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Self Transformation is World transformation

Carolyn Dawn Good Dear fellow Rainers i was motivated to post today with Rayn’s note to us all about using this tiny spot in cyber space to meet. In some ways we are all like little kids at heart. I feel like we are huddled together in a fort we made in the forest behind […]

Pabhassara Sutta: Luminous

Seelagawesi Thero Pabhassara Sutta: Luminous translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 1995–2010 “Luminous, monks, is the mind.1 And it is defiled by incoming defilements.” {I,v,9} “Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements.” {I,v,10} “Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is defiled by incoming defilements. The uninstructed run-of-the-mill […]

Old Facebook Group Wallposts

Seelagawesi Thero Pabhassara Sutta: Luminous Pabhassara Sutta: Luminous translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 1995–2010 “Luminous, monks, is the mind.1 And it is defiled by incoming defilements.” {I,v,9} “Luminous, monks, is the mind. And it is freed from incoming defilements.” {I,v,10} “Luminous, m…onks, is the mind. And it is defiled by incoming defilements. […]

Ajivaka Sutta: To the Fatalists’ Student

Seelagawesi Thero Ajivaka Sutta: To the Fatalists’ Student translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 1999–2009 I have heard that on one occasion Ven. Ananda was staying in Kosambi at Ghosita’s monastery. Then a certain householder, a disciple of the Fatalists (Ajivakas), went to him and, on arrival, having bowed down to him, sat […]

Channa Sutta: To Channa the Wanderer

Seelagawesi Thero Channa Sutta: To Channa the Wanderer translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu © 1998–2009 On one occasion the Blessed One was staying near Savatthi at Jeta’s Grove, Anathapindika’s monastery. Then Channa the Wanderer1 went to Ven. Ananda and, on arrival, exchanged courteous greetings with him. After an exchange of friendly greetings & […]

November 13: Death, Change and Television

Tav Rayne Hello One and All Happy November. It’s a bit of a turbulent time for me at the moment- a dear friend passed away this past week, and there have been a lot of changes, both in my own life and in the world at large. The election victory for Obama came the same […]

The Green Chain World TV Premiere

Mark Leiren-Young Aloha, Just a heads up… The Green Chain is coming to the small screen this month with the world television premiere on Movie Central October 11th on MC 3 at 9 pm Pacific Time. The eastern Canadian TV premiere is Oct 17th in prime time at 9 pm on TMN. For more on […]

From Dhammapada – Citta Vagga

Seelagawesi Thero Cittavagga: The Mind translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita © 1996–2009 Alternate translation: Thanissaro 33. Just as a fletcher straightens an arrow shaft, even so the discerning man straightens his mind — so fickle and unsteady, so difficult to guard. 34. As a fish when pulled out of water and cast on […]

Greenpieces

Tav Rayne Mark Leiren-Young talks about all things green…. over a year ago Mark Leiren-Young Mark Leiren-Young here and I’m delighted to be raining for the planet. I was asked to join the forums because I seem to spend most of my time these days working on projects with the word “Green” in the title. […]