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Happy Thanksgiving

Post by sattva » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:12 pm

In a world of pain and suffering, when one has the Dharma, isn't there so much to be thankful for?

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving :namaste:

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by Ben » Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:30 pm

I couldn't agree more!
Thanks Sattva for reminding us.
metta

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by appicchato » Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:29 pm

sattva wrote:...isn't there so much to be thankful for?
Definitely...there is...

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by pink_trike » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:16 pm

Thanksgiving isn't just about feeling thankful...its about _giving_ thanks - which makes it a socially-acceptable opportunity to thank everyone for everything. :)

Thanks to everyone here at Dhamma Wheel for their valuable contributions and thanks to the admins and mods for setting just the right tone.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by Ben » Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:17 am

Thanks Mr Pink!
pink_trike wrote:Thanks to everyone here at Dhamma Wheel for their valuable contributions and thanks to the admins and mods for setting just the right tone.

Happy Thanksgiving!
As I have said in the past, its actually the membership who are responsible for making Dhamma Wheel what it is. And it is thanks to our members that Dhamma Wheel is great place to discuss the Dhamma and find companionship on what is at times, a long and lonesome road.
metta

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“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

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:56 am

Being grateful is a wonderful practice in itself, and I am glad that citizens of the USA have a whole festival to practice it in. I hope you all have a great and grateful day...And yes what a wonderful thing to be living in an era when a Buddha'a teaching is still available to us, and that one of the direct results of that event under the Bo Tree is this very website.

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The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:59 am

Greetings,

A nice little PDF on gratitude in the Buddha's teaching.

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... titude.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by Sanghamitta » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:03 am

Thanks for that Retro, I will savour it when I have more time.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by A Medic » Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:51 pm

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by Will » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm

Yes, expressing gratitude is a help in reducing our self-cherishing.

I am grateful that Paul posted a link (above) on the subject. Even more grateful would I be if he would revisit this thread and put in a working link or give the section of the book. :anjali:
The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it. -- Emerson

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by binocular » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:29 pm

Will wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Even more grateful would I be if he would revisit this thread and put in a working link or give the section of the book.
Here it is at another site:
http://www.beyondthenet.net/thedway/nya ... aching.pdf

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by Will » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:36 pm

binocular wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Will wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Even more grateful would I be if he would revisit this thread and put in a working link or give the section of the book.
Here it is at another site:
http://www.beyondthenet.net/thedway/nya ... aching.pdf
Good find Bino - the Buddhist e-library has one that can be cut & pasted (I think) but the site is down or something.
The greatest homage we can pay to truth is to use it. -- Emerson

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Post by dharmacorps » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:56 pm

Happy TG everyone! :) Got family coming in any minute. I'm going to use it as a opportunity to practice patient endurance!

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