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Maine hermit discovered after 27 years

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Re: Maine hermit discovered after 27 years

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:48 am

“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:
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Re: Maine hermit discovered after 27 years

Postby Sekha » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:06 am

If I remember properly, he is just an ascetic ("isi" in Burmese) because he doesn't want to be affiliated to a particular monastic sect. He surely benefits from the people's generosity, but it's still the heck of a performance even in warm tropical climate. I wish I were able to do the same.

I was told he has eventually been forced to join a monastery for administrative purposes.
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Re: Maine hermit discovered after 27 years

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:16 am

“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: Maine hermit discovered after 27 years

Postby Sekha » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:33 am

I was actually told it did last for a decade or so because he was kind of protected by a high profile official. But unfortunately this protection was not to last forever.
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Re: Maine hermit discovered after 27 years

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Re: Maine hermit discovered after 27 years

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:21 pm

“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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