Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

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Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:08 pm

Father says Leicester fire deaths 'were in God's plan'On YouTube (for non UK residents).

Whether you think it was God's plan or the result of kamma, it is always helpful to reflect on it skilfully.
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Re: Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

Postby Samma » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:22 pm

Neither gods plan or karma eh?

Utuniyama: the natural law pertaining to physical objects and changes in the natural environment, such as the weather

It can help to make up greater stories like its all part of the plan or past actions, but ehhh sometimes life just hits you with a fire. Thats dukkha.

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Re: Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

Postby Kusala » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:52 pm

"Like massive boulders,
mountains pressing against the sky,
moving in from all sides,
crushing the four directions,
so aging and death
come rolling over living beings:
noble warriors, brahmans, merchants,
workers, outcastes, & scavengers.
They spare nothing.
They trample everything.

Here elephant troops can hold no ground,
nor can chariots or infantry,
nor can a battle of wits
or wealth win out.

So a wise person,
seeing his own good,
steadfast, secures confidence
in the Buddha, Dhamma, & Sangha.

One who practices the Dhamma
in thought, word, & deed,
receives praise here on earth
and after death rejoices in heaven." ... .than.html

Homage to the Buddha
Thus indeed, is that Blessed One: He is the Holy One, fully enlightened, endowed with clear vision and virtuous conduct, sublime, the Knower of the worlds, the incomparable leader of men to be tamed, the teacher of gods and men, enlightened and blessed.

Homage to the Teachings
The Dhamma of the Blessed One is perfectly expounded; to be seen here and now; not delayed in
time; inviting one to come and see; onward leading (to Nibbana); to be known by the wise, each for himself.

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Re: Death is Certain — Life is Uncertain

Postby cooran » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:44 pm

Life is only as long as your next out-breath, if you don't breathe in again.

With metta and karuna,
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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