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Daily Practice

Postby Beautiful Breath » Fri May 08, 2009 10:40 am

Hi all,

At the moment I tend to just sit, recite the refuge Prayers (in English) and then begin to meditate. Is there a general practice that I can do or a sutra to recite? What do other do as a practice?

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Re: Daily Practice

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Re: Daily Practice

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 08, 2009 1:12 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 …
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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: Daily Practice

Postby pink_trike » Fri May 08, 2009 5:19 pm

Reflecting on the 4 Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path may be useful.
Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Disclaimer: I'm a non-religious practitioner of Theravada, Mahayana/Vajrayana, and Tibetan Bon Dzogchen mind-training.

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Re: Daily Practice

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Re: Daily Practice

Postby Cittasanto » Fri May 08, 2009 8:47 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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Re: Daily Practice

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Re: Daily Practice

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 09, 2009 9:42 am



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: Daily Practice

Postby genkaku » Sat May 09, 2009 11:30 am

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Re: Daily Practice

Postby Cittasanto » Sat May 09, 2009 1:53 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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