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Uraga Sutta

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:29 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

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: Uraga Sutta

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:43 pm

Greetings Ben,

I love these "how and why" suttas on renunciation, addressing the dangers of samsara and the means of escape. I find them really calming, illuminating and conducive to maintaining the seven factors of enlightenment (as much as is reasonably possible) during daily life.

No need to type out Nyanaponika Thera's thoughts... they're now online courtesy of BPS.

The Worn-out Skin - Reflections on the Uraga Sutta by Nyanaponika Thera
http://www.bps.lk/wheels_library/wh_241_242.html

Thanks for sharing.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Uraga Sutta

Postby zamis » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:07 pm

Foraging though ATI, I came across the commentary by Nyanaponika Thera a couple of days ago. Having befriended many snakes, I was taken aback with the use of the term "disgust". Biologically speaking humidity has everything to do with a proper shedding. When the humidity is low, the shed is hard to take off and hence the constant rubbing. The snake rubs and rubs, as a person might scratch and scratch his or her dry skin. Correct the humidity for a person or a snake and the situation resolves itself. The heightened activity of the snake can hardly be described as disgust. If anything it would be a state of anxiety.
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Re: Uraga Sutta

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:41 am

Greetings,

I'm curious... are verses of this nature generally attributed to the Buddha, a certain bhikkhu, or is their authorship anonymous?

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"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: Uraga Sutta

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:55 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

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: Uraga Sutta

Postby jcsuperstar » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:31 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

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: Uraga Sutta

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:20 am

Greetings bhante,

Thank you for that interesting information.

Do we know then, specifically regarding the Uraga Sutta, who is said to have composed it?

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"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: Uraga Sutta

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