The contemplation of death in Australia

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tiltbillings
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The contemplation of death in Australia

Postby tiltbillings » Thu May 29, 2014 3:38 am

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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: The contemplation of death in Australia

Postby manas » Thu May 29, 2014 4:48 am

Thanks for that list Tilt, I will watch out for those. But in that list of nasties they forgot to mention the Yellow-bellied Abbott, the Speckled Morrison and the Lesser Pyne. Travellers to Down Under are warned.

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Re: The contemplation of death in Australia

Postby tiltbillings » Thu May 29, 2014 4:54 am

manas wrote:Thanks for that list Tilt, I will watch out for those. But in that list of nasties they forgot to mention the Yellow-bellied Abbott, the Speckled Morrison and the Lesser Pyne. Travellers to Down Under are warned.

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And let us not for get the Dropbear and the Bunyip, which are right up there nasty, poisonous politicos.
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.

dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: The contemplation of death in Australia

Postby manas » Thu May 29, 2014 5:13 am

tiltbillings wrote:And let us not for get the Dropbear and the Bunyip, which are right up there nasty, poisonous politicos.


Yes, Dropbears are scary and formidable creatures :shock:

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Craftily lying hidden in trees, they wait for an unsuspecting traveller to pass by, then they make their move.

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Re: The contemplation of death in Australia

Postby Goofaholix » Thu May 29, 2014 5:38 am

This is why Australians will frequently ask you "How are you to die?"
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya

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Re: The contemplation of death in Australia

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Thu May 29, 2014 7:22 am

G'die mate! Lit's sher a tinnie..!
:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....

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Re: The contemplation of death in Australia

Postby Mkoll » Thu May 29, 2014 7:31 am

Awww, the koala is so cute. Thought it's slit shaped ungulate-like eyes are a bit off-putting. Didn't know they had those.
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa


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