Be a person with two eyes

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binocular
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Be a person with two eyes

Post by binocular » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:13 am

Hello,


First of all, gratitude to the moderators who have registered me during this forum transition time!

I guess I'm kind of speshal right away, given that the date of my official joining is not when I actually joined. Something to remind me of falling asleep at the wheel ... :smile:


About myself: I have been involved with Buddhism for some seven years. On and off, ups and downs. Lots to work with.
I want to improve my understanding of the Dhamma, and I've noticed that talking to practitioners is something that can help me in that. That's why I joined.



Best wishes to you all!

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Re: Be a person with two eyes

Post by DNS » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:31 am

:hello:

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Be a person with two eyes

Post by manas » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:24 am

Hi binocular. Welcome aboard :anjali:
"With regard to internal factors, I don't envision any other single factor like appropriate attention as doing so much for a monk in training, who has not attained the goal but remains intent on the unsurpassed safety from bondage. A monk who attends appropriately abandons what is unskillful and develops what is skillful."
- from the Itivuttaka

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Re: Be a person with two eyes

Post by cooran » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:43 am

Welcometo DhammaWheel! :group:
Look forward to seeing your posts on the forums.

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Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Be a person with two eyes

Post by binocular » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:19 am

Thank you!



Be a person with two eyes - that's from a talk by Ajaan Lee:

Be a person with two eyes. Sometimes an object looks good, but we don't look for its bad side. Sometimes it looks bad, but we don't look for its good side. If something looks beautiful, you have to focus on its bad side as well. If it looks bad, you have to focus on its good side, too.

Food for the mind

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Re: Be a person with two eyes

Post by Ben » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:25 am

Hi binocular and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Be a person with two eyes

Post by Virgo » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:58 am

Welcome.

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Re: Be a person with two eyes

Post by Dmytro » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:27 am

Welcome, Binocular!

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