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Bye for now!

Post by meindzai » Sun Apr 25, 2010 2:21 pm

Here comes the big move! Packing the computer(s) today, so I won't see you all online for awhile. I am heading to Florida and then for my month retreat, so I'll be offline for awhile. When I get back I expect to be a lot less active on the Internet, (this is good) but I'm likely to drop in at some point. Thanks all for fantastic discussions/debates, etc. With Metta,


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Post by Annapurna » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:07 pm

Bye bye, Meindzai! May everything go well for you!

I look forward to hearing about your retreat when you're back.

Best wishes,


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Post by bodom » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:16 pm


Best wishes! May you resolve your doubts and return to resolve mine as well. :tongue: You are very very fortunate to be afforded this time for strict practice. Use it wisely. May you return enlightened!

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

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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Post by Moggalana » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:23 pm

Farewell :)
Let it come. Let it be. Let it go.

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Post by retrofuturist » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:07 pm

Best wishes for your move, friend.

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)

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Post by Kim OHara » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:30 pm

Bye, Meindzai. :hello:
All the best for the retreat and your new location, and thanks for your input here.

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Post by Guy » Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:52 pm

Hi Meindzai,

I'd love to do a month long self retreat, so I'm interested to hear what you think of the experience.

May it be a fruitful experience for you.

With Metta,

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Post by Ben » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:58 am

All the best, Meindzai!
I hope your move is smooth and your retreat sublime.

“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: Bye for now!

Post by cooran » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:09 am

Hello meindzai,

You'll be missed! May you work hard and progress on the Path. :group:

with metta
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Post by christopher::: » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:11 am

take care meindzai..!
looking forward to when you post again.

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Bye for now!

Post by Dhammabodhi » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:38 pm

Best wishes for your retreat! May you attain unfathomable insight and concentration. :anjali:
"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka

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