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Today is Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:59 pm

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How to be a Real Buddhist through Observance?

Durutu Poya day is the full-moon of January. This holy day celebrates
the first visit of the Buddha to Sri Lanka. The Buddha visited the very
place, where the present magnificent Mahiyangana Stupa was built to
enshrine the Buddha's hair relics and the collar bone. For Details see:
http://www.buddhanet.net/sacred-island/mahiyangana.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... angana.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Mahiyangana Stupa

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the
Five Precepts like this: Newly bathed, shaved, white-clothed, with clean
bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue, and bows first
three times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees & head touch the floor.
Then, with joined palms at the heart, one recites these memorized lines
in a loud, calm & steady voice:

As long as this life lasts:
I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.
I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
I hereby request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.

I will hereby respect these Three Jewels the rest of my life!


I accept to respect & undertake these 5 training rules:
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Dishonesty.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol & Drugs.

As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...


Then, one keeps and protects these sacred vows better than one's
own eyes & children!, since they protect you & all other beings much
better than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to
this world! So is the start towards Nibbana: the Deathless Element!
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness,
initiated by Morality, developed further by Dhamma-Study and
fulfilled by training of Meditation...

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Today indeed is Pooya or uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even the Eight Precepts from sunrise until the
next dawn... If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha,
they may simply forward the lines starting with "I hereby ..." signed with
name, date, town, & country to me or join here. A public list of this new
quite rapidly growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!

The New Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: The Saddhamma Sangha:

http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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May your journey hereby be light, swift, and sweet. Never give up !!

Bhikkhu Samahita: what.buddha.said@gmail.com

For Details on The Origin of Uposatha Observance Days:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/uposatha.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Have a nice observance day!

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How to be a Real Buddhist by Observance?

Today is Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/D ... ya_Day.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Scientific Reincarnation Evidence by Dr Ian Stevenson

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:52 pm

Scientific Reincarnation Evidence by Dr Ian Stevenson



Some children can remember exact & verifiable details of their prior life they never could have come to know in this their current child life. These details can be objectively and independently confirmed. Remarkably & quite biologically enigmatic: Some of them have birth marks and birth defects at very same locations as the lethal injury causing their often abrupt and violent past life death. Eg. Born with 5 missing fingers after a prior life accident where they were cut off... Birthmarks at the exact location where they got gunshot wounds in their prior life, which could be confirmed from the autopsy report of their deceased individuality. Furthermore: Some can speak a language they never have learnt in this life (xenoglossy) corresponding to their past life language & nationality.
They can in some cases remember names of siblings and other family members in their past life family who they never have met in this life...

The pioneer on this research was the late Dr Ian Stevenson:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

He founded The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA.
http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinic ... /home-page" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Selected Ian Stevenson Bibliography:
(1974). Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation (second revised and enlarged edition). University of Virginia Press.
(1974). Xenoglossy: A Review and Report of A Case. University of Virginia Press.
(1975). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. I: Ten Cases in India. University of Virginia Press.
(1978). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. II: Ten Cases in Sri Lanka. University of Virginia Press.
(1980). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. III: Twelve Cases in Lebanon and Turkey. University of Virginia Press.
(1983). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. IV: Twelve Cases in Thailand and Burma. University of Virginia Press.
(1984). Unlearned Language: New Studies in Xenoglossy. University of Virginia Press.
(1997). Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects. Volume 1: Birthmarks. Volume 2: Birth Defects and Other Anomalies. Praeger Publishers.
(1997). Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect. Praeger Publishers (a short, non-technical version of Reincarnation and Biology).
(2000). Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation (revised edition).
(2003). European Cases of the Reincarnation Type. McFarland & Company.

