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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby acinteyyo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:28 am

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby cooran » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:19 am

Hello all,

I rather like this short definition of Sankhara:

sankhara [sankhaara]:
Formation, compound, fashioning, fabrication — the forces and factors that fashion things (physical or mental), the process of fashioning, and the fashioned things that result.
Sankhara can refer to anything formed or fashioned by conditions, or, more specifically, (as one of the five khandhas) thought-formations within the mind.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/glossary.html

and Acharya Buddharakkhita's translation:
277. "All conditioned things are impermanent" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification.
278. "All conditioned things are unsatisfactory" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification.
279. "All things are not-self" — when one sees this with wisdom, one turns away from suffering. This is the path to purification.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .budd.html

with metta
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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby acinteyyo » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:23 am

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:06 am

"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: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby Ben » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:50 pm

“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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Postby Dan74 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:29 am

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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby Alex123 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:56 am

Last edited by Alex123 on Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Postby Ben » Tue Apr 27, 2010 3:00 am

Hi Dan
Yes, that's fine. Sorry I couldn't expound more. Unfortunately, I haven't been very well these last few days which has prevented me from participating more actively on a subject I find extremely interesting.
kind regards

Ben
“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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Postby Dan74 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:11 am

No worries, Ben! Hope you get better soon (the weather has suddenly gotten a lot colder and wetter here too and many people are sick).
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Postby Virgo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:58 pm

'Rocks' are not dukkha. But the components that make up the concept 'rock' are all dukkha. Such as color, hardness, and so on.

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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby acinteyyo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:01 pm

Thag 1.20. Ajita - I do not fear death; nor do I long for life. I’ll lay down this body, aware and mindful.

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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:47 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: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:59 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: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

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Re: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:22 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: Sabbe sankhara dukkha - how to observe this Dhamma?

Postby Ben » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:18 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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