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  • Like oil and water

    Ajahn Chah used often oil and water analogy to describe the knower and the khandhas,
    thats my favorit anology to understand it clearer.

    "The heart is just the heart; thoughts and feelings are just thoughts and feelings. Let things be just as they are! Let form be just form, let sound be just sound, let thought be just thought. Why should we bother to attach to them? If we think and feel in this way, then there is detachment and separateness. Our thoughts and feelings will be on one side and our heart will be on the other. Just like oil and water—they are in the same bottle but they are separate".

    ~ Ajahn Chah, “The Training of the Heart”

    I painted this in MS paint (mad skills I have) just to make it more visually. Should I put in something more? Buddhism is just like an educational system so why not paint our way to understanding? :)

    BunksSnakeskinpersonDavid
  • Re: meaning of life

    "One thing I teach: suffering and the end of suffering. It is just ill and the ceasing of ill that I proclaim." --The Buddha

    "In Buddhism, the primary purpose of life is to end suffering. The Buddha taught that humans suffer because we continually strive after things that do not give lasting happiness. We desperately try to hold on to things - friends, health, material things - that do not last, and this causes sorrow".

    lobsterSnakeskin
  • Re: Buddhist quotes

    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    ― Oscar Wilde

    BunkslobsterShoshinCarlitawojciechHozansilver
  • Re: Dharma Practice is like...................

    Dharma practice is like thinking about smart things to say, but in the end it dosent really matter.

    HozanDavidDhammaDragonShoshinSnakeskinCarlita
  • Re: Roots

    TO get lost in thought its easy, specialy stories and drama that seems to be very important.
    Like a soccer game, everybody screams and aplaudes, just because one ball hits the net.
    Its just fantasy, but we belive its important because of pride, ego and history.
    Watching my dog at the same time my favorite team scores, he dont care at all.

    lobster