Something that made me laugh

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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."

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Re: Something that made me laugh

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

So true! Who said this?

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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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:
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
Blog, - Some Suttas Translated, Ajahn Chah.
"Others will misconstrue reality due to their personal perspectives, doggedly holding onto and not easily discarding them; We shall not misconstrue reality due to our own personal perspectives, nor doggedly holding onto them, but will discard them easily. This effacement shall be done."

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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....
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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.

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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):

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

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

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