Cumbria shooting, 12 dead.

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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)
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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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Re: Cumbria shooting, 12 dead.

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

May all those involved be Well, Happy and Peaceful.

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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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