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Friday...

Postby appicchato » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:50 pm

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Re: Friday...

Postby daverupa » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:23 pm

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Friday...

Postby Sam Vara » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:01 pm

Saturday looks really calm...

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Re: Friday...

Postby Viscid » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:36 pm

Bhante, what do other monks think about December 21st-- do they take the possibility of some catastrophe seriously?
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: Friday...

Postby appicchato » Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:21 pm

Hi Viscid,

Wouldn't have a clue...it's not a topic I've given much thought, one way or another, and just found the photo a bit humorous...haven't broached the subject with anyone...reading the news,whether it's one day, or the long haul, we're doomed anyway...

Be well...

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Re: Friday...

Postby Kim OHara » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:02 pm

I didn't even think of the Mayan nonsense when I saw the OP, but of this:
http://www.climatebites.org/2012/09/05/weathergirl-goes-rogue-lol/

:coffee:

Then again, maybe I've been spending too much time recently smiting the unbelievers over at the other DW. :thinking:

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Re: Friday...

Postby SDC » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:25 pm

Love how Saturday is blank...good find, Bhante.

Good call on The Cure, Dave. First thing to pop into my head before I clicked.

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Re: Friday...

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Re: Friday...

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:52 pm

Just another beautiful sunny day in remote Tasmania.
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.

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Re: Friday...

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:06 pm

The end of the world is coming anyway ... that computer is still churming out the Nine Billion Names of God http://downlode.org/Etext/nine_billion_names_of_god.html

:reading:
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Re: Friday...

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:28 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:The end of the world is coming anyway ... that computer is still churming out the Nine Billion Names of God http://downlode.org/Etext/nine_billion_names_of_god.html

:reading:
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Thanks Kim.
I think Arthur C Clarke should have done a bit more research. There is no supreme being in Vajrayana.
Anyway, I think the idea's been co-opted by a couple of chinese spambots that have been flooding this forum of late.
Learn this from the waters:
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but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
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tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

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Re: Friday...

Postby SarathW » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:53 pm

What I do not really understand about us is this. We are so much worry about the end of the world, which is not certain.
But we do not worry about our certain death!

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Re: Friday...

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:59 am

SarathW wrote:What I do not really understand about us is this. We are so much worry about the end of the world, which is not certain.
But we do not worry about our certain death!

Yes, it's very silly ... but it can be quite funny, so we might as well enjoy it. Here's more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-21/quilpie-declared-end-of-the-world-safe-zone/4439710
To appreciate it properly, you have to know what sort of a place Quilpie is:
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-21/world-awaits-supposed-apocalypse/4439592

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Re: Friday...

Postby equilibrium » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:01 am

SarathW wrote:But we do not worry about our certain death!
Is death certain?.....or is it another wrong view?
How can one have death when one is never born?

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Re: Friday...

Postby Ben » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:31 am

The end of the world is nowhere in sight.

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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.

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Re: Friday...

Postby plwk » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:44 am

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Bhikkhus, if you develop and make much this one thing,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.
What is it? It is recollecting the Enlightened One.
If this single thing is recollected and made much,
it invariably leads to weariness, cessation, appeasement, realization and extinction.

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Re: Friday...

Postby Alobha » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:07 am

Before zombies and flaming meteors advance, do the safety dance.



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Re: Friday...

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Re: Friday...

Postby SamKR » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:44 am

What would you do now -- if the world were really going to end tomorrow, that is only a day remains to practice Dhamma in this life?

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Re: Friday...

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:50 am

SamKR wrote:What would you do now -- if the world were really going to end tomorrow, that is only a day remains to practice Dhamma in this life?

I would like to think that I would keep on pretty much as usual. What I would actually do, however, I just don't know.
:shrug:

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