What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

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What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

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I recall it as going something like this: "Don't be someone, don't be a Sotapanna...(etc)

(Italicization mine).
It seems to be a very profound quote, and i recall reading it recently, but now when I try searching for the full and correct quote, I can't find it. If anyone could please assist, I'd much appreciate it!
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Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

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manas wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:41 am I recall it as going something like this: "Don't be someone, don't be a Sotapanna...(etc)
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Found two versions:
“Don’t be an arahant, don’t be a bodhisattva, don’t be anything at all. If you are an arahant you will suffer, if you are a bodhisattva you will suffer, if you are anything at you will suffer.”
https://id.b-ok.org/book/2328267/23133e



“Don’t be an Arahat. Don’t be a Buddha. Don’t be anything at all. Being something makes problems. So don't be anything. You don't have to be something...”
https://books.google.com.mm/books/about ... g-ibW7340C


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Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

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Sabbe_Dhamma_Anatta wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:33 pm Image

manas wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:41 am I recall it as going something like this: "Don't be someone, don't be a Sotapanna...(etc)
...
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Found two versions:
“Don’t be an arahant, don’t be a bodhisattva, don’t be anything at all. If you are an arahant you will suffer, if you are a bodhisattva you will suffer, if you are anything at you will suffer.”
https://id.b-ok.org/book/2328267/23133e



“Don’t be an Arahat. Don’t be a Buddha. Don’t be anything at all. Being something makes problems. So don't be anything. You don't have to be something...”
https://books.google.com.mm/books/about ... g-ibW7340C


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Thank you :anjali: It's so simple yet profound, and goes straight to the heart.
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Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

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There is also the quote from him in my signature;

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.
: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 Kee Nanayon
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bodom wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:24 pm There is also the quote from him in my signature;

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.
:anjali:
He is trying tosay just be aware and dont cling to that assreness also
dont think
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Re: What exactly was this Ajahn Chah qoute?

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And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

This was the last word of the Tathagata.
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