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Feeling discouraged? This could help...

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby santa100 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:09 pm

It's a wonderful sutta. Thanks Lazy_eye. I feel much more encouraged now... :smile:

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby Bagoba » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:07 pm

Where is the "Like" button here? :)

Hey you guys currently have the same number of posts, 504. Could it mean that you will be attaining nibbana at the same time? :D
"This path is a thorough investigation and understanding of the limitations of the mortal condition of the body and mind. Now you're developing the ability to turn away from the conditioned and to release your identity from mortality." Ajan Sumedho, "Mindfulness, the path to the Deathless."

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby bodom » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:21 pm

Thanks Lazy_eye! I had forgotten about this sutta!

:anjali:
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: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:35 pm

Sadhu! This is a great sutta! I've read it before but for some reason it's really striking home! Thank you again! :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: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby kirk5a » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:40 pm

That is encouraging. More on the "five faculties" here by Bhikkhu Bodhi.

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... ay_22.html
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby daverupa » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:20 pm

Might this Sutta encourage people in such a way that it results in problematically lowering standards to a level that would be acceptable to said people? Can we take this Sutta at face value? Is there a danger here?

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby Sarva » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:41 pm

“Both formerly & now, it is only stress that I describe, and the cessation of stress.” — SN 22:86

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby kirk5a » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:43 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby Sarva » Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:51 pm

“Both formerly & now, it is only stress that I describe, and the cessation of stress.” — SN 22:86

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby kirk5a » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:02 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: Feeling discouraged? This could help...

Postby Sarva » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:31 pm

Thanks for clarifying Kirk. I better understand your point above now :)
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“Both formerly & now, it is only stress that I describe, and the cessation of stress.” — SN 22:86

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