Stay safe Aussies - life is more imp. than property

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Stay safe Aussies - life is more imp. than property

Postby cooran » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:40 pm

Stay safe everyone. Don’t stay defending property too long – life is more important than property.

Record temperatures spark fires across Australia
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/ ... -Australia
Current fire locations in Australia
http://www.bushfirecrc.com/fire-locations

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Re: Stay safe Aussies - life is more imp. than property

Postby Paul Davy » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:20 pm

Well said, Chris.

It's a shame that the nice weather that I really like inevitably leads to things getting burnt. I couldn't believe that Hobart was about 14'C warmer than Brisbane yesterday... freaky stuff.

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
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Re: Stay safe Aussies - life is more imp. than property

Postby Ben » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:46 am

retrofuturist wrote:Well said, Chris.

It's a shame that the nice weather that I really like inevitably leads to things getting burnt. I couldn't believe that Hobart was about 14'C warmer than Brisbane yesterday... freaky stuff.

Metta,
Retro. :)


41.9 deg C, the highest maximum ever recorded for Hobart. Three main fires in Tasmania yesterday. About sixty buildings destroyed at Dunalley and one suspected death. Just last week, two of my kids were at the Falls music festival just next door to Dunalley at Marion Bay. I spoke to the landowner next door to my ex-place of employment in Fingal this morning. He has three fire-fighting units on the property and two utes (pick ups) with 1000 litre tanks of water on the back. He and his farm manager are on standby and patrolling the property watching for smoke. It's quite a tense time.
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Re: Stay safe Aussies - life is more imp. than property

Postby manas » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:08 am

Just watching the news...to all members at risk, please take care and let us know when the danger has passed.

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Re: Stay safe Aussies - life is more imp. than property

Postby Ben » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:54 am

For those of you who don't know, Santi Monastery is under threat.
Today is a day of Catastropic Fire Danger in the part of New South Wales (Australia).
From Phalañānī Bhikkhuni's facebook page:

We are facing the worst fire danger in history in New South Wales, Australia. Heat wave and strong winds are conditions for catastrophic fire danger. Visitors of our Monastery who were dependent on public transport left early this morning. The next fire is 50 kms away and wind carries the danger away from us - towards others. We are presently not in acute danger but fully aware that fires already are getting out of control in other areas in NSW, fully aware that we might have to evacuate and can do so, but many beings, animals, insects can not. May all beings be save.


Please spare a thought for everyone at Santi Monastery.
With metta,

Ben
“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: Stay safe Aussies - life is more imp. than property

Postby Digity » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:26 am

Global warming?
Diamonds are made under pressure.

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Re: Stay safe Aussies - life is more imp. than property

Postby bodom » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:33 am

May all beings be free from danger.
May we be happy.
May we be healthy.
May we live with ease.

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah


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