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Dead Dog

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:28 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.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Dead Dog

Postby bodom » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:32 pm

:jumping:

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah
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Re: Dead Dog

Postby Tex » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:46 pm

Was expecting to be typing condolences right now. This turned out much better!
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Re: Dead Dog

Postby Annapurna » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:56 pm

Aw, great! :D
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Re: Dead Dog

Postby Fede » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:10 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss :cry:
(Watch it close and see who's boss.....) ;)
I'm so happy for your 'found' - :woohoo:
That's a really clever hound!! :twothumbsup: :clap:
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Dead Dog

Postby plwk » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:41 am

Fortunately, cats have more dignity.... :tongue:
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.

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Re: Dead Dog

Postby tiltbillings » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:38 am

Cat dignity:

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.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Dead Dog

Postby Ben » Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:54 am

We have an expression in this country, relating to the smallness of houses and rooms...
'Too small to swing a cat"
As can be seen from the video, someone has a room that's just the right size and has the right equipment to go with it!
Ah dear, it made me laugh!
Poor cat!
Thanks for sharing, Tilt!

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Re: Dead Dog

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:42 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.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Dead Dog

Postby tiltbillings » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:15 am

Speaking of cats:
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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.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Dead Dog

Postby tiltbillings » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:09 am

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.
"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson
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Re: Dead Dog

Postby plwk » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:57 am



Last bumped by tiltbillings on Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:57 am.
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.

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