Wesak May 24, 2013

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Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby tiltbillings » Fri May 24, 2013 6:50 am

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This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby cooran » Fri May 24, 2013 7:02 am

This is the full day Vesak programme I'll be attending at Dhammagiri Forest Monastery, near Brisbane with Ajahn Thiradhammo:

http://www.dhammagiri.org.au/vesak-2013.html

With metta,
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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby cooran » Fri May 24, 2013 8:34 am

Hello all,

This might be of interest:

The Significance of Vesak by Ajahn Mahinda
http://www.buddhanet.net/vesak.htm

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby cooran » Fri May 24, 2013 8:45 am

Hello all,

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has made a Vesak statement:

http://www.un.org/en/events/vesakday/

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby Coyote » Fri May 24, 2013 8:51 am

Thanks for the postings and happy Wesak everyone
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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby Ben » Fri May 24, 2013 9:07 am

Thank you, Tilt.

Today I remember with boundless gratitude to the Buddha, Sangha and the lineage of teachers who have preserved the Dhamma for the benefit of myself and all others.
May all beings share in my merits, may all beings be happy.
with metta,

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby Crazy cloud » Fri May 24, 2013 9:18 am

respect and love :heart:

To My Teacher

An old grave hidden away at the foot of a deserted hill,
Overrun with rank weeks growing unchecked year after year;

There is no one left to tend the tomb,
And only an occasional woodcutter passes by.

Once I was his pupil, a youth with shaggy hair,
Learning deeply from him by the Narrow River.

One morning I set off on my solitary journey
And the years passed between us in silence.

Now I have returned to find him at rest here;
How can I honor his departed spirit?

I pour a dipper of pure water over his tombstone
And offer a silent prayer.

The sun suddenly disappears behind the hill
And I’m enveloped by the roar of the wind in the pines.

I try to pull myself away but cannot;
A flood of tears soaks my sleeves.
(Ryokan)

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 24, 2013 3:44 pm

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Happy Wesak 2013 ! ! !
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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby Kusala » Sat May 25, 2013 6:17 am

"This is the blossom on our human tree
Which opens in many a myriad years
But opened, fills the world with wisdom's scent
And love's dropped honey." - Sir Edwin Arnold


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Homage to the Buddha
Thus indeed, is that Blessed One: He is the Holy One, fully enlightened, endowed with clear vision and virtuous conduct, sublime, the Knower of the worlds, the incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men, enlightened and blessed.

Homage to the Teachings
The Dhamma of the Blessed One is perfectly expounded; to be seen here and now; not delayed in
time; inviting one to come and see; onward leading (to Nibbana); to be known by the wise, each for himself.
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