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Farewell to a Genius

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Farewell to a Genius

Postby alan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:23 am


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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:27 am

Hi Alan
I was just listening to the news on the radio and they announced Steve Job's passing.
At such a young age.
My thoughts go to him and his family.

Thank you Alan for bringing this news article to our attention.

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: Farewell to a Genius

Postby alan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:36 am

His ideas and products changed the way we live.

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:43 am

:candle:

:namaste:
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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby plwk » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:11 am



anicca, dukkha, anatta :candle:

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby alan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:12 am

I suppose it is better to work in a factory for relatively good wages than starve in the country.
A generation of young Chinese have a way out of poverty. What is wrong with that?

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby alan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:31 am

Are conditions any better in the rice fields?

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby alan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:51 am

As usual, I don't understand what you are trying to say.

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Oct 06, 2011 4:55 am

Excellent, Dhammic quotes from Jobs (above, posted by SamKR)

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby ground » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:02 am

This one for Steve Jobs with the best wishes for whatever may come next
:candle:

And that one for the workers in Chinese factories who committed suicide due to working conditions with the best wishes for whatever may come next
:candle:
[to be multiplied by the no. of workers concerned]


kind regards

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby pegembara » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:55 am

RIP

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me.… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful—that’s what matters to me"

-—Steve Jobs
And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

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Re: Farewell to a Genius

Postby PeterB » Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:36 am

Jobs was a practitioner of Soto Zen who took it seriously and when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer...which has no cure ...he used it as an opportunity to meditate on death and his own mortality.

Some wealthy people are free from attachment to money.
And some people who spend a lot of time on Buddhist websites providing rentaquotes to all and any discussion are attached to and proud of their own resulting poverty.

Metta to him and his family.

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