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Cumbria shooting, 12 dead. - Dhamma Wheel

Cumbria shooting, 12 dead.

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Mawkish1983
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Cumbria shooting, 12 dead.

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:08 am

In a rural village not far from where I live, a 52 year old has killed 12 and injured 11.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/10219655.stm

Very sad.

(Edited to correct broken link)
Last edited by Mawkish1983 on Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:59 am, edited 1 time in total.

PeterB
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Re: Cumbria shooting, 12 dead.

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:59 am

Its an appalling tragedy. Ones heart goes out to all effected.

As an secondary aside already the clamour to understand why has started. "if we understand why we can prevent this".
This is an entirely understandable response. And its almost certainly doomed to failure. Those who spend time with the darker elements of human behaviour know that this "why" is just as unanswerable as " why" questions in the Buddhas day. There is no why necessarily, beyond pain and rage and despair and emotional numbness.
We can tinker with gun laws and speculate about kamma..but in the end its a mystery.
And thats scary.

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bodom
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Re: Cumbria shooting, 12 dead.

Postby bodom » Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:56 pm

May all those involved be Well, Happy and Peaceful.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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