Metta request

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Ngawang Drolma.
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Re: Metta request

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:14 am

Upasaka wrote:
Medicine Buddha puja time! ;)

When Buddha said samsara meant that we each suffer a stream of blood and a stream of tears, you weren't supposed to take it quite so literally! :)

I hope you recover well. :)


Funny you say that! The pain medication I received when I got there made tears stream out of my eyes for about nine hours, until the medication finally wore off. It was some freaky and unusual side-effect, that weepiness :?

Thanks again for all the supportive comments, I really appreciate it. I will most likely need surgery but it should be outpatient.

I did find that my practice helped me to handle the situation far better than I would have in the past. I guess some times it takes an unpleasant situation to really put our work to the test.

_/\_

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Re: Metta request

Postby nathan » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:01 am

Reality checkup from the heavenly messengers. Sounds like you did well. Keep your chin up. Continued best wishes.
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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Metta request

Postby Aloka » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:48 pm

Drolma dear - I've only just seen this thread - I'm saying MB for you.

With metta and all good wishes,

Dazzle

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Re: Metta request

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:52 pm

Greetings,

Dazzlebling wrote:I've only just seen this thread - I'm saying MB for you.


No need for code - we won't be offended. 8-)

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Metta,
Retro. :)
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”

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Re: Metta request

Postby clw_uk » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:33 pm

Sorry for late post

Hope things go well Drolma



Metta

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Lost to a world in which I crave no part,
I sit alone and listen to my heart,
Pleased with my little corner of the earth,
Glad that I came--not sorry to depart
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Re: Metta request

Postby Tex » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:34 pm

Drolma wrote:
I did find that my practice helped me to handle the situation far better than I would have in the past. I guess some times it takes an unpleasant situation to really put our work to the test.


I know exactly what you mean -- I was in the hospital with blood clots in both lungs a year ago, a potentially fatal thing (though about 2/3 of patients turn out okay). My copy of the Dhammapada really helped me keep it together.

My mother, who had been a real trooper about the whole thing but was overwhelmed after 36 hours of not knowing what the long-term prognosis would be, finally lost it and started crying and asked me, "how the hell are you so calm about this??".

The Dhamma is a wonderfully powerful thing indeed.

Very glad to hear you'll be okay, hope your surgery goes well if it's needed.
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

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Re: Metta request

Postby Aloka » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:27 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Dazzlebling wrote:I've only just seen this thread - I'm saying MB for you.


No need for code - we won't be offended. 8-)

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Metta,
Retro. :)



Thanks Retro - I was just trying to be discreet! :D


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