Summarized in the recent:
Science, the Self, and Survival after Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson
http://www.amazon.com/Science-Self-Surv ... 1442221143" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442221147" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by his colleague, Emily Williams Kelly:
Ian Stevenson was a prominent and internationally-known psychiatrist, researcher, prolific author, and well-regarded figure in the field of psychical research. Science, the Self, and Survival after Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson is the first book devoted to surveying the entirety of his work and the extraordinary scope and variety of his research. He studied universal questions that cut to the core of a person’s identity: What is consciousness? How did we become the unique individuals that we are? Do we survive in some form after death? Stevenson’s writings on the nature of science and the mind-body relationship, as well as his empirical research, demonstrate his strongly held belief that the methods of science can be applied successfully to such humanly vital questions. Featuring a selection of his papers and excerpts from his books, this collection presents the larger context of Stevenson’s work and illustrates the issues and questions that guided him throughout his career. Our esteemed colleague, Emily Williams Kelly, is the editor of this collection of Dr. Stevenson's writing.
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Authoritative Abilities!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:34 pm

Friends

How is the gradual refinement of the 5 mental abilities?

There are these 5 mental Abilities:
The ability of faith,
The ability of energy,
The ability of awareness,
The ability of concentration,
The ability of understanding!


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What are the six aspects of these abilities?
They are dominant.
They are initiating.
They makes quality.
They are stabilizing.
They are completing.
They are the foundation.


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How are the abilities to be understood in the sense of being dominant?
When one leaves behind skeptic doubt, the faith ability is found in one as being dominated
by definitive decision. This faith ability dominated by resolute determination to decision,
then facilitates exertion, presence, non-distraction and seeing.

When one leaves behind laziness, the energy ability is found in one as being dominated
by exertion of effort. This energy ability dominated by exerting effort, then facilitates
presence, non-distraction, seeing and decisiveness.

When one leaves behind negligence, the awareness ability is found in one as being dominated
by presence. This awareness ability dominated by presence, firmly founded, then facilitates
non-distraction, seeing, decisiveness and exertion.

When one leaves behind agitation, the concentration ability is found in one as being dominated
by non-distraction. This concentration ability dominated by non-distraction, calm, then facilitates
seeing, decisiveness, exertion and presence.

When one leaves behind ignorance, the understanding ability is found in one as being dominated
by seeing. This understanding ability dominated by seeing, penetrative and clear, then facilitates
decisiveness, exertion, presence and non-distraction.

This is how the abilities are to be found and understood as through dominance!

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More on these 5 Mental Abilities:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Faith_Summary.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... bility.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... ummary.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Source: Sariputta in: The Path of Discrimination: Patidasambhidamagga
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=133494" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Authoritative Abilities!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/IV/Do ... lities.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Energy Boosts Endavour!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:45 am

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Enthusiastic Energy Boosts Advantageous Right Effort!

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By it one strives and struggles, thus is it energetic effort.
Any advantageous exertion of endeavour is a right effort.
By it one works in the right direction, thus is it right effort.
It is right, because it eliminates all the ugly evil mentalities.
It is effort, because it brings progress of well-being and bliss.
Therefore is it called Right Effort. It is a name for Energy...
Right Effort achieves these four functions:
1: Elimination of already arisen detrimental mental states!
2: Prevention of detrimental mental states not yet arisen!
3: Initiation of advantageous mental states not yet arisen!
4: Maintenance of already arisen advantageous mental states!
Thus is it fourfold. That is why it is called the 4 right efforts...

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For a full Study on Energy (Viriya): The root Hero of all Success:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Enthu ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/P ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/B ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/T ... f_Hero.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... Effort.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/A ... Effort.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/F ... Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Energy_Viriya.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Dual_Energy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Source: The Path of Purification:
Visuddhimagga by Ariya Buddhaghosa from 5th century AC.
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=771100" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Energy Boosts Endavour!

Energy Thrusts Advantageous Right Effort!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/E ... Effort.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Friendly + Unselfish = Honourable!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:40 pm

Friends

The Blessed Buddha once said:

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Sangahako mittakaro,
Vadaññu vitamaccharo,
Neta vineta anuneta,
Tadiso labhate yasam.


