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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby phil » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:15 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby phil » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:19 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby unspoken » Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:58 am

It was good too, have earthquakes now. Since there's disasters, we would more easily to spot people who is kind hearted, we are able to unite, and we all able to enjoy the love in the world. Since there's a GREAT suffering, there will too be a GREAT happiness

With understanding

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby Annapurna » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:00 am

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby christopher::: » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:24 am

Let's hope there is not too much radiation released. For most people living in Japan there isn't much one can do. There is now a gas shortage in many parts of northern Japan, and trains have stopped running. If millions of people did panic they wouldn't be able to travel very far.
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby christopher::: » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:37 am

Some video from a city hit up North...

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby phil » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:29 pm

I went to the neighbourhood gym today where I always enjoy the friendly vibe but today it irritated me that people were joking around as though nothing had happened, I think maybe that is the famous Japanese "gaman" spirit, you put upwith things and move on...do you have the same feeling Christopher?
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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby christopher::: » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:48 pm

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Postby Fede » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:22 pm

On that particular topic, a friend of mine in France is an emergency medic and is all too often called out to motor accidents.
As you can imagine, they're never pretty.

She and her colleagues have a macarbre, black sense of humour.
It's the only way of coping with the stress of what their job entails.
The only thing they find completely numbing, is when children are involved.

Humour is never appropriate then, no matter what kind.....
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby phil » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:11 pm

Hi all, something I posted to another group:

Hi all

Needless to say, being an internet junky and living in Japan I hae been
consuming very dreary images for the last two days, and now that litterally a
million people are cluttering in the dark without heat or food in Northern
Japan, things are getting even worse.

But suddenly I came across this smile and I felt better. Talking about the
human spirit rising to deal with hardship is just a concept and a cliche, but
there are good and healing cittas that are being fostered everywhere in this
world, along with the lousy ones. Let's all hope we can continue to develop
wholesome cittas to deal with all the horrible hardship that is inevitably
coming our way.

http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/photos ... 085-p1.htm
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(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby phil » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:24 pm

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:19 pm

Meta-discussion of pros and cons of nuclear power moved here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7689

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Re: Science-Earthquake

Postby lojong1 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:27 am

"Scientists do not understand yet what causes earthquakes, however there have been connections to heightened solar activity being one of the many possible triggers.
Meteorologist Kevin Martin studied geomagnetic field patterns in space weather since the early 2000s. TWS Editor Warren Miller woke him up to get his word on the quake triggers.
“I may just be a weather guy, but solar weather has had my interest for years when I noticed the connection”, Martin said. “Many past quakes have been connected with solar flare events, including other events such as Gamma Ray Bursts, or GRBs. I am pretty certain these have connections to triggering earthquakes, however I do not yet understand it. Japan’s activity may not have happened if it was not for the solar flare activity. Others in weather laughed at me for years for what I worked on in quake triggers, however this just may help put that to rest”."

http://www.theweatherspace.com/news/TWS ... igger.html

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress. ... n-a-month/

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/ ... test=faces

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-rar ... osion.html

http://www.planet-flipside.com/index.ph ... quakehaarp

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Re: Science-Earthquake

Postby lojong1 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:59 am

New Zealand, beached whales prior to quake.
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-ne ... earthquake

Japan, beached whales prior to quake.
http://www.sott.net/articles/show/22551 ... 22-Rescued

Widespread whale beaching prior to 2004 Indonesia quake.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/ne ... d=10009225
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/02 ... quakes.php

USA, millions of dead anchovies in California prior to Japan's quake.
http://www.theprovince.com/technology/M ... story.html

A couple other unscientific marine life-quake connections
http://cepnz.blogspot.com/2010/09/whale ... uakes.html

No proof yet(!). Scientific journals will come.

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby phil » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:28 am

Very odd seeing the coverage on CNN etc, a photo of a woman sitting amidst the rubble in a small coastal town hours from Tokyo and a caption saying that she "reflected the paralysis that gripped the nation"...right now the only thing that "grips the nation "is some anxiety about the condition of the reactors but incredible to think that a journalist who knows about Japan wpuld suggest that it would be paralyzed by an earthquake hours from Tokyo in a mostly rural area...life goes on, with a little inconvenience caused by occasional power outtages to save power for the stricken areas. The media love to revel in the misfortune of others in the name of compassionate concern, it's human nature to be secretly thrilled by chaos....having said that, if the nuke crisis spins out of control, then it will be time to see just how resilient the Japanese are, but this has certainly not paralyzed the nation. What's it like in Fukuoka, Christopher?
Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby phil » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:49 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby christopher::: » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:14 pm

Hi Phil. We're doing okay, i think cause of the distance, no relatives/friends in harms way and no physical damage from the quakes. The closer you get to "ground zero" (the epicenter) it seems like the harder life is for people. We were just watching the news where the reporters went into an effected area, people just walking around like war refugees looking for missing family members. It seemed like the hardship of little food, water or shelter is nothing compared with the search for a loved one...

My cousin contacted me from the US asking if I could help out in trying to find a young American woman who dissappeared in Higashi Matshushima. She'd been teaching there for 4 years, her family back home in Colorodo hasn't heard from her. The whole town was wiped out, hopefully she's in a shelter somewhere alive, cut off from phones and internet. The odds are not good though, unfortunately.





I think nothing compares with losing a loved one, as far as emotional/life challenges go.

Another story here:
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby GIDGE » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:15 pm

Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami
Move the slider to compare satellite images, taken by GeoEye, from before and after the disaster.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011 ... unami.html


:jawdrop:

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby christopher::: » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:46 pm

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: massive earthquake and tsunamis hit japan

Postby phil » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:57 am

The first subtle upspike of radiation has been detected in Tokyo according to NHK news...now I'll really be able to radiate loving-kindness :thumbsup:

Seriously, when one is already 50 and has contemplated old age, illness and death as often as I have, no great shock. Just a dramatic call to attention. Just so sad that my beloved Japan is going through this....
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(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
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