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clw_uk
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A touching story

Post by clw_uk » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:22 pm

hi all, i just found a very touching story that i thought i would share with you all

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Re: A touching story

Post by bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:58 pm

Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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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


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: A touching story

Post by dspiewak » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:37 pm

This moved me greatly. I am always interested in hearing about the Dhamma being practiced in prison, and this was a wonderful story. May Jay receive blessings and achieve the ultimate happiness.

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Re: A touching story

Post by Guy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:01 am

Thanks for sharing, very inspiring!
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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Re: A touching story

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:30 pm

bodom wrote:Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
Bodom,

Thank you for the link! Great stuff! :anjali:
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Re: A touching story

Post by bodom » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:57 am

Khalil Bodhi wrote:
bodom wrote:Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
Bodom,

Thank you for the link! Great stuff! :anjali:
Your very welcome.

: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


Ultimately, your meditation involves sustaining the knowing, followed by continuous letting go as you experience sense objects through the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. It involves just this much and there is no need to make anything more out of it.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: A touching story

Post by Dan74 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:00 am

Thank you for the great story, B.

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Here's another one:

http://users.aristotle.net/~anna/news/dharmal.html

There is also a book that came out recently called Razor Wire Dharma.

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