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by Strive4Karuna
Wed May 23, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

I would like to thank everybody for all your wonderful replies. Every single reply was helpful and my heart felt a little more at ease after reading each one. I hope this board will forever be around to be of help to all of us in our time of need. Thank you!!
by Strive4Karuna
Tue May 22, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

https://fakebuddhaquotes.com/do-not-dwell-in-the-past-do-not-dream-of-the-future/ The Dhammapada verse 348: 348. Muñca pure muñca pacchato, majjhe muñca bhavassa pāragū; Sabbattha vimuttamānaso, na punaṃ jātijaraṃ upehisi. Translated from the Pali by Ven. Nārada Thera ; Let go the past. Let go the ...
by Strive4Karuna
Tue May 22, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

Just as the Buddha saw impermanence in old age sickness and death, and abandoning the home life chose a path of discovering the dhamma, so the practitioner must change the theme of their life from focussing on the world of name and form to deepening their dhamma knowledge so it instead becomes thei...
by Strive4Karuna
Tue May 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

The Wilderness Arañña Sutta  (SN 1:10) Standing to one side, a devatā addressed the Blessed One with a verse: “Living in the wilderness, staying peaceful, remaining chaste, eating just one meal a day: why are their faces so bright & serene?” The Buddha: “They don’t sorrow over the past, don’t long ...
by Strive4Karuna
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

There is a quote on a poster that says something a long the lines of "Do not live in the past or anticipate troubles in the future, live earnestly in the present." Is this a real Buddha quote? Is this quote a good representation of what the Buddha taught? It's looks like a reference to suttas such ...
by Strive4Karuna
Tue May 22, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Is this a real Buddha quote? How to deal with loneliness?

There is a quote on a poster that says something a long the lines of "Do not live in the past or anticipate troubles in the future, live earnestly in the present." Is this a real Buddha quote? Is this quote a good representation of what the Buddha taught? Recently, ive been thinking a lot about the ...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

If you were to sum up the pratice in a few words, what would it be? Is the pratice simply"letting go"? Harmlessness towards the world. Letting go to develop meditation. Wisdom knowledge about the nature of reality. While the suttas summarise most briefly as "letting go" (MN 37), I consider the foun...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

alan wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:10 am
Be Smart. Don't be Stupid.
Because your life depends on that.
Unfortunately ive been more stupid then smart. Your right, my life does depend on it and i have brought much suffering upon myself. Thanks for your post.
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Probably the shortest version that i know of but i do not think it is much sufficient as instruction. From the Dhammapada, verse 183: “Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.” Second was not formulated by the Tathagata but was enough for V...
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:08 am
Or how about 16 words...
right view,
right resolve,
right speech,
right conduct,
right livelihood,
right effort,
right mindfulness,
right samadhi.
That is good too. Thank you for your words.
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 722

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

JamesTheGiant wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:05 am
Sila, Samadhi, Panna. Or whatever translation you like of those words.
Foundation of Morality, leading to Stillness of meditation, leading to Wisdom or Insight.
Beautiful James
by Strive4Karuna
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?
Replies: 21
Views: 722

What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

If you were to sum up the pratice in a few words, what would it be? Is the pratice simply"letting go"?
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?

It's not a requirement, but recommended, from DN 16: “ Ananda, there are four places the sight of which will arouse strong emotion in those with faith. Which four? Here the Tathagata was born, this is the first place. Here the Tathagata attained Enlightenment, this is the second place. Here the Tat...
by Strive4Karuna
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Did the Buddha say it was in our well being to visit all the holy pilgrimage sites?

I vaugey remember reading somewhere that the Buddha said that there is some sort of benefit on going on a pilgrimage to visit the holy places. Did he say that it was in our well being to do so? If my recollection has not failed me was it something a long the lines that all beings who visit all the s...
by Strive4Karuna
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: free valentine card
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: free valentine card

Dhammarakkhito wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:28 pm
for that "special" someone
Thank you Dhammarakkhito