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A Treaure Beyond Compare

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A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby sattva » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:46 am

Recently, I have been feeling sorry for myself, feeling useless, unwanted, and disappointed in everyone. I found myself thinking this evening about what a wonderful life i have had, especially this practice! The words of Hakuin came to mind:

"...like one in water crying 'I thirst!' Like a child of rich birth wandering poor on this earth".

Sometimes, i forget that because i have this practice, i am rich. If you have expections, people will always disappoint you. If you think you can avoid a life without downturns, think again, but to have the Dharma to return to over and over again is a treasure beyond compare.

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby Fede » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:53 am

I guess that's why it's referred to the Noble Gem...... (4 Noble Truths & The Triple Gem)

Someone knew what they were talking about.....
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby Reductor » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:01 am

Sadhu! Be at ease Sattva.

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby cooran » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:50 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: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby Ben » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:47 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 Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby Kenshou » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:46 pm

As grim as your future may look, you have the opportunity for some very good insights to come of it.
:buddha1:

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby kirk5a » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:47 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby santa100 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:11 pm

I'd rather be a regular person who has the opportunity to listen to the Buddha's Dhamma than a billionaire or a head of state who doesn't. For whatever future existences, may I never be far away from the Triple Gem..

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby Fede » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:02 pm

:jumping:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby kirk5a » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:21 am

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby kirk5a » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:27 pm

My question was not intended to be rude, or whatever it is several replies seem to be suggesting. I think it's a question worth asking. Oh well.
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230

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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby sattva » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:23 am


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Re: A Treaure Beyond Compare

Postby kirk5a » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:28 pm

"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230


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