Someone sent me a pm and asked how I was doing. I thought I would write some nice news here . My son is coming in town today and tomorrow I will go back with him to New Jersey till Thursday. I will return by train. This is the first trip I have been able to take in 5 years. The social worker at the dialysis center I attend was able to set it up so I can receive dialysis at a center 5 miles from where my son lives. I am a little nervous about going, but this is the first time in quite awhile that I feel strong enough to even consider doing something like this. We are planning on going to the beach one day.
Wishing: In gladness and in safety, May all beings be at ease. ---from the Metta Sutta
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding: Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)
Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages: One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7
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 VSMVMMWBBTBHTWTBTMy Page