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Letting Go..
« Reply #1455 on: November 23, 2015, 05:14:24 pm »
Friends:

On Real Releasing Relinquishment:
Let go of the past, let go of the future, let go of the present,
and cross over to the farther shore of existence.
With mind wholly liberated, you shall come no more to birth & death.
Dhammapada 24



More on Relinquishment:
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/V/Violent_Fear.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/Free_from_Fear.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Leaving_All_Behind.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/drops/II/Not_Resisting_Anything.htm

Letting Go..

On Releasing Relinquishment:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Letting_Go.htm


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The next Buddha Metteyya!
« Reply #1456 on: November 24, 2015, 02:20:23 pm »
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[size=150]How to be a True Buddhist through Observance?[/size]

Il Poya day is this full-moon day of November. This sacred day celebrates:
1: The Buddha Gotama's declaration of the next Buddha Metteyya.
2: The sending out in the world of the 60 missionary Arahats   
3: The passing away of the general of the Dhamma: Sariputta.
4: The Buddha's 1st explanation of Anapanasati Breathing Meditation.

More on the Significance of Il Poya Day:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/The_Importance_of_Il_Poya.htm


The next Buddha Metteyya (Maitreya): The Friendly One!

More on this last perfectly self-enlightened one in this universe: Metteyya!
The Coming Buddha: Ariya Metteyya. Sayagyi U Chit Tin: BPS Wheel 381/383
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/Metteyya/arimet00.htm
http://what-buddha-said.net/library/Wheels/wh381.pdf

         
He says: You can come as you like, but you pay as you go!

On how to meet Buddha Metteyya in the future:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/How-2-Meet_Buddha_Metteyya.htm

On such Full-Moon Uposatha Poya Observance days:
Any Lay Buddhist simply joins the Three Refuges and undertakes the
Five Precepts like this: Newly bathed, shaved, white-clothed, with clean
bare feet, one kneels at a shrine with a Buddha-statue, and bows first
three times, so that feet, hands, elbows, knees & head touch the floor.
Then, with joined palms at the heart, one recites these memorized lines
in a loud, calm & steady voice:

As long as this life lasts:
I hereby take refuge in the Buddha.   
I hereby take refuge in the Dhamma.
I hereby take refuge in the Sangha.
I hereby seek shelter in the Buddha for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Dhamma for the 2nd time.
I hereby seek shelter in the Sangha for the 2nd time.
I hereby request protection from the Buddha for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Dhamma for the 3rd time.
I hereby request protection from the Sangha for the 3rd time.

I will hereby respect these Three Jewels the rest of my life!

I accept to respect & undertake these 5 training rules: 
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Killing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Stealing.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Sexual Abuse.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Dishonesty.
I hereby accept the training rule of avoiding all Alcohol & Drugs.

As long as this life lasts, I am thus protected by these 5 precepts...




Then, one keeps and protects these sacred vows better than one's
own eyes & children!, since they protect you & all other beings much
better than any army! They are the highest offer one can give in & to
this world! So is the start towards Nibbana: the Deathless Element!
This is the Noble Way to Peace, to Freedom, to Ease, to Happiness,
initiated by Morality, developed further by Dhamma-Study and
fulfilled by training of Meditation...



Today indeed is Pooya or Uposatha or observance day, where any lay
Buddhist normally keeps even the Eight Precepts from sunrise until the
next dawn... If any wish an official recognition by the Bhikkhu-Sangha,
they may simply forward the lines starting with "I hereby ..." signed with
name, date, town & country to me or join here.  A public list of this new
quite rapidly growing global Saddhamma-Sangha is set up here!

The True Noble Community of Buddha's Disciples: Saddhamma Sangha:      
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Saddhamma_Sangha.htm

Can quite advantageously be Joined Here:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm

May your journey hereby be light, swift and sweet. Never give up !!

For Details on The Origin of Uposatha Observance Days:   
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/uposatha.html

Have a nice Poya day!
 
Friendship is the Greatest! 
Bhikkhu Samahita _/\_ Sri Lanka
http://What-Buddha-Said.net

Il Poya day: The coming of the next Buddha Metteyya!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Il_Poya_Day.htm


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Neglect Fails...
« Reply #1457 on: November 25, 2015, 03:46:37 pm »
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Which Causes produces sure Human Failure?
 


Once at night a luminous deity radiating light came up to the Blessed One,
and after having greeted him with joined palms, asked this question:
What are the causes of human failure? The Blessed Buddha then answered:
The successful one is easy to recognize: He admires the true Dhamma...
The failed one is also easy to recognize: He despises the true Dhamma...
He admires evil men, and disregards good men. He approves of bad men's
false and failed teaching. This is the main cause of the unsuccessful human!
Secondly if any human is fond of sleep, loving society, company and party,
and does never employ, or train himself, but is lazy, yet gets easily angry if
not now satisfied, then that are the causes of his inevitable human failure...
Thirdly: If anyone, although able to, does not support his mother or father
when they are old, then that is the cause of the unsuccessful human being.
Fourthly: If anyone by speaking falsely deceives a priest, recluse, or monk,
then that dishonesty is the cause of his collapse into the downfall of fiasco...
Finally: Anyone who is rich, yet never shares or gives anything to anyone,
whether poor or worthy, such miserly mean one also dives into disaster...
Sn 91-102
 

 
See also: Failed by Neglect!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Failed_by_Neglect.htm

Human Failure...
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/Human_Failure.htm


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Wise + Virtuous = Worthy!
« Reply #1458 on: November 26, 2015, 01:58:16 pm »
Friends

The Blessed Buddha once said:



Pandito silasampanno,
Sanho ca patibhanava,
Nivatavutti atthaddho,
Tadiso labhate yasam.


