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Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:19 am

Greetings everyone,

Happy Uposatha Day for today (or whichever day it falls on your chosen calendar)!

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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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:08 am

isnt it only full moon days? i know the other day i wanted to go out with my girlfriend but she couldnt eat as she had taken the 8precepts...
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the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:41 am

“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: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:26 pm

“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: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:33 pm

Thanks for sharing, Ben.

Metta,
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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:43 pm

Hi Retro

Its actually quite serendipitous. Last night I wrote a response to Ven Apichatto's post on the right livelihood thread where I waxed not-so-lyrical about my attitude where I feel I have renounced my desire for success and position and to focus instead on the things that really matter in my life while picking up any work I can (within the bounds of right livelihood). When i hit the send button I got a message indicating the server was down. And lo and behold, this morning I receive the above message from the Nirodha Trust on the subject!
Metta

Ben
“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: Happy Uposatha Day!

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:18 am

Greetings,

Happy Uposatha Day for today, Tuesday, July 7th... or whenever it is on your full moon calendar.

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Metta,
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"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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:57 am

Shaved my head bald especially


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby Dmytro » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:55 am

Happy Dhamma day!

"This day, sometimes called "Dhamma Day," commemorates the Buddha's first discourse, which he gave to the group of five monks with whom he had practiced in the forest for many years. Upon hearing this discourse, one of the monks ( Ven. Kondañña) gained his first glimpse of Nibbana, thus giving birth to the Noble Sangha. The annual Rains retreat (vassa) begins the following day."

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dham ... tml#asalha


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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby nathan » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:30 am

To baldly go...

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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:19 am

I am working on transfering the pic from my phone to put it as my avatar I am slightly tired of the old pics (Been using them for 2/3 years now) and don't have many


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:56 am

managed it
http://manapa.multiply.com/photos/album ... ures_of_me
I have just taken them myself so done my best for posture on the 30 second and stuff for the image of me meditating but obviously that is a cheat pic.

but yes the eyebrows went as well


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:27 pm

Happy Asalha Puja Day!

A very important day, with special significance here. :smile:

Asalha Puja commemorates the first [re] turning of the "Dhamma Wheel" with the first sermon by the Buddha on the Dhamma in this dispensation.

And here at Dhamma Wheel we aim to continue turning the Dhamma Wheel, all credit to Buddha, of course.
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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby piotr » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:38 pm

Hi,

Fruitful Uposatha to all of you!

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:39 am

"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)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Happy Uposatha Day!

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:50 pm



He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.


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