Career in the military?

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Re: Career in the military?

Post by appicchato » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:00 am

dawgfvr wrote:Just know/practice the 4 Noble Truths and 8 Fold Path...In your journey, take three books: Bhikkhu Bodis's, "The Noble Eightfold Path", "Going For Refuge Taking the Precepts" and Buddhadasa Bhikkhu's "Handbook for Mankind". Include meditation in your daily routines and you will be just fine IMHO.
Pretty good advice for anyone, in any situation...keeping it simple, in many ways, prevents one from going (too far) astray...if I were asked... :smile:

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Re: Career in the military?

Post by bodom » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:04 am

Thats a great first post dawgfvr! 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

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Re: Career in the military?

Post by DNS » Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:19 am

bodom wrote:Thats a great first post dawgfvr! Welcome.
:thumbsup: I agree.

Hi Sergeant, a great first post and it comes almost one year after you joined Dhamma Wheel!

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Re: Career in the military?

Post by dawgfvr » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:56 am

Thank you appicchato, bodom and Dr. Snyder on your kind comments. Your past sage advice and comments on/teaching of the Dharma are meritorious. I am grateful for this discussion has added greatly to my personal practice. BTW, kudos Dr. Snyder on your, "The complete Book of buddha's Lists - Explained". Now that it is in PDF format as well, it was a nice download addition to my Kindle.

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