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#565

:joy: :rofl: :laughing: :joy:

Most compassionate, Venerable! Thank you. :pray:


#566

Just the mirror would do:

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#567

The nights swiftly pass

SN 2.27
Time flies by, the nights swiftly pass;
The stages of life successively desert us.
Seeing clearly this danger in death,
A seeker of peace should drop the world’s bait.


#568

Very useful! :fallen_leaf:


#569

Knowing another person

SN 3.11
It is by living together with someone, great king, that their virtue is to be known, and that after a long time, not after a short time; by one who is attentive, not by one who is inattentive; by one who is wise, not by a dullard.
It is by dealing with someone, great king, that their honesty is to be known, and that after a long time, not after a short time; by one who is attentive, not by one who is inattentive; by one who is wise, not by a dullard.
It is in adversities, great king, that a person’s fortitude is to be known, and that after a long time, not after a short time; by one who is attentive, not by one who is inattentive; by one who is wise, not by a dullard.
It is by discussion with someone, great king, that their wisdom is to be known, and that after a long time, not after a short time; by one who is attentive, not by one who is inattentive; by one who is wise, not by a dullard.


#570

What a delightful evocation of the seasons bound together under the arching sky. Special thanks for the monastic equanimously buried in roof snow and being equanimously rescued! :snowman_with_snow: :heart:

:pray:


#571

:wink: :snowflake::snowflake::snowflake:


#572

Making excuses not to meditate :wink:

AN 8.80

“Bhikkhus, there are these eight grounds for laziness. What eight?
(1) “Here, a bhikkhu has to do some work. It occurs to them: ‘I have some work to do. While I’m working, my body will become tired. Let me lie down.’ They lie down. They do not arouse energy for the attainment of the as-yet-unattained, for the achievement of the as-yet-unachieved, for the realization of the as-yet-unrealized. This is the first ground for laziness.
(2) “Again, a bhikkhu has done some work. …
(3) “Again, a bhikkhu has to make a trip. It occurs to them: ‘I have to make a trip. While traveling, my body will become tired. Let me lie down.’ …
(4) “Again, a bhikkhu has made a trip. …
(5) “Again, a bhikkhu has walked for alms in a village or town but has not gotten as much food as they need, whether coarse or excellent. It occurs to them: ‘I’ve walked for alms in the village or town but didn’t get as much food as I need, whether coarse or excellent. My body has become tired and unwieldy. Let me lie down.’ …
(6) “Again, a bhikkhu has walked for alms in a village or town and has gotten as much food as they need, whether coarse or excellent. It occurs to them: ‘I’ve walked for alms in the village or town and gotten as much food as I need, whether coarse or excellent. My body has become as heavy and unwieldy as a heap of wet beans. Let me lie down.’ …
(7) “Again, a bhikkhu is a little ill. It occurs to them: ‘I’m a little ill. I need to lie down. Let me lie down.’ …
(8) “Again, a bhikkhu has recovered from illness. Soon after recovering, it occurs to them: ‘I’ve recovered from illness; I’ve just recovered from illness. My body is still weak and unwieldy. Let me lie down.’ They lie down. They do not arouse energy for the attainment of the as-yet-unattained, for the achievement of the as-yet-unachieved, for the realization of the as-yet-unrealized. This is the eighth ground for laziness.


#573

Very nice doodles. I really enjoyed this thread.


#574

Sanghamitta Bhikkhuni brings the Bodhi tree to Sri Lanka

(The other day, we went to Kelaniya University and I was hoping to see the famous painting of Sanghamitta and the Bodhi tree. But unfortunately, no luck… So I made my own copy. :slightly_smiling_face:)

And this is what I would have seen in Kelaniya: :wink:


#575

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Kelaniya temple or University! :bodhileaf:


#576

Seven bhikkhus in Kassapa Buddha’s time

(Warning: The following is from the Dhammapada commentary, not an EBT… But it’s just such a dramatic story and features some of my favorite monks. And it has a happy ending… :star_struck:)

During Kassapa Buddha’s dispensation, after he had attained parinibbana and his teaching was in decline, seven bhikkhus, who were very committed to practise, decided to climb a mountain, throw down the ladder, and either attain arahantship or starve up there. The first monk attained arahantship with the psychic powers and offered to fetch food for the others but they refused to take it. The second monk became an anagami, also offered to fetch food, and was also refused. The other five starved.
In Gotama Buddha’s dispensation, these five became eminent monks with high attainments and very unusual biographies: Pukkusati, Bahiya Daruciriya, Dabba Mallaputta, Kumara Kassapa, and Sabhiya. The anagami monk, who was reborn in the pure abodes, continued to help his former companions. He directed Bahiya to the Buddha’s teaching, and gave the riddle to Kumara Kassapa that facilitated his awakening.


#577

It’s a great story! Strangely, two were killed by cows:
Pukkusati: SuttaCentral
Bahiya Daruciriya: SuttaCentral
[The leper Suppabuddha SuttaCentral and Tambadāṭhika Tambadāṭhika were also killed by the same cow, a yakkhinī, according to the commentaries.]

Dabba Mallaputta self-immolated: SuttaCentral

Kumara Kassapa seems relatively normal by comparison: SuttaCentral
And also Sabhiya: SuttaCentral

:heart:


#578

Dear Yodha, i love your doodles, and the painting is awe-inspiring to see and be with if you are still nearby. It is at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara 3 kms away from the University (https://goo.gl/maps/BKZuB2xBZsEzQFEy5). If you go inside the main shrine building and walk through, it’s almost impossible to miss.

Don’t know if you’d be interested or not, but i spoke about this painting and different ways contemporary artists have depicted the same scene in Toronto last June (@ 32.20): YouTube.

Much metta


#579

Oh, thanks for the directions! I’m still in Sri Lanka but not in Kelaniya. If I get the chance I’ll definitely go and see the painting.

Thanks very much for sharing your talk. :heart:

With respect :anjal:


#580

One who stands squarely before the door to the Deathless

SN 12.49
They are then called a noble disciple who is accomplished in view, accomplished in vision, who has arrived at this true Dhamma, who sees this true Dhamma, who possesses a trainee’s knowledge, a trainee’s true knowledge, who has entered the stream of the Dhamma, a noble one with penetrative wisdom, one who stands squarely before the door to the Deathless.


#581

Awesome doodles. You should really make a book with all your doodles. :slight_smile:


#582

I have no skills and resources to do that. But if someone wants to volunteer they are welcome to. :slight_smile: :gift:


#584

Craving — the mosquito bite in the heart


#585

Watch out for dengue mosquito :mosquito: !!