Friendly + Unselfish = Honourable!
Who is hospitable, and friendly,
Generous and unselfish,
A guide, a teacher, a leader,
Such one will to honour attain.
Digha Nikaya 3.273

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Have a nice day!

Friendship is the Greatest!

Friendly + Unselfish = Honourable!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fr ... urable.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Anatta: Void of What?

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:35 pm

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The Anatta Doctrine is the core of Buddhism!

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Individual existence, as well as the whole world, is in absolute reality nothing
but a process of ever changing phenomena, which all are included in the five
groups of existence: Form, Feeling, Perception, Construction & Consciousness!
This process has gone on from time immemorial, before one's birth, & also after
one's death it will continue for an endless period of time, as long, and as far,
as there are causing conditions feeding it! These five groups of phenomena in
no way constitute an ego-entity, enduring personality, same self or inner soul
neither when taken separately nor when combined... Neither can any identity
or substance be found 'outside' of these all embracing groups of phenomena...
In other words, the five groups of existence are not-self or no-self = anatta,
nor do they belong to a self = anattaniya. In view of the impermanence & the
conditionality of all existence, a belief in any form of self must be evaluated
as an illusion. Why so? Self must stay the 'same' in order to remain a true self.
But nothing here or there ever stays the same! All is transient & impermanent!
Secondly: Self must be in control to be called a self. But no self can control
causality... Things arise & cease - despite whatever self - due to conditions...
Since nothing stays the 'same' as an identical identity, no thing can be self!
Since nothing is in full control even of itself or any other, no thing can be self!
Just as what we designate by the name car, has no existence apart from axle,
wheels, motor, chassis, and so forth, or as the word house is only a convenient
designation for various materials such as cement, clay, wood etc. put together
in a specific way so as to close a portion of space. Apart from these materials
there is no separate 'house entity' in existence! In exactly same way is that,
which we call a 'being' or 'individual', or 'person', or by the name 'I' or 'Me'
nothing but an ever changing mixture of physical & mental phenomena, made up
of the above mentioned five groups and has as such no real existence in itself.
This is, in brief, the anatta doctrine of the Buddha: The teaching that fathoms
that all that exists dead or alive is void (suñña) of a permanent self or substance!
It is the fundamental Buddhist doctrine, not found at all in any other religious
or philosophical system. To comprehend it fully, not only in a neat abstract and
intellectual way, but by constant reference to actual experience, is indeed an
indispensable condition for the true understanding of the Buddha-Dhamma and
for the realization of its goal: Nibbana... Yeah!

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Venerable Nyanatiloka Thera: Born 1922 in Germany. Died 1957 on Ceylon.

The Ego Tunnel - Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger TED video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFjY1fAcESs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

For more on Anatta = No-Self = Fundamental Core Voidness see:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/I-dentification.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Ego-Projection.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Anatta_No_Self.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/No ... Inside.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ctrine.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ctrine.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ju ... ubbles.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ne ... _Actor.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Question: If there neither is any 'Self' or any 'Substance' what is 'Reality' then?
Answer: Fundamentally Void and Empty ...

Anatta: Void of What?

Self-&-Substance-lessness is the hidden & even missing core in all being!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ctrine.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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8 immaculate steps!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:22 pm

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When is the Way to the Deathless element Opened?

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus and friends, these 8 things, purified, cleansed, immaculate, free from distortion,
elegant and sophisticated, if not arisen do not arise at all except from the appearance of a
Tathagata, an Arahat, a Perfectly Enlightened One, or outside a Well-Gone-One’s Discipline!
What eight? 

1: Right View (samma-ditthi)
2: Right Motivation  (samma-sankappa)
3: Right Speech  (samma-vaca)
4: Right Action  (samma-kammanta)
5: Right Livelihood  (samma-ajiva)
6: Right Effort  (samma-vayama)
7: Right Awareness  (samma-sati)
8: Right Concentration  (samma-samadhi)


These 8 things, purified, cleared, faultless, unaltered and not decayed, advanced and refined,
if not emerged do not appear, except when a Thus-Come-Thus-Gone One, a Worthy One,
a Perfectly Self-Awakened One emerges, except for when the Method of Training of a
Well-Gone One is well established… Just these 8 immaculate Things…

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Rare is emergence of this fine path & method!

