Prayers for SATTVA

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Reductor » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:21 pm

If I cross my fingers and toes, how will I walk? Haha.

Seriously though, I am wishing you loads and loads of good fortune, both for the trip and for your well being i general.

Metta.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Fede » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:10 pm

Dearest Sattva,

Well....

....You know.

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"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by christopher::: » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:57 pm

My, you have been through such a difficult time, Sattva. May your practice help to carry you through with deeper equanimity.

Much metta.

~Chris
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~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by sattva » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:40 am

Ben wrote:I am crossing my fingers and toes!
I hope it all goes well for you Sattva!
with Metta,

Ben
Thanks, Ben! :anjali:
thereductor wrote:If I cross my fingers and toes, how will I walk? Haha.

Seriously though, I am wishing you loads and loads of good fortune, both for the trip and for your well being i general.

Metta.
ahh, come on...if Ben is willing to give it a try i don't see why you can't. You might be more talented than you think ;) Seriously, thanks for the good wishes :anjali:
Fede wrote:Dearest Sattva,

Well....

....You know.

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Yep, i know and thank you.... Love the picture by the way! :anjali:
christopher::: wrote:My, you have been through such a difficult time, Sattva. May your practice help to carry you through with deeper equanimity.


Much metta.

~Chris
Thanks, Chris! i haven't been doing too well on the equanimity part. I'll try harder! :anjali:

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by sattva » Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:37 am

alright i admit, i'm nervous again. In about 11-12 hours I will be getting the eye surgery. It went fine last time and i was actually pretty calm through the procedure. So maybe i will be tomorrow too, but right now I'm not. Breathe right?!

About a day later, and an hour or so later, I will be getting my picc line put it. They had some problems getting it in last time. Had to try both arms, but they eventually got one put in.... Just nervous and would welcome good thoughts sent my way.
Thank you.
sattva/louise

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:56 am

Bojjhanga Sutta

samsare samsarantanatam, sabbadukkhavinasane;
satta dhamme ca bojjhange, marasenapamaddane.


135. These seven dhammas are the factors of enlightenment, which eradicate all the suffering of the creatures who are transmigrating in the universal flux, and which suppress the army of Death.

136. bujjhitva ye cime satta, tibhava muttakuttama;
ajatimajarabyadhim, amatam nibbhayam gata.


136. Having realised these seven dhammas the creatures had attained the Immortality, the Fearlessness, Birthless, decay-less and sickless stage; they be came transcendental and liberated from three existences.
Oh thou! Let us recite this doctrine of Factors of Enlightenment;


137. evamadigunupetam, anekagunasangaham;
osadhanca imam mantam, bojjhanganca bhanama he.


137. Endowed with such and other qualifications altogether with innumerable qualities, this is a medicinal spell.

138. bojjhango sati sankhato, dhammanam vicayo tatha;
viriyam piti pasaddhi, bojjhanga ca tathapare.


138. The factors of enlightenment are Mindfulness, Investigation of the Dhamma and also Effort, Rapture, Tranquility, and other factors of enlightenment.

139. samadh-upekkha bojjahanga, satte'te sabbadassina;
Munina sammadakkhata, bhavita bahulikata.


139. The factor of concentration, and Equanimity. All these seven are well expounded by the Allseer; cultivated and amplified repeatedly by the Sage—

140. samvattanti abhinnaya, nibbanaya ca bodhiya;
etena saccavajjena, sotthi te hotu sabbada.


140. in order to discern profoundly, to realise the wisdom, and to attain Nibbana;
By this asseveration of this truth, may you be happy forever.


141. ekasmim sarnaye Natho, Moggallananca Kassapam;
gilane dukkhite disva, bojjhange satta desayi.


141. At one time, the Lord saw Venerable Moggallana and Venerable Kassapa suffering and sick, and he expounded the Seven Factors of Enlightenment.

142. te ca taib abbinanditva, roga muccimsu tankhane;
etena saccavajjena, sotthi te hotu sabbada


142. The two Elders also were delighted thereat; and at that very moment were liberated from the sickness.

By this asseveration of Truth, may you be happy forever.


143. ekada Dhammarajapi, gelannena'bhipilito,
Cundattherena tamyeva, bhanapetvana sadaram;


143. Once even the King of Dhamma the Buddha himself was, afflicted by sickness, then the Elder Cunda was requested to recite that very doctrine with due reference.

144. sammoditvana abadha, tamha vutthasi thanaso, etena saccavajjena, sotthi te hotu sabbada.

144. Having delighted the Lord rose up thereupon from that sickness.
By this asseveration of Truth, may you be happy forever.


145. pahina te ca abadha, tinnannampi mahesinam; maggahata kilesava, patta'nuppattidhammatam; etena saccavajjena, sotthi te hotu sabbada.

145. Just as the defilements, annihilated by Magga-conscious, can arise again no more, in like manner these ailments were eradicated from the three Great Sages.

By this asseveration of Truth, may you be happy forever.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:01 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:27 am

Best wishes, Louise.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by sattva » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:03 am

Thank you Ben and Retro, also Fede who has contacted me.

Ben, this sounds like a strange question but would it be applicable for me to listen to that every day until (if) i am totally better in all ways?

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:28 am

Hi Sattva,
Totally appropriate.
I often play sutta chants by my teacher or Sayagi U Ba Khin chanting the Tikapatthana during meditation.
Play it during meditation or you could recite the text in either English or Pali.
Whatever you decide to do it will support the arising of very wholesome dhammas. And according to the ancient literature, the recitation of this Paritta by oneself or others can assist in healing.
I encourage you to play it every day or recite it every day.
with metta,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by sattva » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:42 pm

Thanks Ben for the information!

The eye surgery went well. I can already tell the vision on this left eye has improved. I am not sure how much it will in total, just glad for any improvement.
with metta,
Louise

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:49 pm

Great news, Louise!
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:58 pm

Good news, Louise.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by bodom » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:34 am

So happy too hear that Louise!

:heart:

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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 no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Post by amtross » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:54 pm

May you be well.
May you be happy.
May you be peaceful.
May you be free. :meditate:

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