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Cittaviveka
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Bonjour

Postby Cittaviveka » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:38 pm

I'm not French, just thought it would make a change from the usual 'hello' title. :tongue:

Been studying and practising Buddhism for about 5 years but have only just recently begun visiting my local monastery and I have a few questions about that which hopefully someone here can help with.

Also been lurking round these forums for a while now and its about time I started chipping in.

Metta. :anjali:
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Ben
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Re: Bonjour

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:41 pm

Greetings Cittaviveka and welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
“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: Bonjour

Postby Nicro » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:56 pm

Is your local monastery Cittaviveka?

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bodom
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Re: Bonjour

Postby bodom » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:11 pm

Welcome Cittaviveka!

: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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Re: Bonjour

Postby Cittaviveka » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:18 pm

Thanks Ben.

Yes it is Nicro, how'd you guess? ;)
The name means 'mind of non-attachment' in pali. Its a really nice place hidden away in the woods.

And thanks bodom.

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Re: Bonjour

Postby PeterB » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:56 pm

It is a very nice place and they are very nice woods... :smile:

:anjali:

Bienvenue.

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Cittaviveka
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Re: Bonjour

Postby Cittaviveka » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:11 pm

I take it you've been there PeterB. Do you visit regularly?

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Re: Bonjour

Postby PeterB » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:17 pm

At one time....havent been for a while.

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Re: Bonjour

Postby Cittaviveka » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:28 pm

Tell me to mind my own business if you like, but why did you stop going? And do you live near there? Only ask because I live so close to it, in Midhurst.

And I just looked up 'Bienvenue' - Merci beaucoup! :lol:

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Re: Bonjour

Postby PeterB » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:40 pm

I used to live nearer..now I live nearer Wat Buddhapadipa in Wimbledon.
But I went to Chithurst a lot at one time. Particularly when the late and wonderful Ajahn Anando was abbott.

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Re: Bonjour

Postby Cittaviveka » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:06 pm

ahh I see. Wat Buddhapadipa looks very nice though.

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Re: Bonjour

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:12 pm

Greetings Cittaviveka,

Welcome to Dhamma Wheel.

:buddha2:

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: Bonjour

Postby Cittaviveka » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:44 am

Thanks retrofuturist. :smile:


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