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To me it says don't ever think you've arrived. At an answer, at a realization, at the conviction that you'll make to the other side of the street in one piece, that you won't make it to the other side of the street in one piece. Be …
_All states of mind, happy or unhappy, are called arom. Whatever they may be, never mind - we should constantly be reminding ourselves that ''this is uncertain.''
This is something people don't consider very much, that ''this is uncertain.'' Just t…
You know, I think that makes the most sense in the context of Ajahn Chah's teachings.
"Uncertain" seems easy to understand until you've read a book like "Everything Arises, Everything Falls Away" by Ajahn Chah.
Dhyāna states are distractions my friend. What state are you aiming at and why? How many Dhyāna states are there? When will you be satisfied?
Is it psychic power you crave? Omniscience? Omnipotence? Omnipresence? T…
I write ads for a living. Since becoming a serious meditator, I've noticed my ads have gotten worse and worse because I care less and less about whether they pay out or not.
(If you don't like advertising... Hey, failed novelists have to make a l…
* Not known or established; questionable: domestic changes of great if uncertain consequences.
* Not determined; undecided: uncertain plans.
* Not having sure knowledge: an uncertain recollection of the seq…
Eating crow? Tsk, tsk. JaySon! Aren't you a vegetarian?
Hehe.. My wife is a vegetarian. I am most of the time.
I never have meat in my home, but I'll eat meat sometimes for the protein (and, let's be honest, bec…
I understand that suffering and happiness is impermanent @JaySon since it won't last forever but how can it be uncertain. If I am happy or suffering arn't I certain that it I am feeling this way....again, probably over thinking it …
Ajahn Chah would say things like...
Suffering that arises within you is both impermanent and uncertain.
Happiness that arises within you is both impermanent and uncertain.
Suffering is uncertain.
Happiness is uncertain.
I've learned a ton from Brahm, especially in his book Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond.
But his way isn't the only way to access first jhana. Leigh Brasington, student of Ayya Khema, wrote a book called Right Concentration that helped me access fir…
I love how TNH says the flower also has our consciousness in it. Awesome!
You're ruining my video thread, @Bunks !!
He doesn't say it in this video but I like when he says the entire cosmos is within a single hair on your…
Well done on becoming vegetarian.
Thanks. What's most difficult about it is the meals, just feels like I'm eating a whole plate full of accessories if you know what I mean.
I wish Thich Nhat Hanh was my dad.
But, of course, he's celibate.
I am not so sure. If you're anything like me you'd probably be more likely to listen to someone who wasn't your da…
Im married and I know my neighbors well here in Florida.
But I was in the Tennessee hills for five years before this. Also I work online and by phone so my work friends lived in other states.
We are neighborly here. And it is in the 70s so we …
Also guilty on this one, if you've noticed. I have this habit of typing (or speaking for that matter) without thinking and I wear my heart on my sleave...recipe for wrong speech
I call that the It-Seemed-Like-A-Good-Ide…
@federica I appreciate the advice and I'll take it to heart.
It's tough sometimes with so much conflicting Dharma.
Some say to perfect virtue day by day, have a happy mind all the time. Give up all non-virtuous actions. Trying to do that feel…
@federica I feel your pain about Facebook. I'm on and off there. It seems to only lead to comparing yourself to others. It's not really a social place like in real life. It's, "Look at how great I am. Don't you wish you were in Disney Land too right…
"Am I improving on the silence by speaking?" If no, then often it's best not to let it out. Put it in a cloud and let it float away. (the visual helps me, lol)
If that's the case, then I need to take a vow of silence.
when we grab (like) one, we reject (dislike) all other, in one thought moment
this is happening to us all the time, unless we are mindful with wisdom
Yes, the trick is realising th…
Those articles lump all forms of meditation into "meditation".
I'd like to see studies on single pointed Breath Meditation versus dry Vipassana.
You'd see entirely different results.
Those practicing single pointed meditation correctly woul…
I'd rather be blissfully ignorant and filled with loving kindness for all than a philosopher who is filled with useless wisdom.
loving kindness is the natural byproduct of wisdom