What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
Posts: 666
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:41 pm

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Post by Justsit » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:58 am

Do good.
Avoid evil.
Purify the mind.

Posts: 855
Joined: Fri May 01, 2015 3:21 pm

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Post by Caodemarte » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:29 am

Honesty. Radical honesty with yourself. See what is and the rest follows.

User avatar
Posts: 1115
Joined: Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:31 am

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Post by Dhammarakkhito » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:06 am

"Master Ananda, what is the aim of this holy life lived under Gotama the contemplative?"

"Brahman, the holy life is lived under the Blessed One with the aim of abandoning desire."

https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitak ... .than.html

"But what is your teacher's teaching? What does he proclaim?''

"I am new, my friend, not long gone forth, only recently come to this Dhamma & Discipline. I cannot explain the Dhamma in detail, but I will tell you the gist in brief."

Then Sāriputta the wanderer spoke thus to the Ven. Assaji:

Speak a little or a lot,
but tell me just the gist.
The gist is what I want.
What use is a lot of verbosity?

‘Kiṃvādī panāyasmato satthā kimakkhāyī’ti. ‘Ahaṃ kho, āvuso, navo acirapabbajito adhunāgato imaṃ dhammavinayaṃ, na tāhaṃ sakkomi vitthārena dhammaṃ desetuṃ, api ca te saṃkhittena atthaṃ vakkhāmī’ti. Atha khvāhaṃ, āvuso, assajiṃ bhikkhuṃ etadavocaṃ—‘hotu, āvuso,

Appaṃ vā bahuṃ vā bhāsassu,
Atthaṃyeva me brūhi;
Attheneva me attho,
Kiṃ kāhasi byañjanaṃ bahun’ti.

Then Ven. Assaji gave this Dhamma exposition to Sāriputta the Wanderer:

Whatever phenomena arise from cause:
their cause
& their cessation.
Such is the teaching of the Tathāgata,
the Great Contemplative.

Then to Sāriputta the wanderer, as he heard this Dhamma exposition, there arose the dustless, stainless Dhamma eye: "Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation."

Atha kho āyasmā assaji sāriputtassa paribbājakassa imaṃ dhamma­pariyā­yaṃ abhāsi—

“Ye dhammā hetuppabhavā,
Tesaṃ hetuṃ tathāgato āha;
Tesañca yo nirodho,
Evaṃvādī mahāsamaṇo”ti.

Atha kho sāriputtassa paribbājakassa imaṃ dhamma­pariyā­yaṃ sutvā virajaṃ vītamalaṃ dhammacakkhuṃ udapādi—“yaṃ kiñci samuda­ya­dhammaṃ sabbaṃ taṃ nirodhadhamman”ti.
https://www.facebook.com/tbcm.org.my/po ... 33701015:0

(quote in image is from saṁyuttanikāya)
suffering-and-the-cessation-of-suffering.jpg (239.7 KiB) Viewed 435 times
"Just as the ocean has a single taste — that of salt — in the same way, this Dhamma-Vinaya has a single taste: that of release."
— Ud 5.5

https://www.facebook.com/noblebuddhadha ... 34/?type=3

https://sites.google.com/site/santipada ... allytaught

Posts: 1512
Joined: Tue May 31, 2011 11:27 pm
Location: Cambodia

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Post by paul » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:03 am

Strive4Karuna wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:59 am
Is the pratice simply"letting go"?
The practice should be established in experience. Why let go? Because materiality is impermanent. The unwholesome root of greed works against impermanence, so that must be countered by dissolution being systematically studied:

“To Upali the householder, as he was sitting right there, there arose the dustless, stainless Dhamma eye: Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation (impermanence).—MN 56

User avatar
Posts: 323
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:07 am

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Post by equilibrium » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:19 pm



Cloudy day.....Sunny blue sky!

Prison.....Escaped from jail!


Day and night.....yet the sun is ALWAYS shining!

User avatar
Crazy cloud
Posts: 491
Joined: Sun May 12, 2013 8:55 am

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Post by Crazy cloud » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:22 pm

Bound to be small and ordinary

Seeking to stop the empty story
Of all the glory
From spiralling on and on
The end
My friend
Not wanting to be contrary
Was bound to be small and ordinary

And to prevent the heart from leaning
There would be some effort to avoid any meaning

Ajahn Kalyano
If you didn't care
What happened to me
And I didn't care for you

We would zig-zag our way
Through the boredom and pain
Occasionally glancing up through the rain

Wondering which of the
Buggers to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing
- Roger Waters

Posts: 1017
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:06 pm

Re: What is the pratice summed up in a few words?

Post by thepea » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:08 pm


Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dinsdale and 147 guests