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  Posted on Aug.11.2009 @ 08:05PM EDT by chontri
Different winds come from all directions. Some are clear, some carry dust,
some are cold or hot, fierce gales or gentle breezes. In the same way
sensations arise in the body... continue...

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vertical line Posted on May.11.2007 @ 10:58PM EDT by Govindi

When we try so hard to stay on the path, we fail to see the obstacles that prevent us from the true goal. Each day we intend to keep the diligence and focus of our practice. As we go along this path we use compassion to quell the fires of anger and selfishness. If we do not acknowledge these fires, they will continue to burn. Even if they are slow burning embers, the winds will eventually fan them into flames. It can be the ones we love the most, who can burst them into a full raging inferno. The ones that hold the mirror in front of your face. The ones who have got to push you, prod you, ridicule you, embarrass you into a place that you thought was in control. As we try to count these steps forward, we continually realize how far we “haven’t” come on this journey. As the fires burn, we find ways to starve the flames. Starving them back to just embers again. The focus should be for us to completely extinguish those burning embers. Just as we “think” they are out, up comes the wind again. If we can somehow stop the wind from feeding the flames, before they fully burst again, maybe we can get just one step further to the true goal of our practice. Just knowing that the fire will end, that it is impermanent, can be comforting in of itself. The only problem is how much destruction has happened in the wake of the fire. How much damage we need to undo. How much devestation will those tiny embers potentialy expose. Can it be as simple as a smile? Can it be as easy as humility? Can we be humble in the face of truth?

Metta to All... :-)


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Reply from stephen
May.12.2007
10:15AM EDT 
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Be careful of going back. MU

  1. Two monks were once travelling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.

    "Come on, girl," said the first monk. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

    The second monk did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. "We monks don't go near females," he said. "It is dangerous. Why did you do that?"

    "I left the girl there,: the first monk said. "Are you still carrying her?"

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Reply from Woodsman
May.12.2007
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vertical line Just listen.
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Reply from Woodsman
May.12.2007
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vertical line just use silence, as a key, to unlock, every door
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Reply from Govindi
May.12.2007
10:19PM EDT 
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Silence... the key... to unlock... every door.

Silence, that gives us the space to not react? Like a breath of time before we regret our response or action...

Can we let it be... just listen...

Listen, and dont give fuel to the embers? indifference?

TY Woodsman...

Metta to All... :-)

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May.12.2007
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Silence... the key... to unlock... every door.

Silence, that gives us the space to not react? Like a breath of time before we regret our response or action...

Can we let it be... just listen...

Listen, and dont give fuel to the embers? indifference?

TY Woodsman...

Metta to All... :-)

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Good advices from Woodsman  of you

Just listening and  remain silent

Unlocking every door with this key

Self-reliance freed from bondage

The ember of fire is impermanence

Silence is your true companion

It surely will never betray you

Tranquility is never gained outside

With Metta to all

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May.12.2007
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Silence... the key... to unlock... every door.

Silence, that gives us the space to not react? Like a breath of time before we regret our response or action...

Can we let it be... just listen...

Listen, and dont give fuel to the embers? indifference?

TY Woodsman...

Metta to All... :-)

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Not adding, looking for approval, from others.
Being cast out, of blame, alone, as if nothing special had happened, listening to what, was ignored or denied, in us, as in all creation.

Then coming back in, as if each, sound has arisen from before, being heard... the being of one in all, sound, not indifference in time, not preference for order... allowing that to settle, back to, the center, of one. So that one sound, can arise, without a word, being with the unnamed one.



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Silence... the key... to unlock... every door.

Silence, that gives us the space to not react? Like a breath of time before we regret our response or action...

Can we let it be... just listen...

Listen, and dont give fuel to the embers? indifference?

TY Woodsman...

Metta to All... :-)

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Not adding, looking for approval, from others.
Being cast out, of blame, alone, as if nothing special had happened, listening to what, was ignored or denied, in us, as in all creation.

Then coming back in, as if each, sound has arisen from before, being heard... the being of one in all, sound, not indifference in time, not preference for order... allowing that to settle, back to, the center, of one. So that one sound, can arise, without a word, being with the unnamed one.



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Not adding, looking for approval, from others.
Being cast out, of blame, alone, as if nothing special had happened, listening to what, was ignored or denied, in us, as in all creation.

Then coming back in, as if each, sound has arisen from before, being heard... the being of one in all, sound, not indifference in time, not preference for order... allowing that to settle, back to, the center, of one. So that one sound, can arise, without a word, being with the unnamed one.



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Well said beautifully

Working  On One's Deep Silence Makes One Noble

Silence is Golden

Have A Nice Day

With Metta

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Reply from Govindi
May.13.2007
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Thank you all so much...

Silence is "truely" Golden...

Metta to All...   :-)

(Benefactor=Woodsman)

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Reply from Govindi
May.13.2007
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   Just as the root of the Buddha's psychological teaching is that we will
never find happiness in trying to control what cannot be controlled, the
root of his moral teaching is empathy - understanding that all beings want to
be happy and that suffering hurts others in the same way that it hurts us.
We use our mindfulness practice to notice our feelings and to understand
them. Through that we can see very clearly that if we are immersed in
tremendous anger, it is great suffering. It is a state of burning, of
contradiction and isolation, of separation and fear. We see this relative
nature of anger as well as its more ultimate, impermanent, insubstantial,
transparent nature. On the relative level, it is painful; it hurts. We can
learn not to consider anger as bad or evil. We don't have to reject the
anger or reflect or condemn ourselves for it, but rather we can feel
compassion for the pain of it. And then we understand that when others are
engulfed by anger they are suffering, just the way we suffer when we're lost
in that state.

Writen by Sharron Salzberg...

Metta to All...  :-)

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May.16.2007
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Be careful of going back. MU

  1. Two monks were once travelling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.

    "Come on, girl," said the first monk. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

    The second monk did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he no longer could restrain himself. "We monks don't go near females," he said. "It is dangerous. Why did you do that?"

    "I left the girl there,: the first monk said. "Are you still carrying her?"

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May.17.2007
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vertical line was at a friends and he told me to use the "pink" cup.... but by ordinary ways...it was once known as "green"..........did he read this?
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Reply from Woodsman
May.18.2007
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vertical line nope, and neither did I, the one in everyone
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Reply from El_Cid
May.18.2007
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vertical line A compassionate attempt to stop runaway emotion at its zenith can be very difficult. Constantly being 'Mindfull', especially at the onset of such emotions, can help to extinguish these 'feelings' while they're still embers.

It's hard to stop a speeding locomotive, but maybe you can reason with the engineer before the train gets up to speed.
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May.19.2007
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