Further study on this unique & fine Noble 8-fold Way:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Middle_Way.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fu ... First_.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Noble_8_fold_Way.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Bssuddha-Said.net/drops/IV/ ... ld_Way.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Fa ... eglect.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_N ... ld_Way.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... le_Way.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruit ... le_Way.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya.
Book [V:14-5] section 45:14-7 Purified Emergence ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

8 immaculate steps!

When is the Way to the Deathless element Opened?
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Rare_Emergence.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Leaving All States Behind!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:13 pm

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Liberation means Leaving all States!

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Any greed, lust, desire, longing, urge, hankering, hoping or wishing for this or
that state must be made to fade away absolutely, enabling mind to be fully
released and thus liberated by the elimination of all greed. All states of the 3
planes (sensual, fine-material and formless existence) is meant all-inclusively,
since it is necessary not to omit anything suitable for complete comprehension.
The Blessed One said: Bhikkhus, without directly knowing, without fully under-
standing all, without causing the fading away of any greed for this all, without
leaving it all behind, the mind is incapable of the full destruction of suffering!
Bhikkhus, it is by directly knowing, by fully understanding all, by causing the
fading away of greed for it, by abandoning it, that the mind becomes capable
of the irreversible complete destruction of all suffering! SN IV 17

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On the many forms of Craving (Tanha):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Cut_Craving.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Eleme ... alysis.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/C ... s_Pain.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... _Cause.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... tanhaa.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Or ... fering.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ce ... fering.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Cr ... rophic.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... raving.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... fering.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Have a nice day!

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Leaving All States Behind!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Lea ... States.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Reincarnation Evidence

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:13 pm

Reincarnation Evidence in Ian Stevenson's Research by Robert Almeder



Philosophy professor Dr. Robert Almeder of Georgia State University discusses reincarnation and societal reactions, focusing especially on the work of the late Dr. Ian Stevenson whose presentation is here: http://youtu.be/-pPBwFFWz_k" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some children can remember exact & verifiable details of their prior life they never could have come to know in this their current child life. These details can be objectively and independently confirmed. Remarkably & quite biologically enigmatic: Some of them have birth marks and birth defects at very same locations as the lethal injury causing their often abrupt and violent past life death. Eg. Born with 5 missing fingers after a prior life accident where they were cut off... Birthmarks at the exact location where they got gunshot wounds in their prior life, which could be confirmed from the autopsy report of their deceased individuality. Furthermore: Some can speak a language they never have learnt in this life (xenoglossy) corresponding to their past life language & nationality.
They can in some cases remember names of siblings and other family members in their past life family who they never have met in this life...

The pioneer on this research was the late Dr Ian Stevenson:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

He founded The Division of Perceptual Studies at the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA.
http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinic ... /home-page" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Selected Ian Stevenson Bibliography:
(1974). Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation (second revised and enlarged edition). University of Virginia Press.
(1974). Xenoglossy: A Review and Report of A Case. University of Virginia Press.
(1975). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. I: Ten Cases in India. University of Virginia Press.
(1978). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. II: Ten Cases in Sri Lanka. University of Virginia Press.
(1980). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. III: Twelve Cases in Lebanon and Turkey. University of Virginia Press.
(1983). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. IV: Twelve Cases in Thailand and Burma. University of Virginia Press.
(1984). Unlearned Language: New Studies in Xenoglossy. University of Virginia Press.
(1997). Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects. Volume 1: Birthmarks. Volume 2: Birth Defects and Other Anomalies. Praeger Publishers.
(1997). Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect. Praeger Publishers (a short, non-technical version of Reincarnation and Biology).
(2000). Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation (revised edition).
(2003). European Cases of the Reincarnation Type. McFarland & Company.

