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Sad news: JJ Cale

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Sad news: JJ Cale

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:54 pm

“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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Re: Sad news: JJ Cale

Postby Justsit » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:36 am

Yes, very sad. He was one of the great ones.
Roll on, John, and thanks for your gift of music.
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Re: Sad news: JJ Cale

Postby dagon » Sun Jul 28, 2013 1:47 am

Hi All, it is sad but sobering.

Impermanence is one of those things that my mind battles to reject and ignore but the death of jJ cale and the like serve to bring home the truths of Buddha’s teachings. There is the temptation to say that he lives on through his music – this is something that I have often reflected on. We say this to bring comfort to ourselves and others, an attempt to alleviate grief from a loss. First thing that comes to mind is that fame, fortune, talent is no protection against death. We can cling to the music (and any associated memories) but aren't we also grasping and grieving for the songs that we know will not come in the future.

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Re: Sad news: JJ Cale

Postby lyndon taylor » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:13 am

One of my favourites was John Cale, of the Velvet Underground, I always used to get them confused, anyway I think they're both passed on now.......
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community, sincerely former monk John

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