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What scars do you have? - Dhamma Wheel

What scars do you have?

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What scars do you have?

Postby Individual » Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:57 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby pink_trike » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:03 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Annapurna » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:04 am

Are you bored ?
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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby BlackBird » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:07 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby cooran » Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:31 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: What scars do you have?

Postby vinodh » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:26 am

I have one in my forehead. Got that when I was around 4 or 5 years old.

I fell of from my bed, hit a wooden horse near my bed :cry:
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Buddhists Texts in Brahmi Script : http://www.virtualvinodh.com/brahmi-lipitva

yo dharmaṁ paśyati, sa buddhaṁ paśyati
One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
sadāśāntiṁ vibhāvitvā gacchāmi śaraṇaṁ hyaham

Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby PeterB » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:37 pm

I have one across the abdomen from left hip to almost the right hip, its about 20 inches long. This was aquired last year when I had an Abdominal Aeortic Anuerism. Its soon to be joined almost literally by another, as during the CT scans that I had when the anuerism blew I was discovered to have a tumour on my left kidney, which is still classed as small, but becaise of its position I will need to lose the kidney...I suggested to the surgeon that he join the scars up and I can pretend that I was the victim of a shark attack... :smile:
Anyway my surgery is set for 16th November, so any spare metta would be appreciated...

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby christopher::: » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:51 pm

"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)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby PeterB » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:10 pm

Thanks Chris.
Of course if I had not had the anuerism its likely that i would not have known about the kidney tumour until much later, with all the possible consequences..
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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Individual » Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:51 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Guy » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:58 am

I'm sending Metta to you PeterB :meditate:
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby pink_trike » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:35 am

Vision is Mind
Mind is Empty
Emptiness is Clear Light
Clear Light is Union
Union is Great Bliss

- Dawa Gyaltsen

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby BlackBird » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:31 am

"For a disciple who has conviction in the Teacher's message & lives to penetrate it, what accords with the Dhamma is this:
'The Blessed One is the Teacher, I am a disciple. He is the one who knows, not I." -

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Guy » Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:47 am

Hi Individual,

When I was very young (maybe 5 or 6) I was chasing my sister (2 years older than me) through the house apparently angry for some reason (can't remember what exactly) and she slammed a door in my face which broke one of my first adult teeth. Thanks for the lesson on Kamma, Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta. :smile:

With Metta,

Guy
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby PeterB » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:32 am

Many thanks for the good wishes.

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby christopher::: » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:42 am

Please keep us posted as you move closer to the date, and afterward.

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"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)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby PeterB » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:45 am

I will Chris, thanks.

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Re: What scars do you have?

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby PeterB » Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:53 am

Thank you CG.

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Annapurna » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:09 am

Best wishes also from me, Peter.
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