Dumb Ways To Die

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cooran
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Dumb Ways To Die

Postby cooran » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:05 am

Hello all,

No wonder this has gone viral. Worth Considering:

Dumb Ways To Die
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-21/d ... on/4383924

with metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby James the Giant » Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:04 pm

ooh ooh it's so good. That's a good song. And a cute video.
I'm still singing it now.

One of my good Dhamma Friends just died, but in his sleep, during a cruise-ship trip in the Caribbean. A good way to go! I will visualise him as a fat little cartoon man (he was quite fat), with a big white beard, singing that song with the other dead characters from that video.
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby Buckwheat » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:43 pm

Excellent!!
Sotthī hontu nirantaraṃ - May you forever be well.

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Ben
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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:52 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:55 pm

Greetings,

Ah, I heard this was coming ~ nice to actually see it.

Thanks Cooran.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Ben
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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:59 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Dumb Ways To Die

Postby Sambojjhanga » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:12 pm

You know what the most precarious position we all put ourselves in that is guaranteed to cause death?

...


Birth.

Here's to getting the hell off this infernal wheel!

Metta,

:anjali:
The flavor of the dhamma exceeds all other flavors


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