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Oops! Britney Spears/Midnight Blue

Postby yawares » Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:45 am

Dear Members :jumping:

My favorite lipstick color is shocking pink..but 'Midnight Blue' is my true favorite song:

Midnight blue : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cRdgIZgobs

Hard habit to break : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsDAEWBuiWo

Such a night : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toy0PELENvI

Show me the meaning : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkpa6-fd-uM

End Of The World : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ5WeXtOacU

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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby danieLion » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:50 pm

Thanks yawares.

I'm running if I see him coming. ;)

Looks like he spends some time in the gym. :tongue:
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Re: I Won't Back Down/An Appointment to Remember

Postby yawares » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:56 pm

Dear Members,

I think I shouldn't follow TOM PETTY's advice :
'I won't back down' : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YMh8orMNqc

because I don't want to stand by the gate of hell !! I should practice 'Loving-kindness' more and more so I can go to heaven...well how about me..starting today :thinking: ???
Starting today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljFBqAckdLY

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I got this lovely story from my dear friend 'Antony'(BuddhaVihara), please let me share it with you all.

:heart: An Appointment to Remember
[by S.I. Kishor...true story]
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John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and
studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He
looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn't, the girl with
the rose.

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His interest in her had begun thirteen months before in a Florida library.
Taking a book off the shelf he found himself intrigued, not with the words of
the book, but with the notes penciled in the margin. The soft handwriting
reflected a thoughtful soul and insightful mind.

In the front of the book, he discovered the previous owner's name, Miss Hollis
Maynell. With time and effort he located her address. She now lived in New York
City.

He wrote her a letter introducing himself and inviting her to correspond. Soon
after he was shipped overseas for service in World War II.

During the next year and one month the two grew to know each other through the
mail. Each letter was a seed falling on a fertile heart. A romance was budding.
Blanchard requested a photograph, but she refused. She felt that if he really
cared, it wouldn't matter what she looked like.

When the day finally came for him to return from Europe, they scheduled their
first meeting - 7:00 PM at the Grand Central Station in New York. "You'll
recognize me," she wrote, "by the red rose I'll be wearing on my lapel."

So at 7:00 he was in the station looking for a girl whose heart he loved, but
whose face he'd never seen. I'll let Mr. Blanchard tell you what happened:

A young woman was coming toward me, her figure long and slim. Her blonde hair
lay back in curls from her delicate ears; her eyes were blue as flowers. Her
lips and chin had a gentle firmness, and in her pale green suit she was like
springtime come alive. I started toward her, entirely forgetting to notice that
she was not wearing a rose
. As I moved, a small, provocative smile curved her
lips. "Going my way, sailor?" she murmured.

Almost uncontrollably I made one step closer to her, and then I saw Hollis
Maynell. She was standing almost directly behind the girl. A woman well past 40,
she had graying hair tucked under a worn hat.. She was more than plump, her
thick-ankled feet thrust into low-heeled shoes. The girl in the green suit was
walking quickly away. I felt as though I was split in two, so keen was my desire
to follow her, and yet so deep was my longing for the woman whose spirit had
truly companioned me and upheld my own. And there she stood. Her pale, plump
face was gentle and sensible, her gray eyes had a warm and kindly twinkle. I did
not hesitate. My fingers gripped the small worn blue leather copy of the book
that was to identify me to her.

This would not be love, but it would be something precious, something perhaps
even better than love, a friendship for which I had been and must ever be
grateful. I squared my shoulders and saluted and held out the book to the woman,
even though while I spoke I felt choked by the bitterness of my disappointment.
"I'm Lieutenant John Blanchard, and you must be Miss Maynell. I am so glad you
could meet me; may I take you to dinner?"

The woman's face broadened into a tolerant smile. "I don't know what this is
about, son," she answered, "but the young lady in the green suit who just went
by, she begged me to wear this rose on my coat. And she said if you were to ask
me out to dinner, I should go and tell you that she is waiting for you in the
big restaurant across the street. She said it was some kind of test!"


It's not difficult to understand and admire Miss Maynell's wisdom.

The true nature of a heart is seen in its response to the unattractive.

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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby yawares » Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:23 pm

danieLion wrote:Thanks yawares.

I'm running if I see him coming. ;)

Looks like he spends some time in the gym. :tongue:


Dear Danielion,

Yes yes...big biceps indeed...and not handsome as my friend "THOR".

I'm so happy that you're well/healthy again...wish you well forever...and a cute song for you ?

