United Nations Day of Vesak (UNDV): Present Ajahn Brahm's gender equality paper @ the 2015 UNDV conference
We, the undersigned, are astounded and deeply disappointed by the banning of Ajahn Brahm’s paper on gender equality at the 2014 United Nations Day of Vesak (UNDV) conference in Vietnam. The paper was clearly aligned with the UN’s Millennium Development Goal 3 (Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women), which the UNDV is committed to uphold through its connection …
I don’t usually repost things. But I believe that the full recognition of Buddhist nuns in all countries where the Bhikkhuni Sangha has been re-established is critical for Theravada Buddhism worldwide, and I urge people who follow my Tumblr posts to sign it and repost it. Thanks.
Rahula, let your meditation be like the sky. When your meditation is like the sky, any pleasant or unpleasant sensations that arise cannot take hold of your mind and heart and remain there. Just as the sky has no foundation anywhere, just so, Rahula, let your meditation be like the sky.
Mahārāhulovādasuttaṃ (MN 62:119)
Translation from the Pali by yours truly
Anamataggoyaṃ bhikkhave, saṃsāro. Pubbā koṭi na paññāyati avijjānīvaraṇānaṃ sattānaṃ taṇhāsaṃyojānānaṃ sandhāvataṃ saṃsarataṃ. Na so bhikkhave, satto sulabharūpo yo na mātābhūtapubbo iminā dīghena addhunā.
Monks, this wandering-on knows no beginning. One can’t find the beginning of endless wandering-on, burdened by ignorance, clinging, and the fetters of craving. So, monks, it is hard to find anyone who has not been your mother at some time in the distant past.
Mātu Sutta, (SN 15.14)
He probably didn’t answer because there’s no instance of him saying that anywhere in the pali canon!
Check your fake buddha quotes.
The story is good, the message is good (although not entirely true… you can still get sick as a meditator), but misquoting the Buddha is what some may call, ‘evil’…
Very true! For one who cares about what the Buddha actually taught, it’s painful to see so many utterly bogus buddha quotes being blogged and reblogged by well-intentioned people. If a quote from the Buddha isn’t accompanied by a text reference (e.g., Dhammapada 1) look it up on http://www.fakebuddhaquotes.com/ before you reblog it!