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straight into avici

Postby Stephen K » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:53 am

Really sad story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8078828.stm

Eight members of the same family, including three children, have been shot dead in a flat in the southern Turkish city of Adana, officials say.

Adana Governor Ilhan Atis told NTV television that a man had been arrested and had confessed to the killings.

The victims, who were shot in the head, were the suspect's parents, sister, brother, sister-in-law and three nephews, the Anatolia news agency said.
My philosophy is simple: saying 'yes' to the positive and 'no' to the negative; because the positive is so much better than the negative.
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Re: straight into avici

Postby Ben » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:20 am

Yes Stefan

This is samsara.
Make the Dhamma your anchora salutis: anchor of salvation.
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Re: straight into avici

Postby Fede » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:37 am

Oh dear.... :cry:

First this,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 079123.stm

Then this,

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/ma ... ide-dileo/

and now this thread....

So much sadness, so much suffering.
Could we all please offer a quiet word of thanks that we have been fortunate in this birth, to find the Triple Gem?
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: straight into avici

Postby thornbush » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:46 am

Fede wrote:Oh dear.... :cry:

First this,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 079123.stm

Then this,

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2009/ma ... ide-dileo/

and now this thread....

So much sadness, so much suffering.
Could we all please offer a quiet word of thanks that we have been fortunate in this birth, to find the Triple Gem?

Amen.
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