The contemplation of death in Australia

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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.

"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.

"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?"
"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment." - Ajahn Chah
"When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness. When we stop clinging, we can begin to be happy." - Ajahn Chah
"Know and watch your heart. It’s pure but emotions come to colour it." — Ajahn Chah
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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..!
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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.
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