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A new addition to my family - Dhamma Wheel

A new addition to my family

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Ben
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A new addition to my family

Postby Ben » Thu May 26, 2011 11:10 am

Meet Sydney...

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Sydney is a retired ex-racing greyhound, approx 3 years old.
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“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: A new addition to my family

Postby bodom » Thu May 26, 2011 11:19 am

Sydney's a great looking dog Ben!

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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: A new addition to my family

Postby Dan74 » Thu May 26, 2011 11:24 am

He is a handsome looking fellow!

Not sure about the name though... Well at least we could say that Sydney has indeed gone to the dog(s).

(do I win the worst pun of the day competition? :D )
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Re: A new addition to my family

Postby Ben » Thu May 26, 2011 11:24 am

Thanks Nevin!
He's a very strong dog, very athletic.
When I take him for walks around the campus all his senses are primed for any movement or sound.
I think I have my work cut out for me de-programming him.
“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: A new addition to my family

Postby Ben » Thu May 26, 2011 11:29 am

“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: A new addition to my family

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Thu May 26, 2011 2:19 pm

Congrats!
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Re: A new addition to my family

Postby christopher::: » Thu May 26, 2011 2:36 pm

The first thing i thought looking at him was- boy he looks fast....
"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: A new addition to my family

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu May 26, 2011 3:15 pm

Beautiful dog!

Congratulations!
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Re: A new addition to my family

Postby zavk » Fri May 27, 2011 5:36 am

Nice! You should post a group photo of the non-human members of your family Ben, if you can somehow get them together! :)
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Re: A new addition to my family

Postby retrofuturist » Fri May 27, 2011 10:36 am

I hope everyone's getting nicely settled.

We had 3 dogs momentarily the other night, as we were dog-sitting for a friend whose fence was getting mended. That was a jolly interesting time, for sure.

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Retro. :)
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Re: A new addition to my family

Postby Ben » Fri May 27, 2011 1:03 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
Yes, a group photo would be cool except Sydney isn't exactly cat friendly (yet)!
I can get most of the dogs and cats together, we can finally get all the horses together, but we can't get the cats and the horses nor Sydney and the cats together. If we do, I think I might have a go at resolving the North Korea crisis and host the five party talks! And then I'll do another corny photo of me holding Kim Jong Ill in a half-nelson with a chef;s knife at his throat - like the one I staged with Retro.
“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: A new addition to my family

Postby bodom » Sat May 28, 2011 1:10 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: A new addition to my family

Postby Tex » Sat May 28, 2011 3:18 pm

Awesome dog!!
"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: A new addition to my family

Postby Viscid » Sat May 28, 2011 5:51 pm

If that dog ever wants to run away there's gonna be no stoppin' it.
"What holds attention determines action." - William James

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Re: A new addition to my family

Postby Ben » Sat May 28, 2011 6:54 pm

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.
Unfortunately, its not working out with Sydney and he is going to be returned.
When I am living in the country on the outdoor education campus, he has been a great companion and friend.
However, returning home this weekend, he's upset the apple cart by making hell-for-leather trying to chase and kill our two cats.
We do have two greyhounds at home and they get on very well with the cats to the point that the eat and sleep together.
Sydney has tried to smash his way through the glass pane of a door and nearly cleared a neighbour's 6ft high fence trying to get at their cat.
Whereas we were able to train our other greyhounds to cease from chasing and killing animals, I don't think its possible with Sydney.
Unfortunately, its not possible to keep him permanently at the outdoor education campus as there is no one else there to look after him when I return home on weekends or take leave. And neither do I want our cats to either be killed or to live in mortal fear for their lives every weekend when i return hme.
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: A new addition to my family

Postby Viscid » Sat May 28, 2011 7:10 pm

:(
"What holds attention determines action." - William James


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