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Are you ready?

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bodom
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Are you ready?

Postby bodom » Sun May 15, 2011 3:00 pm

This has been all over the news here in the states:

http://www.may21-2011.com/

There are people quitting there jobs and one man who spent his entire life savings of $140,000 in preparation for may 21st 2011.

So? Are you ready?

:anjali:
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: Are you ready?

Postby octathlon » Sun May 15, 2011 3:17 pm

Que será, será, fine with me.

Regarding the way people are acting, well, I can certainly understand the longing people have for all this samsara to come to an end, for a God to step in and make it all better.

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby plwk » Sun May 15, 2011 3:24 pm


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Re: Are you ready?

Postby Indrajala » Sun May 15, 2011 4:09 pm

At least he is taking it seriously.

The lot of people who claim doomsday is next year still live as if they're going to live forever. :juggling:





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Re: Are you ready?

Postby Ben » Sun May 15, 2011 10:55 pm

“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: Are you ready?

Postby bodom » Sun May 15, 2011 10:59 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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Ben
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Re: Are you ready?

Postby Ben » Sun May 15, 2011 11:01 pm

Indeed! Not exactly a great track record.
“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: Are you ready?

Postby m0rl0ck » Sun May 15, 2011 11:03 pm

You have to admire his persistence :) If he keeps up the way he is going, he might actually get lucky and hit it someday.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby bodom » Sun May 15, 2011 11:15 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: Are you ready?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon May 16, 2011 1:01 am

Like a portuguese comedian says, "These psychics are stupid. If the world ends there will be nobody to congratulate them on their predictions. If the world continues, they will make an ass out of them selves. If I were a psychic I would say 'The world will continue on May 21st.' That way people would say 'That guy is smart!'"
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat May 21, 2011 8:52 pm

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby bodom » Sat May 21, 2011 9:14 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: Are you ready?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat May 21, 2011 9:51 pm

:jumping:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby m0rl0ck » Sat May 21, 2011 10:41 pm

Damn! Still here. I was hoping i wouldnt have to cut the grass today.
“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby octathlon » Sat May 21, 2011 10:49 pm

Couple hours left to mow. It's not until 6pm Pacific time. You want your yard to look nice for company.

Edit: Just read the article, guess each time zone was supposed to get hit at its own 6pm. Should be hitting me just about now... Actually a severe thunderstorm is moving in right now!

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat May 21, 2011 11:12 pm

god's powers are weak. :twisted:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby m0rl0ck » Sat May 21, 2011 11:23 pm

“The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby Kenshou » Sun May 22, 2011 2:19 am

The problem is that God wants it to be a surprise, so every time we figure it out he reschedules it.

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Re: Are you ready?

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Re: Are you ready?

Postby tiltbillings » Sun May 22, 2011 3:07 am

I was really hoping that the annoying people across the street would get raptured.


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