Worthy, wise and virtuous:
Who is wise and virtuous,
Gentle and keen-witted,
Humble and amenable,
Such one will fame gain.




Wise + Virtuous = Worthy!

Pure innocence is both sweet & strong!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Humble_and_amenable.htm


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Breathing insight..
« Reply #1459 on: November 27, 2015, 04:56:45 pm »
Breathing insight..

Podcast: How to gain insight by simply Watching the Breath!

https://soundcloud.com/bhikkhu-samahita/breathing-insight



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Dhamma on Air #1
« Reply #1460 on: November 28, 2015, 02:51:34 pm »
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Dhamma on Air #1: Perfections + Penetration is available here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA_LUfU6tHQ#t=4082

Remember to click “subscribe”

On the 10 mental Perfections (The 10 Parami = Paramitas):
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/n_r/paramii.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The_10_Perfect_Qualities.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/V/The_10_Perfections_Explained.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_10_mental_perfections_(parami)_in_three_levels.htm

Have a nice and Noble day.
 
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Friendship is the Greatest!
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Possible is Mental Perfection!
« Reply #1461 on: November 29, 2015, 04:13:29 pm »
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The 3 Stages of Mental Perfection:



The 10 Mental Perfections (paramis = paramitas) are:

1: Generosity (Dana) 
2: Morality (Sila)
3: Withdrawal (Nekkhamma) 
4: Understanding (Pañña)
5: Enthusiastic Energy (Viriya)
6: Patient Forbearance (Khanti)
7: Honesty & Truthfulness (Sacca)
8: Resolute Determination (Adhitthana)
9: Kind Friendliness (Metta)
10: Balanced Equanimity (Upekkha)

 

 
The Buddha said:
"So few as these only, are these supreme mental qualities,  which culminates
in Awakening. There is nothing elsewhere beyond them! Be thorough, firm
and systematic to complete them all..."

These 10 mental perfections can be developed to three levels:
I: Those who awakens as disciples = Savaka-Bodhis give all possessions away
including wife and kids to perfect generosity. Similar level with the 9 other
perfections...

II:  Those who awakens as Solitary Buddhas = Pacceka-Buddhas give an
organ, limb or eye away to perfect generosity. Similar level with the 9 other
perfections...

III: Those who awakens as Perfect Buddhas = Sammasam-Buddhas  give
even their own life away to perfect generosity. Similar level with the 9
other metal perfections...

The basic perfection of generosity is the relinquishing of one's children,
wives, and belongings, such as wealth. The intermediate perfection of
giving is the relinquishing of one's own limbs. The ultimate perfection of
giving is the relinquishing of one's own life. The 3 stages in the perfection
of morality should be understood as the non-transgression of morality on
account of the three: children and wife, limbs, and life. The three stages in
the perfection of withdrawal, as the withdrawal of those three bases after
cutting off attachment to them. The 3 perfections of understanding, as the
discrimination between what is advantageous or detrimental to beings after
rooting out craving for one's belongings, limbs, and life. The three stages in
the perfection of energy, as striving for the relinquishing of these 3things.
The three stages in the perfection of patience, as tolerance to obstacles
to one's belongings, limbs, and life. The 3 stages of perfection of Honesty,
as the non-abandoning of honesty due to one's belongings, limbs, and life.
The 3 stages of perfection of determination, as unshakeable determination
despite the destruction of one's belongings, limbs, & life, bearing in mind
that perfections ultimately succeed through a unflinching determination!
The three stages in the perfection of friendliness, as the maintaining of
friendliness towards any one, who destroys one's belongings! The 3 stages
in the perfection of equanimity, as maintaining an attitude of imperturbable
impartial neutrality towards all beings and phenomena, whether they are
helpful or harmful in regard to ones belongings, limbs, and life. In this way
should the analysis of the mental perfections be understood.



More on the 10 Mental Perfections:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/n_r/paramii.htm
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_Ten_Perfections.htm

Perfection!
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_10_mental_perfections_(parami)_in_three_levels.htm


Friendship is the Greatest!
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Theravada Forest Tradition.
http://What-Buddha-Said.net

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What Are the 10 Advantageous Anti-Actions?
« Reply #1462 on: April 08, 2017, 07:04:53 am »
Friends:

What Are the 10 Advantageous Anti-Actions?

1: Neither killing, nor harming is Advantageous.
2: Neither stealing, nor cheating is Advantageous.
3: No adultery and no abuse is Advantageous.
4: No false speech is Advantageous.
5: No divisive speech is Advantageous.
6: No angry speech is Advantageous.
7: No empty gossip is Advantageous.
8: No jealousy or envy is Advantageous.
9: No angry ill will is Advantageous.
10: No wrong view is Advantageous!



Comments:
Resisting and actively abstaining from, and avoiding doing something wrong,
is actually actively doing something very good! Such good action is quite
advantageous, since it results in the sweet fruit of a pleasant future.

 

More on what is Advantageous (Kusala):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/What_is_Advantageous2.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/kusala.htm

 

Advantageous Anti-Actions!

Thanks to Bhante' Bhikkhu Samahita

« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 07:07:06 am by Ron-the-Elder »
What Makes an Elder? :
A head of gray hairs doesn't mean one's an elder. Advanced in years, one's called an old fool.
But one in whom there is truth, restraint, rectitude, gentleness,self-control, he's called an elder, his impurities disgorged, enlightened.
-Dhammpada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

 


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