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Prayers for SATTVA

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Tex
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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby Tex » Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:15 pm

Best wishes to you, sattva. Hope it all works out for the best.
"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: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby sattva » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:43 am

I don't feel particularly courageous. I am looking smack in the face of what is and what might be. It has to be done or i die soon. I somehow don't feel like this is courage, but accepting reality.

Unless something changes, i am going to be allowed to bring a cd or mp3 player into the operating room. My zen teacher is making me a cd to listen to while i am under and my son will probably put it on an mp3 player for me. A long time zen friend is going to read the metta sutta to me on the phone before i go into surgery.

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby Ben » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:52 am

Dedicating my merits to you dear Louise.

May you face your surgery with equanimity and courage
May your surgery be successful
May you continue to live for a long time, walking with us on this most incomparable path!
“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: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby sattva » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:41 pm

POSTPONED:

Hi everyone, and hold the chants/prayers, please. Surgery has been pontponed due to a cold that became asthmatic bronchitus and now pneumonia. The doctor who nixed the operation has me on medication, but won't see me again until July 6th (he is on vacation next week). In the meantime, i will see my primary care doctor next week to check my condition. Anyway, the operation won't occur until
after the 6th. The cardiolist who diagnosed all this wanted the bypass done within 2 weeks. It will be at least 4 as it is going now.

My mom used to say, "If it isn't one thing, it's another!" Sure seems true to me lately.

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby Modus.Ponens » Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:23 am

I'm sorry to hear this sattva :( . I realy hope everything works out well.

metta and karuna.
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: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:49 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: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby Ben » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:40 am

For Sattva:

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Shwedagon Paya before dawn meditation early Dec 2010.

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2000-year old Buddha image being regilded by upasakas, Mahamuni Temple, Mandalay Jan 4 2011.

A Meditators Tools A Study Guide on the Ten Recollections by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/stud ... ml#summary

With Metta

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: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby Kusala » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:52 am

Image

"He, the Blessed One, is indeed the Noble Lord, the Perfectly Enlightened One;
He is impeccable in conduct and understanding, the Serene One, the Knower of the Worlds;
He trains perfectly those who wish to be trained; he is Teacher of gods and men; he is Awake and Holy. "

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"The Dhamma is well-expounded by the Blessed One,
Apparent here and now, timeless, encouraging investigation,
Leading to liberation, to be experienced individually by the wise. "

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby sattva » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:18 pm

Thank you, Ben for the photos. How impressive! Thanks for the video, Kusala and octathlon and Ben for the links!

to everyone :anjali: :group:

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby plwk » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:30 am

Here's my favourite version...



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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby octathlon » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:25 pm

Sattva,

How are you doing? I hope your lungs are recovering and you are doing better and able to have your surgery soon. :heart:

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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby sattva » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:27 am


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Re: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:29 am

All the very best, Sattva!
“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: could you pray or chant for me?

Postby Aloka » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:55 am

Lots of good wishes and metta for you, Sattva :heart:

:buddha1:

from Aloka

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby mudra » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:31 am

any updates on Sattva's condition?

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby cooran » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:53 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby oops! » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:56 pm

be well sattva. :anjali:

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

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Re: Prayers for SATTVA

Postby Ben » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:20 am

Thinking of you, Sattva!
“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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