled,
he shakes off evil qualities—
as the breeze,
a leaf from a tree.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/Thag/thag1_2.html

:namaste:
by bodom
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Shrine Room
Topic: Poems of the Elders
Replies: 15
Views: 236

Poems of the Elders

I have always loved reading the stories of the Buddha's disciples as found in the Thera and Therigatha's. It shows the struggles that the monks went through (even during the time the Buddha was still alive) and which aren't so different from my own and other meditator's. I especially love the poetic...