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Tie down your monkey mind! - Dhamma Wheel

Tie down your monkey mind!

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.
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Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:03 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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Re: Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby Monkey Mind » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:12 am

Darn, I read the title and got excited. Apparently you weren't thinking what I was thinking...
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:16 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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Re: Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby appicchato » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:36 am

It's tough to beat anything this gal has (had) to say...first cabin all the way...

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Re: Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby bodom » Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:04 pm

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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Re: Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby jackson » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:52 pm

Thanks for that quote Bodom, you have such good taste in Dhamma literature! I loved her book "Pure and Simple", I don't know too much about her life, but just from that book I got a strong impression that this was no ordinary lay disciple, but a very, very wise woman who really knew the deeper aspects of the Dhamma, in fact her teachings reminded me of Ajahn Chah, they were that good.
With metta, :smile:
Jackson
"The heart of the path is quite easy. There’s no need to explain anything at length. Let go of love and hate and let things be. That’s all that I do in my own practice." - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:57 pm

"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: Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby PeterB » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:43 am

Excellent Bodom..as someone else has said you have a gift for selecting gems.

:anjali:

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Re: Tie down your monkey mind!

Postby bodom » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:35 am

Thanks for the kind words guys! I'm glad you found the talk as helpful as I did.

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: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/


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