On the Road Again

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On the Road Again

Postby sattva » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:06 pm

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. :)

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Good to know! :smile:

Best wishes!
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:01 pm

Every good blessing sattva! I hope you enjoy yourself at the beach! Be careful out there it's been hot on the East Coast (at least here in NYC)! :heart:
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Aloka » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:35 pm

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Its good to hear that you're able to take this trip, sattva.

Hope you have a lovely time with your son.

With metta,

Aloka :hug:

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:08 pm

:thumbsup: Good news!

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:28 pm

Great to hear from you Sattva. Have a great trip!

:anjali:
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:52 pm

Very pleased to hear this. :smile:

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:51 pm

Great to see you here, Louise.
Have a fab time with your son!
with metta,

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby SDC » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:32 am

So so happy to read this. :smile:

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby Paul Davy » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:57 am

:hug:

Metta,
Retro. :)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)

Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'.
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Re: On the Road Again

Postby plwk » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:58 am

Image Go! sattva Go! :mrgreen:
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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.

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:12 pm

Good news! Enjoy your trip.

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Re: On the Road Again

Postby sattva » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:00 pm

Thanks everyone for your good wishes and thoughts :heart: ! I did have a wonderful time!!!!! :twothumbsup:
with metta,
Louise


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