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memorization

Post by befriend » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:47 pm

what are some good like page long suttas to memorize i have memorized 4 small suttas and its wonderful i can recall the teachings at will and i can actually see the speed and efficacy of my everyday thought process improve because of memorizing. metta, befriend
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Re: memorization

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:18 pm

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Re: memorization

Post by bodom » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:33 pm

Karaniya Metta Sutta: Good Will
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:anjali:
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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Re: memorization

Post by befriend » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:05 pm

ive memorized the metta sutta a sutta on patience i forget the name the akkosa sutta and craving is the builder of this house. so you know which ones not to give me. thanks.
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Re: memorization

Post by Cittasanto » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:18 pm

Maybe a little longer than a page but how about the Mangala sutta?
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
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Re: memorization

Post by befriend » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:40 pm

whats the mangala sutta about?
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Re: memorization

Post by befriend » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:05 am

thats a good one, take care, Befriend
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Re: memorization

Post by Ben » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:16 am

Greetings befriend,

You may wish to contribute to the Great Dhamma Wheel Memorization Challenge: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=12388" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
All the best with your efforts!

Ben
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loud gush the streamlets,
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