Summarized in the recent:
Science, the Self, and Survival after Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442221147" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by his colleague, Emily Williams Kelly:
Ian Stevenson was a prominent and internationally-known psychiatrist, researcher, prolific author, and well-regarded figure in the field of psychical research. Science, the Self, and Survival after Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson is the first book devoted to surveying the entirety of his work and the extraordinary scope and variety of his research. He studied universal questions that cut to the core of a person's identity: What is consciousness? How did we become the unique individuals that we are? Do we survive in some form after death? Stevenson's writings on the nature of science and the mind-body relationship, as well as his empirical research, demonstrate his strongly held belief that the methods of science can be applied successfully to such humanly vital questions. Featuring a selection of his papers and excerpts from his books, this collection presents the larger context of Stevenson's work and illustrates the issues and questions that guided him throughout his career. Our esteemed colleague, Emily Williams Kelly, is the editor of this collection of Dr. Stevenson's writing.
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Devotion induces Dedication!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:53 pm

Friends:

Genuine Devotion is a rare Delight!

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Homage to that Perfectly Self-Enlightened One!
Thus, indeed, is that the Blessed One: He is the worthy One, fully enlightened,
endowed with clear vision and virtuous conduct, sublime, the knower of worlds,
the incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men,
awakened and blessed. Forever do I reverence for the Buddhas of the past,
those of the times to come, those Buddhas of the present time...
No other refuge do I seek: The Buddha is my only true refuge. By this Truth
may peaceful victory be mine! I revere with my head the dust on his holy feet.
If I have wronged the Buddha, may the Buddha bear with me.
Until life’s end, to the Buddha I go for saving refuge.
Who is the foremost speaker among mankind, The Sakyan Sage, O Holy One,
whose task is done, gone beyond, possessed of supreme power and energy!
To you, the wellcome and wellgone One, I go for refuge!

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Homage to that perfectly formulated Dhamma!
The Dhamma of the Blessed One is perfectly explained, to be seen here and
now, inviting one to come and see, leading onward to Nibbana; to be known
by any wise, each for himself. Homage to that Dhamma leading out of this
suffering, out of samsara! The Dhamma of the ages past, the Dhamma of
the times to come, the Dhamma of the present time, forever do I reverence.
No other refuge do I seek, the Dhamma is my true refuge. By this Truth:
May peaceful victory be mine! I revere with my head this triple Dhamma of
the three supreme qualities: Morality, Concentration and Understanding...
If I have wronged the Dhamma: May the Dhamma bear with me.
Until life’s end to the Dhamma I go for refuge.
Freed from lust, cleared of craving, sorrow-free: An absolute Law, gracious,
gratifying and satisfying, sweet, potent, profound, an analytic science...
To this very Dhamma I go for refuge!

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Homage to that Great Sangha Community of the Eight Noble persons.
The Sangha of the Blessed One’s disciples has entered on the good way;
the straight way; the true way ; on the direct way, that is to say: the 4 pairs
of men, the 8 types of persons. This Sangha of the Blessed One’s disciples is
fit for gifts, fit for hospitality, fit for offerings, and fit for reverential
salutation with joined palms, as an incomparable field of merit in the world.
Forever do I reverence: The Sanghas of the past ages, those of the times
to come, and the Sanghas of the present time. No other refuge do I seek.
The Sangha is my true refuge. By this very Truth: May peaceful victory be
mine! I revere with my head this peerless Sangha. If I have wronged this
Sangha: May the Sangha bear with me. Until life’s end, to the Sangha I go
for refuge. Whatever is given to the four pure pairs of persons and these
eight kind of people, who have realized the Truth, this bears great fruit...!
To this very Sangha I go for refuge!

