Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

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Re: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

Post by bodom » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:04 am

mikenz66 wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:02 am
Thanks Bodom. That's basically what he said in the talk (naturally!).

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Sorry Mike I completely missed your last post! Well good seems we have gotten to the bottom of it then.

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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: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

Post by mikenz66 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:11 am

No problem. It's often better to have a text one can read, rather than having to search through several hours of recordings!

However, that daylong is worth listening to, as it has some interesting observations about Ajahns Mun, Lee, Maha Bua, Chah from someone who has had some personal contact with those different manifestations of the Forest Tradition. Due to the success of the Ajahn Chah strand with attracting westerners, we tend to hear a lot more about that in the West.

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Re: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

Post by bodom » Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:17 am

mikenz66 wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:11 am
No problem. It's often better to have a text one can read, rather than having to search through several hours of recordings!

However, that daylong is worth listening to, as it has some interesting observations about Ajahns Mun, Lee, Maha Bua, Chah from someone who has had some personal contact with those different manifestations of the Forest Tradition. Due to the success of the Ajahn Chah strand with attracting westerners, we tend to hear a lot more about that in the West.

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Will definitely be giving a listen. Thanks!

: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 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.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

Post by JohnK » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:17 pm

This is off the direct topic, but from the 3 talks on Thai Forest Masters referenced in this thread.
I just thought to post a couple of quotes.
"As long as you feel a need for happiness, there is going to have to be a sense of self that can produce this and will consume it. When you have a happiness that doesn't require any of that, then you can let it all go." [from Thai Forest Masters, 9/19/2015, pt.2, approx 43:00]
Here he is quoting Ajaan Lee at approximately 1:19:00:
"Right views and wrong views are an affair of the world. Nibbana doesn't have any right views or wrong views. For that reason, whatever is wrong view, we should abandon; whatever is right view, we should develop until the day it can fall from our grasp."
Thanissaro Bhikkhu says about that Lee quote:
"That is probably the most elegant statement of the path..."
Thought I should re-post the source:
http://www.audiodharma.org/series/16/talk/5996/
"...the practice is essentially a practice, and not a theory to be idly discussed...right view leaves unanswered many questions about the cosmos and the self, and directs your attention to what needs to be done to escape from the ravages of suffering." Thanissaro Bhikkhu, On The Path.

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Re: Origin of Thanissaro Bhikkhu's Meditation Method

Post by bodom » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:35 pm

JohnK wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:17 pm
This is off the direct topic, but from the 3 talks on Thai Forest Masters referenced in this thread.
I just thought to post a couple of quotes.
"As long as you feel a need for happiness, there is going to have to be a sense of self that can produce this and will consume it. When you have a happiness that doesn't require any of that, then you can let it all go." [from Thai Forest Masters, 9/19/2015, pt.2, approx 43:00]
Here he is quoting Ajaan Lee at approximately 1:19:00:
"Right views and wrong views are an affair of the world. Nibbana doesn't have any right views or wrong views. For that reason, whatever is wrong view, we should abandon; whatever is right view, we should develop until the day it can fall from our grasp."
Thanissaro Bhikkhu says about that Lee quote:
"That is probably the most elegant statement of the path..."
Thought I should re-post the source:
http://www.audiodharma.org/series/16/talk/5996/
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Excellent thanks John.

: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 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.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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