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Adrift

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:20 pm

For your contemplation and enjoyment.

"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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Re: Adrift

Postby sattva » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:55 am

Beautiful!
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
---from the Metta Sutta
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Re: Adrift

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:57 am

I am glad you like it, Louise!
"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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Re: Adrift

Postby Sylvester » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:36 am

Lovely!
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Re: Adrift

Postby Reductor » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:21 am

That was amazing.
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To his own ruin the fool gains knowledge, for it cleaves his head and destroys his innate goodness. -- Dhp 72

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Re: Adrift

Postby Aloka » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:40 am

Thanks Ben
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Re: Adrift

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:18 am

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

I have only just found out that some people are only seeing a blank box.
The above is a video link to an artistic short film of high speed photography of fog forming over San Francisco to some ambient music.
I'll attempt to locate a non-vimeo link (if one exists).
kind regards,

Ben
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Re: Adrift

Postby plwk » Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:36 pm

Someone left their freezer door open...
Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Adrift

Postby acinteyyo » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:58 pm

It instantly reminded me of:
- SN 22.95 Phena Sutta: Foam wrote:"Monks, suppose that a large glob of foam were floating down this Ganges River, and a man with good eyesight were to see it, observe it, & appropriately examine it. To him — seeing it, observing it, & appropriately examining it — it would appear empty, void, without substance: for what substance would there be in a glob of foam?
[...]
Form is like a glob of foam;
feeling, a bubble;
perception, a mirage;
fabrications, a banana tree;
consciousness, a magic trick —
this has been taught
by the Kinsman of the Sun.
However you observe them,
appropriately examine them,
they're empty, void
to whoever sees them
appropriately.

Beginning with the body
as taught by the One
with profound discernment:
when abandoned by three things
— life, warmth, & consciousness —
form is rejected, cast aside.
When bereft of these
it lies thrown away,
senseless,
a meal for others.
That's the way it goes:
it's a magic trick,
an idiot's babbling.
It's said to be
a murderer.
No substance here
is found.

Thus a monk, persistence aroused,
should view the aggregates
by day & by night,
mindful,
alert;
should discard all fetters;
should make himself
his own refuge;
should live as if
his head were on fire —
in hopes of the state
with no falling away.

beautiful it is however... hahaha :clap:
Pubbe cāhaṃ bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañceva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ. (M.22)
Both formerly, monks, and now, it is just suffering that I make known and the ending of suffering.
Pathabyā ekarajjena, saggassa gamanena vā sabbalokādhipaccena, sotāpattiphalaṃ varaṃ. (Dhp 178)
Sole dominion over the earth, going to heaven or lordship over all worlds: the fruit of stream-entry excels them.

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Re: Adrift

Postby sattva » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:01 am

plwk wrote:Someone left their freezer door open...

Hit him with a snowball! :tongue:
Wishing: In gladness and in safety,
May all beings be at ease.
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