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Discussion in 'Religion and Spirituality' started by anlgp, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. anlgp

    anlgp ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

    some of you may or may not be wondering what the quote in my signature means. it is a saying by (not sure if it originated from) thich nhat hahn. you can find his wikipedia here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thich_Nhat_Hahn . i originally read the saying in this book

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Fragrant-Palm-Leaves-Journals-1962-1966/dp/157322796X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262070256&sr=1-1"]Amazon.com: Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals, 1962-1966 (9781573227964): Thich Nhat Hanh: Books[/ame]

    or this book

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Death-Fear-Thich-Nhat-Hanh/dp/1573223336/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262070751&sr=1-1"]Amazon.com: No Death, No Fear (9781573223331): Thich Nhat Hanh: Books[/ame]

    i can't remember which.

    he is considered to be an influential figure in bringing buddhism to modern day western society. here is a quote published in an article..


    what you can't see in the signature is that each line has an added bit to it. the lines are there to shorten it up that way memorizing the other parts to it is a lot easier.

    at any rate i wanted to open this up for discussion. people think you have to be sitting down in a half lotus or full lotus position to meditate.. they think you have to be surrounded by peace and quiet.. and these are simply not true. you can meditate while walking. you can meditate in the midst of chaos. meditating is simply cultivating positive habits and living mindfully in the here and now. meditation and this particular saying are non-denominational. of course he mentions buddha as he is a buddhist, but largely the teachings he brings forth can be put into most if not any denomination to aid in practice.
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  2. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Meditation is a way of being.

    Sitting down in the lotus position in quiet is just a practice.
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  3. HardKoreXXX

    HardKoreXXX Insensitive to the Touch

    Apr 2, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    Were I to take up any organized religion, it would be Buddhism. Although, that may just be because of my love for Kung Fu movies.
  4. Ohiophinphan

    Ohiophinphan Chaplain Staff Member Luxury Box

    Thanks for the post. I have always had trouble with personal, contemplative spirituality. It is difficult for an extreme extrvert, high type A personality. Yet I have recently starting visiting a prayer labyrinth and found it helpful.

    Best wishes!
  5. gunn34

    gunn34 I miss Don & Dan

    Jan 5, 2008
    Oviedo FL
    Look into Taoism. It's basically everything the Kung Fu series said and did.
  6. dolphindebby

    dolphindebby Season Ticket Holder Luxury Box

    Nov 26, 2007
    Good luck and best wishes gap.
    My prayers are with you.
  7. Den54

    Den54 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    I've read "Living Buddha, Living Christ".
    It was a beautiful read.
  8. anlgp

    anlgp ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A

    I love me.

    I was looking for this and googled it, and this thread came up.

    Yay for breadcrumbs!

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