-Gratitude to teachers

Pictures of revered teachers, places, rupas, temples, bhikkhus, shrine rooms etc. that bring inspiration to our members. Pilgrimage advice etc.
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manas
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-Gratitude to teachers

Post by manas » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:09 am

Like a moth to a flame
Has this deluded being been drawn to the sublime Dhamma
Often as if dragged against his will, almost unwillingly
Yet, little by little, more and more convinced
Every time it's evident truths are seen.

Despite my modest level of understanding
Even this much, I could not have realized by myself
But only with the assistance of teachers of virtue and wisdom -
Teachers of the Dhamma, past and present.

They set an example both by moral behaviour, and wisdom
They tolerate our muddle-mindedness, patiently striving to help us see
They take much time and trouble in doing so
To all those teachers of the Dhamma, my deep respect and gratitude.

:namaste:
"Both formerly and now, monks, I declare only stress and the cessation of stress." - from the Alagaddupama Sutta

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Re: -Gratitude to teachers

Post by bodom » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:19 am

:bow: :bow: :bow:

:namaste:
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: -Gratitude to teachers

Post by SarathW » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:24 am

:anjali:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: -Gratitude to teachers

Post by ginko » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:11 pm

:anjali:

Thank you for sharing this

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