When things go dead wrong

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When things go dead wrong

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:16 am

It is easy to smile, when life rolls along like a sweet song;
But the man worth while, is the man with a smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.

-- author unknown, as reproduced by SN Goenka, 10-day course discourses


For when things go...
dead wrong.
"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

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Re: When things go dead wrong

Postby Kim OHara » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:37 am

POEMS OF CHEER
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
[http://infomotions.com/etexts/gutenberg/dirs/etext02/pmchr10.htm on Project Gutenberg]

This Volume contains the poems published under the title "Poems of
Life," with the exception of about half a dozen, which appear in my
other volumes. I have also added a few new verses.
ELLA WHEELER WILCOX.
April 12th, 1910.

WORTH WHILE

It is easy enough to be pleasant
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is the one who will smile
When everything goes dead wrong.
For the test of the heart is trouble,
And it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth
Is the smile that shines through tears.

It is easy enough to be prudent
When nothing tempts you to stray,
When without or within no voice of sin
Is luring your soul away;
But it's only a negative virtue
Until it is tried by fire,
And the life that is worth the honour on earth
Is the one that resists desire.

By the cynic, the sad, the fallen,
Who had no strength for the strife,
The world's highway is cumbered to-day -
They make up the sum of life;
But the virtue that conquers passion,
And the sorrow that hides in a smile -
It is these that are worth the homage on earth,
For we find them but once in a while.


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Re: When things go dead wrong

Postby Goofaholix » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:39 am

Ben wrote:-- author unknown


It's Ella Wheeler Wilcox http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/ ... ler_Wilcox
"Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering." - Ajahn Chah
"Remember you dont meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you wont find it." - Ajahn Chah
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Re: When things go dead wrong

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:47 am

Thanks guys!
"Only those who take to meditation with good intentions can be assured of success. With the development of the purity and the power of the mind backed by the insight into the ultimate truth of nature, one might be able to do a lot of things in the right direction for the benefit of mankind."

Sayagyi U Ba Khin


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Re: When things go dead wrong

Postby Dan74 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:54 pm

And the old classic from the classic old grump:

"When going through hell, keep going."

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Another uplifting message I relish at times of trouble is one from a lesser known motivational speaker, Dr Pinhead, who said

"DOWN THE DARK DECADES OF YOUR PAIN, THIS WILL SEEM LIKE A MEMORY OF HEAVEN."

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Re: When things go dead wrong

Postby DAWN » Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:20 pm

Verse 119: Even an evil person may still find happiness so long as his evil deed does not bear fruit; but when his evil deed does bear fruit he will meet with evil consequences.

Verse 120: Even a good person may still meet with suffering so long as his good deed does not bear fruit: but when it does bear fruit he will enjoy the benefits of his good deed.

Verse 124: If there is no wound on the hand, one may handle poison; poison does not affect one who has no wound; there can be no evil for one who has no evil intention.


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