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Chapter 6
It's amazing that the Buddha knew there was more out there. He'd tasted the heights of pleasure (for a heterosexual) by living in a house where there were only women and they were there to please him. He left his family and home to search. He went to 2 teac...
Chapter 6
Chapter 6
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confidence
(from the Ruben Museum ) "..saddha is precisely the confidence that it is possible to liberate one's mind from hinderance and defilements." ( Analayo 2017 ) For some reason this quote catalyzed something for me. The idea that you can actually liberate yours...
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#4
Previous practices of the Bodhisattva : #1 ,   #2 ,   #3 ,   #3  . OK, so I did #3 twice. Now onto #4 Loved ones who have long kept company will part. Wealth created with difficulty will be left behind. Consciousness, the guest, will leave the guest-house  ...
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quote from Analayo book, chapter 3
Continued reflections on A Meditator's Life of the Buddha. "[When] a thought without sensual desire arose in me, I thought of it much. [When] a thought without ill will arose in me, I thought of it much. [When] a thought without harming arose in me, I thoug...
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Meditator's Life of the Buddha
Reading Meditator's Life of the Buddha by Analayo , there are two interesting changes in the legend of the Buddha. The first is that instead of meditating as a young adolescent under a tree, the story is that he had a series of reflections about sickness, a...
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A koan I'm pondering
I am a man of constant sorrow,   I've seen trouble all my day   I bid farewell to old Kentucky,   The place where I was born and raised   (The place where he was born and raised) For six long years I've been in trouble,   No pleasures here on earth I found ...
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The battle with the possible is to not trip up on hubris.
Korean pagoda with fans The battle with the possible is to not trip up on hubris. While imagining that you can become enlightened, that you can significantly move towards enlightenment, you can slip into hubris. The overarching pride that leads to mistakes ...
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last preseason game for Barca
Last year Barca lost  Mascherano , this year it's Iniesta . This year they add Arturo Vida , the mohawk guy from Chile. Also they added youth with Malcom . Who will win La Liga? Barca, Real Madrid or Athletico?
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Family life for me
Family (with small children) sangha is harder than community sangha for me, and friends who go away (their home). Family exposes all your impatiences, cuts through the grandiosity. Being the adult around a child, being honest about housework with your partn...
Family life for me
Family life for me
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Zen Bunnies
The little books of quotes can be good for changing one's mindset without getting bogged down in a whole line of discourse. Welcome into the fold of collections is Zen Bunnies , which includes cute pictures of bunnies with the pithy saying.
Zen Bunnies
Zen Bunnies
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