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Season's Greetings...

Post by pink_trike » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:51 pm

I hope everyone has a pleasant and light-hearted holiday season!


Since things neither exist nor don't exist,
are neither real nor unreal,
are utterly beyond adopting and rejecting -
one might as well burst out laughing.

Longchenpa Rabjampa
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Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen


Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

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Post by Guy » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:22 am

Same to you, friend! Merry Christmas!
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Post by bodom » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:18 am

Merry christmas!

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Post by Tex » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:13 am

Hadn't heard that quote before, thanks for sharing.

Best wishes to all.
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Post by notself » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:25 am

Merry Christmas to all on this wonderful forum. May we all grow in skill and metta.
Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he is indeed the noblest victor who conquers himself. ---Dhp 103

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Post by withoutcolour » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:31 am

Merry Christmas!
May the Triple Gem bring you comfort this holiday season.
And may everyone show metta to their crazy drunken uncles. :)
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sabbe sattā sukhita hontu

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Post by Annapurna » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:31 am

Merry Chrristmas to all! :group:

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Re: Season's Greetings...

Post by Fede » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:45 pm

so, how did it go, for one and all? :popcorn:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D" onclick=";return false;

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