straight into avici

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Sumano
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straight into avici

Postby Sumano » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:53 am

Really sad story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8078828.stm

Eight members of the same family, including three children, have been shot dead in a flat in the southern Turkish city of Adana, officials say.

Adana Governor Ilhan Atis told NTV television that a man had been arrested and had confessed to the killings.

The victims, who were shot in the head, were the suspect's parents, sister, brother, sister-in-law and three nephews, the Anatolia news agency said.
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Ben
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Re: straight into avici

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:20 am

Yes Stefan

This is samsara.
Make the Dhamma your anchora salutis: anchor of salvation.
Metta

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Fede
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Re: straight into avici

Postby Fede » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:37 am

Oh dear.... :cry:

First this,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 079123.stm

Then this,

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/ma ... ide-dileo/

and now this thread....

So much sadness, so much suffering.
Could we all please offer a quiet word of thanks that we have been fortunate in this birth, to find the Triple Gem?
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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thornbush
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Re: straight into avici

Postby thornbush » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:46 am

Fede wrote:Oh dear.... :cry:

First this,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 079123.stm

Then this,

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/ma ... ide-dileo/

and now this thread....

So much sadness, so much suffering.
Could we all please offer a quiet word of thanks that we have been fortunate in this birth, to find the Triple Gem?

Amen.


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