Daniel : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY5_CNHRqqk

Love this song,
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Re: Thor And The Flight To Athens, Greece

Postby danieLion » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:35 pm

Thanks yawares.
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Re: INXS Death/Eye In The Sky

Postby yawares » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:01 pm

Dear Members,

I remembered the first day I was in Columbus, Ohio..Everywhere I went shopping, mall, grocery store...they played these songs:

Rosanna: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdBShxnovLQ

Lying Eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S67CTVVv3KQ

Eyes In The Sky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euhgMBgTB34

Country boy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwKiEuG-eus

Rhinestone cowboy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQiuOyObbTY

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:heart: I miss Ohio but love Texas
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby yawares » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:33 am

Dear Members,

Rhodolite Garnet
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Rhodolite is a varietal name for rose-pink to red mineral pyrope, a species in the garnet group. It is found in Cowee Valley, Macon County, North Carolina.[2] The name is derived from the Greek for "rose-like", in common with many pink mineral types (e.g. rhodochrosite, rhodonite),.......Africa
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Rubellite

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The rubellite is a particularly beautiful gemstone from the colourful family of the tourmalines. Its colour shines in the most beautiful nuances from red to shocking pink.
However, only a few of these are entitled to call themselves 'rubellites'. The name comes from the Latin 'rubellus', which means reddish. Rubellites are not merely red or shocking pink tourmalines. There is an important criterion for this especially beautiful gemstone, and that is the way its colour behaves in daylight and artificial light.

Rubellites are cut in the most various ways, though the cutter must take account of the varying intensity of the colour. Rubellites are mainly found in Brazil, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria and Pakistan. Some beautiful shocking pink rubellites come from a gemstone mine in the USA.
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Peridot....August birthstone

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Peridot is one of the few gemstones that occur in only one color, an olive green. The intensity and tint of the green, however, depends on how much iron is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow- to olive- to brownish-green. The most valued color is a dark olive-green.

Peridot olivine is mined in Egypt, North Carolina, Arizona on the San Carlos Reservation, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico at Kilbourne Hole, in the US; and in Australia, Brazil, China, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar (Burma), Norway, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania.

In meteorites

Peridot crystals have been collected from some Pallasite meteorites. A famous Pallasite was offered for auction in April 2008 with a requested price of close to $3 million at Bonhams, but remained unsold.

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Rhodolite garnets look so enchanting in the sunlight, the color of flame red grapes will dazzle you .....Rubellites are more like Burmese rubies top grade..so bright/clear/sparkling red/shocking pink....love love them.

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Re: MALICE/Point Of No Return*****

Postby yawares » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:37 pm

Dear Members,

Yesterday I watched this fun movie with my hubby who teased me that I shouldn't try to be that dangerous. :tongue:

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Bridget Fonda plays the willowy street punk who becomes a high-society killer.This movie sneaks up on you. For all of fake glamour, there are guilty pleasures throughout, not the least of which is the emotional core of the relationship between Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. Dermot Mulroney is also winning in his underwritten role.

I love dangerous woman! This movie is fun to watch. Not totally realistic, but the acting is somewhat believable... Bridget Fonda IS REALLY GOOD AT PLAYING A BAD GIRL. ITS A SUPER THRILLER AND WILL KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT !!

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Bon Jovi's Daughter/Billy Bathgate*****

Postby yawares » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:28 pm

Dear Members,

I always feel sad whenever I learn about movie stars/singers who died or almost died because of drug-overdose : River Phoenix, Whitney Houston,Michael Hutchence INXS, Marilyn Monroe, Rob Pilatus(Milli Vanilli)etc..and still many young stars get hooked on drugs : Lindsey Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears etc.

Toy Soldiers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6LoJbRWyJ8

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Jon Bon Jovi On Daughter's Heroin Overdose :jumping:
[www.huffingtonpost.com.... March 23, 2013]

Bon Jovi has four children, Stephanie and three sons, with high school sweetheart
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Four months after his life got turned upside down, Jon Bon Jovi talked about his daughter Stephanie Bongiovi's heroin overdose.

In an interview with Katie Couric on "Katie" last Friday (March 15), the famed singer spoke about the night he learned of what happened to his daughter in her Hamilton College dorm room, calling it the "worst phone call ever."

He then explained that until that night, he was unaware of his daughter's drug use and the scare they faced served as a wake up call for him. "The problem is much more prevalent than I know," the 51-year-old rocker said. "I cannot get over how many people I've met that said 'my son' or 'my daughter' … There is a lot of pressure on kids these days."

Bon Jovi quickly added that Stephanie, 19, is doing a lot better since her hospitalization. "She's doing great and I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers," he said and added, "I'm just blessed she's healthy and whole, and we'll get through it."

Back in November 2012, police was called to Bongiovi's dorm room at the upstate New York liberal arts college she attended after she was found unresponsive. Emergency services found her alive, and officers sent to the dorm found a small amount of heroin.

