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Archive for April, 2008

Khun Kanokporn sent me the link to this clip on youtube. In my opinion, it’s very touching. Just want to share. Thanks a lot Khun Kanokporn.

 

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Happy Thai New Year!!!

Happy Boys

Wishing all of you a very happy Thai New Year!!

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Vipasana Meditation

What is this cat thinking about?? Or what are you thinking about? My friend asked me about how to meditate. I’m just a beginner. Then I think I should give her a good paper of meditation. I found a concise one from the internet. It’s “Practical Vipassana Meditational Exercises” By Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw. He said:

“practice of Vipassana or Insight Meditation is the effort made by the meditation to understand correctly the nature of the psycho-physical phenomena taking place in his own body. Physical phenomena are the things or objects which one clearly perceives around one. The whole of one’s body that one clearly perceives constitutes a group of material qualities [rupa]. Psychical or mental phenomena are acts of consciousness or awareness [nama]. These [nama-rupas] are clearly perceived to be happening whenever they are seen, heard smelt, tasted, touched, or thought of. We must make ourselves aware of them by observing, hearing, hearing, “smelling, smelling, tasting, tasting” touching, touching, ‘or thinking, thinking’.

Every time one sees, hears, smells, tastes, touches, or thinks, one should make a note of the fact. But in the beginning of one’s practice one cannot make a note of every one of these happenings. One should, therefore, begin with noting those happening which are conspicuous and easily perceivable. …”

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Dharma at Dawn

 Dharma at Dawn

One of the books I bought recently is Dharma at Dawn by W.Vajiramedhi.

From the Forward “…Before setting down to work, if you can begin the day with a good book, so you may adapt its beautifully written sayings for your daily tasks; your day is bound to begin in good stead.”

“Dharma at Dawn” is such good book.

One of the thought pieces in this book I like is :

Good times or bad times may depend on

Our attitude in facing situation.

If we keep our cool and remain perceptive

Woe may become joy,

Problems may turn into wisdom,

And a crisis may become an opportunity.

I agree with the message from the back cover of this book…

“Begin every new day with Dharma at Dawn and you will experience a whole day of joy.”

Source of the photo: http://www.amarinpocketbook.com/writer_detail.asp?writer_id=624

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