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mobius

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dhama talks
« on: February 10, 2020, 10:20:28 PM »
I apologize if there is already a thread like this but I didn't see any. A few people have posted talks by other people which I've found immensely helpful. I thought It'd  be nice to collect lectures/talks you've heard/liked a lot or were really helpful and/or thought provoking.

this is one I just listened to today and found it so helpful I need to listen to it again. I wish I could remember a few points that hit home pretty hard for me personally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo7D8mSt_38&list=WL&index=5&t=0s
"Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away."
-Hakuin Ekaku

"I have seen a heap of trouble in my life, and most of it has never come to pass" - Mark Twain

Matthew

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Re: dhama talks
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2020, 05:07:34 AM »
Hey mobius,

I like Sumedho. A good man. Amaravati which he founded and where this was recorded is a great place for retreats.
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dharma bum

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Re: dhama talks
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2020, 08:28:11 PM »
I heard that talk. I don't remember much about it now but I remember him laughing at himself which made me laugh at myself, which changed my mood for the better.
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mobius

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Re: dhama talks
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 07:15:57 PM »
I heard that talk. I don't remember much about it now but I remember him laughing at himself which made me laugh at myself, which changed my mood for the better.

I love those moments. And it's really hard to explain this to outsiders/anyone who doesn't understand either. It's like a joy that is gotten not from gaining anything but from letting go of a burden. From realizing the silliness of life which also means freedom. I used to listen to people like Allen Watts a little bit and he would even laugh like that from time to time. When we take life too seriously, being offended, worrying about future, what other people think etc; its like a clenched fist holding onto something, straining muscles; painful. Realizing the futility of that and letting go feels so much better.
"Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away."
-Hakuin Ekaku

"I have seen a heap of trouble in my life, and most of it has never come to pass" - Mark Twain

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Re: dhama talks
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 08:44:10 AM »
I heard that talk. I don't remember much about it now but I remember him laughing at himself which made me laugh at myself, which changed my mood for the better.

I love those moments. And it's really hard to explain this to outsiders/anyone who doesn't understand either. It's like a joy that is gotten not from gaining anything but from letting go of a burden. From realizing the silliness of life which also means freedom. I used to listen to people like Allen Watts a little bit and he would even laugh like that from time to time. When we take life too seriously, being offended, worrying about future, what other people think etc; its like a clenched fist holding onto something, straining muscles; painful. Realizing the futility of that and letting go feels so much better.

True laughter, which arises from within, is a very healthy thing i have found. It only comes when  something is fundamentally right with us/ someone, say a teacher touches the right chords with us..
I have recently shifted back home for a month now, after a long time, and I have realised the importance of people around us who truly love us. I have not laughed as much in the last year, as i did in this month..
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And what is not good...
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