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Hanzze
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Dukkha your friend - Is Your Hair On Fire?

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:59 am

Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Ben
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Re: Dukkha your friend - Is Your Hair On Fire?

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:07 am

Is Dukkha my friend?
yes.
Is my hair on fire?
Not at this very moment.

The title reminds me of a line from a Bob Dylan song:
Hell is my wife's home town!
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Dukkha your friend - Is Your Hair On Fire?

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:11 am

Ben, I better abstain from asking you how the hell :jumping: you came to think on this title while quoting "Not at this very moment" at nearly the same time. Stay friend, be friend!!
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_

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Re: Dukkha your friend - Is Your Hair On Fire?

Postby Ben » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:19 am

I am your friend, Hanzze, no worries about that!
The term "hair on fire" is usually in relation to a description of the type of urgent zeal that samvega inspires.
I guess it was 'dukkha' and 'hair on fire' that reminded me of the Bob Dylan song!
Sorry to take your thread off-topic.
More seriously - I think its important to make peace of with dukkha so that one is not constantly reacting with aversion and maintaining the cycle of suffering.
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • •

e: [email protected]..

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Re: Dukkha your friend - Is Your Hair On Fire?

Postby Hanzze » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:24 am

Every thing all right, I just thought to draw a parallel to your wife or her home town.

Not off-topic at all.
Just that! *smile*


BUT! it is important to become a real Buddhist first. Like Punna did: Nate sante baram sokham _()_


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