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Ceisiwr
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A touching story

Post by Ceisiwr » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:22 pm

hi all, i just found a very touching story that i thought i would share with you all

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Re: A touching story

Post by bodom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:58 pm

Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

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.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: A touching story

Post by dspiewak » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:37 pm

This moved me greatly. I am always interested in hearing about the Dhamma being practiced in prison, and this was a wonderful story. May Jay receive blessings and achieve the ultimate happiness.

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Re: A touching story

Post by Guy » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:01 am

Thanks for sharing, very inspiring!
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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Re: A touching story

Post by Khalil Bodhi » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:30 pm

bodom wrote:Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
Bodom,

Thank you for the link! Great stuff! :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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Re: A touching story

Post by bodom » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:57 am

Khalil Bodhi wrote:
bodom wrote:Ajahn Pasanno is an excellent teacher. He studied under Ajahn Chah and Buddhadassa Bhikkhu. A monk at the local Wat i attend gave me a burned cd of his talks on the Anapanasati sutta. It is an excellent commentary and overview on how to practice it. You can find it here:

http://www.dhammaweb.net/dhammadb/autho ... o,%20Ajahn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

:namaste:
Bodom,

Thank you for the link! Great stuff! :anjali:
Your very welcome.

:anjali:
The heart of the path is so simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

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.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: A touching story

Post by Dan74 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:00 am

Thank you for the great story, B.

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Here's another one:

http://users.aristotle.net/~anna/news/dharmal.html

There is also a book that came out recently called Razor Wire Dharma.

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