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Is there any one with some experience of Buddho that would like to say a word of advice or encouragement ?

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You probably saw this
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Not really Jechbi thank you. Very interesting. I was wondering if there are forum members who have practised this for a while ?

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I have practiced this technique on and of for years as part of anapanasati. It is very good for centering the mind but (if you pay attention to what Ajahn Lee says) you'll notice that once you have the breath firmly in mind you can let go. I, personally, take this to mean that I let go of "bud-dho" when I get to the stage of evaluating the breath as it really isn't to be used as a mantra in Ajahn Lee's description. Then again, if you're getting good results without coordinating it with the breath then by all means don't let someone else's opinion stop you. Whatever you do good luck and I wish you success. :anjali:
To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
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Thank you Khalil Bodhi. I guess i was thinking of it like a mantra. I was introduced to Buddho by Ajahn Munindo some years ago while he was still at Chithurst, it has " lain fallow" ever since, but recently I have found myself interested in a serious practice of it.

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Greetings,

Is it fundamentally any different to other words used to focus the mind on the breath (e.g. 'in / out')?

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retrofuturist wrote: Is it fundamentally any different to other words used to focus the mind on the breath (e.g. 'in / out')?
Yes and No. IMHO, it's no different to other words for those who are culturally unfamiliar with the word "Buddho" (eg Westerners, or Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, etc). It's popular with the Thais, Laos, Cambodians (or those with strong Pali influence) because in their daily language, the word "Buddho" already has a deep imprint of the Buddha's image in their mind: beside being just a sound to keep the mind from wandering, it is also a wholesome object to focus.

In my own experience, sometimes I feel the word "Buddho" is too short to focus and becomes boring, I use the string: "Bud-dho Dham-mo Sang-ho" (the Triple Gem) to keep my monkey mind from wandering.

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Interesting thank you BudSas

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so peter are you still sitting with buddho? how has it worked out for you ?
i've recently become very interested in buddho...
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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I havent really jcsuperstar. Its not that I have lost interest, and intend to start exploring it. In fact your post has acted as a wake up..thank you.


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Hello Peter,

Look in the Archive (put Buddho in website 'search') at Inward Path and order a free copy of the booklet Buddho by Ajahn Tate.
http://www.inwardpath.org/ipp2u/catalog/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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cooran wrote:Hello Peter,

Look in the Archive (put Buddho in website 'search') at Inward Path and order a free copy of the booklet Buddho by Ajahn Tate.
http://www.inwardpath.org/ipp2u/catalog/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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You can read it online here:

Buddho by Phra Ajaan Thate Desaransi
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai ... uddho.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

*Sorry just seen that jechbi already posted the link.

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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.

- Upasaka Keep Nanayon

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cooran wrote:Hello Peter,

Look in the Archive (put Buddho in website 'search') at Inward Path and order a free copy of the booklet Buddho by Ajahn Tate.
http://www.inwardpath.org/ipp2u/catalog/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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it's a good book, i recently reread it! you can read it on A2I too like most of ajahn Thanissaro's translations
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Thanks everyone..

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Hi Peter

Ive recently came across this article called Seeking Buddho from Ajahn Anan Akincano a disciple of Ajahn Chah. It is excellent.

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... Buddho.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:anjali:
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.

- Upasaka Keep Nanayon

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