Wesak May 24, 2013

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Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby tiltbillings » Fri May 24, 2013 6:50 am

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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
Damned if I know.

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

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby cooran » Fri May 24, 2013 7:02 am

This is the full day Vesak programme I'll be attending at Dhammagiri Forest Monastery, near Brisbane with Ajahn Thiradhammo:

http://www.dhammagiri.org.au/vesak-2013.html

With metta,
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby cooran » Fri May 24, 2013 8:34 am

Hello all,

This might be of interest:

The Significance of Vesak by Ajahn Mahinda
http://www.buddhanet.net/vesak.htm

With metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby cooran » Fri May 24, 2013 8:45 am

Hello all,

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has made a Vesak statement:

http://www.un.org/en/events/vesakday/

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby Coyote » Fri May 24, 2013 8:51 am

Thanks for the postings and happy Wesak everyone
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby Ben » Fri May 24, 2013 9:07 am

Thank you, Tilt.

Today I remember with boundless gratitude to the Buddha, Sangha and the lineage of teachers who have preserved the Dhamma for the benefit of myself and all others.
May all beings share in my merits, may all beings be happy.
with metta,

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby Crazy cloud » Fri May 24, 2013 9:18 am

respect and love :heart:

To My Teacher

An old grave hidden away at the foot of a deserted hill,
Overrun with rank weeks growing unchecked year after year;

There is no one left to tend the tomb,
And only an occasional woodcutter passes by.

Once I was his pupil, a youth with shaggy hair,
Learning deeply from him by the Narrow River.

One morning I set off on my solitary journey
And the years passed between us in silence.

Now I have returned to find him at rest here;
How can I honor his departed spirit?

I pour a dipper of pure water over his tombstone
And offer a silent prayer.

The sun suddenly disappears behind the hill
And I’m enveloped by the roar of the wind in the pines.

I try to pull myself away but cannot;
A flood of tears soaks my sleeves.
(Ryokan)

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri May 24, 2013 3:44 pm

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Happy Wesak 2013 ! ! !

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Re: Wesak May 24, 2013

Postby Kusala » Sat May 25, 2013 6:17 am

"This is the blossom on our human tree
Which opens in many a myriad years
But opened, fills the world with wisdom's scent
And love's dropped honey." - Sir Edwin Arnold


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"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "


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