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Are you OK?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:58 am

Today is RU OK? Day in Australia.

R U OK? is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to provide national focus and leadership for ending suicide in Australia by empowering people to make a difference, encouraging open and honest communication and driving real connection. Our vision is for a society that can openly discuss suicide, and that has taken responsibility for maintaining the connections that prevent it.

Our four priorities are

Connecting people to stop little problems turning into big ones
Supporting sector partners at the coalface of suicide prevention
De-stigmatising conversations about suicide
Developing tailored national programs to promote R U OK? and encourage participation


So I think its worthwhile for us to ask each other "Are you OK?" and provide a protected space where members can answer honestly.
You may also wish to ask those near and dear to you, "Are you OK?"

http://www.ruokday.org/content/home.aspx

So, Are you OK?
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:23 am

Yup, fine, thanks for askin. :hello:

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:25 am

Metta-4 wrote:Yup, fine, thanks for askin. :hello:

M4

Thanks for your reply, Jon. Keep up your good work (and piano playing)!!
kind regards,

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:27 am

I'm great Ben - :smile:
Are you O.K.? :hug:
---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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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:33 am

Thank you Chris.
Was it Dickens who penned
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"??
That about sums it up.
Weird this Dhamma stuff, how one can be equanimous amongst the maelstrom. Sometimes the equanimity is not there, but on balance, its all good.
with Metta,

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:17 am

Greetings,

We're doing this at work today - it's a good initiative.

:thumbsup:

Metta,
Retro. :)
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Are you OK?

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:37 am

:thumbsup:

Yes. Cool program, sounds like something that should carry over to other nations, including prozac nation U.S.A.

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Aloka » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:35 am

I'm feeling great today - and the sun is shining - which is always a bonus in the UK!

Thank you for asking, Ben dear

kind regards,

Aloka

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:58 am


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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:16 am

Thanks Kim.
Sad, though I am glad he seems to have come to terms with some issues before he passed away.
Wishing him and his family peace and liberation.
kind regards

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR
Buddhist Life Stories of Australia
e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com


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