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A touching story

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clw_uk
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A touching story

Postby clw_uk » 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

Metta
Craig

http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... Breath.pdf
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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bodom
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Re: A touching story

Postby 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

: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 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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

dspiewak
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Re: A touching story

Postby 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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Guy
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Re: A touching story

Postby 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

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

To avoid all evil, to cultivate good, and to cleanse one's mind — this is the teaching of the Buddhas.
-Dhp. 183

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bodom
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Re: A touching story

Postby bodom » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:57 am

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


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Dan74
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Re: A touching story

Postby Dan74 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:00 am

Thank you for the great story, B.

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Here's another one:



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

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