Author Topic: A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu  (Read 5138 times)

Vivek

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A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
« on: December 06, 2010, 08:39:00 AM »
http://www.oberlin.edu/alummag/spring2004/feat_monk.html

Not sure if this has been posted before, but I just loved this interview. Thanissaro Bhikkhu's simplicity is simply great. The questions are pretty straight-forward and Thanissaro Bhikkhu's answers are equally clear.
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

kidnovice

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Re: A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 08:53:05 AM »
Awesome. Cracked me up. Thanks!
May we cultivate the serenity to accept the things we cannot change; the compassion to change the things we can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

Vivek

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Re: A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2010, 10:18:23 AM »
Welcome :)
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

Crystal Palace

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Re: A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 05:40:15 AM »
Really Nice! Thanks for the link Vivek!  :)

I really liked this:

How is that different from therapy?
The purpose of therapy, Freud said, was to take neurotic individuals and return them to an ordinary level of unhappiness. The purpose of meditation is to take you from that ordinary level of unhappiness to a place where there is no unhappiness and no suffering.

Crystal Palace
"Abstain from unwholesome actions,
Perform wholesome actions,
Purify your mind"

Buddha

Vivek

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Re: A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 09:22:12 AM »
Welcome, CP. I too liked that part. Simple yet profound.
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

Re: A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 09:34:24 AM »
great post bro. ty

Vivek

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Re: A Conversation with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 07:27:00 AM »
Welcome, buddy :)
Let's go beyond this illusion, shall we?

 

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