Something that made me laugh

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Upasaka Sumana
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Something that made me laugh

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:29 pm

"Some people just can't enjoy life; the first half of their life is spent blaming their troubles on their parents and the second half on their children."
Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: Something that made me laugh

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:40 pm

So true! Who said this?

:anjali:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don't cling to it. Be it like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don't try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That's all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ''us'' nor ''them.'' They are not worthy of clinging to, any of them. - Ajahn Chah

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Re: Something that made me laugh

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:42 pm

Metta,
Sumana

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness.
~Chinese proverb


The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
~Nelson Mandela


Think not lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

~Dhp. 121-122

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Re: Something that made me laugh

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:55 pm

I'll stick to blaming my parents, although I may include friends parents or the parents of others as the need arises :) :juggling:
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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"Others will misconstrue reality based on personal perspectives, firmly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our personal perspectives, nor firmly holding them, but easily discarded."

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Re: Something that made me laugh

Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:14 pm

i just blame the republicans, though these parents of mind do get included in that group so....
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Something that made me laugh

Postby Fede » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:35 pm

Sign on the back of a car:
"I love my grandchildren - Lord, how I wish I'd had them first!"

Ogden Nash;
"Children have to have something to ignore -
That's what parents were invented for."

Parental advice:
"Having children is hereditary:
if your parents never had kids, chances are you won't either."

That one kills me.....!!
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Something that made me laugh

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:42 am

Insanity is hereditary - parents catch it from their kids.
:namaste:
Kim

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Re: Something that made me laugh

Postby salmon » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:03 am

We believe we know more than our parents
And our kids think they know more than us.
~ swimming upstream is tough work! ~

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Re: Something that made me laugh

Postby Kare » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:42 am

The Danish poet Kumbel (Piet Hein):

Forældre
kan opdrages
til at forstaa.
Men saa
skal man ogsaa
ha haft dem fra smaa.

Parents
can be trained
to understand.
But only if
you have them
from their earliest years.
Mettāya,
Kåre


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