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Osama bin Laden is dead

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby bodom » Tue May 03, 2011 6:35 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby meindzai » Tue May 03, 2011 6:38 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/05/03/ ... bin.laden/

Confirmed, more or less, but what we have is really bits and pieces of information. I imagine a situation like that is pretty chaotic.

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby meindzai » Tue May 03, 2011 7:07 pm

Oh yay. I was wondering how long it would take before people would start to say it wasn't happening.

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby Tex » Tue May 03, 2011 7:17 pm

"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -- Heraclitus

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

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"Life is a struggle. Life will throw curveballs at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference..."

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby Ben » Tue May 03, 2011 8:03 pm

Mawk, you don't have to defend anything at all. Unfortunately a few people may have some screws loose.
Good on you for taking care of your friend. Be sure to also take care of yourself.
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.
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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby bodom » Tue May 03, 2011 8:08 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

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"Just go into the center of the room, and put one chair in the center. Take the one seat in the center of the room, open the doors and windows, and see who comes to visit. You will witness all kinds of scenes and actors, all kinds of temptations and stories, everything imaginable. Your only job is to stay in your seat. You will see it arise and pass, and out of this, wisdom and understanding will come." —AJAHN CHAH

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby bodom » Tue May 03, 2011 9:06 pm

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


https://www.dhammatalks.org/index.html
http://www.ajahnchah.org/

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 03, 2011 10:39 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby andre9999 » Tue May 03, 2011 11:26 pm

This guy says hatred is appeased by awesome.


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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby Pacific » Tue May 03, 2011 11:53 pm

I saw on the news a little thing that said so much suffering will be eased by Osama's death but I wondered how... his death can't change what happened obviously. Samsara just rolls on and on

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Re: Osama bin Laden is dead

Postby Guy » Wed May 04, 2011 1:14 am

Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm


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