A few weeks later, Bon Jovi made his first public comment regarding the incident. "I'm shocked as much as the next parent with this situation and had no idea," he told the AP at the time. "But then you surround them with best help and love and move on, and that's where we're at with it. Steph is a great kid."

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I also love the song about " runaway teenagers", and it happened to my best neighbors :

Sister Christian : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVey-358Vcc

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I'm so happy that my daughter is quite successfull and loves to learned Buddha's dhamma/meditation from her dad online :heart:
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby yawares » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:16 pm

Dear Members,

Today at 4:50 AM, I woke up Tep..because he told me that he wanted to walk meditation with me at 5 AM.
It was real cold misty before dawn!!

:jumping: Wake me up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgZ7gMze7A

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Citrine

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Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes. It is nearly impossible to tell cut citrine from yellow topaz visibly, but they differ in hardness. Citrine has ferric impurities, and is rarely found naturally. Brazil is the leading producer of citrine, with much of its production coming from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The name is derived from Latin citrina which means "yellow" and is also the origin of the word "citron." Sometimes citrine and amethyst can be found together in the same crystal, which is then referred to as ametrine.

Citrine is one of three traditional birthstones for the month of November.

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Spinel

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Spinel, another red gemstone, is sometimes found along with rubies in the same gem gravel or marble. Red spinel may be mistaken for ruby by those lacking experience with gems. However, the finest red spinels can have a value approaching that of the average ruby.[10] The color of rubies varies from vermilion to red. The most desired color is "pigeon's blood", which is pure red with a hint of blue. If the color is too pink, the stone is a pink sapphire. The same is true if it is too violet – it is a violet sapphire. The best rubies and star rubies are bright red. Most rubies come from Burma and Thailand.

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Praisiolite

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Prasiolite, green-quartz or vermarine is a green form of quartz, a silicate mineral chemically silicon dioxide. Prasiolite is one of several quartz varieties. Since 1950, almost all natural prasiolite has come from a small Brazilian mine, but it is also seen in Lower Silesia in Poland. Naturally occurring prasiolite is also found in the Thunder Bay area of Canada.

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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby Mojo » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:28 pm

I don't personally care for wearing jewelry but I thought all the pictures you posted were among the prettiest I've seen. With that being said, I'd really like to see the diamond engagement ring go the way of the Dodo in western society as the diamond industry is wrought with suffering. I'm not sure if other gem industries are plagued in the same way.
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby yawares » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:44 am

Mojo wrote:I don't personally care for wearing jewelry but I thought all the pictures you posted were among the prettiest I've seen. With that being said, I'd really like to see the diamond engagement ring go the way of the Dodo in western society as the diamond industry is wrought with suffering. I'm not sure if other gem industries are plagued in the same way.


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Dear Mojo,

I admire your concern about the suffering behind the diamond/gem industry in Africa and only in AFRICA!!!!!...but diamonds/gems from other countries are not ...no suffering at all......no gem/diamond miners/traders in Asia/Australia/Russia/Brazil/Colombia/USA etc. suffer at all..they're rich/happy.

Please look at the bright side, many people have jobs/make good living from selling diamonds/gems...they are symbols of love..only people who love you will give diamonds/gems jewelries to you !!

My secret of happiness/peaceful heart is to follow Buddha's teaching:

To avoid evil,
To do good,
To purify the mind,
This is the advice of all the Buddhas.
.....So I don't think much about things that make me sad/suffer..I love my peace of mind..and I also love my Dhamma Wheel/Dharma Wheel friends!!

My favorite diamond ring Tep gave me.
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:heart: Truly appreciate your comment/Thanks for reading my post :heart:
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby manas » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:08 am

Hi Yawares,

is 'Tep' your husband, yes? When it comes to that bit about 'providing her with adornments' (regarding how the husband should minister to his wife), well he would appear to have that one covered, that's for sure! :D You've got some fine gems there. Enjoy them but do remember you can't take them with you, ok? (I know that you know that!)

Thanks for sharing though. I just mused that, if what I've read in the suttas is correct, if you dutifully follow the lay Buddhist Path in all it's aspects, giving to the Sangha, purifying virtue more and more, doing Eight precepts on special days too etc, you might get reborn as a Deva / Devi in Heaven with a whole mansion full of these gems hehe. :o (Or from your meditation, you might get disenchanted with gemstones, and experience an even sweeter happiness. Either way there's sukha, only varying in degree and quality).