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More on Faith (Saddha) and Devotion (Bhakti):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Leaping_Faith.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/O ... _Faith.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/P ... _Faith.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Mutual_Faith.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fu ... _Frees.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/G ... _Faith.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Han ... d_Seed.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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How to become a real Buddhist formally? Take refuge here!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Source: BPS Wheel no 54 (Edited Excerpt):
The Mirror of the Dhamma. A Manual of Buddhist Devotional Texts.
By Narada Thera and Bhikkhu Kassapa. Revised By Bhikkhu Khantipalo:
http://www.bps.lk/wh054-u.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Devotion is Delight!

Devotion induces Dedication!
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Dev ... elight.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Game Over Ever Again!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:13 pm

Friends:

Remembering Death is Daily Buddhist Routine!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
Just as the mighty Himalayan mountains
Are high, all-expansive, & weighing heavily;
Just so do ageing & death suppress & defeat
All living beings in this world, whether divine,
rich, warrior, priest, trader, slave, or sweeper!
Not sparing anyone whatsoever,
Crushing anybody that is found!
Source: SN 3:25

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The Most Precious Altar of our Temple:
Soon this fragile body will fall to the ground,
lifeless, cast aside, without any consciousness,
stiff, cold & useless like a rotten log of wood ...
Dhammapada 41

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Momentary
Whosoever knows this body
to be as temporary as a bubble,
as insubstantial as a mirror image,
May break Mara's honey tipped arrows and
Can thus not be seen by this evil King of Death ...
Dhammapada 46

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Big Surprise!
Death carries off the folly man while distracted
by gathering various flowers of sensual pleasure,
even & exactly so as the huge tsunami wave runs
all over and carries away the sleeping village.
Dhammapada 47

In the ultimate sense, beings have only a very short moment to live:
Only as long as one single moment of consciousness lasts!
Just as the cart wheel, in rolling forward as in standing still,
every time rests merely on one point of its rim: just so does any life
of any being last only as long as a single moment of consciousness lasts!
As soon as this moment is gone, that momentary being is also all gone...
One is therefore reborn millions of times in each second!
For as it was said by the ancient elders:
All life and all existence here is blinking & momentary,
All life's engaged involvement, its joy and all its pain,
Depends all only on one single discrete state of mind,
And quickly that moment passes by, for never to return...
Source: Visuddhimagga VIII,1

More on the inevitable fact of Death:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Death.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Game_Over.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Deathless.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPP ... /amata.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/De ... lation.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/D ... thless.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Th ... ension.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Game Over Ever Again!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Momentary_Life.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Joys beyond this World!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:12 pm

Friends:

Joys neither of this world, nor even Beyond!!!

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The Blessed Buddha once said:
And what, Bhikkhus, is the Joy not of this world? Aloof and above any lust,
quite secluded from any sense desire, protected from any disadvantageous
mental state, one enters & dwells in the 1st jhana mental absorption; full of
joy & pleasure born of solitude, joined with directed & sustained thought...
With the stilling of directed & sustained thought, one later enters & dwells
in the 2nd jhana of calmed assurance & unification of mind devoid of any
thought & thinking, joined with joy & pleasure now born of concentration!
These are called the joys not of this world!
And what, Bhikkhus, is the joy beyond that joy, which is not of this world?
When a bhikkhu, whose mental fermentations are eliminated, reviews his
mind liberated from lust, freed from hatred, and released from confusion,
there arises a transcendental joy. This is called Joy quite beyond that joy,
that is not of this world...

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More on quite rapturous Joy (piti) here hihihi ;-):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Joy_Piti.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Rejoicing_Joy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Feeding_Joy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Al ... ed_Joy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sup ... elight.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Sup ... elight.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... _World.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... Beyond.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Ha ... Beyond.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Regarding Joys of this World: Balance - Sara Tavares seems infectious!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C9mWN8vKHQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. Book IV [235-7]
section 36:11 On Feeling: Vedana. Joys beyond this world ...
http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=948507" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/canon/sa ... index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Joys beyond this World!

Have a nice, noble, and joyous day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
Bhikkhu Samahita _/\_
http://What-Buddha-Said.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

There is a Supra-Human kind of Delight!


