If you think your life is hard

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If you think your life is hard

Postby Jechbi » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:40 am

This family is inspiring.
We were told many times, 'Just let him die; he's not worth saving.'
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: If you think your life is hard

Postby Mawkish1983 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:22 am

Wow, samsara sucks.

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Re: If you think your life is hard

Postby Prasadachitta » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:53 pm

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"Beautifully taught is the Lord's Dhamma, immediately apparent, timeless, of the nature of a personal invitation, progressive, to be attained by the wise, each for himself." Anguttara Nikaya V.332

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Re: If you think your life is hard

Postby genkaku » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:26 pm

I always liked the line, "Your life is so difficult that it has never been tried before."

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Re: If you think your life is hard

Postby christopher::: » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:13 am

Some people's lives are definitely way harder then most of ours. Its good to keep that in perspective...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW2N2O7OcAA

[Mod note: The youtube link was turned to a plain url link. I think we need to be cognizant of others' sensibilities with these sorts of things. Also, a warning of what the link links to might not be a bad idea. - tb]
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: If you think your life is hard

Postby sundara » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:59 am

People that say that have no heart, which is a great shame. Who said that. If they knew the reality of existence they wouldn't say that.

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Re: If you think your life is hard

Postby Jechbi » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:23 pm

sundara wrote:People that say that have no heart, which is a great shame. Who said that. If they knew the reality of existence they wouldn't say that.

What statement are you referring to?
:heart:
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: If you think your life is hard

Postby christopher::: » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:30 am

Jechbi wrote:
sundara wrote:People that say that have no heart, which is a great shame. Who said that. If they knew the reality of existence they wouldn't say that.

What statement are you referring to?
:heart:


Most probably: We were told many times, 'Just let him die; he's not worth saving.'

I'm guessing.

:console:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009


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