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Maha Boowa

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Maha Boowa

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Re: Maha Boowa

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:20 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

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Re: Maha Boowa

Postby jcsuperstar » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:53 am

i think many people have issues with boowa's philosophy
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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: Maha Boowa

Postby gavesako » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:15 am

I think his terminology is very idiosyncratic, and does not agree even with the other Ajahns of the forest tradition. The way he defines the khandhas as distinct from the citta (which nevertheless seems to perform some functions normally attributed to the khandhas) is puzzling. Even some Western monks adopt this way of talking which is then confusing. Some people have compared it to the ideas more commonly found in the Upanishads or Hindu systems of meditation.
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Re: Maha Boowa

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Maha Boowa

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Maha Boowa

Postby Bakmoon » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:40 pm

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: Maha Boowa

Postby waterchan » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:54 pm

This reminds me of some people's issue with Ajahn Chah's use of the term "original mind". I think Ajahn Chah used it in a more figurative way and not a technical concept. And also, something is always lost in translation. Perhaps something similar is going on here?

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Re: Maha Boowa

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The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.


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