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What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:41 am
by manas
I recall it as going something like this: "Don't be someone, don't be a Sotapanna...(etc)

(Italicization mine).
It seems to be a very profound quote, and i recall reading it recently, but now when I try searching for the full and correct quote, I can't find it. If anyone could please assist, I'd much appreciate it!

Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:33 pm
by Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta
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manas wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:41 am
I recall it as going something like this: "Don't be someone, don't be a Sotapanna...(etc)
...
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Found two versions:
“Don’t be an arahant, don’t be a bodhisattva, don’t be anything at all. If you are an arahant you will suffer, if you are a bodhisattva you will suffer, if you are anything at you will suffer.”
https://id.b-ok.org/book/2328267/23133e



“Don’t be an Arahat. Don’t be a Buddha. Don’t be anything at all. Being something makes problems. So don't be anything. You don't have to be something...”
https://books.google.com.mm/books/about ... g-ibW7340C


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Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:55 pm
by manas
Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:33 pm
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manas wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:41 am
I recall it as going something like this: "Don't be someone, don't be a Sotapanna...(etc)
...
...




Found two versions:
“Don’t be an arahant, don’t be a bodhisattva, don’t be anything at all. If you are an arahant you will suffer, if you are a bodhisattva you will suffer, if you are anything at you will suffer.”
https://id.b-ok.org/book/2328267/23133e



“Don’t be an Arahat. Don’t be a Buddha. Don’t be anything at all. Being something makes problems. So don't be anything. You don't have to be something...”
https://books.google.com.mm/books/about ... g-ibW7340C


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Thank you :anjali: It's so simple yet profound, and goes straight to the heart.

Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:24 pm
by bodom
There is also the quote from him in my signature;

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.
:anjali:

Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:21 pm
by confusedlayman
bodom wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:24 pm
There is also the quote from him in my signature;

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.
:anjali:
He is trying tosay just be aware and dont cling to that assreness also

Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:46 am
by cappuccino
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

This was the last word of the Tathagata.