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Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

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Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby Individual » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:14 am

The Buddha's last words on earth:
vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādetha

Google it. Lots of good stuff written about it.
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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby lojong1 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:20 am

MN 1: The monks did not delight in the Blessed One's words.

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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby Individual » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:29 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby bodom » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:32 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


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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby bodom » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:36 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: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby bodom » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:42 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: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby bodom » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:53 am

Once the Blessed One was staying at Rajagaha...Now the brahman Bharadvaja heard this: "The brahman Bharadvaja, it seems, has become a monk under the Great Monk Gotama." Angry and unhappy, he went to where the Blessed One was. Having approached the Blessed One, he abused and criticized the Blessed One in foul and harsh words. Thus..the Blessed One spoke to Bharadvaja: 'Well, brahman, do friends, confidants, relatives, kinsmen and guests visit you?""Yes, Gotama, sometimes friends, confidants, relatives, kinsmen and guests do visit me.""Well, brahman, do you not offer them snacks or food or tidbits?""Yes, Gotama, sometimes I do offer them snacks...or tidbits.""But if, brahman, they do not accept it, who gets it?""If Gotama, they do not accept it, I get it back.""Even so, brahman, you are abusing us who do not abuse, you are angry with us who do not get angry, you are quarreling with us who do not quarrel. All this of yours we don't accept. You alone, brahman, get it back; all this, brahman, belongs to you.
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: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby phil » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:46 am

These days for some reason I really like this translation of a verse from the Therigata, "lay well upon your heart the yoke of the noblest culture."

Edit - oops, I thought Therigata was in SN, but I was thinking of the Bhikkuni Samyutta. Well, in any case this is a good thread to bump up.
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby Bodhisurfer » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:07 pm

I hav'nt read all of the first four Nikayas so my favourite quote so far is from the Anguttara Nikaya, The Mountain Simile

'I inform you, great king, I announce to you, great King: aging and death are rolling in on you. When aging and death are rolling in on you, great king, what is to be done?'
'As aging and death are rolling in on me, venerable sir, what else should be done but tolive by the Dhamma, to live righteously, and to do wholesome and meritorious deeds?'

For me this really is a wake up call :smile:
Sabbe dhamma nalam abhinivesaya

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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby Strive » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:55 am

"Bhikkhus, even if bandits were to sever you savagely limb by limb with a two-handled saw, he who gave rise to a mind of hate towards them would not be carrying out my teachings. " Kakacupama sutta from the Majjhima nikaya -- Bhikkhu bodhi

This is when I realized how deep the dhamma is. :jawdrop:
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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby alan » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:08 am

This is my enduring favorite. Awesome in it's implications.

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Re: Your favorite quotes from the first 4 Nikayas

Postby alan » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:16 am

There are many goals. Dwelling in unrestricted awareness is the ultimate goal. Blows my mind. Awesome.


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