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If...Hi

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If...Hi

Postby nathan » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:50 pm

If the first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one...

Then, hi, my name is Nathan and I can still be either fooled, foolish or both.

:jumping: :cry: :hello: :namaste:
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: If...Hi

Postby nathan » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:28 am

You are welcome to say "hi nathan", join or address the "group". I'm trying to think of a dhamma equivalent of a 12 step group for some silly reason.
:smile:

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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: If...Hi

Postby SeerObserver » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:32 am


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Re: If...Hi

Postby nathan » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:50 am

Good thinking SeerObserver, thanks for sharing it. :anjali:
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: If...Hi

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:29 am

There are also the 12 Traditions

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
6. An A.A. group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.


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: If...Hi

Postby nathan » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:48 am

Thanks again. So far I have only gone on the record with the group as agreeing that
3.I can still be either fooled, foolish or both and that this is a problem for me.
Anything more and I think I would need at least two more voting members to tentatively agree to it ok?
I for one am looking to solve the problem, in however many steps are necessary, and I am sure that one path will cover it if it is the right path and I continue to take whatever steps are necessary to remain on that path.
:smile:
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: If...Hi

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Re: If...Hi

Postby termite » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:53 pm

This conversation is so...yesterday. :rofl:

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Re: If...Hi

Postby nathan » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:01 am

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: If...Hi

Postby termite » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:28 pm


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Re: If...Hi

Postby nathan » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:02 am

No problemo, I think step #2 should be renouncing levity. :smile:
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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