Joys beyond this World!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Jo ... _World.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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BBC Documentary on Remembered Previous Lives

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:08 pm

BBC Documentary on Remembered Previous Lives



Some children can remember exact & verifiable details of their prior life they never could have come to know in this their current child life. These details can be objectively and independently confirmed. Remarkably & quite biologically enigmatic: Some of them have birth marks and birth defects at very same locations as the lethal injury causing their often abrupt and violent past life death. Eg. Born with 5 missing fingers after a prior life accident where they were cut off... Birthmarks at the exact location where they got gunshot wounds in their prior life, which could be confirmed from the autopsy report of their deceased individuality. Furthermore: Some can speak a language they never have learnt in this life (xenoglossy) corresponding to their past life language & nationality.
They can in some cases remember names of siblings and other family members in their past life family who they never have met in this life...

The pioneer in this research was the late Dr. Ian Stevenson:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

He founded The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) at the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA.
http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinic ... /home-page" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A presentation of him is here: http://youtu.be/-pPBwFFWz_k" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

An evaluation of his rebirth research is here:
Evidence in Ian Stevenson's Research by Robert Almeder
http://youtu.be/4ytD6D1r9pc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Follow up on this ground-breaking reincarnation research by Dr. Jim Tucker:
http://youtu.be/h6M-nXjh_9I" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://youtu.be/z-1BvpDZwiw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Selected Ian Stevenson Bibliography:
(1974). Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation (second revised and enlarged edition). University of Virginia Press.
(1974). Xenoglossy: A Review and Report of A Case. University of Virginia Press.
(1975). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. I: Ten Cases in India. University of Virginia Press.
(1978). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. II: Ten Cases in Sri Lanka. University of Virginia Press.
(1980). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. III: Twelve Cases in Lebanon and Turkey. University of Virginia Press.
(1983). Cases of the Reincarnation Type, Vol. IV: Twelve Cases in Thailand and Burma. University of Virginia Press.
(1984). Unlearned Language: New Studies in Xenoglossy. University of Virginia Press.
(1997). Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects. Volume 1: Birthmarks. Volume 2: Birth Defects and Other Anomalies. Praeger Publishers.
(1997). Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect. Praeger Publishers (a short, non-technical version of Reincarnation and Biology).
(2000). Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation (revised edition).
(2003). European Cases of the Reincarnation Type. McFarland & Company.

Summarized in the recent:
Science, the Self, and Survival after Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson
http://www.amazon.com/Science-Self-Surv ... 1442221143" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442221147" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by his colleague, Emily Williams Kelly:
Ian Stevenson was a prominent and internationally-known psychiatrist, researcher, prolific author, and well-regarded figure in the field of psychical research. Science, the Self, and Survival after Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson is the first book devoted to surveying the entirety of his work and the extraordinary scope and variety of his research. He studied universal questions that cut to the core of a person’s identity: What is consciousness? How did we become the unique individuals that we are? Do we survive in some form after death? Stevenson’s writings on the nature of science and the mind-body relationship, as well as his empirical research, demonstrate his strongly held belief that the methods of science can be applied successfully to such humanly vital questions. Featuring a selection of his papers and excerpts from his books, this collection presents the larger context of Stevenson’s work and illustrates the issues and questions that guided him throughout his career. Our esteemed colleague, Emily Williams Kelly, is the editor of this collection of Dr. Stevenson's writing.

