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What scars do you have?

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby PeterB » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:12 am

Thanks Anna

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby PeterB » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:21 pm

Well tomorrows (16th ) the day I have my left kidney removed. So I will aquire some more scarring. My consultant says that I will a better than 90% chance of a complete cure and that he will be able to remove all of the tumour that sits on top of the kidney. Along of course with the rest of the kidney..
Its probably smoking related, although I have not smoked for more than 20 years...
Anyway I wont be posting for a while, so keep up the good work all of you.

With metta,

Peter.

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:53 am

A few minor ones from a childhood spent climbing (and falling out of) trees, but also a few major ones on my arms from my first time round in McDonalds (whilst I was studying at uni) they serve as a constant reminder that I worked hard mentally AND physically to get my qualifications. Now there are no jobs for people with my qualifications right now and my PhD has completely been taken from me I'm back at McDonalds for a second time. Already I have all new scars, these will act as reminders that I must never submit to the ego that says "you're too qualified to work for McDonalds" when bills need to be paid. Priorities first. Every scar I will get from McDonalds now will be a lesson in being humble.

Deep red scars across the backs of my hands from the toasters, slices and cuts on the tips of my fingers from the sharp edged equipment, angular scars on my elbows from the grills.

Oh, and three more small scars on the back of my right hand I was given when I got drunk one night in my first year of uni and someone decided to melt a plastic rod and ram it into my flesh. A reminder to avoid alcohol and to be mindful of who a socialise with.

... and then there are mental scars (I'm not called Mawkish for nothing), but that's a story for another day. Too tired now, McDonalds is hard work and my body isn't used to it, so I'm going to bed.

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Paññāsikhara » Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:12 am

My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby poto » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:02 am

I'm a bit of a freak. Most of my scars tend to heal completely and vanish. The larger ones can take a few years though.

I don't have any childhood scars left. I have a number of recent ones, but they'll fade away in time too.

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:25 am

arms 7
head 4
feet 2
by scars I am only counting deep cuts not shallow ones


He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
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He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Dhammabodhi » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:33 pm

Even with physical pain may you be mentally strong and go through this with the least amount of suffering, Peter. :hug:

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"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby Dhammabodhi » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:08 pm

"Take rest, take rest."-S.N.Goenka

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby LauraJ » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:53 pm

Peter, sometimes words on a computer screen seem so lacking (as in this situation).
Needless to say, sending you much metta...

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Conquer the angry man by love. Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness. Conquer the miser with generosity. Conquer the liar with truth. -The Dhammapada

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Re: What scars do you have?

Postby LauraJ » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:55 pm

I have a lot of scars. Dog bites, big and small kitchen burns, surgeries, yikes!
A life well-lived I guess :)



Conquer the angry man by love. Conquer the ill-natured man by goodness. Conquer the miser with generosity. Conquer the liar with truth. -The Dhammapada


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