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The Bhavana Society of West Virginia Welcomes You
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Hello Friends,

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May you be well, happy, and peaceful, and may you find freedom from suffering.

-Brenna


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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 27, 2016

Ubhinnamatthaṃ carati,
attano ca parassa ca;
paraṃ saṅkupitaṃ ñatvā,
yo sato upasammati.

Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/samyutta_nikaya_1_188_b.mp3

Knowing that the other person is angry,
one who remains mindful and calm
acts for one's own best interest
and for the other's interest, too.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.188

http://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0301m.mul6.xml#para188
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“Suppose, bhikkhus, there was a sapling, and from time to time a man would clear the area around the roots, from time to time provide it with good soil, from time to time water it. Sustained by that care, nourished by it, that sapling would attain to growth, increase, and expansion. So too, when one dwells contemplating gratification in things that can fetter, craving increases . . . Such is the origin of this whole mass of suffering.”

57 (7) The Sapling. Chapter 12. Nidānasamyutta. The Book of Causation. http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/connected-discourses-buddha
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Dear Friends,

I am writing to let you know that by the end of the week the Bhavana Media Team will no longer update this Google+ Page.

In the coming days I will provide links to our other social media sites so that you can continue to receive posts and information from the Bhavana Society.

May you be well, happy, and peaceful, and may you find freedom from suffering.

- Brenna 

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 26, 2016

Kāyappakopaṃ rakkheyya;
kāyena saṃvuto siyā.
Kāyaduccaritaṃ hitvā,
kāyena sucaritaṃ care.

Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/dhammapada_17_231.mp3

Let one guard oneself against irritability in bodily action;
let one be controlled in deed.
Abandoning bodily misconduct,
let one practice good conduct in deed.

Dhammapada 17.231

http://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0502m.mul16.xml#para231
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“Suppose, bhikkhus, there was a great tree, and all its roots going downwards and across would send the sap upwards. Sustained by that sap, nourished by it, that great tree would stand for a very long time. So too, when one lives contemplating gratification in things that can be clung to, craving increases . . . Such is the origin of this whole mass of suffering.”

55 (5) The Great Tree (1). Chapter 12. Nidānasamyutta. The Book of Causation. http://www.wisdompubs.org/book/connected-discourses-buddha
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When we are friendly we don’t hurt anybody through thoughts, words, or deeds. Whenever we talk about people we can talk as if we are talking about our very dear friends. Later, we don’t regret saying good things about others. Our heart becomes soft and gentle. This improves our health. We sleep better, do not suffer from nightmares and awake in a better frame of mind. We will be pleasant to human beings; we will be pleasant to non-human beings; we will be protected by deities; we will not be affected by the poisons of greed, hatred, and delusion; we will not be burnt by the fire of greed, hatred, and delusion; we will not be affected by the weapons of greed, hatred, and delusion.

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Introduction, p 52, What Makes the Buddha Great?, Linus Publications, 2013.

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Daily Words of the Buddha for October 25, 2016

Dānañca, peyyavajjañca,
atthacariyā ca yā idha,
samānattatā ca dhammesu,
tattha tattha yathārahaṃ;
ete kho saṅgahā loke
rathassāṇīva yāyato.

Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/jataka_20.mp3

Generosity, kind words,
doing a good turn for others,
and treating all people alike:
these bonds of sympathy are to the world
what the linchpin is to the chariot wheel.
Jātaka 20

http://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0514m.mul3.xml#para178
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The teaching of the Buddha shines when open, not when hidden. He wanted to expose his teaching to people and challenged them to test it with whatever measure they could apply. This freedom of inquiry was encouraged by the Buddha with an impartial attitude towards all spiritual paths, including his own.

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Introduction, p11, What Makes the Buddha Great?, Linus Publications, 2013.
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Sukhaṃ yāva jarā sīlaṃ,
sukhā saddhā patiṭṭhitā,
sukho paññāya paṭilābho,
pāpānaṃ akaraṇaṃ sukhaṃ.

Listen: http://host.pariyatti.org/dwob/dhammapada_23_333.mp3

Good is virtue until life's end,
good is faith that is steadfast,
good is the acquisition of wisdom,
and good is the avoidance of evil.

Dhammapada 23.333
http://tipitaka.org/romn/cscd/s0502m.mul22.xml#para333
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