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and now for something comletely different

Postby tiltbillings » Sat May 04, 2013 3:41 pm

This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat May 04, 2013 3:56 pm

:clap:
And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

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Postby Sekha » Sat May 04, 2013 4:05 pm

:thumbsup:
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Postby binocular » Sat May 04, 2013 4:28 pm

Brilliant!


The one who wiped off the snow off the brake lights especially caught my attention.

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Postby Viscid » Sat May 04, 2013 5:39 pm

Nice, but, I always feel so emotionally manipulated when they slather such videos with tearwelling orchestration.
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Postby tiltbillings » Sat May 04, 2013 6:03 pm

Viscid wrote:Nice, but, I always feel so emotionally manipulated when they slather such videos with tearwelling orchestration.
Of course. It is rather a nice bit of music.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Postby Kare » Sat May 04, 2013 6:11 pm

Viscid wrote:Nice, but, I always feel so emotionally manipulated when they slather such videos with tearwelling orchestration.


The music is trash. Luckily, I can turn off the sound when I watch the video.
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Postby Coyote » Sat May 04, 2013 6:18 pm

Video was awesome but I couldn't watch all of it. :cry: I guess I am just a soppy git.
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Postby tiltbillings » Sat May 04, 2013 6:20 pm

Kare wrote:
Viscid wrote:Nice, but, I always feel so emotionally manipulated when they slather such videos with tearwelling orchestration.


The music is trash. Luckily, I can turn off the sound when I watch the video.
It is not Vivaldi or Debussy or Vaughn Williams, but for what it is, a bit of soundtrack for a documentry on flamingos, it is rather good, but just for you, to clear you head of such trash:


This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: and now for something comletely different

Postby polarbuddha101 » Sat May 04, 2013 6:56 pm

My sister just posted this video on facebook yesterday. It is a rather nice one.

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"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Postby felipe » Sat May 11, 2013 4:05 pm

Beatiful
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Postby Aloka » Sun May 12, 2013 10:10 am

Really nice video.

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Postby Ben » Sun May 12, 2013 11:22 am

Thanks Tilt!
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Postby Anagarika » Tue May 14, 2013 3:30 pm

I sent this video to one of my Russian friends. Having spent time in Russia, it's good to see the true heart of Russians come out in this way. Russians can be mystifying when you are in public....my friends would smack me on the arm when I would smile in public, as smiling amongst strangers was seen as the behavior of a simpleton. It's not that Russians are not friendly, but that culturally, unlike some Americans, you don't go around gleefully smiling and spouting "have a nice day!" to everyone you encounter. Actually, if you have a Russian friend, you're likely to have a loyal friend for life who will treat you like family. You will drink with their family, and eat and laugh until you cry. An amazing, beautiful people and culture. It's good to see the generous heart of some Russians exposed this way in this video.

Since some of you didn't like the music with the video, I'll share one of my favorite songs:

[video] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVxCvtl9 ... e=youtu.be[/video]

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue May 14, 2013 7:22 pm

In the same spirit of the video in the OP:

And the Blessed One addressed the bhikkhus, saying: "Behold now, bhikkhus, I exhort you: All compounded things are subject to vanish. Strive with earnestness!"

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Postby BlackBird » Wed May 15, 2013 1:05 am

beautiful. warms my heart.
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Postby marc108 » Wed May 15, 2013 3:05 am

Sadhu!
"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

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Postby purple planet » Wed May 15, 2013 9:23 am

Please send merit to my dog named Mika who has passed away - thanks in advance

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Postby Aloka » Wed May 15, 2013 9:53 am

Lovely, thank you for posting.

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Re: and now for something comletely different

Postby felipe » Wed May 15, 2013 12:24 pm

purple planet:
'Start giving today' Absolutely beautiful :)

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Inspiring examples!

Thank you for sharing :)
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