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Sutta reference

Postby santa100 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:56 pm

Hi, I remember there's a Sutta that mentioned the urgency of Dhamma practice thru a simile of a criminal being forced to march with a bowl of burning oil on top of his head. Because of that he cannot afford to get distracted or else the hot oil bowl would fall and burn his head. I forgot what that Sutta was. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks..

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Re: Sutta reference

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:41 pm

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


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Re: Sutta reference

Postby santa100 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Thanks a lot Bodom.. :namaste:

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Re: Sutta reference

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:34 pm

That sutta is cool.

8-)

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Re: Sutta reference

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:11 am

Excellent, I forgot about that Sutta. So there is the possible origin of "The Zen of (insert chess, archery, another sport, etc.) "Go with the idea that you must make the shot or die"
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