In peace and metta
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby yawares » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:42 am

manas wrote:Hi Yawares,

is 'Tep' your husband, yes? When it comes to that bit about 'providing her with adornments' (regarding how the husband should minister to his wife), well he would appear to have that one covered, that's for sure! :D You've got some fine gems there. Enjoy them but do remember you can't take them with you, ok? (I know that you know that!)

Thanks for sharing though. I just mused that, if what I've read in the suttas is correct, if you dutifully follow the lay Buddhist Path in all it's aspects, giving to the Sangha, purifying virtue more and more, doing Eight precepts on special days too etc, you might get reborn as a Deva / Devi in Heaven with a whole mansion full of these gems hehe. :o (Or from your meditation, you might get disenchanted with gemstones, and experience an even sweeter happiness. Either way there's sukha, only varying in degree and quality).

In peace and metta
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Dear Manas,

I'll give all my jewelry to my daughter .....Yes Tep is my husband who loves me since I was 16 yrs old.

Oh Manas...I'll do anything to go to heaven...and I'm sure I'll see many Dhamma Wheel/Dharma Wheel members up there...and if you see me please say 'Hi Yawares'....Do you know this song? :

Tears in heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6t4Zs5Yq_k

Wish you the best springtime/Thanks for being my dhamma-friend :heart:
yawares..will never stand at the gate of Niraya/Apaya...not cool !! :jumping:
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby manas » Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:07 pm

yawares wrote:Dear Manas,

I'll give all my jewelry to my daughter .....Yes Tep is my husband who loves me since I was 16 yrs old.

Oh Manas...I'll do anything to go to heaven...and I'm sure I'll see many Dhamma Wheel/Dharma Wheel members up there...and if you see me please say 'Hi Yawares'....Do you know this song? :

Tears in heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6t4Zs5Yq_k

Wish you the best springtime/Thanks for being my dhamma-friend :heart:
yawares..will never stand at the gate of Niraya/Apaya...not cool !! :jumping:


Yes, I know and love that song. After my dear father passed away a few years back, it would make me cry to listen to it. But that was good for me at that time; when someone dies, tears help to release the grief.

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Re: Swedish Super Stars: MISSING YOU !!

Postby yawares » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:30 pm

Dear Members,

I love "The Wonder Of You" :heart: ...I really like John Waite/New Kids On The Block:

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:heart: The Wonder Of You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVzueXIXy3I

Heaven: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikFU0rkzneg

I'll Be Loving You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT_7UjCVELg

Living in sin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmQ_b6NIeOQ

Nothing's Gonna Stop us Now (Mannequin) LYRICS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w5s6V8rQH4

:heart: Missing You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=FkE ... =endscreen

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Re: Swedish Super Stars: MISSING YOU !!

Postby barcsimalsi » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:01 am

Yawares, i have many favorite swedish bands. Here's a few songs for your collection:
Hammerfall - i believe
Hyterica - live or die
Insania - angels in the sky
Dreamland - eye for an eye
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Re: Swedish Super Stars: MISSING YOU !!

Postby yawares » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:36 pm

barcsimalsi wrote:Yawares, i have many favorite swedish bands. Here's a few songs for your collection:
Hammerfall - i believe
Hyterica - live or die
Insania - angels in the sky
Dreamland - eye for an eye


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Dear Barcsimalsi,

Oh I love your songs very very much...exciting videos...my sleepy-head gone gone gone!! I love ' Eye for an eye' the most ...looks like the movie TRANSFORMERs...fun/cute. :jumping: :heart: I closed the door of my computer room and played the songs real loud.

Love Scandinavian people/SAS :heart:
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby yawares » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:22 pm

manas wrote:
Yes, I know and love that song. After my dear father passed away a few years back, it would make me cry to listen to it. But that was good for me at that time; when someone dies, tears help to release the grief.

:anjali:

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Dear Manas,

Buddha's saying:
"Long have you (repeatedly) experienced the death of a father. The tears you have shed over the death of a father while transmigrating & wandering this long, long time — crying & weeping from being joined with what is displeasing, being separated from what is pleasing — are greater than the water in the four great oceans."

I cried a river when my mom/dad/brother died too :cry:
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Re: I Love Exotic Gem Rings !!

Postby manas » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:40 pm

yawares wrote:
manas wrote:
Yes, I know and love that song. After my dear father passed away a few years back, it would make me cry to listen to it. But that was good for me at that time; when someone dies, tears help to release the grief.

:anjali:

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Dear Manas,

Buddha's saying:
"Long have you (repeatedly) experienced the death of a father. The tears you have shed over the death of a father while transmigrating & wandering this long, long time — crying & weeping from being joined with what is displeasing, being separated from what is pleasing — are greater than the water in the four great oceans."

I cried a river when my mom/dad/brother died too :cry:
yawares :cry:


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