Rebirth from a Early Buddhist Perspective:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Rebirth.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Rare_Rebirth.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Samsaric_Dread.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Fi ... ations.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/En ... ebirth.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... ations.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Ka ... ebirth.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Re ... _Kamma.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Th ... _Round.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Hu ... ebirth.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Pas ... Effect.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Natural Bliss!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:47 pm

Friends:

When there is No Need for anything at All:

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The Buddha said on the need for Bliss:  
Friends, for the virtuous one, correctly behaving, completed in morality, there is no need to wish:
 “May I enjoy a clear conscience”, since the right action, of correct behaviour completed by
 purifying morality, naturally results in the arising of a clear conscience.
Friends, for the moral one of clear conscience, there is no need to wish: “May gladness pervade me”,
since any clear conscience spontaneously is followed by the appearance of joyous gladness!
Friends, for the glad one there is no need to wish: “May rapture thrill me”,
since gladness automatically excites exalted rapture. 
Friends, for the enraptured one there is no need to wish: “May calm tranquillity still me”,
since rapture inherently simply evaporates all urge and frustrated restlessness.
Friends, for one dwelling in serene tranquillity there is no need to wish: “May pleasure perfuse me”,
since abiding calmly in tranquil ease all by itself, makes one delight in pleasure.
Friends, for one perfused by pleasure there is no need to wish: “May I be absorbed in concentration”,
since a mind filled with pleasure effortlessly & smoothly condenses into a single focused unification!
Friends, for one concentrated there is no need to wish: “May I understand reality as it actually develops”,
since the undistracted concentrated mind efficiently penetrates phenomena & causes as they really are.
Friends, for one knowing & seeing reality there is no need to wish: “May disgusted disillusion detach me”,
since seeing reality & knowing how it always becomes, induces detachment by disgusted disillusion.
Friends, for one detached by disillusion there is no need to wish: “May I realize final mental release
through absolute knowledge & vision”, since such disgusted disillusion, friends, naturally, readily, easily,
essentially & characteristically culminates in the matchless, unsurpassable & supreme releasing liberation
by complete knowledge & vision. Yeah, so mighty is morality! 

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The Buddha on more Bliss:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Buddha_on_Bliss.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Source:
The Numerical Sayings of the Buddha: Anguttara Nikaya V 2-3

Natural Bliss!

When there is No Need :-)
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Natural_Bliss.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Symbiotic Sympathy!

Post by Bhikkhu_Samahita » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:37 am

Friends:

Maintain this Noble Wish of Sympathy:

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May I be happy, may I sustain my happiness by living without trace of enmity.
May all beings be happy & successful: May they be of full of joy, all beings
that breathe & have life, whether they are weak or strong, tiny or huge,
visible or invisible, near or far away, born or to be born, let all beings enjoy
safety, content ease and a serene bliss!
Let no one deceive another, let no one be harsh in speech, let no one by anger
or hatred wish bad for his neighbour. Even as a mother, at the risk of her life,
guards and protects her only child, so with a boundless heart of compassion,
I venerate all living beings by permeating this entire universe with sympathy,
above, beneath and all around, without limit, immeasurable and endless!
In this very fine way I cultivate an infinite goodwill toward this whole world.
Standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all my waking hours I will
always treasure and dwell in this thought, knowing that this way of caring
is the most Noble in this entire universe!
Thus shall I, by stilling pointless discussions and controversies, and by acting
blamelessly, be gifted with tranquillity and true insight into what is profound.
Thus shall I subdue the urge for sense-pleasure, and never again know rebirth.
May this also inspire and thereby cause all other sentient beings to fulfil the
conditions leading swiftly to Nibbana, which is the only lasting happiness!
May all sentient beings be thus liberated & fully released from all suffering.
May all sentient beings thus escape the dangers of ageing, disease, & death.
Friendliness is the Greatest! Yeah... :-)

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More on this blazing Friendliness (Metta):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Calm_Kindness.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Go ... ndship.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... liness.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Re ... odWill.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Un ... diance.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/In ... lassic.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_B ... enship.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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On Biological Symbiosis="Living together with", an advantageous Social Model:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbiosis" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.ms-starship.com/sciencenew/symbiosis.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Creating a Future Harmony: So that we may sleep with our doors open,
among hanging gardens and dance with the children in our arms! :-)


Have a nice symbiotic day!

Friendship is the Greatest!
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http://What-Buddha-Said.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Let us all be Good in Joy!

Symbiotic Sympathy!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Sy ... mpathy.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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