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Since his owner died two months ago, Tommy the dog has not missed a single mass in the small church in southern Italy where his mistress’s funeral was held, Italian media said yesterday. When the bells of the Santa Maria Assunta church begin to toll each afternoon in San Donaci near Brindisi, the 12-year-old German Shepherd sets off from the village to get himself a front row seat next to the altar, Il Messaggero newspaper said.
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.Anguttara-Nikaya: Ekanipata: Ekadhammapali: Pañhamavagga Buddhanussati SC VSM VMM BS
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Dogs are good.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
-- SN I, 38.“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
>> Do you see a man wise [enlightened/ariya] in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.<<
-- Proverbs 26:12
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