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by samadhi_steve Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:08 pm
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Hioeveryone
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I would just like to share dhamma talk I have found helpful and penetrating. Maybe some of you
have read it, maybe not but here it is:
http://www.what-buddha-taught.net/Books ... Let_Go.htm
samadhi_steve
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Buddho is something cool and calm. It's the path for giving rise to peace and contentment the
only path that will release us from the suffering and stress in this world.
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Re: Know and Let Go


by Nyana Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:14 pm
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Steve, a very good dhamma talk.
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All the best,


Geoff
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Re: Know and Let Go


by manas Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:06 am
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Hioall, I would like to post a question
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/ musing here, so as to not 'hog' too many topics by


to discuss a particular issue (I'm concerned that I may
have done this, as in the last week I posted two separate topics already). Ok...

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There is something so sweet and appealing about 'just knowing'. Just this much is what I do
most mornings; sitting with legs folded crosswise, body erect and mindfulness alert, I allow
awareness to be with the breath, in and out. That's it. And when mindfulness is sufficiently
established (when the mind has calmed down somewhat), I allow mindfulness to just be there,
noting EVERYTHING as it arises and vanishes in the field of awareness.
And yet, such simplicity runs totally counter to almost everything I was taught about
knowledge. Like many here I'm sure, I finished school, went to Uni, did a degree, and learned
how to flex my intellectual muscles to a great extent. Yet many years later, it has all ended up
with me now choosing the most simple thing, just this breath, as the primary object of
meditation, and 'just knowing' (unattached mindfulness) as the way to true knowledge and
wisdom.
There is a part of me that says, "it can't be this simple (the way to truth)! There must be more
to it than just breathing in and out, to 'just knowing'!"
I feel as though I am becoming increasingly simple, that the multitude of concepts, thoughts
and ideas that I once valued so highly, will inexorably become like old discarded rubbish to be
blown away by the wind.
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Re: Know and Let Go


by Kenshou Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:47 am
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Sounds
pretty good to me. There is a certain joy in simply sitting mindfully and knowing as
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little thing comes and goes, comes and goes, not you, not yours, not worth grasping
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to or
interfering with, the relief of the mind "cooling off". Definitely a good thing to do. I think by
doing just that, the 7 factors of awakening tend to naturally occur, and as you keep practicing
your mindfulness becomes more precise allowing for more and more complete "release". One
random guy on the internet to another, keep doing that.
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Re: Know and Let Go


by Reductor Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:12 am
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There is a part of me that says, "it can't be this simple (the way to truth)! There must be more
to it than just breathing in and out, to 'just knowing'!"

I feel as though I am becoming increasingly simple, that the multitude of concepts, thoughts and
ideas that I once valued so highly, will inexorably become like old discarded rubbish to be
blown away by the wind.

*deep breath* "Aaaahahhhhhhhh......"


Feels good, eh?
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Simple is peace, complicated is not.

Michael
The thoughts I've expressed in the above post are carefully considered and offered in good faith.
And friendliness towards the world is happiness for him who is forbearing with living beings. -- Ud. 2:1
To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Know and Let Go


by Hoo Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:57 pm
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manasikara wrote:
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Hi....I feel as though I am becoming increasingly simple, that the multitude of concepts,
thoughts and ideas that I once valued so highly, will inexorably become like old discarded
rubbish to be blown away by the wind.

I experience the same thing. I'm not consciously renouncing anything, but "detaching" seems to
describe it best for me. I tend these days to not pick up, or attach, to things I once thought to
be important. I'm not good at it, mind you, but it does seem to be a result of practice instead
of something I do in practice.
Hoo

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