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Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:45:28 PM »

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Posted by: Johann
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:37:41 PM »

* Johann This area isn't accessible for monks and nuns to possible avoid much involvement. It's also not public and thought for such details or undertaking thing together under lay people. To access this forum, one can chose the "supporter"-membership in his account settings.

Quote from: Upasika Villa via report function
sorry Bhante kana had not known how to cut off the topic.

No problem at all and best to find out by doing. It's of course a jungle. May the be never hesitate and all can be sorted different later as well. Atma merged now all posts there. It's total no problem to make also a seperate public topic, if you like, to share merits and give outhers ways to join.

Mudita
Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:14:39 PM »

Prah Karuna Prah Ang   _/\_ _/\_ _/\_
Posted by: Administration
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:04:21 PM »

Aramika   *

Ein oder mehrer Beiträge wurden hier im Thema abgeschnitten und damit in neues Thema "Access land and road to Ashram Thmo Duk " eröffnet, dem angehäng.
One or more posts have been cut out of this topic here. A new topic, based on it, has been created as "Access land and road to Ashram Thmo Duk " or attached there.

Atma had moved some post into the supporter loge where you may talk on things you may like to undertake.
Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: December 10, 2019, 01:41:09 PM »

Bhante  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

Upasaka Chey Mongkol today is starting to collect from his Dhamma friends and himself. For the purchase of land 15m open a road till the foot hill use some pipes as a bridge for the Sangha.
 Following the inform from Pou Chanroth, landowner will be off soon.
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Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: December 09, 2019, 11:31:11 AM »

 Vandami Bhante _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

I kana got the pictures from Pou Chanroth yesterday.

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* Johann : Sadhu, sadhu. Attachments rearranged.
Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: December 08, 2019, 03:56:25 PM »

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Posted by: Johann
« on: December 08, 2019, 01:07:37 PM »

In the morning Nyom Chanroth came up, carrying some cement up, possible thinking on working further, as he got the message that guest may arrive and stopped so his undertaking, to go on helping carry others wishes a little.

Some hours ago Upasaka Chey Mongul came up with his older brother (if understood relations right), an aging high ranking general, with the wife of him (as the world is small, a child from Prey Krobas, Takeo). After having venerated the Gems, given some tonic, they had much interest and capacity to listen to the Dhamma of the Noble ones, which endured then for one, two hours.

Rejoicing and satisfied they then left again, taking the word "Don't desire to come back" as something to deeply think about with them.

They also left the wish for cement and sand behind and already befriend a little more to get known the task to carry certain suffering through the intention to build by themseves up the hill.
Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: December 05, 2019, 04:06:04 PM »

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Posted by: Johann
« on: December 05, 2019, 10:31:10 AM »

Since end of long Vassa no more rain, leaves start to cover the ground and soon the land will be burned another time to get fast ride of what has been cut down the last month nest to the total unused lands covered with weeds and high grass, kept for sell off.

It's the year of big house building here, after the years of steets and cars.

The season now is also the season when the Yakkha-spiders (Giant/Demon-spider, as have been told be village children once) use to build their nets. Huge they are found often right before ones face, as they do it across larger path, where larger animal use to travel. The size can be up to 12-15 cm and larger, in diameter.

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There is a nice simile by late Ven. Chah, of how a Yogi stays patient and centered and waits on skillful arising to eat on it:

The Spider

I got a good example from watching spiders. A spider makes a web like a net. It weaves its web and spreads it at different openings. I once sat and contemplated one. It hung up its web like a movie screen, and when it was done it curled itself up quietly right in the middle of the web. It didn't run around. As soon as a fly or another insect flew into its web, the web would vibrate. As soon as the web vibrated, the spider came running out of its place and caught the insect for food. When it was finished, it curled itself up in the middle of the web as before. It didn't matter what kind of insect got caught in its web, a bee or whatever: As soon as the web vibrated, the spider ran out to catch it. Then it would go back and hold on, quiet in the middle of the web where no one could see it, every time.

Seeing the spider act in this way, I came to an understanding. The six sense spheres are the eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind. The mind stays in the middle. The eye, ear, nose, tongue, and body are spread out like a net. Sense objects are like insects. As soon as a sight comes to the eye, or a sound to the ear, an aroma to the nose, a taste to the tongue, or a tactile sensation to the body, the mind is what knows. Things vibrate right to the mind. Just this is enough to give rise to an understanding.

We can live by curling up inside, just as the spider curls up on its web. We don't have to go anywhere. When insects run into the net and it vibrates to the heart, then as soon as we're aware we go out and catch the insects. Then we return to our original place

After watching the spider, you can apply what you've learned to your mind. It's the same sort of thing. If the mind sees inconstancy, stress, and not-self, it's spread wide open. It's no longer the owner of happiness, no longer the owner of suffering, for it sees clearly in this way. It gets the point. Whatever you do, you're at ease. You don't want anything else anymore. Your meditation can do nothing but progress.

(Ohh... while writting the larger burns started it's season, using the strong winds)
Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: December 03, 2019, 01:14:04 PM »

Mudita _/\_ _/\_ _/\_
Posted by: Johann
« on: December 03, 2019, 11:17:43 AM »

Nyom Chanroths stepfather desided some days ago to take a new wife, a young karaoke singer. Upasika Sovann, Chanroth's mother, let Atma known while the last time on alms round, somehow "proud" that she doen't bear any ill-will or anger, rather filled with compassion and metta. "One giving freedom, gains freedom."

Now the stepfather seeks to abound their land between Chanroths small compound and the Ashrams hill.

A while ago, when on alms in the north, Atma took his food at the north monastery. It was a little occupied by soldiers. Asking them about their seek and having explained them how to approach places of which are dedicated for the Sangha, the two younger and modest seemingly soldiers (told origin from a unit at Udong) told they seek for training areas at the foot of Phnom Aural and may come in Dec. in larger number.

Having crossed much land, areas everywhere, my person can not remember a single place which hasn't become death land/areas far around military places. That's something certain natural all over the world.
Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: December 02, 2019, 05:01:47 PM »

Mudita  _/\_ _/\_ _/\_
Posted by: Johann
« on: December 02, 2019, 03:06:40 PM »

The leader of the group of disciples around Acariya Buddh Sovong, who visited the Ashram some days ago - Nyom Chanroth told today - asked yesterday, whether it would be proper and given to place Buddha relics, originated from Burma, somewhere at Ashram Thmo Duk. And where it would be best placed.

Told about the great benefits for Buddhaanusati for possible dwelling practicing Monks and Yogis, but also about certain dangers of becoming a pilgrimage, sightseeing side if not dedicated it foremost upwardly, my person told to let him know all of this and may he try as he feels inspired, having Silas and non-harming as fundamental base for really good undertakings.

Of course my person also encouraged that aside of no troubles anywhere, if no worker are found who enjoy to do things keeping 8 precepts, it's for great benefit and highest insight to sacrifices not already forgotten old Dukkha but spend 1,2...30 days to make things as much as possible under ones own strength directly.

mudita
Posted by: Cheav Villa
« on: November 28, 2019, 02:59:01 PM »

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu Mudita _/\_ _/\_ _/\_